WINE LIST Katie McCormack
WINEs ON LIST 51 (0 by the glass)
WINE PRICES $$ ($15-$10 by the glass)
The art of the small list is written large here. It's a compelling compendium of smart, avant-garde and natural wine producers augmented with well-chosen wines from high quality, more traditional boutique wineries. Therefore, you get the cult Spanish wines of Partida Creus set alongside the wonderful wines of Beechworth's Sorrenberg, or Craiglee's stoic, complex shiraz brushing shoulders with Tom Shobbrook's frisky, nouveau-styled Barossa cinsault. It's a list that compels drinkers to try new things or to relax into glasses of original, compelling wines from a global roll call of progressive winemakers. Narrowing the list down to a tight 50-or-so listings is very difficult, but wine director Katie Mccormack has done so with great skill, ensuring that though there's a clear focus on minimal intervention winemaking, there's plenty to explore for all. It's clever, wonderful drinking to be had here.