La Vita Buona, CBD
La Vita Buona – In the heart of Melbourne CBD, this independent bottle shop is full to the brim with a most nifty selection of wines from around the world. City Square Tuesday-Saturday 12pm-late. www.lavitabuona.com.au
Awarded two hats by the AGFG, Provenance is the food destination of north east Victoria. To quote the Age review ‘Provenance is unique, impressive & very special’. It’s the whole package. Our tips? Book a room, do the degustation, try some sake (after you’ve tried our wine of course!) and settle in!
McCoppins, Multiple Locations
Long time supporters of Eminence, McCoppins have four stores: Abbotsford, Clifton Hill, Hawthorn and Fitzroy. A huge selection of craft beer and great value wines. http://www.mccoppins.com.au/
Seddon Wine Store, Seddon
Just quietly ticking over in Melbourne’s west is this iconic wine shop and bar – stocking a very respectable range of wines from around the globe, but mostly home grown bottles. Stop in for a drink and a bite on your way home or stock up for the weekend. It’s all very good.
Tani Eat & Drink, Bright
In the heart of Bright, NE Vic Tani Eat and Drink is one of those must-eat places while you’re away for the weekend. In 2013 the won the AGFG regional restaurant of the year! Japanese inspired, effortless, flavoursome food. Just. Go! http://tanieatdrink.com.au/
Well who hasn’t heard of Mamasita. Mexican food with the volume turned up, it is absolutely worth lining up for. A killer tequila list sits nicely alongside a nice wine selection – and that’s where we come in! The 2013 Rose is on by the glass, a nice match to even the spicer dishes. http://www.mamasita.com.au/
The Lake House, Daylesford
Long time supporters of Eminence, The Lake House houses one of the most iconic wine lists in the country. If you’ve never been then go, and if you’ve been, probably best to go again. Wonderful people, surrounds and incredible, incredible food. It sings.
Like This Love That
Heads up: You can’t go to Like This Love That, it’s not a shop. It’s a guy called Pete Leckie who is a private wine buyer. Seriously. Tell him what you like, how much you want to spend and ta-da! it turns up on your doorstep neatly wrapped. He’s got good taste, and he’s a good dude. http://www.likethislovethat.com.au/
An unassuming but fantastic addition to the Northside drinking scene, Carwyn Cellars has opened the ‘Back Room’ Bar with an impressive range of whisky, beer and wine.
Cutler and Co., Fitzroy
A destination restaurant where the wine list is managed by one of the best in the business – Liam O Brien. He even made some wine from a small parcel of our grapes in 2015 and has always been a great supporter. If only we could go every night….