Mull over some mulled wine

Thursday, 20 July 2023

Mull over some mulled wine

From the charming village of Darfield to the bubbly town of Lincoln, Selwyn is brimming with establishments that take mulled wine to new heights.

But it's not just about the mulled wine itself; it's the environment and sense of community that make the experience special.

Gather around with friends or strike up conversations with fellow enthusiasts as you toast to the good times this winter. Selwyn has something to offer everyone.  

Memorys Restaurant

227 Leeston Rd, Springston 

Thursday to Sunday, 11am–4pm. Private functions by appointment.
Ph: 027 295 5545 


"Wonderful memories are of times shared, meals enjoyed and peaceful places.”

Sue Giddons, owner of Memorys Restaurant  

Memorys is a boutique country restaurant which prides itself with quality fare and a warm relaxed ambience for their guests to enjoy. 

The menu changes fortnightly with satisfying healthy options to feed the body and soul. Whether you wish to dine or just relax for a while and have a tea or coffee, you will find them very accommodating.  

German style mulled wine

Over the next couple of months, they will be adding a traditional German style mulled wine to their beverage menu, which is perfect to brighten up a cold winters’ day. 

Memorys Restaurant look forward to welcoming you in. 


The Laboratory

17 West Belt, Lincoln  

Tuesday to Thursday, 11am–10pm | Friday, 11am–10.30pm | Saturday, 10am–10.30pm  
Ph: 03 325 3006 


Mulled wine with sticky toffee pudding

The Laboratory in Selwyn is not your ordinary restaurant; it's a gourmet playground where craft beers, tapas, and pizzas are the lab's secret ingredients. 

And what’s more, is that the real treat, the beloved mulled wine has returned! Sip on this fantastic elixir while indulging in their latest dessert special: sticky toffee pudding with caramel sauce and a generous scoop of vanilla bean ice cream.  

Alongside their mouth-watering creations, they guarantee good company and top-notch service. Their team of culinary scientists and food enthusiasts are ready to make your experience extra special and memorable.  

Warm up at the Laboratory

Step into The Laboratory this winter and unleash your inner foodie and wine enthusiast.  


Porters Lodge

Porters Ski Area Access Road, State Highway 73, Castle Hill  

Daily 10am–8pm  
PH: 03 318 4011 

Get cozy at Porters Lodge

Porters Lodge is your alpine heaven this winter. 

Set at the base of Porters Ski Area in the Craigieburn ranges, the retreat is a cosy haven for ski-lovers, bike enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. If you need a break from conquering the slopes, you can join their vibrant community of adventurers for a drink or two. Indulge in their mulled wine and other various drinks that will make your taste buds jump with joy.  

With the turnoff to Porters Alpine Resort just over an hour from Christchurch on the West Coast Road to Arthurs Pass, it is easily accessible. 


Why not hit the slopes to work up an appetite?

Whether you're seeking stunning views, larger-than-life hikes, or just passing through, Porters Lodge has you covered— embracing winter with a toasty mug in hand. 

Quartz Restaurant

82 Rolleston Drive 

Daily, 5pm until late 
03 347 4192 


The perfect pair: steak and wine

The Quartz Restaurant in Rolleston is Selwyn's hidden gem.  

With the chill of winter already settled over us, the Quartz hosts a variety of wine and culinary selections that will make you wish these winter evenings could last longer. From their 300g ribeye steak to their creamy chicken and bacon fettuccine pasta, you will be spoilt for choice. The Quartz boasts a wide selection of wine and food, catering to every taste and occasion. 

Great selection of wine

With a renown friendly and relaxing atmosphere, it could well be you sipping on a steaming glass of their mulled wine or Pino Noir, nuzzled in front of a crackling fire. 

Warm up in front of the crackling fire

With less than a half hour’s drive from Christchurch, there really is no reason why you shouldn’t join the Quartz Restaurant on a cold winters’ night.

Let them be your shelter from the chill and create some new dining and drinking memories this winter. 


Union Fare

597 Springs Road, Prebbleton 

Monday to Wednesday, Friday 8am–3pm | Thursday and Saturday, 8am–9.30pm | Sunday, 9am–3pm  
03 344 0559 


Roast paired beautifully with mulled wine

Union Fare is a favourite amongst the locals in the heart of Prebbleton.  

There is no faulting the warmth and atmosphere the Union Fare exudes. Guests can expect to immerse themselves within the inviting mood, all the while enjoying a wide variety of wine choices, carefully selected to pair with their tasty dishes.  

Cheers to Sunday roast with mulled wine

Sundays are extra special with the Union Fare’s irresistible roast dinner. With tender cuts of meat, accompanied by the flavours of their homemade mulled wine and fantastic apple pie. 

Come and experience the magic of Union Fare this winter season. Let their mulled wine make you feel right at home. 


Fable Terrace Downs

Coleridge Road, Windwhistle 

Daily, 8am–8pm  
03 318 6943 


Mulled wine in front of the fire

Nestled in the heart of the scenic Canterbury region, Fable Terrace Downs is the picture of cosy luxury.  

With a touch of class, this beautiful restaurant invites you to join their community of wine enthusiasts and those escaping the hustle and bustle of city life. Imagine sinking into plush chairs, surrounded by breath-taking views, while savouring their extensive selection of wines that would impress even the snootiest sommelier.

Whether you're a passionate connoisseur or simply a lover of life's little pleasures, Fable Terrace Downs promises an impressive experience.  

Wine with a view

Prepare for a luxurious escape, paired with a generous serving of hospitality.

Say cheers to good times and great wine at Fable Terrace Downs. 



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