These are the Top 50 Wine Venues in Australia

You might think that a list of the top wine venues in Australia would be a stuffy affair, but the list from Young Gun of Wine isn’t that at all. “This list provides the insider’s guide to the places that the toughest critics in wine choose to have a ripping time,” says Rory Kent, the founder of Wineslinger. “They’re restaurants, bars and pubs that bring energy adventure and approachability to wine enjoyment. These are places defined by fun, not formality. The size of your wine list isn’t what gets you onto the top 50. It’s the sum of the parts. It’s the wine concept, the food, the staff, the setting and that special something. The best part of wine is the thrill of discovery. The venues in the Top 50 all have a commitment to wine that makes them the go-to destinations of the wine experts looking to find something new.”

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This year’s top 50 wine venues in Australia list consist of 11 locations in both New South Wales and Victoria with seven more in Queensland, six from both South Australia and Western Australia, and five from Tasmania. Three more hale from the Australian Capital Territory. The final location is found in the Northern Territory. More importantly, 19 of the best wine bars Australia has to offer this year are new additions compared to previous lists. If you’d like to make your voice known, you can participate in the People’s Choice Award, and you’ll receive a $50 voucher to premium wine broker Langton’s for your troubles.

“This is the ultimate guide to the pieces of wine paradise around Australia,” says Kent. “Whether in your own town or in another corner of the country, there’s without doubt a number of places you haven’t heard of. For a good time, guaranteed, put them at the top of your to-do list.”

Top 50 Wine Venues in Australia

While the Wineslinger judges have already cast their votes, you can also put forward your top picks. The Wineslinger People’s Choice Award is still accepting nominations and submissions. Make sure you get yours in before midday on Monday, October 19 via the Wineslinger website. On that point, Wineslinger’s top wine bars and lounges in Australia list is chock-full of classics.

Here is a list of the top 50 wine venues in Australia, as selected by Wineslinger.

NSW/ACT

  • 10 William Street, Paddington
  • Alberto’s Lounge, Sydney
  • Bar Rochford, Canberra
  • Bentley Restaurant & Bar, Sydney
  • Bibo Wine Bar, Double Bay
  • Dear Sainte Eloise, Potts Point
  • Ester, Chippendale
  • Fix Wine, Sydney
  • Fleet, Brunswick Heads
  • Love, Tilly Devine, Darlinghurst
  • Ode Bar, Bondi
  • Poly, Surry Hills
  • Ragazzi, Sydney
  • Where’s Nick, Marrickville
  • WyNo x Bodega, Surry Hills

QLD

  • Cru Bar + Cellar, Fortitude Valley
  • La Lune Wine Co, South Brisbane
  • La Lupa, West End
  • Maeve Wine Bar, South Brisbane
  • Snack Man, Fortitude Valley

SA

  • Hellbound, Adelaide
  • Leigh Street Wine Room, Adelaide
  • Mother Vine, Adelaide
  • The Salopian Inn, McLaren Vale
  • The Summertown Aristologist, Summertown

TAS

  • Havilah, Launceston
  • Lucinda, Hobart
  • Sonny, Hobart
  • Stillwater, Launceston
  • Tom McHugo’s Hobart Hotel, Hobart

VIC

  • Bar Liberty, Fitzroy
  • Carlton Wine Room, Carlton
  • City Wine Shop, Melbourne
  • Embla, Melbourne
  • Etta, Brunswick East
  • France-Soir, South Yarra
  • Geralds Bar, Carlton North
  • Marion, Fitzroy
  • Napier Quarter, Fitzroy
  • Old Palm Liquor, Brunswick East
  • Union Street Wine, Geelong
  • Winespeake, Daylesford

WA

  • Lalla Rookh, Perth
  • Le Rebelle, Mount Lawley
  • Liberté, Albany
  • Lulu La Delizia, Subiaco
  • Madalena’s Bar, South Fremantle
  • Petition Wine Merchant, Perth
  • Settlers Tavern, Margaret River
  • Wines of While, Perth

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