It’s no secret that Hawthorn is one of Melbourne’s most-loved areas. This chic inner city suburb is home to grand architecture from Victoria’s gold rush era, an array of boutiques on Glenferrie Road, and some of the best wine restaurants in Melbourne – including The Meat & Wine Co!

No matter what the occasion, we believe that our venue in Hawthorn East is one of the best wine bars Hawthorn has to offer. Don’t just take our word for it – here are five reasons why The Meat & Wine Co is a Melbourne wine bar you can’t miss.

Enjoy fine wine in an elegant heritage-listed building

The Meat & Wine Co is centrally located in a heritage-listed bank site on the vibrant Camberwell Junction, just a short walk away from the Camberwell Sunday Market and the Camberwell Shopping Precinct. Our restaurant and bar combines rustic local structures with touches of African patterns and prints, all to give you a unique and contemporary setting for your next wine night with friends or that special someone.

Sample South Africa’s best wines

There’s no denying that Melbourne’s vineyards produce some of the finest wines in the world, but we believe that sometimes, our taste buds need to go on a journey to other parts of the globe. The Meat & Wine Co is one of the best wine bars in Melbourne if you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind wine experience: our wine list features a selection of handpicked blends and varietals from some of the best winemakers in South Africa.

In our PUZA Lounge, enjoy a glass of the Pinotage from Stellenbosch, or savour the complex flavours of Cabernet Sauvignon from the Thelema Mountain Vineyards. No matter which wine you choose, you can be sure that you’ll be trying some of South Africa’s finest wines.

Indulge in artisan cheese and wine in Melbourne

A wine night isn’t complete without some delicious artisan cheese, which is why the best wine bars in Melbourne CBD and surrounds always put careful consideration into their cheese and wine selection.

Here at The Meat and Wine Co Melbourne, we take both seriously: choose from blue cheeses, hard cheeses, or soft cheeses, all served with conserve, assorted crackers, and an array of seasonal fruit. Once you’ve settled on your cheese of choice, our qualified staff can recommend the best wine from our extensive wine list to pair with your selection for an indulgent evening treat.

We offer so much more than wine

We love wine, but the best Melbourne bars mix up the drinks menu – which is exactly what we do. At The Meat & Wine Co, there’s no need to hop from a wine bar to a cocktail bar to a whiskey bar in Melbourne. We’ve curated a special cocktail menu and hand-selected a range of spirits, liqueurs, beers, and ciders to cater to every palate.

Pro tip: for the adventurous whisky and cognac lovers, our bar serves up flight experiences featuring a selection Glenmorangie, Ardbeg, and Hennessey’s finest spirits.

Pair your wine with a world-class dinner

What’s better than finishing the week with a glass (or bottle) of wine, followed by a mouth-watering dinner featuring some of the best steak in the city?

Typically, wine bars in Hawthorn serve a selection of tapas and nibbles, but we think that steak and wine deserve to be enjoyed together. That’s why our chefs and sommeliers worked together to craft a menu that features premium Monte beef, sourced exclusively for The Meat & Wine Co, with a handpicked selection of red wines from the world’s  finest wine regions (including South Africa and Australia). Dine on marbled wagyu rump steak or grass-fed dry-aged rib-eye on the bone, and pair your meal with an exquisite red blend – the choice is yours.

Whether you’re looking for a night of wine and cheese in Melbourne, a mid-week drink spot, or a special venue to celebrate with friends or that someone special, The Meat & Wine Co in Hawthorn is the ideal location for an unforgettable night with great food, delicious wine, and good company.