In the heart of the city of Ballarat, the Mitchell Harris team are sharing the great wines and stories of Western Victoria in our cellar door and wine bar. Along with the Mitchell Harris Wines range, the wine bar is a delicious gateway to the wines of our surrounding regions in Central and Western Victoria, including the Pyrenees, Grampians and Macedon.
“…it’s the exact replica of the bar I hoped I’d find…” The Financial Review
We’ve refurbished an 1870s produce store and workshop, and crafted its industrial cool into a relaxed space to explore the wines of our region in the afternoon sun, cosy up by the fire, or while away a warm evening with a few drinks with friends.
Our bar menu matches wines with the best of the region’s produce – from bar snacks and shared plates to a full dining experience, all created by our talented kitchen team.
“…the quality and range of the food and wine is thrilling…” Golden Plate Awards
We’re open from 11am daily, with the team pumping great coffee, lunch and tunes all day long, along with our great wine list to explore.
Our award-winning wine list focuses on the diversity of our surrounding Western Victorian areas, including the Grampians, Pyrenees, Henty, Geelong and Macedon wine regions. There are also lots of fascinating drops from around Australia and the world, so there’ll always be something interesting and delicious in your glass.
“What a coup that a winery restaurant can see the benefit in scope and scale of their wine program beyond that of their cellar door. While Mitchell Harris wines are already of a serious standard, their kudos is only raised by the broad inclusion of interesting wines to complement their fine offering. Wines in this list tend to read like the sort of selections that winemakers make when they’re drinking away from their home turf, with fine pinot noir, cult producers, Piedmont’s tannic, medium weight reds, various iterations of chardonnay, and, of course, plenty of acid-driven riesling from marquee regions. It’s a list of bistro classics and edgier expressions, an assortment that speaks of care and consideration, plus an interest in diversifying consumers’ dining experiences. Seriously well done and kudos to John Harris and team for their brave step out of the spotlight.” – 2017 Gourmet Traveller Wine List of the Year Awards
Into the evening, Mitchell Harris Wine Bar is perfect for everything from an after-work drink to that special night out.
Bookings are welcome for lunch, but only required for groups of 10 or more in the evening.