Passionate about not only food but finding the best wine to accompany it, these restaurants are all about wines varietals, with most paying homage to Canberra’s amazing wine region.

Bar Rochford

Perhaps taking their wines more seriously than food (if that’s possible), wine and cocktail bar, Bar Rochford is all about fine food, exciting wine producers and good jams. Changing their menu regularly, you’ll find a new and refined hand-selected list of wines that pair perfectly with their current food menu, or are even great to stand alone. Teaching us about wines on Instagram and what to ask for next time we’re in, they are proving they know their stuff. Go in blind and ask one of their friendly staff for a recommendation.


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Rizla is all about theRiesling, believing it is the perfect match to any dish. Working alongside some of the Canberra region’s best wine producers, the team are all about making drinking wine fun. Featuring Canberra’s best new vintages and cellared Rieslings, side by side with iconic Australian and international producers, Rizla also proudly shares many of the region’s other red and white varietals. We know where we’re going for work drinks tonight.


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Paranormal Wines

If you couldn’t tell by the name, Paranormal Wines is all about those great drops. Working as a wine shop and bar, they welcome you to explore their exciting selection of interesting wines and take it to-go, or to have a sit and chat amongst their tasty snacks. Often doing events with local and regional winemakers, check out their Instagram for what’s coming up next. P.S is you want to experiment with orange wines, this is the place to go…ask them for a recommendation and share it between the burrata.


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Showing the love for Aussie wines, Pilot’s wine list, while constantly changing, is all about those great-tasting Australian wines. Proving that you don’t always have to cross the sea to get the perfect wine, try the alcoholic wine pairing menu alongside their set 7-course degustation menu. Check out their Instagram for the latest wine pairing of the month.


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Dear Prudence

European style wine bar, Dear Prudence offers a list of global wines and local undiscovered bottles, served with delicious tapas style food. Curated by professional sommeliers, expect to try drops you’ve likely never tasted before.


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Claiming numerous awards for their wine list, with over 500 labels of interesting and classic wines, Aubergine reflects some of the best fine dining in Canberra. Sharing the same philosophy as their food, by using local and smaller growers, their wine list includes plenty from the Canberra region. Offering a regularly changing 5-course set menu with two wine pairing options, have a try and experience the selection the team pick for you. 


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