WINES

This long-established restaurant in the heart of the Hunter Valley showcases the local wines with rare care and attention to detail. While the list is quite short, it is comprehensive with Semillon, Chardonnay and Shiraz providing the pillars on which it is built. Alongside these are less well-known Hunter favourites, Cabernet, Verdelho and new varieties which are making and impact (Fiano, Tempranillo, Nibbiolo, Barbera). There’s a terrific selection of Pinot (just a couple grown locally but most feature the efforts of well-known local winemakers growing their grapes in foreign climes (NZ, Tasmania, South Australia). An exemplary local list. Gourmet Traveller Wine 2016. 

Vintages may vary according to availability. All of the Australian wines featured on this list were purchased at our local Hunter Valley Wineries.

CHAMPAGNE AND SPARKLING WINE

CHAMPAGNE

2008 Pol Roger (Champagne) 180

SPARKLING

2014 Constable Estate Moscato (Hunter)   38
NV    Brokenwood 8 Rows Sparkling (S.E. Aust)   53
NV    Tullochs Cuvée Limited Release Brut (Hunter)   38
2016 Tamburlaine Pinot Noir Chardonnay Rose (Orange) 63
2018 Tempus Two Blanc De Blancs (Adelaide Hill/Hunter) 41
2019 Tintilla Rosalind Blush Brut (Hunter) 47
NV Tyrrells Chardonnay Pinot Noir Brut (Hunter) 70
Hungerford Hill Cardinal Sparkling Shiraz (Hunter) 70

WINES BY THE BOTTLE

WHITE WINES

 

Semillon:
2006 Tyrrell’s Vat 1 Semillon (Hunter) 180
2007 Colvin Semillon (Hunter) 140
2011 McWilliams Mt Pleasant Lovedale Semillon (Hunter) 140
2019 Tyrrell’s Hunter Valley Semillon (Hunter) 57
2014 Gartelmann Semillon 70
2017 Gundog Estate Wild Semillon (Hunter) 57
2018 Thomas ‘Braemore’ Semillon (Hunter) 70                                    2017 Wombats Crossing The Creek Flat” Semillon (Hunter) 65

Sauvignon Blanc:
2016 Tamburlaine Reserve Sauvignon Blanc (Hunter)49
2018 Ra Nui Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough, N.Z.) 48

Verdelho:
2018 Peter Drayton “Wildstreak” Verdelho (Hunter) 40                    2018 Vinden Estate Reserve Verdelho (Hunter) 46
2018 Pepper Tree Verdelho (Hunter) 43

Other whites and blends:
2018 First Creek Botanica Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 42
2016 Constable “Matilda” Semillon Sauv. Blanc (Hunter/Adelaide) 38
2016 Meerea Park ‘Indie’ Marsanne Roussanne (Hunter) 58
2019 Wombats Crossing “The classic Wombat” Semillon Chardonnay (Hunter) 60
2017 Pokolbin Estate Riesling (Hunter) 39
2017 Margan Albarino (Hunter) 56
2016 Charteris Riesling (Bannockburn, NZ) 66
2018 David Hook Pinot Grigio (Hunter) 42                                          2018 Keith Tulloch “Epogee” Roussanne Voignier Marsanne 35

Chardonnay:
2004 Tyrrell’s Vat 47 Hunter Chardonnay (Hunter) 180
2013 McGuigan Personal Reserve Chardonnay (Hunter) 75
2018 Gartelmann “Sarah Elizabeth” Chardonnay 42
2013 Dobler Chardonnay (Orange) 48
2015 Scarborough Chardonnay (Hunter) 49
2018 Blueberry Hill Chardonnay (Orange) 48
2015 Prettydog Vineyard Chardonnay (Hunter) 45
2019 Saddler’s Creek Chardonnay (Hunter) 38
2017 Margan White Label Chardonnay (Hunter) 71
2017 Keith Tulloch Chardonnay (Hunter) 45
2017 Silkman Reserve Chardonnay (Hunter) 74

Rosé:
2019 Allandale Classic Dry Rose 55
2018 Mcleish Dwyer Rose (Hunter) 50
2017 Gundog Estate Rosé (Canberra) 50
2019 Tintilla Rosato di Jupiter Sangiovese (Hunter) 42

RED WINES

 

Pinot Noir:
2014 Mount Pleasant Mothervine Pinot Noir (Hunter) 84
2017 Nepenthe Pinot Noir (Hunter) 42
2016 Allandale Pinot Noir (Tumbarumba) 60
2018 Tyrrell’s Special Release Pinot Noir (Hunter) 63

