13 November 2021. Words by YGOW.
The Wineslinger 2021 list of Australia’s top places for wine fun is here, and Adelaide’s Top 10 shows just how hot the city is right now.
A bottle shop that’s home to thousands of bottles and invites you to crack open anything you want with a snack or two, or a full meal? One of the nation’s finest cocktails bars, which doubles down on the good times with a dynamite wine program that’s tuned in to the here and now? Or a longstanding dry cleaners turned progressive natural wine bar that revels in Old World nostalgia? These are just some of the highlights of this year’s Top 10 list of Wineslinger venues in Adelaide. And the best part is, that’s not even the half of it.
Given Adelaide’s proximity to some of the country’s most influential wine-growing regions, it should come as no surprise that finding a glass of something great in the City of Churches isn’t all that difficult. And yet, there’s certainly no resting on laurels happening either. The evolution of concepts and ideas is a constant, as is an eye for striking and sophisticated interior design. While the support for all things local is certainly strong, there’s often a worldly approach at play that belies the city’s small-town feel. Here’s where to drink it all in.
Here are Adelaide’s Top 10 places for wine fun in 2021
Bar Lune, Beulah Park
Clever Little Tailor, Adelaide
East End Cellars, Adelaide
Exeter Hotel, Adelaide
Good Gilbert, Goodwood
La Buvette, Adelaide
Leigh Street Wine Room, Adelaide
Loc Bottle Shop, Adelaide
Mother Vine, Adelaide
It’s a fantastically mixed bunch, but one thing they all have in common is they love wine, and they want to share that love with you. Whether you’re in for the long haul or a quick drink and a snack, these Wineslingers just want to see you, and to share what they know, share what they love.
Venues have juggled capacity limits and revolving restrictions but are as eager as ever to uncork new blends, dish-up fine-tuned menus, and indulge in wine-fuelled fun.
And with freedom about, it’s the perfect time to remind yourself how much you love your regular wine-focused venues by both paying them a visit and getting your vote in for the People’s Choice. The Young Gun of Wine website also has detailed profiles on all the Wineslinger Awards top venues, with everything you need to know to find your next favourite haunt.
Vote on the People’s Choice here.
This year’s Wineslinger Awards trophies include top spot ‘Wineslinger’, ‘Best New Haunt’, the ‘Maverick’, which recognises a venue pushing the boundaries of possibility, and the publicly voted ‘People’s Choice’.
Everyone that votes in the ‘People’s Choice’ can go into the draw to win a host of amazing prizes, including a Liebherr wine cabinet, a year’s supply of wine from younggunofwine.com, and gift packs from Cullen, Henschke, Ocean Eight and Swinney. People’s Choice voting is now live online via younggunofwine.com/wineslinger. Voting closes on Monday 3 December at 12:00pm.
The 2021 Wineslinger trophy winners will be announced on evening of Monday 6 December.