Barrelhouse Cellars: Sydney’s Newest Gem in The Rocks

Bars, Drink, Sydney / 12 September 2023

Barrelhouse Cellars: You’ll come by to pick up a bottle of wine but will likely stay for a tasting and deli plate in the courtyard.

Sydney’s historic enclave, The Rocks, just got a whole lot more exciting with the opening of Barrelhouse Cellars. The Barrelhouse Group, known for their successful ventures like Hickson House, The Barber Shop, and The Duke of Clarence, is delighted to welcome Sydneysiders and visitors to their latest gem on George Street.

Situated in a location steeped in history, Barrelhouse Cellars adds another layer to the vibrant tapestry of The Rocks. What sets this place apart is its unique blend of a bottle store, tasting courtyard, and deli, making it a one-stop destination for those who love a drink in a casual setting.

One of the standout features of Barrelhouse Cellars is its historic paved courtyard, which opens up to the ever-evolving Kendall Lane. Here, you can embark on a sensory journey through individual tastings and themed flights, including Australian gins and New World whiskies. For members of the Barrelhouse Club, the Cellars’ loyalty program, regular meet-the-maker sessions at the tasting table will be a delightful highlight.

Managing this haven of fine beverages is industry veteran Nick Minogue, who has a keen eye for independent, craft producers with a strong focus on Australian offerings. The store boasts a carefully curated selection that includes a previously cellared private wine collection and spirits to complement the award-winning Hickson Rd. Gins, which will have a place of pride on the shelves.

Nick Minogue himself puts it best: “Whether you’re a local dropping by for a weeknight treat or a traveler seeking a memorable, local shopping experience, we’ll find you the perfect drop.”

But Barrelhouse Cellars goes beyond just bottles; they’re here to elevate your at-home serving experience. Offering bottled cocktails from leading local bars, hand-cut ice, cocktail garnishes, and a delectable selection of artisanal cheeses, pates, and charcuterie, they ensure you have everything you need for an unforgettable gathering.

If you can’t make it to the store in person, Barrelhouse Cellars has you covered. They can carefully pack your chosen bottles for nationwide delivery, or if you’re in Sydney, you can opt for same-day delivery through their online store.