Adrian Filiuta is one of just six Master Sommeliers in the country, and now Sydneysiders can browse an expertly sourced selection spanning more than 1,000 bottles in Hunters Hill.

Hunters Hill Wine Room has opened on Alexandra Street, and is the culmination of Filiuta’s extensive career in the hospitality sector.

The wine professional spent 11 years at Merivale overseeing the beverage programs of more than 70 venues until his departure in 2022.

Now, you can find Filiuta in Hunters Hill, bringing a “sommelier-like experience” to the retail space.

“The wine world is vast and sometimes overwhelming for those wanting to dip their toes in a little further,” he says.

“I hope to create a more down-to-earth and approachable experience for consumers where I can impart my passion and expertise and help make the journey into wine exploration both enjoyable and enlightening for all.”

The store is stocking a range of both local and international wines that will constantly evolve as well as more unique drops from South America, Sicily, Portugal, and Hungary.

And while each wine has been meticulously selected, bottles at Hunters Hill Wine Room cover a wide range of price points to suit every budget.

The venue will also host winemaker events for guests to expand their knowledge as well as weekly wine tastings.

Hunters Hill Wine Room is open from 11am-7pm Sunday and Monday; 11am-8pm Tuesday and Wednesday; and 11am-9pm Thursday to Saturday.