Cellar & Bar

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



One of the unique elements of Comptoir is its two owners – David and Tim - two (over) accomplishing sommeliers who are eager to (over) share! Enter Comptoir’s Tuesday Mini Masterclass – on the second Tuesday of each month at 6.30pm, in a small group on our communal table for a 90-minute immersion of six wine on the uber delicious scale (with some tasty bar nibbles along for the ride). Suitable for the wine novice or the wine nuanced. 

Tuesday July 11, 6.30pm


All of our attention focused on a single grape; Shiraz / Syrah. This variety delivers everything from the dizzying heights of the world's greatest wines, to a solid mid-week workhorse.  It's a transparent and expressive grape let's see we what it has to say when we listen! We'll explore some of its facets, from the cool elegance of the Northern Rhone in France to the richer, warmer, darker styles of South Australia.

Tuesday August 8th, 6.30pm


The beautiful city of Bordeaux, its wines are sought after by the most fastidious wine collectors, the wines are some of the most prestigious and long lived of any.  

Crafted from the family of grapes that include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc (among others).

Bordeaux is continuing to evolve and explore the expressions of this centre of global fine wine production.

We will delve into several of its well known communes to reveal that not all Bordeaux carries a lofty price tag and needs many many years in the cellar.

There are in fact some generous, delicous and accessible Bordeaux that we will taste and talk about for this special edition of Intimate & Tuesday.