Love, Tilly Devine
Cuisine Modern Australian
WINE LIST Gabrielle Webster
WINEs ON LIST 150 (15 by the glass)
WINE PRICES $$$ ($16-$12 by the glass)
Love, Tilly Devine is a lifeblood of Australian wine, a gathering place for winemakers, the broader Australian wine community, initiates to wine and often a reference point for drinkers the world over. It’s a wine bar that is a reflection of its personality-imbued list. The pages tell personal tales, often idiosyncratic in humour and tone, about the selection of wines, then switch to diatribes on the relevance of cabernet franc, or the merits of a single, hard-to-find producer.
Beyond the layout and colour of the commentary are the amazing wines. There’s familiarity in grower -Champagne and the omnipresent slew of riesling. Fine Burgundy is set alongside natural wine producers from Piedmont, while Australian winemakers are given a bright spotlight. Sommelier and manager Gabrielle Webster gives us wines to be drunk with gusto, admired and deified. She shocks us and delights us. The list would sit in the upper echelon anywhere in the world.