Stoneleigh Marlborough Metro, a pop-up bar with a difference, has taken up residence in Sydney’s Hyde Park, behind St James Station and just across the road from David Jones. A very convenient location for shoppers and CBD workers to enjoy a glass of wine or two when they have finished their shopping or want a break from work.
Known also as Metro St James, the pop-up bar will only be around for several months, so don’t delay, make sure you visit this urban oasis soon.
At the recent launch event, I sampled their unique Cellar Door Experience, where you can taste a range of Stoneleigh wines, guided by a Stoneleigh wine advisor who educates you on New Zealand’s Marlborough region and Stoneleigh varietals.
The Stoneleigh Marlborough Tasting takes you through the Marlborough selection including Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay. The 10-15 minute tasting is $10 per person.
The Stoneleigh Rapaura Series Tasting of Stoneleigh’s single vineyard range includes Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. The 10-15 minute tasting is $12 per person.
The Stoneleigh Deluxe Tasting of Stoneleigh’s Rapaura Series Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris plus expertly matched canapés is $20 per person and takes 20-25 minutes.
Sandra Tiltman Photos: John Pond