Rockpool Bar & Grill has the Best Austrian Wine List in Australia

Rockpool Bar & Grill in Perth.

On Oct. 24, Star Wine List for the second time celebrate the best wine lists of Australia and the teams behind them. Rockpool Bar & Grill in Perth won two of the eight categories, one of them Best Austrian Wine List. The category was presented by Austrian Wine.

"A well represented diversity between whites, reds and some sweet wines from Austria. Some back vintages as well, which is quite rare to find in other global wine lists," says Paz Levinson, one of the members in Star Wine List's top sommelier jury.

Christian Baeppler, Head Sommelier at Rockpool Bar & Grill, says:

"Thank you very much, it’s much appreciated. I used to work very close to Salzburg a long time ago, and was exposed to the great wines of Austria, and this is part of why we have this Austrian focus on our list."

Star Wine List's Krister Bengtsson and Liora with Michael Zimmermann from Austrian Wine and Christian Baeppler, Head Sommelier at Rockpool Bar & Grill.

Star Wine List Awards Australia is part of our international Star Wine List tour, and the event was held online. Rockpool Bar & Grill, that also won the category Best Sparkling Wine List, is now qualified for our international final in 2023.

A well represented diversity between whites, reds and some sweet wines from Austria

The silver medalists in the Austrian category were:
Little Red Robin, Sydney
Lucinda, Hobart
Old Palm Liquor, Melbourne
The Wine Library, Sydney

Star Wine List's top sommelier jury, clockwise from top left: Véronique Rivest, Heidi Mäkinen MW, Jacqueline Turner, Paz Levinson.

The jury comprised three top sommeliers from our international jury panel:
Paz Levinson
Heidi Mäkinen MW
Véronique Rivest
and local sommelier judge:
Jacqueline Turner

The criteria has been for the jury to vote for the most exciting wine list in each category.

Published 24-October-2022
News / Australia

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