Winners of the 2017 Tasmanian Wine List Awards announced

Amidst a strong field of finalists

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Wine Tasmania and the Tasmanian Hospitality Association (THA) first partnered on these awards in 2014, in order to recognise and reward Tasmanian licensed businesses supporting and promoting the island’s wines as part of the THA’s annual Awards for Excellence.

At the THA’s Awards for Excellence Gala Evening on 21 August 2017, Wine Tasmania Chief Executive Sheralee Davies announced the Judges’ Choice as The Source Restaurant at MONA and the People’s Choice as The Bridport Bunker Club.

The judging was undertaken via a two stage process - an independent panel reviewed all applications, selected its winning venue and shortlisted nine venues. The finalist venues were then promoted for a period of eight weeks, with the public encouraged to vote for their favourite.

“Tasmania’s wines are regularly receiving global recognition, which is encouraging more and more people to travel to Tasmania to try our wines. It is an important part of the visitor experience for them to be able to enjoy a glass of local wine over a meal during their visit, and it’s great to see so many venues promoting Tasmania’s outstanding wines as part of their offering”, said Ms Davies.

“The judges consider the representation of Tasmanian wines by the glass and by the bottle, in line with the venue’s overall offering, the depth and diversity of the wine range, the structure, accuracy and professionalism of the wine list, as well as staff training and wine knowledge.”

Ms Davies recognised the other finalists noting that it was a particularly strong field of finalists and acknowledging them all for their support of the local wine sector. The other finalists were:

  • Astor Grill
  • Bay Restaurant - Freycinet Lodge
  • Drift Café Restaurant
  • Grape Bar & Bottleshop
  • Hotel Bruny
  • Maldini
  • Mures Upper Deck


About the winners:

The Source Restaurant at MONA (Museum of Old and New Art): serves fresh, uncomplicated food created from seasonal local produce and presented according to the whim of Executive Chef Vince Trim. Dine in style with views over the Museum grounds and River Derwent. 

The Bridport Bunker Club, North East Tasmania: Di and Dion Turner have reinvigoriated the Bridport Ex-Serviceman, Community and Bowls Club whilst retaining the traditions of the RSL. Tasmanian beverages are featured and of course, fresh, local produce is the feature of bistro style meals served for lunch and dinner in the restaurant, in the bar and on the deck overlooking Anderson Bay.

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