18 Kallaroo Rd, Pialligo
(02) 6247 6060
WINE LIST Owen Kenyon
WINEs ON LIST 620 (45 by the glass)
WINE PRICES $$ ($12-$35 by the glass)
The benefit of a restaurant in proximity to a wine region is the ability to enhance menus with a bounty of local offerings. Sometimes this means a wine list becomes cumbersome and lacking in diversity, but with judicious selection, and an eye on the best wines from each producer, it can become a glorious feature that elevates a dining experience.
Pialligo Estate has married a sense of local pride with a global understanding of fine wine. It’s a list that proudly showcases homegrown heroes including Clonakilla, Lerida Estate and Eden Road, while giving drinkers an opportunity to explore neighboring regions like Hilltops.
While the wine list isn’t as hefty as some, every wine selected seems to have been chosen for its quality as well as its resonance with the locavore-leaning, upmarket-rustic farmhouse menu. Global listings include wines from the great wine regions of the world with a preference towards cuvées from producers who grow their own grapes and make their own wines, in a neat echo of Pialligo Estate’s local food sources. It’s a superb list in every sense.