10 great wine bars in Melbourne 2022

European classics or revolutionary Australian producers. In Melbourne you can find it all. Here is the guide to the best wine spots in Melbourne, selected by our ambassador Liinaa Berry and our partner GT WINE. Presented in partnership with Vintec.

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  2. Phone: (03) 9347 1619

    Address: 297 Lygon Street, Carlton

    Predominantly Italian food, Agostino is your classic enoteca par excellence: A 50-seat wine bar, daily in-house pasta and an impressive wine list offering quite an extensive selection of Italian wines drawing on from the cellar from King and Godfree – which has been collecting wines for 20-30 years and therefore has an epic selection of back vintages. There is an eclectic mix of traditional and natural wines from Italy but also a well-versed international selection for the Burgundy lover or the Jura enthusiast. Open five days a week for lunch and dinner. Bookings are recommended, but they al...

  3. Phone: (03) 9415 9025

    Address: 234 Johnston Street, Fitzroy

    Effortlessly cool and very much a place that brought nostalgia to me whenever I wasn’t living in Melbourne, Bar Liberty is the inspirational Fitzroy place for wine and good food. I can say that because I lived in Fitzroy for many years. It has to be one of my favourite places to visit when in town, perfect for gorging on the vibe of the natural wine bar scene. It has one of the most exciting wine lists around, combining many of the more revolutionary producers but also an equally impressive selection of cocktails. You will not be let down by the food either. All is sumptuous with a warm cosy...

  4. Phone: (03) 9654 6657

    Address: 159 Spring Street, Melbourne

    Just on the edge of the city, where the city ends and the hip northern suburbs begin, you will find City Wine Shop on the ground floor of a three-storey Victorian-era building. This institution operates both as a retail and on-premise wine shop with an ever-evolving wine wall. The wine list reflects the wine wall, so you have the choice to pick from the wall or the list. With a mostly classic selection, you can enjoy by-the-glass things like a Saumur, a fine Pinot from a top New Zealand producer or something delicious from the Adelaide Hills. This place is an institution as I think it has pl...

  5. Phone: +61 3 9347 2626

    Address: 172-174 Faraday Street, Carlton

    Carlton Wine Room is a wine bar and a restaurant in Melbourne, Victoria. It is recommended by GT WINE Magazine for our guide to great wine bars and wine restaurants in Australia. GT WINE Magazine Guide

  6. Phone: +61 (03) 9650 3155

    Address: Basement/141 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

    Coda is now part of the institutions of Melbourne. I recall going there for dinner and drinks when I first discovered the greatness of the Melbourne hospitality scene around 2009. Set in an underground trendy industrial chic space, Coda offers a clever combination of Vietnamese with a French influence, celebrating great Australian produce. The wine list has quite a big selection of half bottles, which I guess is to compliment the share plates, in the spirit of sharing different wines with different flavors. The list leans on French wines, with some of the more obscure local wines encouraging...

  7. Phone: +61 (03) 9277 9777

    Address: 33 Russell Street, Melbourne

    Gimlet at Cavendish House is perfectly located for what it offers. A busy venue in a busy part of the Melbourne CBD, it is all-day dining, all-hour cocktail with an attractive wine list that complements their European-inspired dishes using ethically sourced Australian produce made with contemporary techniques. Gimlet is a Chicago-style space located on the ground floor of a heritage building. As soon as you walk in, there is an immediate need to go to the bar for a cocktail, as the name itself tickles this wish. Peruse the menu and winelist whilst enjoying said Gimlet or a glass of Champagne,...

  8. Address: 35 Johnston Street, Collingwood

    Hope St Radio is a wine bar in Melbourne, Victoria. It is recommended by GT WINE Magazine for our guide to great wine bars and wine restaurants in Australia. GT WINE Magazine Guide

  9. Phone: +61 3 9419 6262

    Address: 53 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy

    Best Short List Award Australia 2021

    Marion is a wine bar in Melbourne, Victoria. It is recommended by GT WINE Magazine for our guide to great wine bars and wine restaurants in Australia. GT WINE Magazine Guide They won silver in the category Best Short List in Star Wine List Awards Australia 2021.

  10. Phone: 0498 562 323

    Address: 179 Saint Georges Road, Fitzroy North

    I am so glad I discovered this gem. One of my older colleagues from City Wine Shop, who went on to open his own wine distributing company, has now opened a place to let you enjoy, in refreshing conviviality, amazing food with an obvious selection from his portfolio along with other wines from friends who also import natural wines. This is a place of connection. The stories are always intertwining. The record is always on with groovy tunes inviting you to a tiny ground-floor shop at the front of the tram line with wines to pick from the shelf. This is a place that I am proud to call my local.

  11. Phone: +61 (03) 8618 8900

    Address: 80 Collins Street, Melbourne

    Society is probably the place to be seen in Melbourne when you are dressed up, in the mood for a lush soiree where you know you will start with a prohibition-inspired cocktail in The Lounge, have plenty of fine wine in the Dining Room, and finish with Negronis on the terrace. With a collection of more than 10,000 bottles, you will find just about anything to satisfy the wine enthusiast to the wine expert. Guided by a strong team of sommeliers, you can feel as soon as you walk in, the culture of wine and the art of fine and luxurious hospitality. Off the busy and glamorous street of the Collin...