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

 
2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne (Blanc de Blanc) 350
2008 Pol Roger (Champagne) 180
NV    Taittinger (Champagne) 100

SPARKLING

 
2011  The Cellar Restaurant Blanc de Blanc (Hunter)   60
2014 Constable Estate Moscato (Hunter)   37
NV    Brokenwood Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir (S.E. Aust)   53
NV    Tullochs Cuvée Limited Release Brut (Hunter)   37

WINES BY THE BOTTLE

WHITE WINES

 
Semillon:
2006 Tyrrell’s Vat 1 Semillon (Hunter) 150
2007 Colvin Semillon (Hunter) 140
2009 Brokenwood Latara Vineyard Semillon (Hunter) 135
2011 McWilliams Mt Pleasant Lovedale Semillon (Hunter) 107
2012 Tyrrell’s Single Vineyard ‘Stevens’ Semillon (Hunter) 75
2013 The Cellar Restaurant Semillon (Hunter) 30
2017 Brokenwood Semillon (Hunter) 60
2017 Gundog Estate Wild Semillon (Hunter) 57
2017 Thomas ‘Braemore’ Semillon (Hunter) 53

Sauvignon Blanc:
2015 Tamburlaine Reserve Sauvignon Blanc (Orange) 40
2017 Ra Nui Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough, N.Z.) 49
2017 Brokenwood Forest Edge Sauvignon Blanc (Orange) 45

Verdelho:
2015 Elysium Limited Release Verdelho 53
2016 The Cellar Restaurant Verdelho (Hunter) 39
2017 Vinden Estate Reserve Verdelho (Hunter) 48
2017 Pepper Tree Verdelho (Hunter) 40

Other whites and blends:
2015 Charteris Riesling (Bannockburn, Central Otago, NZ) 54
2016 Tamburlaine Organic Riesling (Orange) 30
2016 Constable “Matilda” Semillon Sauv. Blanc (Hunter/Adelaide) 37
2016 Meerea Park ‘Indie’ Marsanne Roussanne (Hunter) 58
2017 Hart & Hunter Dr. B’s Fiano (Hunter) 43
2017 Pokolbin Estate Riesling (Hunter) 44
2017 Allandale Pinot Gris (Goulburn Valley, Vic) 37
2017 Margan Albarino (Hunter) 56
2018 Thomas Semillon Sauvignon Blanc (Hunter/Adelaide Hills) 43
2018 David Hook Pinot Grigio (Hunter) 39

Chardonnay:
2004 Tyrrell’s Vat 47 Hunter Chardonnay (Hunter) 180
2013 McGuigan Personal Reserve Chardonnay (Hunter) 75
2013 The Cellar Restaurant Chardonnay (Hunter) 40
2013 First Creek Winemaker’s Reserve Chardonnay (Hunter) 99
2013 Dobler Chardonnay (Orange) 48
2015 Scarborough Chardonnay (Hunter) 49
2015 Hart & Hunter Chardonnay (Hunter) 57
2016 Lake’s Folly Chardonnay (Hunter) 147
2015 Prettydog Vineyard Chardonnay (Hunter) 45
2016 Dark Horse Chardonnay (Hunter) 43
2017 Margan White Label Chardonnay (Hunter) 71
2017 Keith Tulloch Chardonnay (Hunter) 45
2017 Silkman Reserve Chardonnay (Hunter) 74
2017 Tulloch EM Chardonnay (Denman, Upper Hunter) 57

Rosé:
2014 Ascella Organic Rosé (Hunter) 35
2016 Brokenwood Rosato Nebbiolo (Beechworth) 61
2017 Gundog Estate Rosé (Canberra) 50
2018 Vinden Headcase Rosé (Hunter) 46

RED WINES

 
Pinot Noir:
2013 Charteris Pinot Noir (Central Otago, NZ) 103
2014 Mount Pleasant Mothervine Pinot Noir (Hunter) 84
2015 Nepenthe Pinot Noir (Adelaide Hills) 39
2015 Allandale Pinot Noir (Tumbarumba) 52
2016 Stargazer Pinot Noir (Coal River, Tas) 99
2016 Brokenwood Pinot Noir (Beechworth, Vic) 55
2017 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) 43
2014 Silkman Reserve Shiraz Pinot Noir (Hunter) 85
2014 Tempus Two Cabernet Merlot (Limestone Coast, S.A.) 39
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) 45
2015 Margan Shiraz Mourvedre (Hunter) 65
2015 David Hook Reserve De Novo Rosso (Barbera, Nebbiolo, Sangiovese) 58
2016 Margan Tempranillo Graciano Shiraz (Hunter) 65
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
2009 Brokenwood ‘Graveyard’ Shiraz (Hunter) 350
2011 McGuigan ‘Personal Reserve’ Shiraz (Hunter) 75
2013 Tulloch Hector Shiraz (Hunter) 138
2013 Tyrrell’s ‘Brokenback’ Shiraz (Hunter) 45
2015 Briar Ridge ‘Old Vines’ Shiraz (Hunter) 45
2015 Tinklers “U and I” Shiraz (Hunter) 90
2016 Tyrrell’s Shiraz (Hunter) 39
2016 McGuigan Cellar Select Shiraz (Hunter) 36
2016 Brokenwood Shiraz (Hunter) 95
2016 Tullochs ‘Pokolbin Dry Red’ Shiraz (Hunter) 51
2016 Dark Horse Shiraz (Hunter) 54

