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Heading to Thredbo and Feeling Schnapp Happy

Posted on Thursday, 27th of March 2014

Heading to Thredbo and Feeling Schnapp Happy

When I think of schnapps, I think of the snow, “schnapps in the schnow”. When drinking schnapps in the snow I often reflect how all the elements of appreciation are too rushed. Nothing better than sitting back and enjoying the scenery, the schnapps and the vibe. But it’s when there is NO sign of snow you can really give the business of schnapps a whole lot more attention. That’s where the Wildbrumby Schnapps Distillery comes in. And only down the road from our Thredbo accommodation. How handy.

Wildbrumby Schnapps Distillery in Thredbo

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Visitors enjoying the deck at the distillery

Brad and Monica Spalding have lived in the NSW Snowy Mountains next to the Kosciuszko National Park for years and started up the Wildbrumby Schnapps Distillery about a decade ago. Brad says the distillery has surpassed expectations as just a ‘drop in’ enroute to a holiday from Sydney to Thredbo.

“The distillery has become a destination. People come for day trips from Canberra. It is really popular and, because its open every day of the year, it is reliable”.

Schnapps is similar to wine in its production style, however instead of grapes, inspiration comes directly from stone fruit, apples, pears, berries and raspberries sourced from the Snowy Mountain region.

When travelling, nothing beats sampling food and drink made from local produce instead of consuming products shipped halfway across the globe. Which brings me to the distillery’s cafe which features the regions best local ingredients.

Wildbrumby Cafe

Gulasch at the Wildbrumby Cafe

Gulasch at the Wildbrumby Cafe

The menu of the Wildbrumby Cafe is very much Austrian-inspired and features many a hearty dish such as:

Beef gulasch: high country beef, Austrian gulasch with bread dumplings,
German sausages: on sauerkraut with bread and mustard,
Kassler: pan-fried smoked pork with a rustic mash, sauerkraut and veg.

Brad recommends sampling the Austrian-style continental cakes along with a coffee “people really love our coffee”, which are incidentally top of the list on the Snowy Mountains coffee blog.

Appreciating the good drop & more at Wildbrumby Distillery

Taste award winning Wildbrumby schnapps

Taste award winning Wildbrumby schnapps

With plenty of Thredbo accommodation deals on offer from Lantern Apartments all  year round there’s no reason you can’t visit Wildbrumby Schnapps Distillery over a weekend or on your way to Thredbo for:

– Cellar door tasting of gold medal award winning schnapps,
– Feasting on Austrian-inspired breakfast or lunch from an extensive menu open 10am to 5pm daily,
– A spot of art appreciation – admire the work on offer from artist and co-founder of Wildbrumby Distillery while drinking German beers on tap,
– Wander around the beautiful alpine air and feel at one with the Snowy Mountains.

So don’t wait for the snow. The Wildbrumby Distillery is one of the most popular Thredbo activities and, best of all, you can visit any time of year to get ‘schnapp happy’. Book your next Thredbo holiday package at the Lantern Apartments and take advantage of great Thredbo accommodation deals in 2014.

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