One of Perth's hottest new eateries, which has been open just over two months, has won the title of best new wine list against competition from around Australia.
The Trustee Bar and Bistro in St Georges Terrace, which opened on May 24, won the Tony Hitchin Best New Wine List in the Fine Wine Partners Wine List of the Year Awards 2012.
Co-owner Angie Taylor said her sommelier Alex Scott and wine consultant Emma Farrelly had worked around the clock for six weeks to create a list of 480 wines from scratch to be ready for the opening and to enter the awards.
"The task we set them was to produce a list that was approachable and which provides wines that people normally would not be able to taste by the glass," she said.
"We have more than 60 wines by the glass ranging from $5.40 through to $55 from wine regions all around the world."
The award for the best WA list was won by Rockpool at Burswood.
The winner of the wine list of the year was the iconic Royal Mail Hotel in Dunkeld, western Victoria, which knocked off some of the biggest names in the State capitals.
A record 425 entries from restaurants, wine bars, international hotels, clubs, pubs, cafes and brasseries across the country were judged by a panel of 28 wine commentators and master sommeliers from around the world.
BEST RESTAURANT WINE LIST - Royal Mail Hotel, Dunkeld
THE JUDY HIRST AWARD - Sebastian Crowther, Royal Mail, Dunkeld
NEW WINE LIST – TONY HITCHIN AWARD - The Trustee, Perth, WA
REGIONAL WINE LIST - Lake House, Daylesford, Vic
SMALL WINE LIST - Bloodwood, Sydney, NSW
FOOD AND WINE MATCHING WINE LIST - Circa, The Prince, Vic
INTERNATIONAL HOTEL RESTAURANT WINE LIST - Balla, The Star, Sydney, NSW
WINE BAR LIST - Melbourne Supper Club, Vic
COUNTRY RESTAURANT WINE LIST - Royal Mail Hotel, Dunkeld, Vic
PUB RESTAURANT WINE LIST - The Botanical, South Yarra, Vic
CAFÉ/BRASSERIE WINE LIST - European, Melbourne, Vic
CLUB WINE LIST - The Brisbane Club, Brisbane, Qld
LIST OF WINES BY THE GLASS - Est, Sydney, NSW
LISTING OF AUSTRALIAN WINE - Aria, Sydney, NSW
BEER LIST - Healesville Hotel, Healesville, Vic
APERITIF LIST - Rockpool Bar & Grill, Sydney
DIGESTIF LIST - Rockpool Bar & Grill, Sydney
READERS CHOICE AWARD - Aria, Sydney, NSW