Wine List

Following on from the dedication of the restaurant in supporting local, native and Australian grown produce, and holding firm from the pressure to at least include one New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, this list is and has always been, exclusively Australian. It includes some classic varieties that have had limited attention in Australia, such as Tempranillo, and others such as Grenache which have been around for a long time but are undergoing a revival. Here you will no doubt recognise some names that are institutions of the Australian wine industry, but you will also discover some emerging and boutique wines that have a very limited retail distribution and are incredibly hard to find. Enjoy…

Vintages subject to change

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SPARKLING WINES

PINKS!

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Dunes & Green Chardonnay Pinot Noir NV Eden Valley SA 9 40
Stomp Sparkling Verdelho Hunter Valley NSW
..A rare find, bursting with tropical fruit yet a crisp finish
10 50
Chandon NV Brut Yarra Valley Victoria
..Bright and fresh fruit delicate spice and a soft palate
14 60
Stonier Sparkling 2009 Mornington Peninsula Victoria
…crisp lemony zing with some richer guava and apple flavours
64
Moorilla Extra Brut 2009 Tasmania
..Chardonnay pinot noir – refined delicacy of cool climate sparkling
60
Bleasdale Sparkling Shiraz Langhorne Creek SA
..Sweet berry fruit flavours, great colour & depth
9 45
Majella Sparkling Shiraz 2008 Coonawarra SA
..Luscious depth, fine bead ~ antipasto
85
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Stomp Vivace Frizzante 500ml 2013 Broke – Hunter Valley NSW
..Enjoy chilled as an aperitif, lightly sparkling rose and fruit
28
Sandalford Rose 2013 Margaret River WA
..If you think strawberries and cream you would be spot on
40
Innocent Bystander Moscato 375mls 2013 Victoria
..Turkish Deligh – served cold as an aperitif  or after dinner as a pick me up
25
Phillip Shaw Pink Billy Saignee 2014 Orange NSW
..Dry and savory great fresh fruit characteristics ~ seafood compilation
10 50
Pssst ‘n’ Broke 2014 Rose Hunter Valley NSW
..Entirely drinkable, great summer relief
8 36
Bloodwood ‘Big Men In Tights’ Rose 2013 Orange NSW
..Full flavoured dry style malbec, “ripe strawberries and generous cream”
45

RIESLING

SAUVIGNON BLANC & BLENDS

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Jim Barry Watervale Riesling 2014 Clare Valley SA
..all about the musk, bracing acidity and juicy limes
9 40
Mr Riggs “Adelaide Hills” Riesling 2013 Adelaide Hills SA
..sweeter style Riesling; handpicked and whole bunch pressed
12 50
Jeanneret ‘big fine girl’ Riesling 2013 Clare Valley SA
..if wines were gender specific.. gorgeous in youth, divine in maturity..
45
Petaluma Riesling 2013 Clare Valley
..an icon of Australian wine, monotonously good – light, long citrus flavours ~ Oysters
70

WHITE VARIETALS

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Henschke’s Tilly Vineyard 2012 Barossa Valley SA
..55% semillon, 25% chardonnay, 20% sauvignon blanc, so easy drinking~
45
Stonefish Verdelho 2014 Hunter Valley NSW
…bursting with passionfruit and pineapple flavours
9  40
Stomp Verdelho 2014 Broke Hunter Valley NSW
..refreshing tropical fruit and citryus from this exciting new winery ~ chicken terrine
10 45
Ninth Island Pinot Grigio 2014 Tasmania
…full bodied with a lifted bouquet of exotic fruits like banana and pear
12 50
Nepenthe Pinot Gris 2013 Adelaide Hills SA
…flavours of nashy pear, balanced by crunchy granny apple like acidity… Antipasto & Scallops
12 50
Seppelt Drumborg Pinot Gris 2013 Victoria
…floral & spicy aromas, mineral complexity & fresh acidity… Pork Belly & Scallops
60
Moorilla Gwertztraminer 2013 Tasmania
…intensely pure and fragrant lychee, musk and rosewater aromas are complemented by lime notes
65
K1 Arneis By Geoff Hardy 2012 Adelaide Hills
…floral tropical notes, fresh white peach characters with hints of almonds and aromatic herbs… Pork & Quail
10 45
Flametree Chenin Blanc 2014 Margaret River WA
..complex fruit characters, easy and refreshing
8 36

