Cellar & Bar

Comptoir is a wine shop, pantry, consultancy, bar & grazing place.  Owner operators, David Lawler in Melbourne. Near to Fitzroy.



Our 'Cellar Sessions' welcome some talented guest wine people for a regular drop-in, tasting and chat. Held in our wine retail shop every fortnight, it's a great chance to taste what's delicious right now.  Free admission.

SATURDAY JULY 22 | 2pm - 3.30pm
ALLIES with David Chapman

David Chapman established Allies in 2003.  His wines from the Mornington Peninsula exude texture.  David looks for rich, silky and perfumed Pinot.  He showcase the diversity of soils and climates on the Peninsula.  We will be tasting his range of Mornington townships with a back vintage thrown in for good measure.  This is benchmark Mornington Peninsula wine.

SATURDAY AUGUST 5 | 2pm - 3.30pm
"HEROES" VINEYARD with James Thomas

This is James' first solo venture.  He has cut his teeth working at Bannockburn Vineyards and managing Clyde Park.  He found a single site in the Otway Hinterland from which he produces extraordinarily pure wines.  His philosophy follows classic winemaking edicts: dry grown vines with healthy, long roots (planted in early 2000); sustainable, organic viticulture (in conversion); minimal additions; minuscule production.  His 'hands-off' approach of wine making allows these principles to shine in wonderfully pure varietal expressions.