Whether you’re a loyal Sydney-sider or you find yourself spontaneously boarding a plane and swanning around the city all Melbournians love to rival, the silly season calls for lots of dining and even more wining.
For all the local vino lovers, to party-ready visitors gracing Sydney shores, here’s some of the hottest places to sink a glass of rosé at this summer. Consider it your Sunday Wine Co approved GPS to tracking down the best pours in this divine city.
Quintessentially European and ridiculously charming, Ode serves as a microcosm of wine, romance and La Dolce Vita. With a rotation of two wines on tap, Yarra Valley heroes by the glass and a mean cocktail list, you and your date will reminiscence Roman holiday stints (or plan ones yet to come).
Hailed ‘Sydney’s favourite wine bar’, this stalwart supporter of the holy drop is an always-buzzing cult classic. ‘The Winery’ rightly alludes to an innate focus on all things viticulture. With a meticulously curated wine list and chic, yet relaxed menu, prepare to park yourself under a canopy of fairy lights and cheers to the good times ahead.
Don’t judge a book bar by its cover. Behind Black Bottle’s unassuming facade awaits a cave à manger (in Baguette Speak, this means a wine shop and restaurant hybrid). You’ll have to fend off trays of cured meats, creamy brie and pickled veggies. Then, brace yourself for the most delectable yet affordable drops, sourced strictly from small-scale producers. These wines start at a glorious $8, so we predict a (very) jolly evening ahead.
Love, Tilly Devine
At Love, Tilly Devine, old-world charm meets a 300-strong wine list plucked from some of the world’s most prestigious vineyards – think everywhere from the Yarra Valley to the Jura to Wachau. To soak it up, you’ll be incapable of resisting the Buffalo mozzarella, studded with peas and drenched in dragoncello sauce. *Drools
Dubbed a celebration of ‘wine, cherry, food and friends’, Tapavino is the tapas haven you’ve been pining for. Replete with an extensive list of imported Spanish wines and 80 different modes of Sherry served in bespoke, hand-blown carafes, knock-off drinks will be in full swing. BYO maracas.
We hope you’ve fired up your best girls, because these Sydney gems are a must for those quintessential summer evenings ahead, drenched in good wine and brilliant company. The night awaits…
Sunday Wine Co x