Chauncy Wine List
Chauncy is the best thing that has happened to regional Heathcote since the gold rush. When in Melbourne, you must take time to visit the regions that embody so much of what the local ingredients are about. In an intimate setting of only 16 seats nestled in an 1854 heritage building with an old-world feel, the cuisine combines French bistro with a hint of Italian influences.
The wine list offers a classic selection of the regions you would expect to visit in the old world; Barolo, Burgundy, Champagne and Bordeaux, but also a lot of surprises coming from the lesser known regions, hence an enigmatic list of alternative varieties that reflect terroir and instigate conversations of travels and flavor.
I can only imagine how much this place would be treasured by the local winemakers wanting to drink old world. That being said, it also captures the diversity of Heathcote wines. A charming place operated by husband and wife Louis and Tess, this is one that will stay with you.