While you’re doing the right thing and spending a lot more time at home, it doesn’t mean you can’t experience new things – in fact, it’s more important than ever to our local food and beverage entrepreneurs!

We’ve curated a list of some restaurants and wineries that are bringing their lavish experiences to your doorstep. 

Some experiences can be bought as a package with friends and some are only for two, but either way you can always head to Zoom for the dinner party or wine tasting your #Tripbuds have been waiting for! Why not enjoy a little bit of luxury to get you through the pandemic?


Australia Wide


Whispering Brook

Whispering Brook is a winery in the Hunter Region of New South Wales. They’ve adapted to the circumstances and are now offering a range of virtual wine tasting packages. Private wine tasting from the comfort of your own living room? It’s a yes from us!

View their site here.  


Here are a few of our other favourites from the Hunter Valley:

For something before dinner: Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shop

For a great wine: Binet Family Wines 

For something a little stronger: Hunter Distillery

For a decadent dessert: Cocoa Nib

For something to add to every meal: Hunter Valley Olive Co.


Vineyard, Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia


Beechworth Honey

Usually this spot makes for a great stopover on your road trips between Sydney and Melbourne, but just while it’s best to stay close to home, you can get their products delivered to your door. They offer more than just delicious honey, with a confectionary range, beauty line and our personal favourite – their artisan sparkling honey drinks.

View their site here.


Tractorless Vineyard

Tractorless Vineyard, in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, embraces sustainability every step of the way. They’re now offering a range of virtual guided experiences for individuals and groups, including tours for groups of more than 10! 

View their site here.


Cheese platter with honey


Victoria and New South Wales


Handpicked Wines

Handpicked Wines offer a variety of cheese and matched wine packages. This provides a more rounded and luxe experience than ordering just the wines, although you can do that too! 

View their site here.


Merivale at home

A bunch of hugely popular Merivale-owned restaurants, such as Mr Wong, Totti’s, Jimmy’s Falafel and Felix are preparing and home delivering their signature dishes, so you don’t need to miss out during lockdowns. All you need to do is finish off the high end cooking process, which is a bit of fun with a loved one! They’re also offering fresh produce, including meat and seafood, as well as a range of alcohol. 

View their site here.


Woman enjoying dinner together





Many of Melbourne’s best restaurants are now delivering their meals to your home, so all you need to worry about is heating and plating your meal. Providoor has connected 28 of these restaurants together so far, and offers contactless, next-day delivery to those within 35km of the Melbourne CBD. The list includes the likes of Movida, Tipo 00 pasta bar, Maha Go, Philippe and many more.

View their site here.



We all know hospitality has been hit hard by the pandemic and the restrictions it has placed on our movements. At Tripbuds, we love the idea of shopping local to help Australian producers and entrepreneurs.

So why not travel across the country from the comfort and safety of your living room? They and all their local suppliers will thank you for it.

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