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Wine List of the Year Award 2020

In a year in which the Australian hospitality industry was tested to the limit, the 2020 Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards, announced online on Monday 30 November, have highlighted the depth of talent and dedication of many sommeliers around the country.
No restaurant has done more to maintain the highest standards in wine and wine list creativity than the winner of this year’s Australia’s Wine List of the Year, Melbourne’s acclaimed Attica restaurant.
A regular on the rollcall of the World’s Best 50 Restaurants, Attica celebrates boundary-pushing cuisine. Likewise, its wine list is daring and challenging while keeping the closest eye on quality.

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2020 Winner Attica

Australia's Wine List of the Year

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Attica , Ripponlea VIC

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  • Cuisine: Australian
  • Sommelier: Dom Robinson, Jane Lopes
  • Number of Wines: 500
  • Wines by the Glass: 32
  • Wine Price: $$$
An excellent compilation with the focus on paths less trodden. That does not mean that quality producers like Clonakilla, Yalumba, Mt Mary, Henri Bonneau and many others are not littered throughout, but there are many more obscure producers which have also earnt their positions here. Excellent by the glass, aperitifs, digestifs and more. A list which will thrill the adventurous wine explorer – Sparkling Sake, anyone?

Judy Hirst Award

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Dom Robinson / Jane Lopes

SommelierDom Robinson / Jane Lopes

Attica sommeliers Dom Robinson and Jane Lopes are joint winners of the Judy Hirst Award as the sommeliers responsible for the winning List. Ms Lopes returned to the US due to the COVID-19 lockdown but is recognised for her exceptional work in curating the wine list over the past three years and working with current head sommelier Dom Robinson on the winning list.

Best Wine Lists State or Territory Winners 2020

With the exceptionally high standard of wine lists from all over the country, you can discover and experience the winners wine list from your state or territory.

Il Lido, Cottesloe WA

Best Wine Lists Venue Type Winners 2020

  • Best City Restaurant Wine List
  • Best Country Restaurant Wine List
  • Best Hotel Restaurant Wine List
  • Best Pub Restaurant Wine List
  • Best Club Restaurant Wine List
  • Best Wine Bar Wine List

Best Wine Lists Category Winners 2020

  • Best New Wine List – Tony Hitchin Award 16
  • Best Small Wine List (Max 50 Wines)
  • Best Small Wine List (Max 100 Wines)
  • Best Food & Wine Matching List
  • Best List of Wine by the Glass
  • Best Aperitif List
  • Best Digestif List
  • Best Beer List
  • Best Listing of a Region’s Wines
  • Best Listing of Australian Wines
  • Best Listing of NSW Wines
  • Best Listing of SA Wines
  • Best Listing of TAS Wines
  • Best Listing of VIC Wines
  • Best Listing of WA Wines

Hall of Fame 2020

The Hall of Fame is a prestigious list of establishments who have achieved leading status either by winning the Main Award or the same State/Territory or Category award three times. Each year, new successful establishments are added to Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards Hall of Fame. To maintain a current listing however, they must enter and maintain their glass rating each year, which is no easy feat!

Glass Ratings 2020

The key objective of the awards is to recognise and reward exceptional sommeliers, their wine lists, and the owners who have invested in them. Each entering venue is awarded 3, 2, or 1 glasses based on their wine list submission. Judges submit their scores based on the guiding principles of appraisal. AWLOTYA allocates glasses with the utmost integrity, albeit in acknowledgement that all reviews are subjective.

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A well-curated wine list is exciting to explore and guaranteed to enhance your dining experience. Discover Australia's best wine lists developed by talented sommeliers from restaurants, wine bars, cafes, brasseries, pubs, clubs and hotels by suburb or postcode.
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