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.
|Innocent Bystander 275ml Pink Moscato NV||Multi Region, VIC||$14|
|Dal zotto Prosecco NV||King Valley, VIC||$10||$48|
Chandon ‘Blanc de Blanc’ Chardonnay NV
|Yarra Valley, VIC||$13||$68|
|Vasse Felix Classic Dry White Sav Blanc 2021||Margaret River, WA||$10||$27||$39|
|Opawa Sav Blanc 2021||Marlborough, NZ||$13||$39||$54|
|Wirra Wirra Sav Blanc 2021||Adelaide Hills, SA||$46|
|Catalina sounds Pinot Gris 2020||Marlborough, NZ||$62|
|Heirloom Pinot Grigio 2021||Adelaide Hills, SA||$12||$34||$54|
|Jim Barry ‘The Atherley’ Riesling 2021||Clare Valley, SA||$11||$27||$39|
|Nick O’Leary Riesling 2017||Canberra District, NSW||$52|
|Fowles ‘Are You Game’ Chardonnay 2019||Strathbogie Ranges, VIC||$11||$30||$42|
|Forest Hill ‘Highbury Fields’ Chardonnay 2020||Great Southern, WA||$12||$34||$56|
|Amelia Park ‘Estate’ Chardonnay 2020||Margaret River, WA||$68|
Vasse Felix Classic Dry Rosé Shiraz 2021
|Margaret River, WA||$10||$27||$39|
|Triennes Grenache 2020||Provence, France||$12||$34||$48|
|Vasse Felix Classic Dry Red Shiraz 2019||Margaret River, WA||$10||$27||$39|
|Red Claw Shiraz 2017||Heathcote, VIC||$68|
|Tarrawarra Estate Pinot Noir 2018||Yarra Valley, VIC||$13||$38||$54|
|Frogmore Creek Pinot Noir 2019||Coal River Valley, TAS||$17||$52||$72|
|Quartz Reef Pinot Noir 2018||Central Otago, NZ||$98|
|Running with the Bulls Tempranillo 2020||Barossa Valley, SA||$13||$39||$54|
|Dandelion Vineyards Damsel of the Barossa Merlot 2020|
Barossa Valley, SA
|John Duval Concilio Grenache Shiraz 2019||Barossa Valley, SA||$65|
|Bleasdale Generations Malbec 2018||Langhorne Creek, SA||$16||$52||$68|
|Trediberri d’Alba DOC Barbera 2020||Barolo, Piedmont, Italy||$84|
|Angels and Cowboys Zinfandel Blend 2018||Sonoma, USA||$110|
|Yalumba ‘Wild Ferment’ Shiraz 2019||Barossa Valley, SA||$12||$34||$48|
|Rockbare RB1 Shiraz 2017||Barossa Valley, SA||$18||$58||$88|
|Two Hands ‘Bella’s Garden’ Shiraz 2007||Barossa Valley, SA||$170|
|Heathcote ‘The Slaughterhouse’ Shiraz 2019||Heathcote, VIC||$98|
|Wirra Wirra ‘The Angelus’ Cab Sav 2018||McLaren Vale, SA||$130|
|Snake and Herring ‘Dirty Boots’ Cab Sav 2019||Margaret River, WA||$12||$34||$48|
|West Cape Howe ‘Book Ends’ Cab Sav 2017||Mt Barker, WA||$74|
|Cullen Cab Merlot 2019||Margaret River, WA||$88|
|Vasse Felix ‘Cane Cut’ Semillon 2020||Margaret River, WA||$12||$48|
|Frogmore Creek Iced Riesling 2020||Coal River Valley, TAS||$12||$48|
|Yalumba Antique Tawny Tawny NV||Barossa Valley, SA||$12||$68|
|Valdespino ‘El Candado’ Pedro Ximinez Sherry NV||Jerez, Spain||$10||$70|
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.