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. Sommelier Jonathan 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.
Jonathan’s love for wine began when he completed hospitality studies in the early 2000s. After working in luxury hotels for a few years, the call was too strong and the decision to work in wine full time was made.
Beginning study in Oenology, Jonathan found that he enjoyed assessing wine more than the science of making it and upon having completed several wine appreciation courses, he started working in the wine industry full time in various roles.
He then sunk his teeth into the Adelaide hospitality scene as a sommelier working at some of Adelaide’s best, including Hill of Grace Restaurant, and the award winning, Restaurant Orana.
Jonathan has recently become one of the first Australians to pass the French Wine Scholar program, is a regular judge on the National Wine Show circuit and sits on the National Committee of Sommeliers Australia.
Jonathan loves wines from all over the world, but especially enjoys champagne and has a special place for the classic wines of Australia.
JB is looking forward to chatting with about wine or helping you select the perfect drop for your occasion!