New European Villa-Inspired Wine Bar brings Mediterranean Vibes to Mooloolaba

Hosea and Kate Gear - owners of Casita, new Mooloolaba Wine Bar

Feel the salty sea breezes and taste the Mediterranean at the newly opened Casita, only moments from Mooloolaba beach. This intimate new wine bar will transport you to the sun-kissed beach bars of the Mediterranean coastline. An elegant and Instagram-worthy setting with stylish plates, exquisite cocktails and fine wines sourced from the vineyards of Spain, Italy and France.

In Spanish, casita is a small house and Casita Mooloolaba is precisely that. With its intimate, welcoming vibe, you will want to while away the hours sipping Sunday Sangrias or sun-kissed Spritzers. Casita’s curved arches and lime-washed walls are reminiscent of Spanish villas, with beautiful Olive Trees and fragrant Lavender.

Indulge in delicious bites, such as smoked salmon crostini, Serrano sliders, tantalising white anchovies, sweet tartlets with lemon mascarpone cream, fresh berries, and edible flowers. Share Coffin Bay Oysters served with aged balsamic vinegar and shallots. Try generous charcuterie boards with delicious Jamon Serrano and Parmigiano Reggiano aged 24 months and cheese plates with truffle honey and triple cream brie.

The food menu is perfectly paired with wines carefully selected from some of the world’s finest vineyards. The exquisite wine list features bubbles, whites, reds, pink, and amber from France, Italy, Spain, Australia, and New Zealand.

The food menu is perfectly paired with an exquisite Wine List

Decadent signature cocktails include ‘Amalfi Breeze’ with Gin, Limoncello and aquafaba, Illy Expresso Martini made with genuine Illy coffee, French Kiss with vodka, peach liqueur, and guava, or try Spicy Mangorita, made with Mango juice, agave and fresh jalapeno.  

Casita is the creation of Mooloolaba local Kate Gear and her husband, former New Zealand Rugby All-Black Hosea Gear. “We lived on the Mediterranean in France and spent our weekends in Spain when Hosea was playing international Rugby. We fell in love with the relaxed tapas and wine bars dotted around. I wanted to bring that European flavour and laidback vibe to Mooloolaba, to share with everyone the experiences we loved so much,” said Kate Gear. 

“We consulted with a renowned local chef to design the perfect small plate and tapas menu. We have travelled extensively, sampling wines from vineyards around the world to curate the perfect wine list. And we worked together to create the perfect European villa-inspired venue that is intimate, welcoming, and relaxed. So now we want to welcome you into our little house; welcome to Casita,” concluded Kate Gear.

Casita Wine Bar is located at 3/26 River Esplanade, Mooloolaba, QLD 4557

Open Wednesday to Saturday, 2 pm – 10 pm and Sunday 1 pm – 9 pm

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