Settlers Tavern vies for top spot on wine list

Settlers a standout: Settlers Tavern has secured a spot in the national 'Wineslinger' top 50 list for the second consecutive year. Photo: Elements Margaret River.
Settlers a standout: Settlers Tavern has secured a spot in the national 'Wineslinger' top 50 list for the second consecutive year. Photo: Elements Margaret River.

Margaret River's very own Settlers Tavern has again secured a spot in the Young Guns of Wine national 'Wineslinger' top 50 list.

The awards, which were first launched in 2018, recognise the best places to drink wine across Australia, as judged by a panel of 100 of the nation's best winemakers and journalists.

This marks the second consecutive year that the popular Margaret River venue has made it onto the Young Guns of Wine list.

According to award founder Rory Kent, the venues named in this year's list bring both energy and approachability to wine enjoyment.

"They are defined by fun, not formality," he said.

"These venues bring energy, adventure and approachability to wine enjoyment.

"The size of the wine list, isn't what gets you onto the Top 50.

"It's the sum of the parts.

"It's the wine concept, the food, the staff, the setting and that special something.

"The best part of wine is the thrill of discovery.

"The venues in the Top 50 all have a commitment to wine that makes them the go-to destinations of the wine experts looking to find something new."

Settlers Tavern is one of six venues to be representing Western Australia in this year's awards.

Settlers Tavern proprietor and wine director Karen Gough said the venue were pleased to be putting Margaret River wine on the map.

"We're so pleased to be chosen as a Wineslinger venue for the second year in a row, and what great company we're in from all across Australia," she said.

The awards feature two categories, including an Overall Prize, as chosen by the panel, and a People's Choice Award.

Once the top 50 list has been curated, the judges publish the list online for the public, who determine the winner of the People's Choice Award.

Ms Gough said it would be an added bonus if Settlers could put Margaret River on the map by taking out the People's Choice Award.

Voting closes at 12pm on Monday, October 28.

Settlers Tavern is gearing up to host three of Perth's best comics, in their show 'Life' on Thursday, September 12, from 8.30pm.

Tickets are available at www.oztix.com.au or on the door.