We have selected classic varieties from a diversity of wine regions and proudly support family owned and operated wineries around Australia. The aim of our wine list is to offer customers diversity and most importantly value for money.
Australian Riesling is generally dry and full flavoured with typical youthful characteristics of lemon and lime zest. There are pockets of fantastic Riesling throughout Australia including Clare Valley, Eden Valley, Great Southern, Tasmania, Canberra District, Henty, Macedon and Grampians.
Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris / Grigio have been the darlings of the white wine scene, best enjoyed in their youth. Regions of note include Adelaide Hills, King Valley, Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula and Tasmania.
Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are generally found in the same regions, responding well to cooler climates and in some areas elevation. Excellent examples of these varieties can be found in regions such as Margaret River, Adelaide Hills, Mornington Peninsula, Yarra Valley, Gippsland, Tasmania and Tumbarumba.
Considered around the world to be one of the noble red grape varieties Cabernet Sauvignon has a long history in Australia dating back to the mid 1800’s. Classic regions include Coonawarra, Margaret River, Langhorne Creek, McLaren Vale, Pyrenees and the Yarra Valley.
There are many fantastic regions for Shiraz but the most historic area with a large holding of old vines is the Barossa Valley. Other well established regions for Shiraz in South Australia include McLaren Vale, Clare Valley & Eden Valley. The cooler climate areas of Victoria such as Grampians, Bendigo, Heathcote and Yarra Valley produce varying styles but tend toward savoury and medium-bodied. The Hunter Valley is known for distinctive medium-bodied, savoury and age-worthy wines, whilst the cooler climate of Canberra District produces a restrained and aromatic style of Shiraz.
A ‘winery of the month’ is now a feature of the wine menu, designed to showcase a region and specific winery. We will select several wines to offer by the glass or bottle to compliment our seasonal food menu. In addition ‘Emilio’s museum selection’ has been included to expand what is available by the bottle, drawing on wine with age that has been carefully cellared for your enjoyment. Cheers Emilio!