Star Wine List Awards Australia with GT WINE – the finalists

On Nov. 8, Gourmet Traveller WINE and Star Wine List are teaming up to celebrate the great wine lists of Australia and the teams behind them. The jury has gone through over 70 top wine lists. Here are the finalists.

“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. We are happy to share the finalists with you today and can’t wait to celebrate with you all in just over a week’s time,” says Krister Bengtsson, founder of Star Wine List.

On Monday 8 Nov. the winners in Australia will be revealed during an online celebration, at: 6 PM Sydney, 8 AM Paris/Stockholm.

Join the event live on our Facebook live.

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. Now Australia joins the calendar for the first time.

Here are the finalists:

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

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

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

Special Jury Prize

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

The winner will be announced at the event!

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

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

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


JURY AND CRITERIA
The international top sommelier for Star Wine List of the Year Australia includes:
• 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 05-November-2021
News / Australia

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