Wine list on song
What do Billy Button, Delamere, Mount Horrocks, Stargazer, Ata Rangi, Vasse Felix, First Creek, Silkman, Bellwether, Peppertree, Wynns Coonawarra Estate, Occam’s Razor, Pfeiffer and Yalumba have in common? They all have women winemakers. And they are all on the wine list at new Sydney restaurant Song Kitchen.
Sommelier Sophie Otton, who consults to the restaurant, has put together a list that contains 50% wines made by women.
Song Kitchen is in the Song Hotel, the newly refurbished and renamed YWCA, located at the southern end of Hyde Park in Sydney’s CBD. The chef is, of course, female and as Otton says, a strong feminine touch seemed logical for a women’s organization.
I haven’t had a chance to dine there yet, but I intend to.
The idea was part of the brief supplied by former CEO of the YWCA, Anna Bligh, and operations director Jon Ackary, who suggested strong female representation – and wines from NSW – might be particularly appropriate. Says Otton:
“As the list developed, the concept of a 50% female winemaker/estate owner rule just seemed a logical standard, a quiet statement that reflected the core principles of the YWCA.”
If you eat at Song Kitchen you’ll be helping women in other ways: all profits fund projects run by the YWCA NSW to support victims of domestic violence.