Cairns

Wine List

AWLOTY 1 GlassFollowing on from the dedication of the restaurant in supporting local, native and Australian grown produce, and holding firm from the pressure to at least include one New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, this list is and has always been, exclusively Australian. It includes some classic varieties that have had limited attention in Australia, such as Tempranillo, and others such as Grenache which have been around for a long time but are undergoing a revival. Here you will no doubt recognise some names that are institutions of the Australian wine industry, but you will also discover some emerging and boutique wines that have a very limited retail distribution and are incredibly hard to find. Enjoy…

 

Vintages subject to change

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Sparkling Wines

Dunes & Green Chardonnay Pinot Noir NV Eden Valley 8 36
Massoni NV Lectus Cuvee Mornington Peninsula 45
Chandon NV Brut Yarra Valley 12 54
Stonier Sparkling 2007 Mornington Peninsula
…crisp lemony zing with some richer guava and apple flavours
64
Bleasdale Sparkling Shiraz Langhorne Creek SA
…Sweet berry fruit flavours, great colour & depth. Enjoy with duck or just by itself
 10 45

Pinks!

Sandalford Rose 2012 Margaret River WA
…If you think strawberries and cream you would be spot on…
9 40
Innocent Bystander Moscato 375mls 2013 Victoria
…Turkish Delight – Served cold as an aperitif or after dinner as a pick me up…
25
Phillip Shaw Pink Billy Saignee 2012 Orange NSW
…dry and savory showing off great fresh fruit characteristics
 50

Riesling

Smallfry Riesling 2013 Barossa Valley
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..A balance between the fuller Riesling characters and the rounding sensation of the residual sugar… croc & prawns 
10 45
Mr Riggs “Adelaide Hills” Riesling 2012 Adelaide Hills
…sweeter style Riesling; handpicked and whole bunch pressed
 12 50
 Jeanneret ‘big fine girl’ Riesling 2012 Clare Valley
.. if wines were gender specific.. gorgeous in youth, divine in maturity..
 45
 Petaluma Riesling 2012 Clare Valley
… an icon of Australian wine, monotonously good – light, long citrus flavours…Oysters
 70

Sauvignon Blanc & Blends

Fishbone Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Western Australia
…crisp, tropical bouquet with hints of passionfruit…
8 36
Pikes “Valley’s End” Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2013 Clare Valley
…a pallet that adds some citrus but remains fresh and light on its feet…Seafood Compilation
45
Josef Chromy Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Tasmania
… a crisp palate of white nectarine, citrus and fresh gooseberry flavours balanced with a crisp, refreshing finish.
50
Stonefish Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Margaret River
…uncomplicated tropical fruit with a soft finish, refreshing….scallops, salt and pepper croc
9 40
Dalrymple Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Tasmania
…Crisp and refreshing as a cold Tasmania morning. Perfect with fresh seafood
12 52
Shaw and Smith Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Adelaide Hills
… A young, refreshing wine and a benchmark for Australian Sauvignon Blanc….Fresh Oysters
14 60

White Varietals

Stonefish Verdelho 2012 Hunter Valley NSW
…bursting with passionfruit and pineapple flavours…
9 40
Ninth Island Pinot Grigio 2013 Tasmania
…Full bodied with a lifted bouquet of exotic fruits like banana and pear…
 12 50
Nepenthe Pinot Gris 2012 Adelaide Hills
…flavours of nashy pear, balanced by crunchy granny apple like acidity… Antipasto & Scallops
12 50
Seppelt Drumborg Pinot Gris 2012 Victoria
…floral & spicy aromas, mineral complexity & fresh acidity… Pork Belly & Scallops
60
Moorilla Gwertztraminer 2013 Tasmania
…Intensely pure and fragrant lychee, musk and rosewater aromas are complemented by lime notes
65
K1 Arneis By Geoff Hardy 2012 Adelaide Hills
…Floral tropical notes, fresh white peach characters with hints of almonds and aromatic herbs… Pork & Quail
 10 45

Chardonnays

Petaluma White Label Chardonnay 2011 Adelaide Hills
…Flavours of stone fruits and citrus with a lovely soft acid finish.. Salmon
 12 50
West Cape Howe Chardonnay ‘styx gully’ 2011 Denmark WA
…full bodied with complex citrus & melon fruit flavours enhanced by barrel fermentation…
12 50
Sandalford Chardonnay 2013 Margaret River WA
…crisp, elegant, lively, luscious ripe fruit… Scallops
10 45
Giant Steps Chardonnay 2012 Yarra Valley
…Full, broad and rich on the finish, creamy palate, good food wine…
80
Penfolds Bin 08A Chardonnay 2008 Adelaide Hills
…intense, elegant fruit flavours and distinctive complexity…
140

Pinot Noir

Innocent Bystander Pinot Noir 2012 Yarra Valley
…92 points James Halliday; vibrant colour, lovely juicy cherry flavours and spice…
10 45
Yering Station Pinot Noir 2010 Yarra Valley
…soft, dusty, earthy, medium bodied & delicate tannins… superb value… Quail
65
Stefano Lubiana Primavera Pinot Noir 2012 Tasmania
… all Lubiana wines are immaculately crafted; soft, rich & round… Ocean trout 
 14 60
Philip Shaw ‘The Wire Walker’ Pinot Noir 2011 Orange
…This wine has personality with varietal fruit present and a light savoury texture… Duck 
50
Kooyong Pinot Noir 2011 Mornington Peninsula
…rich red and black fruits, tight, elegant & powerful…anything
95

