Clover Moore sadly didn’t make the opening of her wet dream of a venue, the Berkelouw Wine Bar, where at long last people with refined tastes can drink Chardonnay and bury their nose in a book. Co-owner Gary Mullins explains the “aim was to create a relaxed meeting place where you can appreciate the best of what life has to offer - live music, wine and delicate tasting plates."
During summer you’ll be tasting wines from the Orange region, including the 2006 Borrodell Sparkling Pinot Noir which went down a treat with some Maffra Cheddar on the tasting plate that nurse_nihilist and I enjoyed during our visit.
While you’re there (Thurs-Sun, 1pm-10pm), do check out the developed food and wine section below. I found some great holiday reading...
Berkelouw Wine Bar
Level 1, 70 Norton Street, Leichhardt
Ph: (0438) 644 622