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The Australian Wine Centre was established in 1987 and is situated in the heart of Sydney at Circular Quay. For over twenty five years we have endeavoured to provide our customers with the latest and greatest on the Australian wine scene. It has been - and still is - a relentless pursuit to seek out the most innovative and quality-driven wine producers in the country whilst also paying homage to the established flag-bearers.

What we stock:
Some of the wineries represented in our store include some of the most established names in Australian wine: - Penfolds, Henschke, Giaconda, Torbreck, Lake's Folly, Mount Mary, Tyrrell's and Bass Phillip. However, there's also plenty of the smaller, artisan producers: Ochota Barrels, Hurley Vineyard, Bindi Winegrowers, Si Vintners, William Downie, Jamsheed, Ruggabellus and The Standish Wine Co. to name a few. We like to think of it as a 'snapshot' of what is being done in Australia at any given time. On top of this, we carry a large selection of champagne from the small growers to the grande marques and have an increasingly eclectic range of imported wines.
Older bottles, rare vintages:
We have always maintained a vast selection of back vintages and continue to cellar wines that we believe will improve over time giving our customers access to aged wines with guaranteed provenance.
Tastings:
We conduct regular, free in-store tastings, often featuring the people behind the wines – click here to see what’s coming up.During this time we have also built an enviable reputation for our ability to ship wine abroad. Over the years we have spent a lot of time developing this service to such an extent that we consider it to be unrivalled. Currently, we ship to over thirty countries, door-to-door around the globe. Click here to learn more
We conduct regular, free in-store tastings, often featuring the people behind the wines – click here to see what’s coming up.
Worldwide delivery:
During this time we have also built an enviable reputation for our ability to ship wine abroad. Over the years we have spent a lot of time developing this service to such an extent that we consider it to be unrivalled. Currently, we ship to over thirty countries, door-to-door around the globe. Click here to learn more.
We pride ourselves on our level of service and expertise and look forward to sharing it with you when you are next in store!
Meet the team:
Rob McGregor: Rob, along with Mike Upfold, considers the Australian Wine Centre his third child or, in Mike's case, the one he never had. He relinquished a potentially long and dull career as a town planner to join the team in 1998 and since then has strived to make the shop one of the destinations for fine wine for tourists and locals alike. When he's not tasting or buying wine for the shop, he's at home with his family on the Northern Beaches imbibing in some Etna Rosso.
Michael Frost:
Zac Phillips:


WHAT WE STOCK:

Some of the wineries represented in our store include some of the most established names in Australian wine: - Penfolds, Henschke, Giaconda, Torbreck, Lake's Folly, Mount Mary, Tyrrell's and Bass Phillip. However, there's also plenty of the smaller, artisan producers: Ochota Barrels, Hurley Vineyard, Bindi Winegrowers, Si Vintners, William Downie, Jamsheed, Ruggabellus and The Standish Wine Co. to name a few. We like to think of it as a 'snapshot' of what is being done in Australia at any given time. On top of this, we carry a large selection of champagne from the small growers to the grande marques and have an increasingly eclectic range of imported wines.


OLDER BOTTLES, RARE VINTAGES:

We have always maintained a vast selection of back vintages and continue to cellar wines that we believe will improve over time giving our customers access to aged wines with guaranteed provenance.


TASTINGS:

We conduct regular, free in-store tastings, often featuring the people behind the wines – click here to see what’s coming up. 


WORLDWIDE DELIVERY:

During this time we have also built an enviable reputation for our ability to ship wine abroad. Over the years we have spent a lot of time developing this service to such an extent that we consider it to be unrivalled. Currently, we ship to over thirty countries, door-to-door around the globe. Click here to learn more.

 

DSC_4542_200_pixels.jpgMeet the Team:

It is no secret that the success of any business is built on the people within it...

Michael Frost - Michael first set foot in the AWC as a customer and some years down the track fate handed him an AWC jersey.  "I love the process of meeting the people who make the wine, constantly tasting what's out there, then listening to each customer and putting forward a wine that we know, whether its a trusted favorite or new discovery."

Zachary Phillips - After finishing his studies, Zac pursued his passion for wine and found a job with AWC, where he continues to expand his knowledge. Certified WSET Level 3, Zac's enthusiasm for all things wine is contagious. Whether its traditional or avant-garde, he believes that good wine needs to be shared and loves being in a position to do so.