What others say about us.
Sydney Morning Herald Foodies Guide to Sydney 2009 - Winner, Best Wine Merchant.
Sydney Morning Herald
Good Food Guide 2006
- does its own independent reviews of restaurants and providores of fine food and wine. Here’s what they said when rating us amongst their 10 Sydney liquor retailers: “Walk into this reborn shop and you sense that the proprietors are dedicated and enthusiastic. Their special passion is for pinot, and New Zealand is strongly represented”.
Annandale Cellars - "If this unassuming inner west shop were merely pinot noir heaven, it would be worth driving across town for. But there's more. First, the pinot. Manager Chris Foster & floor staff member Stuart Owen are unabashed pinotphiles. The range of these wines racked on the way to the inner sanctum of the back room - from Central Otago to Nuits St George to the Mornington Peninsula & across to California - is mouthwatering. But then so is the fascinating range of wines from the smaller & more interesting makers all over the world...." The Sydney Morning Herald "The Foodies Guide to Sydney 2007"
Annandale Cellars - "Walk into this reborn shop & you will sense that the proprietors are dedicated & enthusiastic. Their special passion is for pinot noir, and New Zealand is strongly represented." The Sydney Morning Herald "Good Food Guide 2006"
Annandale Cellars - "My favourite wine store is Annandale Cellars - the staff there are knowledgeable, friendly and happy to spend a fair bit of time with me whenever I come into the store just to talk about new releases or wines that we’ve tried recently and liked or not liked. They have a small but handpicked selection of mostly boutique Australian wines and have been happy in the past to try to hunt down specific wines that I have been looking for that they don’t stock. Most importantly I trust the advice I get from the staff in this store, they remember what I’ve mentioned I’ve liked and disliked on past visits and tailor their suggestions for my interests." Appellation Australia
Cremorne Cellars - "A sister shop to Annandale Cellars with a similar look & feel (such as the newly installed red cedar shelving), a good range of local & imported wines, and knowledgeable staff. Pinot noir is a passion: there are nearly as many pinots as Shirazes. Champagne & Italian are also strong suits." The Sydney Morning Herald "Good Food guide 2008"
From the pen of Peter Bourne - "The demise of the independent wine retailer has been loudly heralded for many years. The concentration of retail power in the hands of gigantic rivals Woolworths and Coles has squeezed many small players out. But while a few big operators control the bulk of the market, there is still room for small businesses to find their own niche. Thankfully, in the wine business, there are signs of a revival...." Independent Retailers