WINEs ON LIST 297 (20 by the glass)
WINE PRICES $$$ ($11-$20.50 by the glass)
Chianti has the kind of old-fashioned hospitality that has locals coming back for more. The food is consistently good and the wine list, although not revolutionary, is solid and jam-packed with dependable names. Start with a glass of champagne while you flick through the pages of mainly Italian and Australian labels. The Italian story is primarily illustrated through sangiovese and nebbiolo, with the Barolo and Barbaresco sections now including a museum suite. For Australia, it is all about shiraz, grenache and cabernet (not pinot), including local favourites from the cellar like Wendouree, Wynns and Penfolds. That said, there is also an excellent page on 'Italian Inspired Australians'. A classically inspired list.