Best List of Wines by the Glass

Bentley Restaurant + Bar

Bentley Restaurant + Bar

Pitt & Hunter Sts, Sydney, NSW
(02) 8214 0505

CUISINE Contemporary
WINE LIST Nick Hildebrandt & Ben Gardiner
WINEs ON LIST 1,400 (50 by the glass)
WINE PRICES $$$ ($10-$60 by the glass)

For a second consecutive year, congratulations go to Bentley Restaurant + Bar for being awarded the Best List of Wines by the Glass in Australia. Nick Hildebrandt and Ben Gardiner present an original selection of local and international wines to suit all budgets.

What sets this list apart is the careful consideration of each listing. Accompanying each wine is a brief story and tasting note giving the diner empowering knowledge; allowing new wine styles to be chosen with confidence. The focus is firmly on small producers who make unique, expressive wines, many of whom adopt organic and biodynamic principles in their production.

The diversity of the offering is thrilling, with over 10 varieties represented in each of the red and white categories, plus rosé, sparkling wine, chilled reds, orange and oxidative styles, sake, sherry and Madeira.

Bentley continues as a leader in its field, showcasing lesser-known producers and styles. The list is a perfect complement to Brent Savage’s inventive food, allowing the diner to pair wine and food easily. Furthermore, the eclectic offering of fine labels expands the knowledge of its patrons and is a must-visit place for all wine lovers.

Toni Paterson MW



2 Ash St, Sydney, NSW
(02) 9114 7303

WINE LIST Julien Legat
WINE ON LIST 2,096 (44 by the glass)
WINE PRICES $$$ ($12-$581 by the glass)

This wine list boasts a wonderfully tempting and expansive wine by-the-glass list that includes two glass sizes and a carafe option and has a solid French bias, as you’d expect for this French-inspired restaurant. The main list, too, is utterly comprehensive and showcases a vast array of almost exclusively French and Australian wines, styles and vintages from a fresh Loire muscadet to some rare 1950s Grange. Take the opportunity to try something from some of the lesser-known regions, or enjoy the established glory of the classic regions. There is something for all tastes and occasions here.


4285 Cape Otway Rd, Birregurra, Vic
(03) 5236 2226

CUISINE Australian
WINE LIST  Tim Brewer
WINE ON LIST600 (26 by the glass)
WINE PRICES $$$ ($18-$38 by the glass)

This thoughtfully crafted and purposeful list reflects a strong provenance ethos, championing grower Champagne, organic and ethical makers. Highlights include elegant and spicy Victorian syrah, Jura giants and iconic Australian riesling from Crawford River alongside international heroes Prager, Prüm and Lauer.