The best short wine lists in Australia 2022

Here is the guide to the best wine places in Australia with shorter wine lists – less than 200 different labels. These venues were all finalists in Star Wine List Awards Australia 2022. Check out all the venues and the winning wine lists!

  1. Phone: +61 455 122 121

    Address: 122 Russell Street, Melbourne

    Best Short List Award Australia 2022

    Embla truly embodies the essence of Melbourne wine bars. This small intimate wine bar takes bookings, but most of the time, this is a place kept for walk-ins. This reflects the true spirit of walking by and deciding, on a whim, to drink a good bottle by yourself at the bar and engage with the staff or walk in with your mate for a lunch of thoughtful and satisfying snacks. Because of the nature of the bar, with its walk-in culture, they don't have a huge wine list but instead a selection of wines by the glass at the back of the food menu. The wines aren't listed like the classic Pinot Grigio...

  2. Phone: +61 (02) 6230 6222

    Address: 1st/65 London Circuit, Canberra

    Best Short List Award Australia 2022

    Bar Rochford is a wine bar in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory. 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 gold in the category Special Jury Prize, and silver in the category Best Short List, in Star Wine List Awards Australia 2021.

  3. Address: 2/515 Beaufort Street, Highgate

    Best Short List Award Australia 2022

  4. Phone: +61 (08) 6161 3100

    Address: 676 Beaufort Street, Mount Lawley

    Best Short List Award Australia 2022

    At the northern end of the Mount Lawley strip on Beaufort St, you will find a dimly lit and moody bistro called Le Rebelle. Romantic and sultry, this elegant little space offers a solid French menu with youthful energy. The wine list is compact and precise yet full of great wines from admiral producers. The engaged staff, excellent playlist and sharp cooking will leave you feeling satiated and happy. Ask for the Fancy List if you want to splurge – a rotating list of rare bottles.

  5. Phone: (02) 9158 4000

    Address: 37 Margaret Street, Sydney

    Best Short List Award Australia 2022