Maurice Terzini, the legendary Melbourne-born restaurateur behind iconic Bondi restaurant Icebergs Dining Room and Bar, describes himself as a “jack of all trades”.

He’s not only brought Sydney some of its most ambitious restaurants (Cicciabella, Caffe é Cucina), but also worked across fashion (he’s the co-owner of fashion labels Non Plus and Ten Pieces, design and music. And now he’s showing off his talent for selecting incredible wines in our latest Broadsheet Wine box.

A collection of easy-drinking, natural and mostly lo-fi vinos (meaning they’re made with minimal intervention), the box will bring the party to yours even when you’re hiding from the cold. Find skinsy oranges that will make you feel like you’re on the Italian coast, juicy and smashable Aussie pinot noirs to sit by the fire with, and a classic syrah that surprised Terzini with its elegance. And they’ll pair with just about anything, from a big comforting bowl of pasta to a slow Sunday roast.

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“I hope the box encourages good conversations, ideas and love,” says Terzini.

Tying together Terzini’s box is his passion for zero-waste, local producers, and of course, a good time. “When it comes to picking wine, I’m all about sustainability and good farming, but mostly the people who make it.”

The 2021 Blind Corner Orange in Colour, for example, comes from biodynamically farmed and certified organic vineyards in Margaret River. It uses just about every variety of white and gris that you can think of before being blended into a wild ferment. Or there’s a pinot noir rosé from one of Terzini’s favourite Victorian producers, Hochkirch, which uses 100 per cent estate-grown, 25-year-old vines. Drinks writer Max Allen once said this 700-acre farm was as “close to the ideal biodynamic vineyard as you could imagine”.

It’s a big month for Terzini, who is about to open his first restaurant in Melbourne in over a decade, alongside Joseph Vargetto of Mister Bianco. Called Cucina Povera Vino Vero, the restaurant will deliver an unfussy experience inspired by Italian migrants who came to Australia between the 1950s and ’70s. Wines will be a big focus here, but not in the way you’d expect.

“The older I get, the easier I want my dining experiences to be – that includes the wine selection,” says Terzini. Expect a list of about eight "no frills" house wines – reminiscent of what Terzini’s father would drink – supplemented every quarter with wines sourced from friends of Terzini’s. First up: Piedmont native Giorgio de Maria, whose portfolio Giorgio de Maria Fun Wines holds an extensive list of cult wine producers from across the globe.

“Wine helps to explode flavours in food, and it’s very social. The yarn is sometimes more important than the wine itself,” says Terzini.

Maurice Terzini’s wine box is no longer available, but you can check out this month’s Broadsheet Wine box here. Subscribe now for $40 off your first box.