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2019 Wineslinger Award Winners

The Young Gun of Wine people recently announced their 2019 Wineslinger award winners, recognising ‘the best wine haunts across Australia right now’. Langton’s is a sponsor of the Wineslinger awards. 

The Wineslinger trophy.

The Wineslinger trophy. Photo by James Morgan.

As ‘wineslingers’ ourselves, we at Langton’s are ecstatic about supporting the awards. We understand that telling the story behind a wine contributes immeasurably to the enjoyment of the wine experience and the value attached to it. We join all Wineslingers in celebrating the best in wine (and spirits) from around the world.

Karen Gough of Settler’s Tavern.

Karen Gough of Settler’s Tavern. Photo by James Morgan.

This year’s big winners are 10 William Street in Sydney’s Paddington (Wineslinger 2019), Wines of While in Perth (Best New Haunt), Supernatural Cellars in Byron Bay, northern NSW (The Maverick), and Settlers Tavern in Margaret River, WA (People’s Choice).

The awards are decided by a panel of 100 wine and hospitality experts – winemakers, sommeliers and journalists. They celebrate the venues that best engage with the exciting world of wine, and have fun while they’re doing it.

Sam Winfield of Wines of While

Sam Winfield of Wines of While. Photo by James Morgan.

‘The wine landscape has changed so much in recent years’, says Young Gun of Wines founder Rory Kent. ‘It’s becoming more and more dynamic – from the products available to the places in which to discover and enjoy wine. 

Peter Windrim of Supernatural Cellars

Peter Windrim of Supernatural Cellars. Photo by James Morgan.

‘This year’s Top 50 list demonstrated that diversity and colour: from a knockabout Aussie pub, which is this country’s largest account for Krug Champagne, where it’s drunk out of butcher glasses; to an underground haunt where you blend 1950s nightclub fine dining with a rock’n’roll ethos; to places that blur the lines between restaurant and bar; from CBD hole-in-the-wall laneway venues to regional locations that have some of the best wine lists around.

‘But the common thread with all the Top 50 venues is a shared sense of fun and adventure when it comes to wine’.

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