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Sommelier at the Argus Dining Room & BarJeremy Shiell received a golden tick of approval at the Gourmet Traveller Wine Awards in Melbourne this week with the restaurant’s wine list being awarded three glasses.

Jeremy, who has been with The Argus for almost 18 months said the wine list development has been highly interconnected with the restaurant’s paddock to plate food offering.

“The Argus has a strong commitment to great wine, including sustainable, low-intervention producers from around the world and local product as well.  The last-few years have seen a dramatic sea-change in wine, and I'm proud to champion these changes in an approachable, educational manner,” he says.

The Gourmet Traveller Wine Award judges not surprisingly delivered a glowing review of The Argus wine selection:

“This is a list that cries from rooftops with innovative, artisan, sustainable wine producers with rotating features on winemakers like benchmark Bindi of Victoria and fine Champagne grower-producer Ulysse Collin.  It's a cutting edge selection that steers down the natural wine path, but doesn't forget to include fine examples of all genres. Wonderful stuff.”

Located in the boutique Peppers Mineral Springs Hotel in Daylesford, the latest award joins a list of accolades for The Argus over the past 12 months including: 

The Age Good Food Guide 2015 Chef’s Hat 

Gourmet Traveller Top 100 Restaurants for 2015 

Luxury Travel Magazine Gold List Awards 2014 - Best Australian Food and Wine Experience – Dining

The Argus Bar & Lounge wine menu offers an enormous 475 wines for guests to choose from, 15 of these are available by the glass and the selection includes a mix of local, interstate and international offerings.