Tasmania’s Top Local Wine Lists Announced for 2023

The 2023 Tasmanian Wine List of the Year awards have been announced, with the highest accolade being awarded to Launceston’s Grain of the Silos - Judges' Choice Award.

Three additional awards have also been announced, recognising outstanding local wine offerings by venues across diverse sizes, styles and locations. The Best Regional Wine List was awarded to Kermandie Hotel, while Stanley Wine Bar received awards for both Best Small Wine Bar List and the People’s Choice Wine List, receiving over 43% of votes from the wine-loving public.

The outstanding quality of finalists in the 2023 awards also saw the introduction of a highly commended category for the first time, recognising Hobart’s Mures Upper Deck and Peppina, Launceston’s Little V and regional entrant The Imbibers, located at Oatlands.

Unlike other award programs, the Tasmanian Wine List of the Year has a hyper-local focus and seeks to identify those venues that go the extra mile when it comes to championing our island’s world-famous produce.

Wine Tasmania’s CEO Sheralee Davies said: “The depth and quality of the local wine offering from all finalist venues was a step up this year, reflecting the growing sophistication of the island as a wine and food destination. Not only did we see an increase in new and geographically-dispersed entrants, their wine lists featured a much greater range of wine producers, locations, varieties and vintages than previously seen. We commend and thank all of our finalist venues for the excellent role they play in promoting the island's wines to locals and visitors alike.

2023 Tasmanian Wine List of the Year award winners:

2023 Tasmanian Wine List of the Year finalists (listed alphabetically):

Aloft Restaurant (Hobart), Driftwood Restaurant (Lauderdale), Du Cane Brewery & Dining Hall (Launceston), Grain of the Silos (Launceston), Kermandie Hotel (Port Huon), Little V (Launceston), Mures Upper Deck (Hobart), Peppina (Hobart), Pickled Evenings (Launceston), Sandy Bay 9/11 (Sandy Bay), Shipwrights Arms (Battery Point), Stanley Wine Bar (Stanley), T42 (Hobart), The Branch (Swansea), The Gorge Restaurant (Launceston) and The Imbibers (Oatlands).

For further information, please contact Sheralee Davies at Wine Tasmania on 0407 004 959.