CRU Wine Bar is awarded "Three Wine Glasses" by Gourmet Traveller Wine List of the Year Aw


A Prestigious Award from Gourmet Traveller

CRU Wine Bar, located in Kew, has been awarded “Three Glasses” for the Wine List in Gourmet Traveller’s Wine List of the Year Awards. This is their fourth consecutive year receiving “Three Glasses”.

Business Owner and Sommelier Tony Donnini (Certified, Court of Master Sommeliers) says, “CRU’s goal was always to be one of Melbourne’s finest wine bars. Seven years later, we believe we are amongst some of the best. Not only in Melbourne, but in Australia. We believe in providing a variety of wine to suite people from all walks of life. This could not be achieved without the help of my business partners, Peter Rose and Andrew Pickering, and our team of dedicated staff."

CRU Wine Bar is one of 118 other venues in Melbourne that have been recognized by Gourmet Traveller, and shares the top honour of “Three Glasses” with only 40 other venues in Victoria.

Employee Colleen Haggarty (Wine Spirits Education Trust Level 3) says, “An honour, again! This is the fourth time I've seen this list receive Three Glasses, and I love being apart of this team. It's great to see the list grow and change as the demand and drinking styles change over the year.

CRU’s Wine List contains over 300 wines, and also includes signature cocktails, aperitifs, beers, digestives and more. CRU showcases wines from around the world, including rare Super Tuscans, Vertical Vintages of Australian established vineyards such as Red Bank, Jasper Hill, Cullen, Rockford and others.

Patrick Walsh, Director of fine-wine importer and wholesale distributor Cellarhand says, “The great thing about CRU is that it came along when there was a very real need in the area for somewhere to go for a decent glass (or bottle!) of wine… I love the diversity of the list, the way that it speaks to the drinker with all the information provided, but never in a wine-snobby way…Really pleased that CRU us starting to get some of the recognition it deserves!”


"CRU Wine Bar is as much about the people who run it, as it is about the food and wine it offers. The comprehensive wine list is stunning, with informative and entertaining snippets and categories to make choosing a wine a breeze. You will be utterly spoilt for choice, with fine Burgundy, Champagne and Super-Tuscans, quirky artisanal labels and respected local legends. It is most definitely a list for all wine lovers, whether you are after a single glass of textural rosé or a bottle of an aged European classic. I wish it were my local."

Key information

  • 2019

  • CRU Wine Bar, Kew

  • Three Wine Glasses – Gourmet Traveller – Wine List of the Year Awards

  • Website URL –

  • Instagram @ cru_kew

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For more information, please contact:

Colleen Haggarty

Marketing + Function & Events Coordinator, CRU Wine Bar

03 9818 4366

0474 265 513 //

Individual Wine Glass Photo Copyright Eastbridge

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