Other reds and red blends:
2005 Colvin Wines ‘De Beyers Vineyard’ Sangiovese (Hunter) 70
2014 Belebula Tempranillo (Hunter) 45
2015 Gartelmann “Rhylstone” Petit Verdot 42
2014 McLeish Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz (Hunter) 62
2014 Stormy Ridge Tempranillo (Hunter) 54
2014 Margan Claret (Hunter) 82
2015 Allandale Single Vineyard Tempranillo (Hilltops, NSW) 48
2015 Margan Shiraz Mourvedre (Hunter) 65
2015 Gartelmann “Phillip Alexander” Cabernet Merlot 42
2016 De Iuliis LDR Vineyard Shiraz Touriga (Hunter) 61
2016 Keith Tulloch Shiraz Viognier (Hunter) 55
2017 Tamburlaine Single Vineyard Cabernet Franc (Orange) 42

Shiraz:
2006 Colvin Shiraz (Hunter) 140
2016 Gartelmann “Diedrich” Shiraz 76
2011 McGuigan ‘Personal Reserve’ Shiraz (Hunter) 135
2014 Tulloch Hector Shiraz (Hunter) 138
2016 Allandale “Hilltop” Shiraz (Hunter) 70
2015 Briar Ridge ‘Old Vines’ Shiraz (Hunter) 45
2015 Tinklers “U and I” Shiraz (Hunter) 90
2016 Tyrrell’s Shiraz (Hunter) 42
2014 Wombats crossing ‘Hermits Block’ Shiraz (hunter) 39
2016 Mcguigan Cellar Select Shiraz (Hunter) 39
2017 Tullochs ‘Pokolbin Dry Red’ Shiraz (Hunter) 95
2016 Tintilla Reserve Shiraz (Hunter) 75

Cabernets:
2013 Saddler’s Creek Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (Langhorne Creek, SA) 135
Tempus Two “silver series” Cabernet Sauvignon ( South East Australia) 48
2015 Briar Ridge ‘Cold Soaked’ Cabernet Sauvignon (Orange) 45
2015 Petersons Cabernet Sauvignon (Mudgee) 80

Merlot:
2017 Tintilla Justine Merlot (Hunter) 60
2016 Blueberry Hill Connoisseur Merlot 70
2017 Tinklers PMR Merlot (Hunter) 55                                                 2018 Mcleish Merlot (Hunter) 70

WINES BY THE GLASS

SPARKLING WINES

NV Tamburlaine Pinot Noir Chardonnay Sparkling Rose (Hunter) 12
NV Tulloch’s Cuvee Limited Release Brut (Hunter) 11                        2018 Constable Estate Moscato (Hunter) 10                                          NV Tyrrell’s Chardonnay Pinot Noir Brut (Hunter) 14

WHITE WINE

2018 Blueberry Hill Chardonnay (Hunter) 11
2019 Wombats crossing ‘The Classic Wombat’ Semillon Chardonnay (Hunter) 10
2018 Keith Tulloch ‘Epogee’ Roussanne Viognier Marsanne 9
2016 Tamburlaine Reserve Sauvignon Blanc (Orange) 12
2018 Gartelmann ‘Sarah Elizabeth’ Chardonnay 9
2018 David Hook Pinot Grigio (Hunter) 10                                           2014 Gartelmann Semillon 14                                                                2018 Peter Drayton ‘Wildstreak’ Verdelho (Hunter) 10

ROSE & RED WINES

 2019 Allandale Classic Dry Rose 13
2018 Mcleish Dwyer Rose 10
2014 Belebula Tempranillo (Hunter) 13
2018 Blueberry Hill ‘Connoisseur’ Merlot 14
2016 Allandale ‘Hilltops’ Pinot Noir (Tumbarumba) 13
2015 Gartelmann ‘Rhylstone’ Petit Verdot 11
2014 Wombat crossing ‘Hermits Block’ Shiraz (Hunter) 14
2015 Gartelmann ‘Phillip Alexander’ Cabernet Merlot 9
2016 Allandale ‘Hilltop’ Shiraz 15
2017 Tempus Two ‘Silver series’ Cabernet Sauvignon 11

OTHER BEVERAGES

BEERS AND CIDER

Beers:

Hahn Premmium Light  7                                                                Ironbark Hill Summer  10                                                                Ironbark Hill American Ale  12                                                            Ironbark Hill Far Canal Larger  12                                                         James Boags Premium Lager   8
Stone & Wood Pacific Ale  10
White Rabbit Dark Ale  10                                                               Murray’s angry Man Pale Ale  10
Willie Smiths Organic Farmhouse Pear Cider  10
Ironbark Hill Breathe a Cider Relief  10
Corona Extra   9

