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Published November 23rd 2013
Coffee in the mountains
If the weather forecast is fine, and you feel like a drive, why not jump in the car and head to the Wildbrumby Schnapps Distillery. The Distillery is located on the Wollondibby Road, off the Alpine Way, roughly halfway between Jindabyne and Thredbo.
The licensed café and distillery are situated in a beautiful alpine valley, surrounded by gently sloping lawns, raspberry farm and garden sculptures. Kids are easy to entertain in this environment – there is plenty of room to run around, sculptures to climb, and refreshments to enjoy.
Distillers Brekky Plate, Brekky Roll
The café serves great coffee and continental cakes, as well as breakfast and lunch. The menu offers kid-sized meals, and you can eat outside or inside, depending on the whims of the mountain climate. The staff are very friendly and helpful, welcoming small family groups and large functions alike.
'Orbs' by Richard Moffatt
Try a tasting of the various flavoured schnapps – flavours include chilli, butterscotch, pear William, mango, peach nectar, peppermint, Pink Lady apple and raspberry. The Distillery shop offers all sorts of gourmet goodies, and naturally you can buy your favourite flavour of schnapps, by the bottle or boxful.
Take a look at the brass still, or go for a wander around the grounds. Don't forget your camera as there are plenty of photo opportunities available – the area has many quirky features and artwork that are fun to investigate, including the sculptured eagle that guards the raspberry crop, the kids' cubby caravan and the washroom pail sinks.
As well as a great stop-off point if you happen to be passing through, the Distillery also caters for functions. Take a look at the website, if you're looking for a top spot for a friendly get-together or your next work Christmas party.
Wildbrumby Schnapps Distillery successfully melds garden, artwork, fine produce and fare to create an inviting and relaxing venue that appeals to a wide variety of ages and tastes.