CABERNET SAUVIGNON & CABERNET BLENDS

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Haan Merlot Cabernet Franc 2012 Barossa Valley SA
..voted 93 points – James Halliday who says “The use of only French Oak pays dividends with this elegant and seductive light to medium-bodied wine; red fruits glide along the mouth, the tannins superfine”
55
Plantagent ‘Omrah’ Cabernet Merlot 2012 Western Australia
..plummy, mulberry & blackberry notes with a dash of tarragon & thyme.. great food wine
10 45
Julia Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 Coonawarra SA
..velvety with ripe fleshy cherry fruit flavours with lingering astringency from supple grapes and oak tannins
60
Sandalford Reserve Cabernet Suavignon 2009 Margaret River WA
..a powerful yet elegant wine with violet tones & silky textural elements
75
Molly’s Cradle Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 McLaren Vale SA
..finely structured & balanced tones of blackberry, blueberry & a hint of chocolate… Lamb or Wallaby
12 50
Petaluma Coonawarra 2010 Connawarra SA
..81% Cabernet, 15% Merlot, 4% Shiraz, a classic Australian
135

SHIRAZ & SHIRAZ BLENDS

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Brockenchack Zipline Shiraz 2011 Eden Vally SA
..excellent colour balacned with black fruits and medium bodied palate. 90 points from James Halliday
9 40
Pertaringa Undercover Shiraz 2013 McLaren Vale SA
the essence of McLaren Vale Shirz, hand selected old vine Shiraz fruit…
10 45
Chapel Hill Shiraz 2012 McLaren Vale SA
gentle oak, blueberry & pimento, hints of roasted almond balanced with mouth filling savoury tannin…Beef
14 60
D’Arenberg The Amaranthine Shiraz 2010 McLaren Vale SA
..big, Rich & mouth filling, with a sense of elegance…
135
Dead Horse Hill Shiraz 2008 Heathcote VIC
..beautifully balanced shiraz aged 18 months in French oak…
60
SnowDragon Shiraz 2010 Kangaroo Island SA
..restrained and elegant, blackberry blackcurrant, blacklegs.. mmm where was I?
90
Penfolds St Henri Shiraz 2010 Barossa Valley SA
..elegant and well balanced with soft tannins. 92/100 wine spectator
160
Tin Shed Single Wire Shiraz 2009 Barossa Valley SA
..perfumed and sculptured Shiraz shows layered black fruit with a smooth mouth feel that’s elegant and long
80
Pizzini Sangiovese Shiraz 2012 King Valley VIC
..lighter style shiraz, gentle mouth with a hint of sweet spice ~ pork
10 45
D’Arenberg The Laughing Magpie Shiraz Viognier 2010 McLaren Vale SA
..expressive fruit on the palate with a touch of raspberry, plum, blackcurrent & blueberry with a hint of savoury oak…
65
Penfolds Koonunga Hill 76 Shiraz Cabernet South Australia
…selected form premium vineyards across SA. Full flavoured style with excellent fruit, well rounded structure with balanced oak…
12 50
Wallace Shiraz Grenache 2012 Barossa Valley SA
…luscious red cherry and hints of aromatic spices and anise…
40
D’Arrys Original Shiraz Grenache 2011 McLaren Vale SA
…a classic – starts off quite earthy and mellows out nicely, a favourite – 91 points, James Halliday…Kangaroo
12 50
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Fishbone Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Western Australia
…crisp, tropical bouquet with hints of passionfruit
9 40
Pikes “Valley’s End” Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2014 Clare Valley SA
…a pallet that adds some nice citrus but remains fresh and light on its feet ~ Seafood Compilation
 45
Josef Chromy Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Tasmania
…a crisp pallet of white nectarine, citrus and fresh gooseberry flavours balanced with a crisp, refreshing finish.
 12 50
Stonefish Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Margaret River WA
…uncomplicated tropical fruit with a soft finish, refreshing ~Scallops, Salt and Pepper Croc
9 40
Pizzini Sauvignon Blanc 2014 King Valley Victoria
..italian style boutique producer, fresh fruit flavours  ~ bugs
42
Shaw and Smith Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Adelaide Hills
…a young, refreshing wine and a benchmark for Australian Sauvignon Blanc
14 60

