Wines by the bottle

“One should always be drunk. That’s all that matters…But with what? With wine, with poetry, or with virtue, as you chose. But get drunk.”
Charles Baudelaire

White Wines

125ml/750ml
Broken Quartz Sauvignon Blanc 7.00/30.00
Can’t believe that I only found this little beauty at the end of summer, but still with Melbourne weather there should be a time of day to slip in a bottle!. Pyrenees, VIC
Food Match: Seafood, white meats, cold dishes, by itself?

Fikker’s two bricks Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc 7.50/32.50
Perfumed and pretty, quite simply a beautiful, easy drinking wine with more
body than Kim Kardashian. Yarra Valley, VIC
Food Match: Pork belly

Madame Chard Chardonnay 7.50/32.50
The perfect wine for ladies that love to lunch or indeed for men that like to lunch, just enough acidity and fruit to cut through any seafood that stands in its way. Yarra Valley, VIC
Food Match: Seafood

Quealy Pobblebonk Field Blend 8.00/34.00
Named after a pretty ugly frog this field blend of; Pinot Grigio, Tocai Friulano, Muscat, Chardonnay and Riesling is anything but ugly. It’s crisp, tight, youthful and very zesty.Mornington Peninsula, VIC
Food Match: Fish, Salads and Vegetable dishes

Quealy Pinot Grigio 8.00/34.00
Kathleen Quealy was the first word in Australian Pinot Grigio, being the first winemaker to grow the varietal. Rose petals, peach and spice. Like a Middle Eastern bazaar dancing on your tongue .Mornington Peninsula, VIC Food Match: Salmon and Calamari

Jamsheed Roussanne 8.50/36.00
Traditionally associated with the wines of France’s Rhone region, textural, powerful,
Honeydew and wood spice characters lead to a spicy, super dry finish. Beechworth, VIC
Food Match: Shellfish, chicken, calamari and asparagus

McPherson Basilisk Riesling 9.00/37.00
Complex with generous amounts of perfumed orange blossom and lime flavours
With a crisp acid finish providing excellent length. Goulburn Valley,VIC
Food Match: Seafood and grilled meats especially any dish with a bit of spice

Sibling Rivalry Pinot Gris 10.00/40.00
Medium bodied with delicate flavours of honeysuckle and pear supported by a
Beautiful Crisp, refreshing finish. King Valley, VIC
Food Match: Scallops, calamari and octopus

Red Wine

125ml/750ml
Broken Quartz Cabernet Sauvignon 7.50/32.50
A medium bodied wine that has pretty low alcohol, great fruit and was ranked at 94/100 by James Halliday..not bad for a house wine!!. Pyrenees, VIC
Food Match: Vegetarian crostini, Spanish tortilla and patatas bravas

Broken Quartz Shiraz 7.50/32.50
Medium bodied and silky smooth like a fine Brazilian swimwear model (either gender)
A really easy going quaffer that is good with or without food. Pyrenees, VIC
Food Match: Red meats, game and mildly spiced dishes

Buckshot “the Square Peg” Zinfandel 8.50/37.00
From the 500 million year old Cambrian soils of Heathcote comes this big burly wine with a balance of sweet red berries, mint and soft tannins. Heathcote, VIC
Food Match: This wine needs food. Lamb, Beef or Roo will all work

Kinloch Pinot Noir 10.00/40.00
A lovely wine produced by a lovely couple in NE Victoria ;soft and easy drinking with Flavours of cherry and spicy nutmeg. Upper Goulburn, VIC
Food Match: Grilled game meats, crocodile, duck and goat’s cheese

Delatite “Dungeon Gully” Merlot/Malbec 10.50/45.00
Grown bio dynamically this interesting red blend sees Merlot and Malbec paired together to present a wine that’s rich in plum and spice with a nicely weighted mouth feel of dark fruit, chocolate and notes of vanilla. Mt Buller, VIC
Food Match: Red meats and especially game like kangaroo and emu

Jamsheed Beechworth Syrah 10.50/45.00
A beautiful example of a delicate syrah grown in a cooler climate. It’s only a young wine
But it’s one hell of a good one. Medium bodied and gorgeous. Beechworth, VIC
Food Match: Beef and other red meats

