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By Imogen Baker
November 05, 2016

Handpicked Cellar Door Is Chippendale's Newest Wine Haven

Wine! Cheese! And they deliver.
By Imogen Baker
November 05, 2016

In 1955, J.R.R. Tolkien claimed that 'cellar door' was one of the most phonically beautiful phrases in the English language. We really have to agree, but it's mostly because of what's behind the cellar door — Wine! Cheese! And hidden away in Chippendale is a cellar that we're really keen to explore.

Handpicked Cellar Door, sitting on the corner of Kensington and Outram Streets, is opening early next week, much to the delight of Sydney wine enthusiasts. It's the project of Handpicked Wines, a young but celebrated winery, with vineyards operating across Australia, Italy, Chile and New Zealand. Their cellar door project aims to bring wines from across their vineyards together in one place — along with charcuterie, of course.

Handpicked Cellar Door is pushing the whole 'cellar' vibe, decorating with exposed brick and littering the venue with fermenting wine tanks. Guests can also be educated by interactive iPad experience or go deep with 30-minute tutorials and tastings.

Even better (if possible) is the fact that HCD will also operate as your new off-license and booze delivery service. Take away wine by the bottle or order online and have it delivered straight to you. Oh, and the cheese! The selection's being curated (along with other charcuterie staples) by Formaggi Ocello, cheese specialists from Surry Hills.

Find Handpicked Cellar Door at 50 Kensington Street, Chippendale. Opening hours are Monday to Friday, 11.00am-10.00pm; Saturday and Sunday 10.00am-10.00pm. Check out their website for more info.

Published on November 05, 2016 by Imogen Baker

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