· By Lauren Morton
Propel’s Local Legends List!
With Christmas drawing near, the team at Propel have put their heads together to list some of their favourite local makers, bakers & creators! We love seeing local businesses thrive so without further ado here are some amazing businesses who will be the perfect stocking filler!
For the Food Lovers:
La Maison Restaurant – If you’re looking for a dining experience full of history and amazing food La Maison is the place to be! Located in Wodonga, this quaint old restaurant is full of charm. It’s never been easier to give the gift of La Maison as you can purchase gift vouchers directly from their website
Quality Hotel Gateway Wangaratta – If fine dining and hand crafted cocktails are your thing you’ve come to the right place. The Gateway in Wangaratta is the epitome of class and sophistication. Whether you want to sip, dine or stay there’s vouchers available for all occasions.
Wangaratta Wholefoods – The place to be for stocking fillers is Wangaratta Wholefoods! With loads of local produce on offer from honey to herbs, you’ll find yourself grabbing a few things just for you! Plus you’ll find the best quality produce for your Christmas Day Feast!
For the Alcohol Lovers:
Rutherglen Wine Region – There is SO much to offer in the beautiful Rutherglen area, so why not book a nights stay at La Maison St Arnaud waking up to a delicious Breakfast, then head on a local winery tour to see the likes of Campbells Wines, James & Co and Andrew Buller Wines. Purchase some wine for a friend, or just keep it for yourself – we won’t tell anyone!
Billson’s Brewery – Lauren’s personal favourite, Billson’s Brewery, has a delicious range of Beers, Premixed Drinks and Cordials. Located in the beautiful town of Beechworth, why not invite your friends to the brewery now that we can once again get on the beers! Gift Vouchers are also available through their website.
Mister Mixer – Hands up if you enjoy a cocktail. Okay, now that everyone’s hand is raised, why not click on that link to their website to purchase some of the most delectable ready to drink cocktails we’ve ever tasted. The perfect gift for that friend who loves a cocktail, but is hopeless at making them! Just open, pour, drink!
If you can’t tell already, we certainly love our alcohol, so we’re very lucky to be surrounded by so many excellent local producers!
For that Coffee Craving:
Madem Espresso – This place is our go to for coffee, although Zac is still yet to drink a coffee (despite multiple attempts by the team) Loz & Em have drank enough over the years to keep Madem Espresso thriving! These legends are the only place in Wangaratta that roast their own coffee beans and my oh my are they delicious. You can even buy their beans by the bag! So head over to their website and get shopping!
For the Little Ones:
Peachy Luxe – Don’t know what to get your friends’ little ones? Peachy Luxe has a wonderful range of kids clothes & accessories that you will adore! They also have a stunning range of clips, scrunchies and other accessories perfect for that hard to buy for person – plus free shipping sitewide until 2021! Winning!
Frankly Eco – If you’ve just welcomed a new addition into the family, Frankly Eco is the shop for you! All natural, plant-based skincare created local sisters Anna & Lilly are the perfect stocking filler for those with sensitive skin or who love high quality ethically made products! Their natural sunscreen is incredible and smells like vanilla cupcakes – a must have this summer!
For the Bee Lovers:
Walkabout Apiaries – Niche, we know, but if you love bees well we’ve found your hive! Want to find out what all the buzz is about? Head to their website to find all their bee-autiful honey, candle and mead products. Perfect for gifting to those who like to try something new!
There are SO many more amazing businesses in North East Victoria, you really can’t go wrong! We’re so proud to have worked with some of these incredible businesses and nothing makes us happier than seeing them thrive. So remember to think local this year as you begin ticking the items off our Christmas Shopping List!
If you think there’s an amazing local business that you think we need to know about, please reach out! We’d love to hear from you.