MELBOURNE | Melbourne Cellar Door is the sister venue to one of our favourite suburban wine bars, Moonee Ponds’ The Valley Cellar Door, and brings a much appreciated boost to the quality of drinking options in South Wharf.
You’ll find over 600 bottles of wine on offer and more than 60 wines by the glass (rotated frequently). Co-owner and head sommelier Mark Pendreich and Jenny Polack have drawn upon their years of experience in the wine industry to source a list that’s very impressive. All wines are sourced from small, independent, family owned producers, and there are some real gems.
Like The Valley Cellar Door, Melbourne Cellar Door isn’t just about great wine. There are 8 rotating craft beer taps and over 130 craft beers in the fridge. As with the wine, the focus is on small, independent producers, and there’s enough variety to keep everyone happy, from those who want a refreshing lager to those looking for a new sour or imperial stout release.
Food is designed for ‘sharing & grazing’, with a focus on artisan cheeses, funky cured meats & wood fired pizzas. Think Camembert from France, Blue Cheese from Gippsland, wild boar chipolatas, and emu and kangaroo salami.
There’s a decent amount of seating inside, and it all opens up to the small outdoor section at the front – perfect for after work drinks all year round. As a bonus, Melbourne Cellar Door has an off site license, so you can grab a bottle of wine or beer to take home with you on the way out.
South Wharf has been in a constant state of change and improvement since being re-imagined as a food and drink destination, and with places like Melbourne Cellar Door opening, there’s more of a reason to visit this part of town than ever.
Melbourne Cellar Door
25 Dukes Walk
Sun – Tue: 12:00pm to 9:00pm
Wed: 12:00pm to 9:30pm
Thu: 12:00pm to 10:00pm
Fri – Sat: 12:00pm to 11:00pm