These are places where vino is taken very seriously, and if you ask, the staff will be able to guide you. Most of the time, cheese and other European fare are part of the package.


A focus on natural wine by the crack team behind The Town Mouse.

122 Russell Street, Melbourne

Punch Lane

A city staple for more than 20 years. What more do you need to know?

43 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne
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A French-leaning list with dining-friendly half bottles on offer.

Basement 141 Flinders Lane (corner Oliver Lane), Melbourne
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Wine on a roof.

Level 2 161 Spring Street, Melbourne

Kirk’s Wine Bar

Settle into a bentwood chair and pretend you're in Europe.

Corner Hardware Lane and Little Bourke Street, Melbourne

Cumulus Up Wine Bar

The upstairs version of Andrew McConnell's Cumulus Inc has the same X factor.

Level 1 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
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City Wine Shop

Sit in or take a bottle home.

159 Spring Street, Melbourne
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