CUISINE Modern Australian
WINE LISTDamian Moylan
WINE ON LIST 318 (22 by the glass)
WINE PRICES $$ ($10-$30 by the glass)
Provenance chef-proprietor Michael Ryan and sommelier Damian Moylan, have created a synergy between kitchen and drinks that elevates this wine list into the stratosphere. Japanese influence in cuisine is finished with sake, light, fine reds, aromatic and textural whites, with an eye on delicacy and nuance writ large in this list. Indeed, the sake offering, with a focus on natural Junmai expressions, is superb, and impresses on drinkers that the breadth of Australian drinking culture is available here. Local wines from the northeast are proudly featured, so Billy Button, Sorrenberg, Giaconda, Castagna, Schmolzer & Brown and Pennyweight have their name in lights alongside carefully curated collections of white and red Burgundy, and, remarkably, a slew of JJ Prum riesling. It's evident that care and consideration is at its apex in the list; it's just wonderful to see such diversity and excitement here. Best of all, it fits the holistic culture of Provenance to a tee.