Best Wine Bar in Australasia
World’s Best Wine Lists Jury Prize
The judges at The World’s Best Wine Lists 2015 simply loved the quirky, but brilliantly conceived list at the Love, Tilly Devine Wine Bar in Darlinghurst, Sydney.
“I want to go there now!” said Alder Yarrow. “When can I go? It’s got personality, it’s so well curated, it’s diverse, the prices are pretty good. How beautifully done! A great little list.”
Great enough, indeed, to pick up two top prizes: Best Wine Bar in Australasia and—for the second year running—a special Jury Prize for the “funky” design.
A small 40-seat venue, Love, Tilly Devine still manages to find room for 300 bins on a “terroirist” list that prioritizes small, often organic or biodynamic, producers at the cutting edge of modern wine from all over the world.
Arranged into genuinely helpful stylistic categories (“Fragrant, Textured, Harmonious;” “Fresh, Vital, Energetic”), the list is full of engaging stories and explanations about producers, grape varieties, and regions, helping its guests navigate passions such as Riesling, Pinot Noir, and the wines of the Jura. As we said in 2014, Love, Tilly Devine is a benchmark modern wine bar with attitude.