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Eleanor Knight4 years ago

Calling all wine lovers - find the best glass in town!

Ok, so it's been a long hard day at the office and you're in desperate need of a large glass of wine to soften your evening, but there is just one problem - you haven't got a clue where to go. If you are located in Newcastle and simply LOVE vino, there are a number of classy, chic and iconic wine bars where you are guaranteed a fantastic full-bodied glass. Whether you are looking for a location that oozes with sophistication and class or would prefer to be whipped away to an exotic land that specialises in wine, Newcastle has the location for you. Read on below to find out the hottest wine spots in the city.

Longworth House

Vintage decor and fine wine, Longworth House - Newcastle
Vintage decor and fine wine, Longworth House – Newcastle

Who doesn’t enjoy sinking into a leather sofa with a full-bodied glass of Shiraz? With their prestigious heritage building location and simply divine list of iconic wines, Longworth House is the ultimate hotspot for anyone who prefers a wine glass over a schooner. Step inside their tapas lounge and wine bar where you will be instantly thrown back into the 1900s by their grand decor and vintage aura. Enjoy a selection of indulgent tapas dishes, such as confit octopus and foie gras, while you feast your eyes upon a beverage list that is packed with some of the finest vino’s in Newcastle. Whether you are a white wine connoisseur or prefer to dabble in a spot of red, there are a number of local and international wines that will be sure to quench your palate. If you are looking for a premium location when your can sit back and swirl a glass with your friends over a long evening, be sure to check out Longworth House.
Where: 129 Scott Street, Newcastle, NSW, 2300

Rustica Newcastle Beach 

Escape to the Mediterranean, Rustica - Newcastle
Escape to the Mediterranean, Rustica – Newcastle

If you have ever visited the Mediterranean, surely one unforgettable memory has to be the quality of wine you most probably overindulged in. It’s certainly true to say that this exotic part of the world know a thing or two about what makes a good bottle. Visit Rustica Newcastle Beach if you are looking to escape your typical bar and find yourself in a beach location that transports you to the other side of the world. Home to some of the best wines from the Hunter Valley, as well as a number of regional and international bottles, the only difficulty this evening will be choosing which glass to enjoy. Overlooking the golden sands of Newcastle Beach, you are able to casually relax on their unique furniture, hand-crafted by both local and foreign artisans, while you enjoy a bottle bursting with flavour. Feeling peckish? This Mediterranean location offers a exquisite menu full of delicious dishes, perfect to pair with your choice of wine. From share plates to tapas, you will be sure to find something to compliment your appetite.
Where: 2/1 King Street, Newcastle, NSW, 2300

5 Sawyers

Happy drinkers, 5 Sawyers - Newcastle
Happy drinkers, 5 Sawyers – Newcastle

Looking for somewhere a little different to spend an evening of chitchat over a bottle of wine? Found in the chic Darby Street location of Newcastle, 5 Sawyers bar specialises in cocktails, wines, brews and sprits. Basically, if you love a drink, this is the spot for you. As the perfect place to gather with your friends on a weekday evening, 5 Sawyers has a wine for everyone – regardless of your picky tastebuds. Whether you enjoy the sweet and bubbly side of life with a bottle of Lindaauer Fraise from New Zealand or prefer to relax over a bottle of vibrant red such as Tyrrell’s Brokenback Shiaz from the Hunter Valley, you will not be left disappointed by their flavoursome beverage range. If your night suddenly goes from casual and sophisticated to lively and excited, why not get stuck into to their extensive range of gourmet cocktails, professionally crafted by their in-house mixologists.
Where: 115 Darby Street, Cooks Hill, NSW, 2300

Have somewhere in mind that sells a knock-out glass of Shiraz? Send us the location in the comments below. 

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