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At Hunter & Barrel, we want each and every guest to experience the true joy of the feast – and what great meal is complete without the perfect libation to match?

Our wine menu has been curated by our expert sommeliers to beautifully complement everything on the Hunter & Barrel menu. Choose from a selection of full-bodied reds, refreshing whites and rosés from esteemed wine regions in Australia and around the globe, known for making some of the world’s best wines.

Perhaps you’re looking for a robust red wine to pair with your coal-fired beef sirloin or slow-roasted lamb shoulder over dinner. Or maybe you’d like a crisp dry white to sip on at lunch with some lightly fried squid. Whatever the occasion, our bar staff is on hand to recommend the perfect drop to suit your meal.

And if you’re tempted by something sweet after your main meal, pair it with a Riesling, Tawny Port or Semillon from our ‘sticky’ dessert wine selection.

SPARKLING

Yr Description Region Gls L Gls Btl
NV Innocent Bystander (275ml) Moscato Multi Region, VIC 18
NV Dal Zotto Pucino Prosecco King Valley, VIC 11 62
NV La Bohème Cuvée Rosé Sparkling Yarra Valley, VIC 64
NV Jansz Premier Cuvee Sparkling Regional, TAS 78
NV Moet & Chandon Brut Champagne Epernay, France 160

WHITE

Yr Description Region Gls L Gls Btl
2022 Blue Gris* Pinot Gris 11 18 49
2023 Vasse Felix Classic Dry White Sem Sauv Blanc Margaret River, WA 12 19 54
2022 Opawa Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough, NZ 14 21 64
2022 Storm Bay Sauvignon Blanc Coal River, TAS 69
2022 Heirloom Pinot Grigio Adelaide Hills, SA 13 21 59
2022 Catalina Sounds Pinot Gris Marlborough, NZ 69
2021 Joseph Cattin Pinot Gris Alsace, France 74
2023 Jim Barry ‘The Atherley’ Riesling Clare Valley, SA 12 20 56
2022 Forest Hill ‘Highbury Fields’ Chardonnay Great Southern, WA 13 21 59
2018 De Bortoli Estate Vineyard Chardonnay Yarra Valley, VIC 68
2022 Giant Steps Chardonnay Yarra Valley, VIC 89

Rosé

Yr Description Region Gls L Gls Btl
2022 Vasse Felix Classic Dry Rose Margaret River, WA 12 20 56
2022 Triennes Rose Provence, France 14 23 67

RED

Yr Description Region Gls L Gls Btl
2020 De Bortoli ‘Woodfired’* Shiraz Heathcote, VIC 11 19 54
2021 Vasse Felix Classic Dry Red Shiraz Blend Margaret River, WA 12 20 56
2020 Mud House ‘The Narrows’ Pinot Noir Marlborough, NZ 14 23 67
2021 TarraWarra Estate Pinot Noir Yarra Valley, VIC 82
2022 Frogmore Creek Pinot Noir Coal River Valley, TAS 18 29 85
2022 Dexter Pinot Noir Mornington Peninsula, VIC 130
2021 Poliziano Rosso di Montepulciano DOC Sangiovese Merlot Tuscany, Italy 87
2021 3drops Merlot Mount Barker, WA 68
2021 John Duval ‘Concilio’ Grenache Mataro Barossa Valley, SA 72
2020 Lunar Apoge GSM Cote de Rhone, France 78
2020 Re-Write The Rules Tempranillo Heathcote, VIC 11 18 52
2021 Bleasdale ‘Generations’ Malbec Langhorne Creek, SA 16 26 79
2019 Petaluma Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra, SA 68
2021 Katnook Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra, SA 96
2021 Hay Shed Hill ‘Morrison’s Gift’ Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River, WA 59
2022 Cullen Cabernet Merlot Margaret River, WA 18 30 89
2021 Silkman Estate Shiraz Pinot Noir Hunter Valley, NSW 76
2018 Craggy Range ‘Appellation’ Syrah Shiraz Hawkes Bay, NZ 79
2020 Jim Barry ‘The McRae Wood’ Shiraz Clare Valley, SA 110
2015 Levrier ‘Argos’ Shiraz Eden Valley, SA 125
2021 Yalumba ‘Wild Ferment’ Shiraz Barossa Valley, SA 12 20 58
2021 Torbreck ‘Woodcutter’s’ Shiraz Barossa Valley, SA 69
2018 Rockbare ‘RB1’ Shiraz Barossa Valley, SA 17 28 82
2020 Chaffey Bros. Wine Co. ‘Super Barossa’ Shiraz Barossa Valley, SA 92
2021 Torbreck ‘The Struie’ Shiraz Barossa Valley, SA 125
2022 Trediberri Barbera d’Alba DOC Barbera Barolo, Piedmont, Italy 82

STICKY WINES

Yr Description Region Gls Btl
NV Vasse Felix ‘Cane Cut’ Semillon Margaret River, WA 13 54
NV Yalumba ‘Antique Tawny’ Tawny Barossa Valley, SA 12 49

BARRELS 101

Barrels 101

OAK is best suited to aging and flavouring wine. Coopers (barrel makers) use oak to make barrels. The two main types of oak used are French and American oak, named for the region and country in which they are grown.

French: adds subtle flavours, spices, vanilla, silky textures, slower integration.

American: stronger robust flavours, butterscotch, coconut, faster integration.

NEW VS OLD: New barrels are those that have never been used before, these will integrate flavours more aggressively. Old oak barrels used previously will take much longer to integrate oak flavour. New oak adds a much higher cost to the winemaking process. Winemakers generally prefer to use a combination of both to add complexity.

BARREL SIZES EXPLAINED: The size and age of a barrel plays a specific role in the winemaking process. Smaller barrels aggressively add flavour. Larger barrels slowly integrate a small amount (if any) oak flavour into the wine. Below are the most commonly used sizes of barrels in winemaking:

  • Barrique – 225 litre
  • Hogshead – 300 litre
  • Puncheon – 500 litre
  • Tun – up to 1000 litre
  • Foudre – up to 2500 litre

SOLERA SYSTEM: A Solera System is a unique & complex maturation process. Small amounts of wine are removed from the barrel and topped up with fresh wine each vintage. This fractional blending can take many years to achieve the desired result.

In the mood for something different?

Have a different drink in mind? Whatever your libation of choice may be, our full drinks list contains a diverse selection of barrel-aged cocktails, beers, wines and spirits – so you can slip into an old favourite or ask our bartenders for a recommendation to suit your meal.

For those who prefer alcohol-free refreshments, our mocktail list encapsulates our creative drinks-making philosophy, minus the alcohol. Sip on a refreshing Love of Lychee spritz, a fruity raspberry and Earl Grey number, or enjoy a fresh lemonade or juice at the bar.

And if bourbon or whisky is your weakness, why not try one of our hand-picked bourbon or whisky flights? Learn about the origins of classic whiskies and bourbons from around the globe as you enjoy the flavours of different varieties matured with unique cask finishes. Each flight comes with four styles of whisky or bourbon specially selected for their superb character.

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