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Mayfair Lane

Mayfair Lane

72 Outram St, West Perth, WA
(08) 9425 5222

mayfairlane.com.au

CUISINEGastro Pub
WINE LIST Foni Pollitt
WINEs ON LIST 330 (50 by the glass)
WINE PRICES $$ ($32-$8 by the glass)

The philosophy, as outlined by way of introduction to the wine list at Mayfair Lane in West Perth, is simple: “When life gives you lemons, slice those suckers up and find some tequila.”

And if it’s tequila/mezcal you are after you have come to the right place. Mayfair Lane has 10 listed, a goodly number from Mexican makers like Don Julio, Patrón, Herradura and Don Amado Rústico.

Since opening in 2016, Mayfair Lane has struck just the right chord covering all of our pub favourites very well from beer, including 15 on tap, to a comprehensive coverage of spirits, particularly rum, tequila, vermouth and gin with local distillers from Western Australia well represented alongside some exciting global names.

Curated by Foni Pollitt, the Mayfair Lane list covers a lot of wine territory, some of it rarely explored by Australian wine lists such as wines produced on volcanic soils. Pollitt rarely puts a foot wrong with this list that covers much of the wine world while all the time maintaining a personal touch, and a deep love for the wines of Western Australia. This is a classic list in the making which raises all of our expectations about what constitutes a good Aussie pub list.

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Finalists

Upstairs at the Lord Nelson

19 Kent St, The Rocks, NSW
(02) 9251 4044

lordnelsonbrewery.com

CUISINE Modern Australian
WINE LISTBlair Hayden & Kristian Savio
WINEs ON LIST 380 (75 by the glass)
WINE PRICES $$$ ($18-$8 by the glass)

Enjoying any of the Lord Nelson beers brewed on site is a great start. A list for the curious. Big stars, alternative varieties, old favourites, future household names. The addition of the Rockford’s delicious Black Shiraz sparkler is a nice touch. There is an obvious focus on the better vintages to match.

The Crafers Hotel

8 Main St, Crafers, SA
(08) 8339 2050

crafershotel.com.au

CUISINE French/Australian
WINE LIST Jonathan Brook
WINEs ON LIST 1,885 (45 by the glass)
WINE PRICES $$$ ($19-$9 by the glass)

Crafers is a world-class wine list that’s big on numbers (1885 wines, 45 by the glass) but also on the quality and depth of both its Australian and its international wines. In keeping with the times, it also has a strong presence in low intervention, biodynamic and organic wines, too. If you enjoy a good wine read, The Big Wine Book will keep you occupied with its stunning array of the world's finest with multiple vintages offered and special featured producer pages. If not, direct your attention to The Little Wine Book with its concentration on brighter, younger and more approachable wines. Local Adelaide Hills producers shine here, too, although they can often be an afterthought in the stellar company they keep.