02 Mar Wine List of the Year 2022 – 1 Glass
- Cuisine: Modern Australia Seafood
- Sommelier: Aaron Commins, Nina Throsby
- Number of Wines: 44
- Wines by the Glass: 19
- Wine Price by the Glass: $
Down by the Fremantle harbour, this Freo institution celebrates seafood with a wine list that refuses to put on any pretence. Wines are well-priced, honest and interesting. Indeed, the selection shows a keen eye for the left-of-field which is pretty exciting. Start with a quality Champagne from Ayala or a sparkling vermentino from Margaret River’s Carpe Diem. That sets the scene for what follows, a mix of the traditional and the unexpected from Western Australia, the eastern states and abroad to Germany, Austria, France, Italy and Spain. An Argentinian malbec even pops its head up. The emphasis is on wines suited to a range of seafood but with 19 wines by the glass – almost half the total listing – there’s plenty of explore as a stand alone treat.