The top 5 wine bars in Adelaide
31st May 2018
In no particular order, we’ve lined up Adelaide’s top 5 wine bars for you to explore upon your next escape to the world’s 5th most livable city.
Udaberri pintxos & vino bar is just one of the many fantastic bars lining Adelaide’s popular Leigh Street laneway; a hop away from Adelaide’s wining and dining precinct of Peel Street.
This cosy wine bar resembles something of a wine barrel with a rustic, wooden style of interior – a very European feature and so hot right now! And to go with their European feel, Udaberri serve up a cross between traditional Spanish tapas and French small plates, paired with a comprehensive wine list ranging from local South Australian picks to Louis Roederer Cristal. A recommended start to your evening.
At level 13, the Mayfair Hotel offers a popular and sophisticated rooftop bar, Hennessy. This unique venue represents the height of city chic, with beautifully appointed and stylish interior spaces leading out to a glass-topped alfresco terrace and balcony. A rooftop bar experience like no other, Hennessy Rooftop Bar is named after the heritage listed CML building’s original architects – Hennessy, Hennessy & Co.’.
Enjoy their premium drinks menu featuring premium champagne and a handpicked selection of wines from South Australia, and beyond. Pair that with personalised and welcoming service and views of the vibrant Adelaide, and you’ve found yourself a Hennessy Rooftop Bar experience. Oh, and did we mention the heated outdoor flooring… so there’s no excuse to shy away during winter!
A true incarnation of a European-style wine bar – Nestled inside a gorgeous heritage listed building in the heart of the West End precinct, you’ll find the Apothecary 1878 wine bar and restaurant.
The name comes from the 140-year-old pharmacy cabinets which grace the front bar. They were originally found buried beneath layers of dust at the rear of an old Adelaide antique store. Originally from London, these mahogany pieces feature pure crystal drawer handles with 18-carat gold leaf inscriptions. Add tumbled marble floor tiles, classic Thonet chairs drawn up to elegant marble and brass tables, antique chaise lounges and rustic brickwork, we give you Apothecary 1878. If we didn’t have your attention at the décor, you won’t be able to go past the some 1,200 wines quietly waiting in the cellar ready to be uncorked. Take the time to visit this award-winning wine bar and step back in time with a taste of history, culture and elegance.
Cantina Sociale was an idea developed from an endless love for drinking great local wine with great friends. The focus of this cosy little wine bar off Sturt Street has always been about ‘what’s in the glass’ rather than focusing on a particular producer, packaging or how many points it was awarded. Your local wine bar, Cantina Sociale, is a place to gather with friends (or meet new ones), drink quality wine, nibble on a snack and solve the world’s problems?!
Cantina Sociale offers one off South Australian wines poured from the barrel so if you’re looking to support something local nestle into a cosy corner of this brick-and-wood bar and sip away!
At Press* Food & Wine they’re unashamedly parochial when it comes to sourcing their food. Their focus is to work within the season and to be close at hand with their local suppliers and small-scale farmers. As for their wine list, which is constantly evolving, Press* acknowledge that their wine list will be altered, and its flavours shaped by the vagaries of vintage and grape variety, chance acquaintances with winegrowers, and will be subtly shaped the seasons of food which pass through the kitchen. Nonetheless, their food and wine pairing is unparalleled and exceptional whether it be your first visit, second, fifth… or tenth!
We highly encourage drinking and not driving, so stay nearby and stroll home before the sun comes to rise.
Where to stay? With a number of hotels just a short walk through the Adelaide CBD, come and stay with us this winter!
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