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  • The Botanical named Wine List of the Year for second year running

August 9, 2017

Gourmet Traveller WINE has awarded Best Wine List Victoria 2017 to the Botanical.

The Botanical also entered the Gourmet Traveller WINE Hall of Fame, having won awards for Best Pub Restaurant Wine List in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Now in its 24th year, the Gourmet Traveller WINE Awards are Australia’s most respected wine awards program, developed to reward outstanding wine lists across the country. “The Awards… focus attention on the best lists around a country that has a vibrant wine scene,” said Chairman of Judges, Peter Forrestal.

The Botanical’s wine list is integral to the dining experience and to the venue’s success. Featuring around 900 wines, there’s something to suit all occasions – from young Australian Gamays and Chenin Blancs, to Penfolds Grange and numerous selections of Domaine de la Romanée Conti.

For after-dinner sips, a superb range of sweeter varietals round out the list, including old-world drops from Château d’Yquem alongside new-world wines from Australia and the USA. The by-the-glass list is equally diverse, featuring around 25 varietals on a rotating basis with a focus on local and European wines carefully matched to the Mediterranean-accented menu.

“We’re thrilled to get the top award for 2017 and also to join the Hall of Fame,” said Jaime Pedraza, General Manager of The Botanical. “Wine is our lifestyle at The Botanical and we’re delighted to be recognised by Gourmet Traveller WINE.”

The Botanical is open every day for lunch and dinner, and from Friday to Sunday for breakfast. Take-away bottles from the award-winning list are available in-house from WineStyle, The Botanical’s wine store; a selection is also available online at