It’s convenient, reduces waste and means you can buy it all by the glass. These are just some of the restaurants jumping on this new wine trend.
Chin Chin, Sydney
Ultra-cool Asian eatery Chin Chin serves five top wines on tap, including options from Brokenwood, Yabby Lake and Jim Barry. Not only are the wines specifically chosen to pair with the food but ditching bottles, labels and boxes helps to reduce the restaurant’s carbon footprint.
69 Commonwealth Street, Surry Hills, NSW; (02) 9281 3322
Josef Chromy, Relbia
This top Tassie winemaker serves one of their most popular drops – the Pepik Pinot Noir – on tap at their cellar door south of Launceston. The wine keg they use to store this popular red is 100 per cent recyclable.
370 Relbia Road, Relbia, Tasmania; (03) 6335 8700
Neighbourhood Wine, Melbourne
This low-key wine bar in North Fitzroy pours a range of carefully selected tap wines alongside its bottled offerings. The folks behind it will soon be opening a second venue in Lygon Street that will expand to having 20 tap wines on the list.
1 Reid Street, Fitzroy North, Victoria; (03) 9486 8306
Rising Sun Workshop, Newtown
Famous for its toast-flavoured breakfast ramen, this cool Newtown café/motorbike workshop also serves its wines out of a keg to reduce waste and make it easier for customers to try different wines by the glass.
1C Whatley Street, Newtown, NSW; (02) 9550 3891
The Charming Squire, South Brisbane
This Brisbane brewhouse, owned by beer powerhouse James Squire, serves six wines on tap, including drops from Dowie Doole in South Australia and Peregrine Wines in New Zealand.
3/133 Grey Street, South Brisbane, Queensland; (07) 3077 7254
This elegant Launceston wine bar and restaurant serves a range of wines on tap including the Meadowbank Sauvignon Blanc Riesling, their house Pinot Noir and a Moorilla “Mofo” Shiraz rose, so you can purchase them easily by the glass or carafe.
1 Franklin Wharf, Hobart, Tasmania; (03) 6231 5005
Innocent Bystander, Healesville
Every wine at this Yarra Valley winery is stored in temperature-controlled, recyclable kegs, including their moscato, pinot gris and syrah. Ideal with one of the wood-fired pizzas and share plates.
316-334 Maroondah Highway, Healesville, Victoria; (03) 5999 9222
Italian Street Kitchen, Neutral Bay
Everyone needs a cheerful neighbourhood Italian and Italian Street Kitchen on the north shore of Sydney serves pizza, pasta and roast meat alongside a strong selection of Italian wine on tap, available by the glass or carafe.
19 Grosvenor Street, Neutral Bay, NSW ; (02) 9953 5888