Wine is an integral part of our offering at La Rosa The Strand. Each year executive chef, Nino Zoccali, and group sommelier, Cristian Casarin, travel to Italy to hand select new release vintages and connect with some of Italy’s best emerging producers. These wines are then incorporated into our extensive wine list - and in some cases, we (together with The Restaurant Pendolino) are the only restaurant in Australia to serve them.
We have a strong focus on organic and bio-dynamic wines and are in a unique position to offer many by the glass. We also have an expansive range of Italian aperitifs and boutique beers.
In 2018 and 2019, our unique wine list was recognised by Gourmet Traveller Wine magazine, presenting La Rosa with an esteemed Wine Glass at its Australian Wine List of the Year awards.
ROMAN APERITIVO HOUR
From 3.30-7pm, Monday to Saturday, La Rosa The Strand hosts Roman Aperitivo Hour in the Wine Bar, overlooking the Strand Arcade's stunning interiors.
For just $15, guests can select from a range of bespoke Roman cocktails, wine and beer, and enjoy a Roman inspired snack - ranging from Grilled Eggplant and White Anchovy Bruschette to Pizetta Margherita and Carbonara Arancini.
Roman Aperitivo Hour is a great way to relax after a long day, or for a quick tipple before your dinner reservation. No need to book, just head on in and enjoy. Saluti!
Hosted regularly throughout the year, La Rosa The Strand's Wine Circle masterclasses see us partnering with a unique boutique wine, beer and spirit producer, offering a selection of their best products during an express 45 minute masterclass.
Taking place in a dedicated section of our dining room, the Wine Circle masterclasses are an intimate and insightful experience, with our group sommelier Cristian Casarin, together with a representative from the beverage partner, guiding you through the tastings and answering any questions you might have.
Click here to stay up-to-date on upcoming Wine Circle masterclasses, or contact our events coordinator if you're interested in hosting an exclusive wine masterclass for your next private or corporate event.