 

COCKTAILS

Amaretto Sour Amaretto, lemon juice   18
Aperol Spritz Sparkling wine, Aperol, soda   18
Bloody Mary Vodka, spicy tomato juice   18
Cosmopolitan Vodka, Cointreau, lime, cranberry   18
Espresso Martini Vodka, Kahlua, espresso, sugar syrup   18
Margarita Tequila, Cointreau, fresh lime juice   18
Martini Bombay Sapphire, dry vermouth   18
Negroni Gin, Vermouth Rosso, Campari   18                                   Spiced Apple & Gin    Apple cider, Gin, Lime, Cinnamon  18                 Sage & Fig   Bacardi, Grand Marnier, Sage, Fig, Lemon  18                       The New Old Fashioned  Bourbon, Bitters, Orange, Thyme  20             Buttered Honey Popcorn   Vodka, Butterscotch Schnapps, Popcorn, Honey   18                                                                                                  Iced Earl Grey Tea Gin, Earl Grey Tea  18                                           Plum & Thyme Margarita  Tequila, Cointreau, Lime, Plum, Thyme  18                                                                                                             Salted Caramel Espresso Martini  Caramel Vodka, Kahlua, Coffee, Salted Caramel  18

 

WHISKIES AND COGNACS

Cognac:
Courvoisier V.S.O.P. Cognac   14
Hennessey V.S.O.P. Cognac   14

Whisky:
Bowmore Gold Reef Single Malt   18
Craigellachie Single Malt 13yo   18
Dimple Haig 15yo   14
Glenfiddich Single Malt 12yo   14
Highland Park Single Malt 12yo   14
Johnny Walker Black Label 12yo   13
Wild Turkey Bourbon Whiskey  10                                               Highland Park Single Malt 12yo  14                                                       Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey  10                                               Johnny Walker Red Label  10                                                         Jameson Irish Whiskey  10                                                            Canadian Club Whiskey  10

BOURBON

Jim Beam Bourbon  10                                                                   Woodford Reserve Bourbon  12

GIN

Gordon’s Gin  10                                                                                Bombay Sapphire  12                                                                    Hendrick’s Gin  14

TEQUILA

Jose Cuervo Especial 9.50

 

NON-ALCOHOLIC

Soft Drinks 4.5
Coke, Coke Zero, Santa Vittoria Lemonade, Santa Vittoria Limonata

Fruit Juices 4.5
Orange, Apple, Pineapple, Tomato, Cranberry

Mineral Water
Apani Premium Australian Mineral Water Sparkling 750ml    9    200ml 5
Apani Premium Australian Mineral Water Still 750ml 9                 200ml 5

Coffee 4.5
(Cappuccino, flat white, latte etc)

Premium loose leaf tea 4.5
(English breakfast, Earl Grey, chamomile, chai, peppermint or Japanese green)

STICKIES AND FORTIFIEDS

Dessert Wines: 
2018 Mcguigan ‘Personal Reserve’ Late Picked Traminer  10/55
2007 Gartelmann ‘Ambrosia’ Late Verdelho Semillon   8/38
2011 Margan Botrytis Semillon (Hunter) 45/bottle
2016 Scarborough Late Harvest Semillon (Hunter) 10/glass   42/bottle                                                                                                  2017 Keith Tulloch Bortrytis Semillon  9/42                                      2009 Constable Estate Bortrytis Semillon  46

Fortified Wines:
NV Gartelmann Liqueur Muscat  11/53
2012 Tintilla ‘Edwardo’ Fortified Semillon  14
2016 Gartelmann Vintage Port  9/42
2014 Tintilla ‘Shortland R.N Reserve’ Fortified Shiraz  14              Tintilla ‘Vincento’ Barrel Aged Semillon  15

LIQUEUR COFFEE AND AFFOGATO

 

 Brandy   15
 Kahlua   15
Belgium Chocolate Liqueur   15
 Grand Marnier   15
 Cointreau   15
Tia Maria  12                                                                                  Frangelico  12                                                                                      Baileys  12                                                                                           Galliano Vanilla  12                                                                           Galliano Black Sambuca  12                                                   Jagermiester  12                                                                              Campari  10                                                                                      Disarono Amaretto  12                                                                       Pimms  10                                                                                               Ouzo  10

VODKA

Absolute Vodka  9.50                                                                     Belvedere Vodka 12                                                                                Grey Goose Vodka 14

RUM

Bacardi  10                                                                                     Bundaberg Original  10                                                                      Malibu Coconut Rum  10

BRANDY

Chatelle Napoleon  10                                                                    Menorval Calvados  10