Welcome to our very own Aladdin’s Cave!
Our Wine Room is a trove of interesting, rare, and classic wines. These include labels from both local growers and well-known Old World names such as Petrus, Mouton Rothschild, Lafite and a wide collection of Burgundys. Sommeliers Owen and Giulia will happily guide you through, or leave you to find your own personal bottle which suits your taste and budget.
The fun is in the browsing, and all bottles have prices clearly marked in white chalk pen. You’ll find an astonishing nest of auction-level vintages at affordable prices, premium large-format bottles, and an exclusive collection of vintage Seppletsfield fortifieds. If local is your fancy, we have a wonderful selection of small, organic and biodynamic producers such as Lucy Margaux, Taras Ochota, Sam Scott, and Yarra Yering; plus the hotel owners’ own experimental lot of older Australian whites.
Giulia was born in Maremma, a sub region south of Tuscany, in Italy.
In 2014 she started to work in wine bars and attended a professional sommelier course at the Italian Sommelier Association. She conducted a research thesis in wine marketing and wine tourism of Morellino di Scansano, the Sangiovese wine produced in Maremma. This insight into the wine industry motivated Giulia to pursue a career in wine, rather than simply marketing. Her passion led her to move to Bordeaux for her Masters in wine and spirits business and Wine and Spirits Education Trust certifications (2 and 3). It is very difficult in the capital of wine not fall completely and deeply in love with wine! In Bordeaux she spent three years working for a fine wine merchant and for an organic wine shop: Millésima and Autres Chateaux. What Giulia loves most about wine is its sharing aspect; tastes, thoughts and moments with people who may be friends, or people you barely know yet with whom you bond over wine. Wine makes you dream, change and travel. It’s these exact virtues that have brought Giulia to Australia, and to The Crafers Hotel, where she is a popular and enthusiastic member of our team. Giulia is on hand most days at The Crafers, and will be happy to meet you in the wine room or at your table, to help you select the perfect wine for your budget and occasion.
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