Cabernets:
2013 Saddler’s Creek Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (Langhorne Creek, SA) 135
2013 Lake’s Folly Cabernets (Hunter) 159
2015 Briar Ridge ‘Cold Soaked’ Cabernet Sauvignon (Orange) 45
2015 Petersons Cabernet Sauvignon (Mudgee) 80
2015 Saddler’s Creek Bluegrass Cabernet Sauvignon (Langhorne Creek, SA) 72
2017 Macquariedale Estate Organic Cabernet Sauvignon (Hunter) 49

Merlot:
2014 First Creek Merlot (Orange) 40
2015 The Cellar Restaurant Merlot (Hunter) 39
2017 Tinklers PMR Merlot (Hunter) 55

WINES BY THE GLASS

SPARKLING WINES

NV Brokenwood Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir (S.E. Aust) 12
2011 The Cellar Restaurant Blanc de Blanc (Hunter) 15
2014 Constable Estate Moscato (Hunter) 11

WHITE WINE

2013 The Cellar Restaurant Chardonnay (Hunter) 10
2015 Scarborough Chardonnay (Hunter) 12
2015 The Cellar Restaurant Verdelho (Hunter) 9
2017 Brokenwood Semillon (Hunter) 14
2018 Thomas Semillon Sauvignon Blanc (Hunter/Adelaide Hills) 12
2018 David Hook Pinot Grigio (Hunter) 10

ROSÉ

 
2017 Vinden Headcase Rose (Hunter)   11
 

RED WINES

 
2012 The Cellar Restaurant Merlot (Hunter) 10
2014 Belebula Tempranillo (Hunter) 11
2014 Nepenthe Pinot Noir (Adelaide Hills) 10
2016 Tyrrell’s Shiraz (Hunter) 10
2016 Tullochs ‘Pokolbin Dry Red’ Shiraz (Hunter) 13
2017 Macquariedale Estate Organic Cabernet Sauvignon (Hunter) 13

OTHER BEVERAGES

BEERS AND CIDER

Beers:
James Boags Premium Light   6
Cascade Premium Light   6
James Boags Premium Lager   8
Crown Lager   8
James Squire Amber Ale   8
Little Creatures Pale Ale   8.5
Nastro Azzurro Peroni   8.5
Heineken   8
Corona Extra   8.5

Cider:
Napoleone & Co Pear Cider (Yarra Valley, Vic)  8.5
Willie Smiths Organic Apple Cider (Huon Valley, Tas)   10
Frank’s Cherry Pear Cider (Tasmania)   10

 

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

 

WHISKIES AND COGNACS

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

Whisky:
Ardbeg Single Malt 10yo   17
The Balvenie Single Barrel Single Malt 15yo   18
Bowmore Gold Reef Single Malt   18
Bushmans Single Malt 10yo   11
Craigellachie Single Malt 13yo   18
Dimple Haig 15yo   14
Glenfiddich Single Malt 12yo   14
The Glenlivet Single Malt 15yo   17
Glenmorangie Highland Single Malt 10yo   12
Highland Park Single Malt 12yo   14
Johnny Walker Black Label 12yo   13
Pig’s Nose 5yo   11

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: 
2008 Gramp’s Botrytis Semillon (Riverina) 45/bottle
2010 Bimbadgen Botrytis Semillon (Riverina) 40/bottle
2011 Margan Botrytis Semillon (Hunter) 45/bottle
2012 Scarborough Late Harvest Semillon (Hunter) 10/glass   40/bottle

Fortified Wines:
Mr. T’s Very Rare Fortified Verdelho 10/glass
Tulloch J.Y. Port 8/glass
Petersons Port 9/glass
The Cellar Restaurant Muscat 8/glass

 

LIQUEUR COFFEE AND AFFOGATO

Jamaican – Tia Maria   15
Irish – Irish Whisky   15
Royale – Brandy   15
Mexican – Kahlua   15
Belgium – Belgium Chocolate Liqueur   15
Marnissimo – Grand Marnier   15
French – Cointreau   15
Cellar Special – Tia Maria and Cointreau   15