Australia's best wine locations have been unveiled by a panel of the country's largest sommeliers and food critics, with a wine bar in the Sydney area first.
The 2019 Wineslinger Awards, an annual event that took place in Melbourne on Monday, recognized 50 restaurants and bars across the country for their excellent selections of quality wines and & # 39; by the glass & # 39; options.
The top 10 includes an underground wine cellar in Brisbane, an eatery in the inner courtyard in Melbourne and a secluded cocktail bar hidden in one of Canberra's oldest buildings.
A panel of Australia's leading winemakers, sommeliers and critics revealed the best places to grab a glass of Down Under wine in 2019 (stock image)
1. 10 WILLIAM STREET – Sydney, New South Wales
The Italian neighborhood restaurant and wine bar are in the first place 10 William Street in the luxurious suburb of Paddington, Sydney.
The eclectic wine list changes monthly and offers beautiful wines from distant destinations such as France and Japan.
Wineslinger founder Rory Kent said the restaurant's extensive food and wine menu makes it a lot better than the rest.
& # 39; 10 William Street is a leader in this field and offers exceptional food in a relaxed environment with a pounding wine list that gives even the most experienced wine lover a sense of discovery, & he said 10 daily.
The restaurant has a 4.5-star rating and hundreds of glowing reviews, many of which have the huge wine selection by the glass & # 39; super & # 39; to mention.
10 William Street (pictured, Lorna Moffatt from @downtoawineart) changes its wine list every month and offers fine wines from distant destinations such as France and Japan
2. 1889 ENOTECA – Brisbane, Queensland
Number 2 is the award-winning Italian bistro 1889 Enoteca in the trendy suburb of Woolloongabba in Brisbane.
The restaurant has a & # 39; natural & # 39; wine list from some of the most important vineyards in Italy, and a food menu with handmade pasta and local seafood from Queensland.
The location has its own underground wine cellar for private functions, the only one of its kind in Brisbane.
Trendy Italian restaurant 1889 Enoteca has a & # 39; natural & # 39; wine list from some of Italy's leading vineyards, and a food menu with handmade pasta and local seafood from Queensland
3. AFRICOLA – Adelaide, South Australia
The third best place for a glass of wine is Down Under Africola, a South African-inspired barbecue restaurant in the CBD of Adelaide.
The fully licensed location invites guests to bring their own wine, with corkage for a reasonable price of $ 20 per bottle.
Praised as & # 39; the most popular restaurant in the country & # 39; by John Lethlean, national restaurant critic for The Australian, Africola has won a series of awards, including Adelaide Restaurant of the year 2017 and the Good Food Excellence Award 2018.
4. ARC DINING AND WINE BAR – Brisbane, Queensland
ARC Dining overlooks the Brisbane River and offers a wine list focused on organic, sustainably produced wines and a menu with dishes from & # 39; high end but approachable & # 39; dishes.
The extensive wine list, designed by Australia's leading sommelier, Ian Trinkle, contains no fewer than 500 options, so there is certainly something for every taste.
Highlights from the small but brilliantly executed menu include pressed pork, tropical dyed crayfish and goose prosciutto.
Instagram food page Brisbane Theory said they loved everything about ARC, & # 39; the food, view, and furniture & # 39 ;.
Last month, Good Food Australia also named ARC Dining and Wine Bar one of the best 10 best new restaurants in the country.
ARC Dining on the Brisbane River (photo) was also named one of the 10 best new restaurants in Australia earlier this year
5. ARLECHIN – Melbourne, Victoria
In fifth place, the eatery in Melbourne Arlechin describes itself as the place & # 39; where food, drink and mischief come together & # 39 ;.
This European-style wine cellar is run by the Grossis, by one of the best-known restaurateur families, and serves Italian, French and Australian labels in addition to a quirky fusion food menu, including bolognaise parfait and smoked eel parfait.
Arlechin has a rating of 4.8 stars and hundreds of reviews praising the selection of premium wines and cocktails.
6. BAR LIBERTY – Melbourne, Victoria
It is in sixth place Bar Liberty, a wine bar in the courtyard in the lively suburb of Fitzroy in Melbourne.
The international wine list includes homegrown Australian blends and premium labels from New Zealand, Japan, Germany, Austria, Spain and even Georgia.
The bar's unique selling point is the selection & # 39; macerated & # 39; white wines, which – unusually – are made from all parts of the grape, including the skin.
If wine is not your thing, the location also serves customized cocktails, beer, cider and sake.
The unique selling point of Bar Liberty (photo) is the selection of & # 39; macerated & # 39; white wines, which – unusually – are made from all parts of the grape, including the skin
7. BAR ROCHFORD – Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
The seventh best place to grab a glass of wine in Australia is Bar Rochford, a wine and cocktail bar tucked away in one of Canberra's oldest buildings, the iconic Melbourne building.
The location combines inventories of new and innovative winemakers, with a focus on Australian producers.
Last year Bar Rochford was crowned the winner of Gourmet Traveler & # 39; s Bar of the Year 2018.
8. BELLOTA WINE BAR – Melbourne, Victoria
It is number eight Bellota wine bar, a stylish Italian bistro in South Melbourne.
The restaurant is an extension of the neighboring Prince Wine Store, which has an amazing selection of more than 3500 bottles.
Guests can buy a bottle to drink in Bellota, or choose from a wide range of options by the glass in the bistro itself.
The European menu offers fish such as Carbonara, French onion soup and stewed duck legs.
9. BIBO WINE BAR – Sydney, New South Wales
Ninth is Bibo wine bar, a modern Mediterranean eatery in Sydney's ritzy Double Bay.
Designed by lead sommelier Louella Mathews, the international wine list contains blends from Australia and Europe and a generous selection by the glass of white, red and pink.
The range was awarded with & # 39; Three Wine Glasses & # 39; in the 2018 Australia Wine List of the Year Awards, with jurors who have the & # 39; enjoyment & # 39; to mention.
Rounding out the top 10 is the Carlton Wine Room (photo), a neighborhood bistro and wine bar in the vibrant suburb of Melbourne, Melbourne
10. CARLTON WINE ROOM – Melbourne, Victoria
The top 10 is rounded off with the Carlton Wine Room, a neighborhood bistro and wine bar in the vibrant suburb of Melbourne, Melbourne.
The restaurant is proud that the food fits on its wine list, and not the other way around, with a selection of 100 bottles.
A & # 39; staff selection & # 39; each glass changes daily and the menu adapts to the seasons with more red in the cooler months and a wider selection of whites in the summer.
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