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5 Best Wine Bars on the Gold Coast

Calling all Gold Coast wine lovers.

The Goldie is a sensational spot to quaff top-quality plonk, with a slew of groovy venues from Burleigh to Broadbeach. In recent decades, a string of sophisticated Gold Coast wine bars has sprung up along our sparkling shores, offering silky smooth drops from the region and beyond.

Keen to sip a celebratory glass (better make it a bottle) at the best of them? We’ve rounded down the top five wine bars—or restaurants with fantastic wine lists—on the Gold Coast.

Rosella’s Bar

A hop and a skip from Burleigh Beach, this cheeky boutique wine bar celebrates everything Australiana. From budgie smuggler artwork to the wattle-festooned counter and those ubiquitous native animal prints, it’s a patriotic place to slurp fine Aussie wines.

Much of the good stuff hails from regional small-batch produces—come here to savour your favourite Scenic Rim drops. If you’re peckish, order a tiny oyster-filled esky to accompany your wine. How Aussie is that?

 
 
 
 
 
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Paloma Wine Bar

Round the corner from Rosella, Paloma is a buzzy James Street wine bar that attracts a cool, chatty clientele. While the cocktails are next-level (try their innovative burnt butter concoction), the up-and-coming hotspot is most famous for its eclectic wine list. Expect a dazzling array of varietals on the menu, from international imports to home-grown favs.

The gang behind the award-winning Restaurant Labart run the show, so you can expect the nosh to be top-notch. Yes, the menu is tiny. But these curated culinary offerings go down an absolute treat. If you’ve got a grumbling tummy, try their hearty beef burger.

 
 
 
 
 
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Gemellini

What’s the best cuisine to accompany a bottle of fine wine? Italian, of course. And Gemellini has perfected the pairing to a tee. This long-standing Nobby Beach institution has been wowing Gold Coast foodies for years, serving a delectable selection of handmade pasta and wood-fired pizzas.

The scrumptious cellar list leans heavily towards traditional Italian drops—it’s got the tastiest tipples this side of Tuscany. But note: the low-lit, industrial-chic venue is more restaurant than a wine bar. No biggie, though. You definitely won’t regret ordering off the drool-worthy food menu.

 
 
 
 
 
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La Bella Cellar

This whimsical whitewashed restaurant encapsulates the carefree vibe of Burleigh Beach. And while exquisite Italian gastronomy is the focus, you’ll also find a detectable selection of fine Mediterranean wines. Let the knowledgeable sommelier choose the perfect Italian-only pairing or find an equivalent domestic alternative. Easy as.

If you don’t fancy a proper meal, order the DIY grazing board where you choose your own ingredients—pro tip: you can never have enough cheese. Couple that with the bubbles, pet nats, whites, or reds of your choice for an epic afternoon of indulgence.

 
 
 
 
 
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Social Eating House + Bar

Fine dining and fine wining is the aim of the game at Social Meeting House + Bar. This brilliant Broadbeach venue has an award-winning menu of tasty share plates—think oysters and charcuterie for days. And what better way to accompany these heavenly bite-sized morsels than a glass of the good stuff?

The easy-to-peruse wine list has been split into sections like light aromatic whites and medium-bodied reds. Attentive service, exceptional food, and an energetic atmosphere justify the elevated price point.

 
 
 
 
 
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