The Top 50 list is made up of pubs, bars and restaurants, but what ties them together is an excellence in creating an environment where wine enjoyment is the hero. Most importantly, they are venues with a great approachability, energy and adventure.

Nick Stock, editorial director, sums up the results of the Top 50: “Australia offers one hell of a good time for wine lovers and there’s a high bar of quality in a national sense, married with a strong sense of identity and place wherever you go. That makes this list one very handy reference for both locals and visitors right across the country.”

The WINESLINGER TOP 50 list via state is as follows:

New South Wales

10 William St, Paddington
Bentley Restaurant & Bar, Sydney
Bibo Wine Bar, Double Bay
Dear Sainte Éloise, Points Point
Ester, Chippendale
Fix Wine Bar, Sydney
Fratelli Paradiso, Potts Point
Harvest Newrybar, Newrybar
Love, Tilly Devine, Darlinghurst
Monopole Restaurant & Bar, Potts Point
Restaurant Hubert, Sydney
The Dolphin Hotel, Surry Hills

Victoria

Bar Liberty, Fitzroy
Bellota, South Melbourne
Carlton Wine Room, Carlton
City Wine Shop, Melbourne
Embla, Melbourne
France Soir, South Yarra
Gerald’s Bar, North Carlton
Gertrude Enoteca, Fitzroy
Kirk’s Wine Bar, Melbourne
Marion, Fitzroy
Neighbourhood Wine, Brunswick
The Alps, Prahran

South Australia

Bar Torino, Adelaide
Clever Little Tailor, Adelaide
East End Cellars, Adelaide
Hellbound Wine Bar, Adelaide
La Buvette, Adelaide
Mothervine, Adelaide
The Summertown Aristologist, Summertown

Western Australia

Bille H, Claremont
Budburst Small Bar, Mount Hawthorn
Il Lido, Cottesloe
Lalla Rookh, Perth
Petition Wine Bar & Merchant, Perth
Settler’s Tavern, Margaret River

Queensland

BlackBird Bar & Grill, Brisbane
Cru Bar and Cellar, Fortitude Valley
Gauge, South Brisbane
Gerard’s Bistro, Fortitude Valley
La Lune Wine Co, South Brisbane

Tasmania

Ettie’s Bar & Bottleshop, Hobart
Franklin, Hobart
Institut Polaire, Hobart
Willing Bros. Wine Merchants, North Hobart

Australian Capital Territory

Aubergine, Griffith
Bar Rochford, Canberra
XO, Narrabundah

Northern Territory

Stone House, Darwin