Your menu, Sydney!

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AGAPE ORGANIC

Marinated olives $10
– olives, rosemary, garlic, fennel, chickpea skordalia, fennel celeriac pickles, pita

Grilled haloumi $10
– haloumi, roast beetroot, olives, parsley, lemon, rocket, vine leaves

Oysters $10
– pacific oysters, cucumber, lemon, olive, tomato, feta

Tzatziki fries $10
– tzatziki, oregano, paprika, lemon, crispy eschalots, hot chips

Pork souvlaki $15
– slow roasted biodynamic pork, crackling, slaw, pickles, tzatziki, chips, pita

Ancient grain rice bowl $15
– biodynamic pork: slow roasted biodynamic pork, crackling, slaw, pickles, tzatziki, rice, royal black quinoa
– greek spinach: spinach, kale, grilled haloumi, tomato, olives, tzatziki, rice, royal black quinoa

 

Oinofilia 2018

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Have you ever eaten fresh fish, drunk Assyrtiko, and wiped sea salt from your lips on a beach in Greece? Angie G. has.

She’s one of the brilliant chefs feeding you at Oinofilia (Melbourne).

Just because we won’t have the warm air or the sea, doesn’t mean we can’t have a proper Greek experience. So come down, try some delicious Greek wine, and eat some delicious food.

 

Your food menu, Melbourne!

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Elyros

Tarama and hand-cut chips $10
Cretan bun – Chicken kalamaki yoghurt & cabbage $12
Cretan bun – Pork kalamaki yoghurt & cabbage $12
Cretan Bun – Pumpkin, yoghurt & cabbage $10

Epocha

Oysters, lemon (6 for $15, 12 for $25)

Sweet Greek

Meze tray (meatballs, dolmathes, tzatziki, cheese, dips)
Spanakopita
Tiropita
Meat pie
Greek tray sweets (galaktoboureko, etc)
Baklava
Orange phyllo pie
Kourabiethes
Melomakarona

Your Wine List!

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Amploeis (Kavala – Macedonia)
SIMFONIA, 2017
AMPELOEIS MALAGOUSIA, 2017
AMPELOEIS GOLD, 2015
AMPELOEIS SILVER, 2014

Artemis Karamolegos Winery (Santorini – Aegean Sea)
TERRA NERA WHITE, 2017
SANTORINI, 2017
PIRITIS, 2016
ASSYRTIKO, 2016

Cavino Winery (Peloponnese)
MEGA SPILEO CUVEE III WHITE, 2017
MEGA SPILEO CUVEE III RED, 2016
DOMAINE MEGA SPILEO, 2012
MEGA SPILEO MALAGOUSIA, 2017

Chatzivaritis Estate (Goumenissa – Macedonia)
GOUMENISSA, 2015
ASSYRTIKO, 2017
VAGGELI! ARE YOU LISTENING TO ME? 2017
CHLOE, 2017

Domaine Costa Lazaridi (Drama – Macedonia)
CHATEAU JULIA ASSYRTIKO, 2017
DOMAINE COSTA LAZARIDI MERLOT ROSE, 2017
AMETHYSTOS RED, 2014
AMETHYSTOS WHITE, 2017

Domaine Sigalas (Santorini – Aegean Sea)
SIGALAS SANTORINI, 2017
SIGALAS AA, 2017
SIGALAS SANTORINI BARREL, 2017
SIGALAS VINSANTO, 2011

Domaine Skouras (Nemea – Peloponnese)
MOSCOFILERO, 2017
CUVEE PRESTIGE ROSE, 2017
ST GEORGE NEMEA, 2015
MEGAS OENOS, 2014

Gaia Wines (Santorini – Nemea)
ASSYRTIKO BY GAIA WILD FERMENT, 2017
GAIA ESTATE, 2015
AGIORGITIKO BY GAIA, 2016
THALASSITIS, 2017

Gentilini Winery (Cephalonia – Ioanian Sea)
GENTILINI ROBOLA, 2017
GENTILINI ROBOLA WILD PATHS, 2017
GENTILINI NOTES WHITE, 2017
GENTILINI ECLIPSE, 2016

