Star Wine List Awards Australia with GT WINE – all the winners

From top left clockwise: Judy Sarris, Dom Sweeney, Andrea Pritzker MW, Jacqueline Turner; Krister Bengtsson; Arvid Rosengren; the 10 Minutes by Tractor team.

On Nov. 8, Gourmet Traveller WINE and Star Wine List teamed up to celebrate the great wine lists of Australia and the teams behind them. All in all, the jury went through over 70 top wine lists – here are all the winners!

“With more than 70 wine lists submitted for our very first Australian event with GT WINE, we were spoiled with great choices and the jury had its work cut out for them,” says Krister Bengtsson, founder of Star Wine List.

In the first ever Australian celebration, Ten Minutes by Tractor, Mornington Peninsula, was the big winner with two Gold Stars: By The Glass and the prestigious Grand Prix, awarding the top Australian wine list with more than 600 listings.

"A wonderful list offering both breadth and depth. Featuring an extensive selection of local and Australian wines that showcase the best of the country, alongside the great classics of Europe and the world. Well- presented, with a tantalising selection of back-vintage wines, this is an exceptional list making 10 Minutes by Tractor a must-visit destination for any wine-lover," says local jury member Andrea Pritzker MW.

Ten Minutes by Tractor won two categories: Grand Prix and By The Glass.

Star Wine List Awards Australia with GT WINE is part of the Star Wine List of the Year tour of wine list celebrations. The first international tour visited 10 countries and concluded with a final in May this year.

The winners in Australia were revealed during an online event hosted by Krister Bengtsson and local jury member Jacqueline Turner.

Did you miss the event? Find it on our Facebook live.

Here are all the winners:

Categories:

Grand Prix

– The top Australian wine list with more than 600 wines

Finalists:
Bentley Restaurant & Wine Bar, Sydney
Bert’s Bar & Brasserie, Newport
Felix Bistro & Bar, Sydney
Hardy’s Verandah, Adelaide Hills
Settler's Tavern, Margaret River
Ten Minutes by Tractor, Mornington Peninsula
The Wine Library, Sydney

Winner:
Ten Minutes by Tractor, Mornington Peninsula

Austrian Wine List

– Recognizes the best wine list with Austrian wines

The category is presented by Austrian Wine

Finalists:
Aubergine Restaurant, Canberra
Bentley Restaurant & Wine Bar, Sydney
Dear Sainte Eloise, Sydney
Laura, Mornington Peninsula
Lucinda, Hobart
Sono Japanese Restaurant Portside Wharf, Brisbane

Winner:
Laura, Mornington Peninsula

By The Glass

– Recognizes the best By the glass list

Finalists:
2KW Bar & Restaurant, Adelaide
Aubergine Restaurant, Canberra
Bentley Restaurant & Wine Bar, Sydney
Hardy’s Verandah, Adelaide Hills
Ten Minutes by Tractor, Mornington Peninsula
The Heritage Wine Bar, Perth

Winner:
Ten Minutes by Tractor, Mornington Peninsula

Special Jury Prize

– Recognizes a venue that has done something extra with their wine list, such as the direction, the style or the value.

Winner:
Bar Rochford, Canberra

Best Short List

– Recognizes the best wine list with fewer than 200 listings

Finalists:
Bar Rochford, Canberra
Black Cow Bistro, Launceston
Embla, Melbourne
Firedoor, Sydney
Marion, Melbourne
Totti's Bondi, Sydney

Winner:
Embla, Melbourne

Sparkling Wine List

– Recognizes the wine list with sparkling wine

Finalists:
Bentley Restaurant & Wine Bar, Sydney
Hardy’s Verandah, Adelaide Hills
Lucinda, Hobart
Quay, Sydney
Steves Bar & Cafe, Perth
Ten Minutes by Tractor, Mornington Peninsula

Winner:
Lucinda, Hobart

Best Medium-Sized List

– Recognizes the best wine list with 200-600 listings

Finalists:
Bistecca, Sydney
Fred's, Sydney
Love Tilly Devine, Sydney
Monopole, Sydney
The Gidley, Sydney
Where’s Nick, Sydney

Winner:
Monopole, Sydney


JURY AND CRITERIA
The international top sommelier jury for Star Wine List of the Year Australia included:
• Arvid Rosengren, Best Sommelier of the World 2016
• Pascaline Lepeltier, Best Sommelier of France 2018
• Paz Levinson, Best Sommelier of the Americas 2015
• Véronique Rivest, Best Sommelier of the Americas 2012 and runner-up Best Sommelier of the World 2013

And, as our local judges:
• Andrea Pritzker MW, educator, consultant, wine judge.
• Jacqueline Turner, sommelier, consultant, wine writer.

Read more about how we judge Star Wine List of the Year here.

Published 08-November-2021
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