Cabernet Sauvignon & Cabernet Blends

Haan Merlot Cabernet Franc 2012 Barossa
…Voted 93 Points – James Halliday who says- “The use of only French Oak pays dividends with this elegant and seductive light to medium-bodied wine; red fruits glide along the mouth, the tannins superfine”…
55
Plantagent ‘Omrah’ Cabernet Merlot 2011 Western Australia
…plummy, mulberry & blackberry notes with a dash of tarragon & thyme… great food wine…
10 45
Ambar Hill Samuel Bailey Cabernet Suavignon Merlot 2007 Granite Belt
…a mixture of licorice, spice, menthol & blackcurrants. Excellent tannin ripeness… Lamb or Beef
50
Sandalford Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Margaret River
…a powerful yet elegant wine with violet tones & silky textural elements…
75
Two Hands ‘Aphrodite’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Barossa Valley
…Elegant and well balanced with soft tannins. 92/100 wine spectator…
195
Majella ‘Musician’ Camernet Shiraz 2011 Coonawarra
…fine, elegant & juicy wine with flavours of blackcurrant, mulberry & herbs…
40
Molly’s Cradle Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 McLaren Vale
…Finely structured & balanced tones of blackberry, blueberry & a hint of chocolate… Lamb or Wallaby
12 50

Shiraz & Shiraz Blends

The Fix Shiraz 2011 Clare Valley
…well balanced with ripe fruity undertones of plum and blackcurrants…
8 36
Pertaringa undercover Shiraz 2011 McLaren Vale
…the essence of McLaren Vale Shirz, hand selected old vine Shiraz fruit…
10 45
Chapel Hill Shiraz 2011 McLaren Vale
…gentle oak, blueberry & pimento, hints of roasted almond balanced with mouth filling savoury tannin…Beef
14 60
D’Arenberg The Amaranthine Shiraz 2010 McLaren Vale
…Big, Rich & mouth filling, with a sense of elegance…
135
Dead Horse Hill Shiraz 2007 Heathcote
…beautifully balanced shiraz aged 18 months in French oak…
60
SnowDragon Shiraz 2010 Kangaroo Island
…restrained and elegant, blackberry blackcurrant, blacklegs.. mmm where was I?
90
Penfolds St Henri Shiraz 2007 Barossa Valley
…elegant and well balanced with soft tannins. 92/100 wine spectator
160
D’Arenberg The Laughing Magpie Shiraz Viognier 2009 MvLaren Vale
…expressive fruit on the palate with a touch of raspberry, plum, blackcurrent & blueberry with a hint of savoury oak…
65
Penfolds Koonunga Hill 76 Shiraz Cabernet South Australia
…selected form premium vineyards across SA. Full flavoured style with excellent fruit, well rounded structure with balanced oak…
12 50
Wallace Shiraz Grenache 2012 Barossa Valley
…luscious red cherry and hints of aromatic spices and anise…
40
D’Arrys Original Shiraz Grenache 2010 McLaren Vale
…a classic – starts off quite earthy and mellows out nicely, a favourite – 91 points, James Halliday…Kangaroo
12 50

Red Blends and Varietals

The Pillarbox Red 2010 Padthaway SA
…68% Shiraz, 27% cabernet sauvignon, 5% merlot, Fresh Black and Blueberry Fruit, dark spice & hints of spearmint..
10 45
Norfolk Rise Merlot 2010 Mount Benson
…sweet ripe fruits and lingering tannins – very drinkable…
9 40
Majella Merlot 2010 Coonawarra
…”this wine is a cracker! Luscious, deep & smooth” auswine.com – Gold medal Royal Brisbane Wine Show…Lamb
65
Chapel Hill Sangiovese 2011 McLaren Vale
…exhibiting aromas of bay leaf, pancetta & violets earthy & rustic…
12 50
Tar & Roses Tempranillo 2012 Heathcote
…”frangrant red fruit with a hint of cinnamon, lively fresh palate, 91 points” – James Halliday
55
Henschke ‘Henry’s Seven” Shiraz Grenache Viognier 2012 Eden Valley
…regarded as one of the best red wine producers in Australia – very old, low yeilding, high quality vines…
65
Yalumba ‘Bush vine’ Grenache 2011 Barossa
…bursting with savory berry and spice, well balanced fruit and oak…
50
Haan Wilhelmus 2009 Barossa
… 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc, 12% Malbec, 7% Petit Verdot
 100
El Nino Tempranillo 2008 Heathcote
…complex, strong vibrant fruit characters of rasberry & blueberry… Quail & Duck 
36
Heartland Stickleback 2012 South Australia
…Cabernet, Shiraz, Dolcetto and Lagrein blend. Black fruit characters of cherry, sweet plums and blackcurrent on the nose
9 40
Bloodwood Malbec 2008 Orange NSW
… Deep crimson- purple in colour, spicy intensity with black cherry flavours across the palate…
50
Petaluma Coonawarra 2007 Coonawarra
… 81% Cabernet, 15% Merlot, 4% Shiraz, a classic Australian…
 135