Balgownie Black Label Sangiovese 12.00/48.00
If you like a bit of Italian Chianti then you’ll love this Victorian grown Sangiovese.
Medium weight with meaty, savoury and herbal notes. Bendigo, VIC
Food Match: Spiced meats and tomato based sauces

Punch Pinot Noir 15.00/55.00
While deeply fruited and expressive, there is an elegance and spicy complexity that is enchanting; fragrant spied plums and a lick of star anise; the palate is silky and unctuous, showing the sex appeal of the variety at an early stage of development. Yarra Valley, VIC
Food Match: Pretty much anything, for me it would even make mushrooms taste good!

Sparkling Wine

125ml/750ml
Redbank “Emily” Sparkling 6.00/30.00
A wine to be enjoyed at any time of the day or night, a bit fruity,a hint nutty and a beautiful fizz a lot like Fitzroy really.King Valley, VIC
Food Match – Doesn’t even need it but nibbles will love it.

Fowles “Are you Game?” Prosecco 8.00/36.00
The perfect before dinner drink to get you in the mood. A vibrant and exciting drink that exudes the ethos of the pure, slow grown and full flavor aspects of sustainable farming.King Valley, VIC
Food Match – Calamari, Prawns or just as an aperitif

Storm Ridge NV Methode Champenoise 10.00/45.00
Made using the strict guidelines of the traditional French method for Champagne, Crisp and clean with beautiful aromas of citrus fruits combined with subtle spice. Margaret River, VIC
Food Match: Smoked Salmon, Salads or delicate fish dishes

“In victory, you deserve Champagne, In defeat you need it”
-Napoleon Bonaparte

Rose Wine

Save our Souls Rose 8.50/37.00
This is a stunning rose due mainly to its simplicity; it is modeled on the French
Style of rose and the result is a fine, dry and refreshing drink with great summer fruits and mild spice. Yarra Valley, VIC

Bin Ends

Edetana White Garnache/ Viognier 5.00/25.00
If you can’t quite afford a villa holiday in southern Spain, then sipping on this
Wine in our courtyard with some Tapas may be the next best thing. Terra Alta, Spain
Food Match: Grilled fish especially Atlantic salmon

Storm Ridge Sauvignon Blanc 7.00/30.00
This wine has great flavour intensity yet remains young and zesty with a beautiful
Long finish and a terrific intensity. Margaret River, VIC
Food Match: Shellfish, chicken or quail and anything with tomatoes

Delatite Nebbiolo 7.00/30.00
A rare chance to try a 2005 vintage of an Italian variety from the foothills of Mt Buller
In our own backyard. A warming wine with stewed fruit and raspberry flavours
Overlapping with tobacco and fine elegant tannins . Upper Goulburn, VIC
Food Match: Cold meats and cheese or anything with tomatoes

Dessert Wines and Ports

125ml/500ml
Delatite “Catherine” Gewurtraminer 10.00/38.00
Has just won the top Gold in its class plus Trophy for Best Medium Sweet White Wine at the 2011 International Sweet Wine Challenge. A lovely late harvest style of Gewurztraminer that shows concentrated musky, rose water characters. Upper Goulburn, VIC
Food Match: Sweet desserts or if you’re feeling adventurous…Pork Belly?

60ml
Stanton & Killeen Muscat 8.00
This luscious dessert wine is matured in oak barrels enabling the wine to mellow and develop further complexity of rich rasin and honey. Ideal for an after dinner treat. Rutherglen, VIC
Food Match: Desserts or Blue cheese

Stanton & Killeen Ruby Port 9.00
Fragrant florals and fruits with a delicate spirit backbone, the palate is rich and subtle with a delicate lingering finish. Rutherglen, VIC
Food Match: Desserts, Cheeses or just by itself

Stanton & Killeen Vintage Port 2004 15.00
Careful blending of separate parcels of shiraz, durif and a host of Portuguese grape varieties has resulted in a wine of perfect balance. Lifted brandy spirit and dark cherry fruit dominate the bouquet. One of Australia’s truelly iconic fortified wines. Rutherglen, VIC
Food Match: Cheeses or did somebody say cigar?