CHARDONNAYS

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Petaluma White Label Chardonnay 2013 Adelaide Hills SA
…flavours of stone fruits and citrus with a lovely soft acid finish ~ Salmon
12 50
Pirramimma Stocks Hill Chardonnay 2013 McLaren Vale SA
..the palate exhibits rock melon, white peach and apple, completemented by a spectrum of citrus flavours
40
West Cape Howe Chardonnay ‘styx gully’ 2013 Denmark WA
..full bodied with complex citrus & melon fruit flavours enhanced by barrel fermentation  ~ barramundi
12 50
Sandalford Chardonnay 2014 Margaret River WA
..crisp, elegant, lively, luscious ripe fruit ~ scallops
10 45
Giant Steps Chardonnay 2012 Yarra Valley VIC
…full, broad and rich on the finish, creamy palate, good food wine…
80
Penfolds Bin 08A Chardonnay 2008 Adelaide Hills
…intense, elegant fruit flavours and distinctive complexity
140

PINOT NOIR

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Innocent Bystander Pinot Noir 2012 Yarra Valley VIC
…92 points James Halliday; vibrant colour, lovely juicy cherry flavours and spice
10 45
Yering Station Pinot Noir 2010 Yarra Valley VIC
…soft, dusty, earthy, medium bodied & delicate tannings…superb value…Quail
65
Stefano Lubiana Primavera Pinot Noir 2013 Tasmania
…all Lubiana wines are immaculately crafted; soft, rice & round…Ocean Trout
14 60
Philip Shaw ‘The Wire Walker’ Pinot Noir 2011 Orange NSW
…this wine has personality with varietal fruit present and a light savoury texture…Duck
50
Kooyong Pinot Noir 2011 Mornington Peninsula VIC
…rich red and black fruits, tight, elegant & powerful…anything
95

RED BLENDS & VARIETALS

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La Cantina Barbera 2013 King Valley VIC
..classic Italian style from a small vineyard. No preservatives or filtration
10 45
El Nino Tempranillo 2008 Heathcote VIC
..complex, strong vibrant fruit characters of rasberry & blueberry… Quail & Duck
36
Tar & Roses Tempranillo 2012 Heathcote VIC
..”frangrant red fruit with a hint of cinnamon, lively fresh palate, 91 points” – James Halliday
55
Heartland ‘Spice Trader’ Shiraz, Cabernet, Sauvignon 2012 Langhorne Creek, SA
..black fruit characters of cherry, sweet plums and blackcurrent on the nose
9 40
Battle for Barrosa ‘La Conquista’ Tempranillo & Garnacha 2013 Barossa Valley SA
..77% tempranillo, blended with garnacha. Spanish style wine ~ lamb salad
50
The Pillarbox Red 2010 Padthaway SA
..68% Shiraz, 27% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot. Fresh black and blueberry fruit, dark spice & hints of spearmint
10 45
Haan Wilhelmus 2009 Barossa SA
… 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc, 12% Malbec, 7% Petit Verdot
100
Norfolk Rise Merlot 2010 Mount Benson SA
…sweet ripe fruits and lingering tannins – very drinkable…
45
Majella Merlot 2010 Coonawarra SA
…”this wine is a cracker! Luscious, deep & smooth” auswine.com – Gold medal Royal Brisbane Wine Show ~ Lamb
65
Pssst ‘n’ Broke Merlot 2013 Hunter Valley NSW
..smooth tannins, spicy depth of flavour, refreshingly easy drinking
9 40
Chapel Hill Sangiovese 2012 McLaren Vale SA
..exhibiting aromas of bay leaf, pancetta & violets earthy & rustic…
12 50
Henschke ‘Henry’s Seven” Shiraz Grenache Viognier 2012 Eden Valley SA
..regarded as one of the best red wine producers in Australia – very old, low yeilding, high quality vines…
65
Yalumba ‘Bush vine’ Grenache 2013 Barossa Valley SA
..bursting with savory berry and spice, well balanced fruit and oak…
55
D’Arenburg ‘The Custodian’ Grenach 2006 McLaren Vale SA
..a benchmark of this variety produced from low yielding vines, great characters and intensity ~ wallaby
90