Three Canberra restaurants have been named in the 2019 Wineslinger Top 50 venues list which is the wine gurus’ guide to the best haunts across Australia.
Bar Rochford, Italian and Sons and Eightsix made the list revealed by Young Gun of Wine this week.
Wineslinger is an annual award for venues where wine is the hero and where it’s served with a sense of fun and adventure. A panel of 100 wine and hospitality experts – comprised in equal parts of winemakers, sommeliers and journalists – has voted on the Top 50, from which the trophy winners will be decided.
“This list provides the insider’s guide to the places that the toughest critics in wine choose to have a ripping time. They’re restaurants, bars and pubs that bring energy, adventure and approachability to wine enjoyment,” says Young Gun of Wine founder Rory Kent.
“These are places defined by fun, not formality. The size of your wine list isn’t what gets you onto the Top 50. It’s the sum of the parts. It’s the wine concept, the food, the staff, the setting, and that special something.
A People’s Choice Award is now open until 28 October at younggunofwine.com/wineslinger.