Katogi Averoff (Mestovo – Epirus)
INIMA ATHIRI ASSYRTIKO, 2017
KATOGI AVEROFF ROSE, 2017
KATOGI AVEROFF RED, 2016
INIMA NEGOSKA, 2016

Kechris Winery (Thessaloniki – Macedonia)
KECHRIBARI, 2017
TEAR OF THE PINE, 2017
ROSA, 2017
XINOMAVRO, 2015

Kir-Yianni (Naoussa & Amyndeon – Macedonia)
AKAKIES ROSE, 2017
AKAKIES SPARKLING ROSE, 2017
KALI RIZA, 2016
RAMNISTA, 2015

Ktima Biblia Chora (Kavala – Macedonia)
BIBLIA CHORA WHITE, 2017
OVILOS WHITE, 2017
BIBLINOS ROSE, 2017
ARETI RED, 2010

Ktima Pavlidis (Drama – Macedonia)
THEMA WHITE, 2017
EMPHASIS ASSYRTIKO, 2017
THEMA ROSE, 2017
THEMA RED, 2015

Monsieur Nicolas Winery by G.karamitros (Messenicolas – Thessaly)
MESSENICOLA, 2015
MOI, JE M’EN FOUS RED, 2017
MOI, JE M’EN FOUS WHITE, 2017
FROM TWO VILLAGES ROSE, 2017

Palivou Estate (Nemea – Peloponnese)
STONE HILLS, 2017
LA VIE EN ROSE, 2017
PALIVOU ESTATE NEMEA, 2015
AMMOS RESERVE TERRA LEONE, 2015

Thymiopoulos (Naoussa, Santorini, Rapsani)
EARTH AND SKY, 2016
NAOUSSA ALTA, 2015
ROSE DE XINOMAVRO, 2016
TERRA PETRA, 2015

Tselepos Wines (Mantinia, Nemea, Santorini)
AMALIA BRUT NV
BLANC DE GRIS, 2017
TSELEPOS SANTORINI, 2017
DRIOPI NEMEA, 2016

Zoinos Winery (Zitsa – Epirus)
AURELIA SPARKLING, 2016
ZITSA SEMI-SPARKLING, 2016
ZITSA CLASSICO, 2016
ARKTOUROS, 2015

Get to know your Red Greek Grape Varieties

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AGIORGITIKO
The most notable variety of Nemea. These wines stand out for their deep rep colour and aromatic complexity. Soft tannins in combination with acidity allow for both fresh, aromatic, young reds and extraordinary ageing reds.

KOTSIFALI
Pale-coloured, Cretan grape, that is a truly Mediterranean variety. Kotsifali has high alcohol content, intense red fruit aromas and moderate acidity. Kotsifali needs a blending partner that can add colour, acidity and tannins, usually Mandilaria.

LIMNIO
An ancient grape variety indigenous to the island of Limnos; first mentioned by Homer. The wines are full of fresh herbs and small-berried fruit aromas, coming across with clarity and intensity. The palate displays moderate tannins, relatively low acidity and moderate-full body.

LIMNIONA
Also Limniona is the rising star of the Greek red grape varieties saved from extinction when only few vines were left. The wines combine extract, concentration, acidity and flavour without leaning towards fatness and volume. Limniona is thought to be originating from Thessaly although it is increasingly found in other regions all over Greece.

KRASSATO
Krassato is the heart of Rapsani, the red dry wine made out of the vineyards of the “godly” Mount Olympus. Krassato yields wines with a deep ruby red colour, a nose full of character, showing leather notes and black, sweet fruits. On the palate they are rich, high in extract, dense in structure, moderate in tannin and relatively high in alcohol. Krassato responds very well to oak aging, especially in top quality new oak barriques.

MAVROUDI
The Mavroudi variety owes its name to the dark, nearly black colour of its berries. This dark colour is also the reason why Mavroudi is used mostly in the production of dark red wines, though they remain rare. Either on its own or as part of a blend, Mavroudi is stamped with such a forceful personality that no oenophile worth his wine can remain indifferent to it.

