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These Are The Top 50 Aussie Wine Bars Of 2020 So Add Them To Your Bucket List

If there’s one thing that’ll get us through 2020, it’s good wine (responsibly, etc). Also probably good cheese (not at all responsibly).

You’re on your own for the cheese, but the Wineslinger awards have kindly announced their top 50 Australian wine venues for 2020, so there’s your entire bucket list sorted.

What the heck are the Wineslinger awards?

An annual award put together by Young Gun of Wine Founder Rory Kent in 2018 to get Aussies out of their wine comfort zones. It’s more rewarding the epic wines bars of our countries, rather than the wine makers.

It’s legit too, with over 100 of our leading sommeliers, winemakers, hospitality tastemakers and journalists getting the vote.

While the official top 50 have been selected, you can actually have your own say for the People’s Choice award, by heading over here before midday on October 19.

Once you’ve all cast your vote and the winner is announced, Wineslinger is partnering with Tip Jar (a hospitality relief fund that raises money for those in the industry doing it tough) to donate $1 for every punter who goes in for a tipple.

Who made the list?

The best news is that the winners are pretty evenly spread around the country, so whether you can leave your state or not, you can still have good wine.

There are 14 venues from New South Wales, 12 from Victoria, eight from Western Australia, five each from South Australia, Tasmania and Queensland, and one from the ACT.

There’s also a total of 20 newcomers to the list, so yay for new things. Please enjoy the full list below.

ACT

Bar Rochford. Image: Provided / Lean Timms

NSW

Love, Tilly Devine. Image: Provided / Wineslinger 2020

QLD

Cru Bar + Cellar. Image: Provided / Wineslinger 2020

SA

Hellbound. Image: Provided / Wineslinger 2020

TAS

Sonny. Image: Provided / Chris Crerar

VIC

City Wine Shop. Image: Provided / Tess Kelly

WA

Lalla Rookh. Image: Provided / Wineslinger 2020

(Lead Image: Provided / Wineslinger 2020)