Best Champagne & Sparkling Wine List in Australasia 2014
Rockpool Bar and Grill Sydney is one of three eponymous venues – the others, located in Melbourne and Perth – all championing award-winning wine programs upholding prestigious three-star awards in the World’s Best Wine Lists. Now with close to 50 venues across the nation under its name, the Rockpool Dining Group is one of Australia’s largest restaurant and dining groups, following a merge with Urban Purveyor Group in late 2016.
Since the World’s Best Wine Lists initiated, Rockpool Bar and Grill has made a name for itself with its extensive wine list of over 3,000 references. Perhaps the most reputable is its impressive collection of Champagne that earned it the Best Champagne and Sparkling Wine List in its region (Australasia) in 2014, and in 2016 led it to claim the Best By-the-Glass Wine List in its region and the world, reassuring Australia’s stamp on the map as a fine wine and culinary destination.
The selection of Champagne encompasses headliner Champagne houses but is equally as strong with grower-producers, and doesn’t forget its roots with names like Jansz and Moorilla in Tasmania, to Bindi and Stonier in Victoria – plus some sparkling red – and continues to take a global tour with Sekt, Franciacorta, and Cava.
Judges of the World’s Best Wine Lists 2017 commented on the wine list’s remarkable length, complexity, variety, and coverage of a good range of price points.