Best Listing of Australian Wines

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Level 36, 176 Cumberland St, Sydney
(02) 9250 6123


36levelsabove.com.au

CUISINEModern Australian
WINE LIST John Mackinnon
WINEs ON LIST 440 (28 by the glass)
WINE PRICES $$$ ($28-$10 by the glass)

Sommelier John MacKinnon dedicates a large proportion of the list to local wines, presenting a set of Australia’s best and most interesting labels. The tone is set with the mainly local by-the-glass listing. There are a few worthy favourites, like Vasse Felix and Tyrrell’s, and the selection is contemporary and vibrant. 

The main list is arranged varietally, then by country, and further segments the Australian wines into region of origin. The list of Australian sparkling is commendable. Riesling and semillon have a spread of ages and the selection of sauvignon blanc and pinot gris is astute. The Australian chardonnay showcase is a highlight, as is pinot noir. Cabernet sauvignon and blends are given deserved attention, but shiraz steals the show. It’s a rock-solid list where diners can choose Australian wine with utter confidence. toni paterson mw

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Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron

33 Peel St, Kirribilli
(02) 9955 7171


rsys.com.au

CUISINE Modern Australian
WINE LIST Jamie Dickinson
WINEs ON LIST 998 (28 by the glass)
WINE PRICES $$$ ($20-$6 by the glass)

Overlooking the Sydney Harbour, The Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron has got to be house of the most extensive wine cellars of any yacht club in Australia.  With 998 wines available to try, and 28 by the glass, it is easy to see why you might like to take up sailing come summer.  With premium wines coming from all over the globe (including champagne, Burgundy, Bordeaux, Australia, the United States and Spain), and verticals every which way you look, this is a breathtaking array of wines.

Aria Sydney

1 Macquarie St, Sydney
(02) 9240 2255


ariarestaurant.com

CUISINE Modern Australian
WINE LIST Matt Dunne & Paul Beaton
WINEs ON LIST 1130 (35 by the glass)
WINE PRICES $$$ ($130-$11 by the glass)

With an enviable location and iconic vista, Aria champions local winemakers with its stunning exposé of Australian wine.  Emerging and established producers sit effortlessly side-by-side and there is welcomed diversity on offer, including within the extensive international offering.  You can choose with absolute confidence, as there are high quality wines in all price categories.

Settlers Tavern

114 Bussell Hwy, Margaret RIver
(08) 9757 2398


settlerstavern.com

CUISINE Modern Australian
WINE LIST Karen Gough
WINE ON LIST 500 (25 by the glass)
WINE PRICES $$ ($12-$6.50 by the glass)

A wonderful list taking advantage of all the joys that Western Australia has to offer but ensuring that there are plenty of exceptional wines from around the globe. All the information you could ever need to make a choice. A list to make the West proud.