The shortlist for the 2023 Tasmanian Wine List of the Year has been released, as the competition enters its sixth year.
The award recognizes Tasmanian businesses that are championing the state’s wine in their hospitality and retail offerings.
With the 16 finalists announced, fans of Tasmanian wine can now vote for the People’s Choice award, and each voter has the chance to win 12 mixed bottles of Tasmanian wine.
Along with the People’s Choice award, the judging panel will award the winners for Best Hobart / Launceston Wine List, Best Regional Wine List, Best Small Wine List and Best Retail Wine List, as well as the overall champion Tasmanian Wine List of the Year. The judges’ decisions will be informed by the diversity and representation of Tasmanian wine on offer as well as the quality of the venue’s wine service and knowledge.
Wine Tasmania CEO Sheralee Davies congratulated the 2023 shortlisted venues, noting many of these businesses were first time finalists.
“This year represents the broadest geographic spread of finalists so far, from Stanley to Port Huon and lots of places in between. It’s fantastic to see such strong support for our local wine offering, and we’re encouraging Tassie wine lovers to get out and visit new venues or revisit venues they haven’t for a while and vote for their favourite,” she enthused.
This year’s list of finalists are:
- Aloft Restaurant, Hobart
- Driftwood Restaurant, Lauderdale
- Du Cane Brewery & Dining Hall, Launceston
- Grain of the Silos, Invermay
- Kermandie Hotel, Port Huon
- Little V, Launceston
- Mures Upper Deck, Hobart
- Peppina, Hobart
- Pickled Evenings, Launceston
- Sandy Bay 9/11, Sandy Bay
- Shipwrights Arms, Battery Point
- Stanley Wine Bar, Stanley
- T42, Hobart
- The Branch, Swansea
- The Gorge Restaurant, Trevallyn
- The Imbibers, Oatlands