Sydney’s 10 William Street has been announced as the 2019 Wineslinger Top Venues winner at an awards ceremony in Melbourne last night.

The Paddington restaurant and bar was selected by a panel consisting of 100 sommeliers, winemakers and wine and hospitality journalists.

“10 William Street has been a leader in this domain: offering exceptional food in a relaxed setting, with a banging wine list that offers a sense of discovery to even the most well-versed wine lover,” said Young Gun of Wine and Wineslinger founder Rory Kent.

In addition to the winner, three other trophies were awarded to venues.

The People’s Choice award was given to Settler’s Tavern in Margaret River, Wines of While in Perth took out the Best New Haunt award and Maverick Supernatural Cellars in Byron Bay received the Maverick award.

The top 50 venues were also announced, with Kent saying the list reflects the changing nature of the landscape.

“This year’s Top 50 list demonstrated that diversity and colour: from a knockabout Aussie pub … to an underground haunt where you blend 1950s nightclub fine dining with a rock n roll ethos to places that blur the lines between restaurant and bar. But the common thread with all the Top 50 venues is a shared sense of fun and adventure when it comes to wine.”

The top 50 are listed below:

● 10 William St – NSW
● 1889 Enoteca – QLD
● Africola – SA
● Arc Dining – QLD
● Arlechin – VIC
● Bar Liberty – VIC
● Bar Rochford – ACT
● Bellota Wine Bar – VIC
● Bibo – NSW
● Carlton Wine Room – VIC
● City Wine Shop – VIC
● Cru Bar & Cellar – QLD
● Dear Sainte Eloise – NSW
● East End Cellars – SA
● eightysix – ACT
● Embla – VIC
● Ester – NSW
● Ettie’s – TAS
● The Exeter – SA
● Fix Wine – NSW
● France-Soir – VIC
● Franklin – TAS
● Hellbound – SA
● Italian & Sons – ACT
● Kirk’s Wine Bar – VIC
● La Lune Wine Co – QLD
● La Lupa – QLD
● Lalla Rookh – WA
● Los Bravos – WA
● Love Tilly Devine – NSW
● Lucinda – TAS
● Maeve Wine Bar – QLD
● Marion – VIC
● Mary’s Underground – NSW
● Monopole – NSW
● Mother Vine – SA
● Napier Quarter – VIC
● Neighbourhood Wine – VIC
● Petition Wine Bar & Merchant – WA
● Poly – NSW
● Settlers Tavern – WA
● Stone House – NT
● Strange Company – WA
● Supernatural Cellars – NSW
● The Dolphin Hotel – NSW
● The Summertown Aristologist – SA
● The Valley Wine Bar – QLD
● Tom McHugo’s Hobart Hotel – TAS
● Willing Bros. Wine Merchants – TAS
● Wines of While – WA

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