You can get a half decent bottle of Spanish wine from just about anywhere these days, most retailers will have at least a cava or a Rioja on offer. However there are a few that stand out. I’ve chosen those with a good selection of wines and sherries, good product knowledge and importantly good pricing.
This is a limited list of retailers (in no particular order) that I have either purchased from or had a good chat to about Spanish wines and are happy to recommend. The list is mainly for Melbourne, as that’s where I live, but if you have a favourite store that you buy from, drop me an email and I am happy to look at adding them to the list.
Boccaccio Cellars: A great range of wines from just about all of the importers. Some of the best prices around, Anthony drinks a lot of Spanish himself, so he has very good knowledge and is more than happy order in stuff that he doesn’t stock. Shop online or drop by and have a chat.
Winestar: Again, a great range from all of the importers at great prices. Bert and the guys will help you out with what ever you need. Bert’s been known to have the odd glass of the Spanish stuff and knows what he’s talking about if you need a hand.
Rathdowne Cellars: These guys know Sherry and this place is heaven for Sherry nuts . Cam and the crew have just about every sherry on the market and will let you know what is drinking the best at the moment. I’m always bumping into the guys at tastings. A diverse selection of wines and regular in-store tastings as well.
Randall’s Hawthorn: Stew and Tom at Randall’s in Hawthorn have a great range and really know their Spanish and Portuguese gear. I’m sure the other stores will get what every you like in too.
North Sydney Cellars: Jules and the team from NSC have a very good range of Spanish gear on offer, with some great case price deals and features on Spanish wine from time to time. Drop in and have a look around or order on line.