10 Wine Bars to Check out This New Year

When it comes to wine bars, Perth is spoilt for choices that can transform those laid-back Sunday arvos into nights of refined indulgence. Both the city and the suburbs are filled with spots that range from effortlessly cool to the elegantly upscale. We've put together a list of our top spots to sip and savour the best vintages in town:

1.  Casa - Mount Hawthorn

Casa in Mount Hawthorn is arguably one of the most popular spots to eat and drink in Perth right now. Casa stands out as a European-inspired all day cafe and wine bar, renowned for its unique ambience, impressive selection of organically and biodynamically farmed wines, cocktails, delicious food, and exceptionally welcoming service. Be ready to vie with the fortunate locals of Mount Hawthorn for a coveted table at this popular spot.

2.  Powell’s Fromagerie and Wine Bar | Leederville

Powell's in Leederville, more of a fromagerie with a fantastic wine list, is where cheese and wine dreams come true. Their wines are selected to perfectly pair with their impressive cheese offerings. Start with the whites, then move to the reds – each with a perfect cheese companion. Beyond their exquisite pairings, Powell's is also committed to sustainability. Embracing a zero-waste philosophy, they creatively repurpose food leftovers: leftover focaccia is transformed into crunchy breadcrumbs, while cheese rinds are ingeniously incorporated into their next batch of savoury arancini balls.

3.  Bar Rogue | Highgate

Beaufort Street's Bar Rogue, brought to you by the Le Rebelle team, is a date night dream. Set over two levels, this European-style wine bar exudes a moody and intimate ambiance. It features an array of delicious share plates, crafted from a menu that's constantly evolving to offer new culinary delights. The wine selection is thoughtfully curated, showcasing a range of local treasures and offerings from smaller producers. It includes an impressive mix of Australian and international wines, with options to enjoy magnums by the glass and a selection of rare vintages that are sure to impress even the most discerning wine aficionados.

4.  Mummuc | Wembley

It wouldn’t be a complete list without mentioning one of our favourites, Mummuc. Right next door to the beloved Monsterella, Mummucc is a charming Italian wine bar in Wembley. With a vast wine list and divine Italian eats (hello, Monsterella pizza delivery!), it's the perfect spot to watch the world go by. Be warned, it's popular and walk-in only, so you’ll want to snag a table when you can!

5.  Vinotto | Swanbourne

Right in the heart of Swanbourne and conveniently opposite the train station lies Vinotto, a slice of European chic. Picture yourself in this stylishly designed space, with its warm terracotta tones, sleek terrazzo bar, and light timber furnishings, all while sipping from a handpicked selection of fine wines. Vinotto prides itself on spotlighting small-scale producers known for their meticulous and skilful creations, ensuring that even the most seasoned wine enthusiasts will discover new, uncharted flavours. It's the perfect neighbourhood bar, ideal for an evening of relaxation and refined tastes.

6.  Copia - Perth CBD

Copia, nestled in the CBD is the newest go-to for post-work drinks and more. Starting as a coffee spot, it’s evolved into a chic wine bar, boasting an extensive global wine list and classic share plates including duck and pork terrine, oysters and burrata. To top it all off, Copia offers the chance to deepen your wine knowledge with their regular tasting events. Join the expert sommeliers for casual wine masterclasses, priced at $35 per person, where you'll embark on an enlightening journey through a curated selection of wines.

7.  Pep’s Wine Bar | Peppermint Grove

Immerse yourself in the delicious wine world of Pep’s, nestled in Peppermint Grove. The warm ambience, accentuated by rustic brick walls and a welcoming courtyard, sets the perfect stage to enjoy their extensive wine collection that boasts over 160 varieties, each carefully selected to cater to the most discerning of palates. Couple this with live music playing throughout the week, and you have the perfect spot to gather with friends, indulge in some delicious charcuterie, and effortlessly while away the hours in good company and great ambience.

8.  Besk | West Leederville

Besk is without a doubt a cornerstone of West Leederville's vibrant scene. Their unique collaboration with Mane Liquor brings an array of distinctive and quirky wines to the table and serves as a wonderland for wine enthusiasts. The atmosphere in the bar is equally captivating, with its blend of raw brickwork and verdant plant life creating an inviting, ultra-modern vibe. Whether you're in the mood to dine in, sip a drink, or simply grab a bottle for later, Besk caters to all. But it's not just their wine that draws the crowd - their ever-evolving seasonal menu is a feast for the senses too!

9.  Cherubino City Cellar | Subiaco

You’ll find wine, wine and more wine at Cherubino City Cellar. Nestled on Rokeby Road, this urban cellar door is a wine lover's paradise with a sixteen-page wine list to keep you busy. But it's not just the wine that'll capture your attention, their menu is also filled with mouth-watering dishes, each perfectly crafted to complement your drink. A local favourite, their exquisite burrata dish, is an absolute must-try and serves as the ideal accompaniment to any wine you choose.

10.  Wines of While | Northbridge

For an authentic natural wine experience, head over to Wines of While in Northbridge. Here, you'll find an effortlessly cool setting where you can dive into the world of natural wines, complemented by Mediterranean dishes: think terrines, pastas and addictive slow-cooked cannellini beans – all pairing exceedingly well with the wines on offer. Its popular sun-drenched outdoor dining area provides the perfect backdrop for a leisurely afternoon spent savouring a glass or two in the sunshine.

Whether you're a wine connoisseur or just looking for a cosy spot to unwind with friends over a glass of vino, each of these spots around Perth offer the perfect blend of exquisite wines, delectable cuisine, and good vibes. Which one will you try this year?

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