MANDILARIA
Also known as Amorgiano, mainly cultivated on the islands of Rhodes and Crete. The most deep-coloured variety in Greece with intensity of aromas and flavours. Relatively small bodied but with plenty of acidity and tannin. Therefore, Mandilaria’s role is frequently to act as a colouring agent in many blends.

MAVRODAPHNE
Mainly found in the Pelponnesean regions of Achaia and Ilia (as well as the Ionian Islands). Usually associated with a pale tawny-red, sweet, fortified wine. Silky, fine-grained and faintly tannic; impressive and extraordinarily complex when aged in oak barrels for years, even decades. Very promising dry varietal reds too.

MAVROTRAGANO
Relatively recent discovery, found on the island of Santorini, with deep, dense colour, a concentrated and “old viney” nose, but without a single note of hotness. It is rich on the palate and coated with graceful tannins that can stand up to two years in oak. A rising star.

STAVROTO
Stavroto is cultivated only in the area of Rapsani, central Greece, where together
with Krassato and Ximomavro it yields PDO Rapsani wines. Its resplendent colour is responsible for the ruby red in Rapsani wines while its ostensibly tough tannins soften quickly giving way to those of Xinomavro without, however, relinquishing their hold on its own spicy aromas and taste.

XINOMAVRO
The predominant grape variety in Macedonia, producing wines that rise to prominence with aging. Displays bright red colour, strong tannins, good structure and elegance. Xinomavro displays a complex aromatic character, with red fruits, tomatoes, olives, subtle spice, dried prunes, tobacco and nuts present, accompanied with wood ageing characteristics. Long ageing potential in bottle.

Get to know your White Greek Grape Varieties

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AIDANI
Steely, elegant oral wines, with fresh acidity and round texture. Mainly found in the Cyclades Islands and most commonly used in Santorini blends to round out and soften the structured Assyrtiko grape.

ASSYRTIKO
First cultivated on the AOC Island of Santorini. Firm structure, with fresh and crisp acidity and occasionally high levels of alcohol. Distinctive citrus fruit profile and intense minerality. Aged wines reveal a more solid structure and increased complexity.

ATHIRI
One of the most ancient Greek varieties, originating from the AOC Island of Santorini. Fresh, elegant, fruity wines with moderate to high alcohol, medium-body and soft acidity. Due to its thin skin it produces a very sweet juice, often used to add suppleness and softness to the more angular Assyrtiko.

MALAGOUSIA
Originated in the Nafpaktos region of Western Greece, and is now most commonly found in Macedonia. Intense, complex and idiosyncratic aromatic profile, with ripe peaches and apricots, coupled with hints of fresh green pepper. Moderate acidity, high extract and a full palate. When aged in oak, it shows excellent development and ageing potential.

MOSCHOFILERO
Found within the AOC region of Mantinia, in the Peloponnese. The grapes have grey coloured skins producing wines with intense flowery characters, with an emphasis on rose petal aromas, citrus and fresh fruit. The palate carries fresh flavours and acidity, with medium to low alcohol levels.

MUSCAT OF ALEXANDRIA
Mainly grown on the island of Lemnos but also in northern Greece, Muscat of Alexandria is a variety with a vigorous growth, susceptible to diseases that requires warm climate. The wines have medium to low acidity levels and explosive aromas of ripe grapes, citrus fruits and flowers. It is part of the PDO Lemnos and PDO Muscat of Lemnos designation.

PLYTO
The Cretan Plyto is remarkable case of a variety which was literally snatched away from the verge of extinction. At present, Plyto yields a small number of white wines. Modern irrigation methods in Irakleion’s contemporary vineyards seem not only to have helped this rare grape variety overcome its aversion to droughts but to have enhanced its lemony character and resplendent freshness as well.

ROBOLA
Most notably grown in the mountainous Cephalonia vineyards, producing delicately balanced wines with crisp lemony acidity, minerality and medium body and depth of fruit complexity. Interesting when aged in bottle.

RODITIS
Pink-coloured variety, very popular in Attica and Macedonia, Thessaly and Peloponnese where it is harvested for AOC Patra wines. Produces best results from low-yielding vines on mountainous slopes. The wines contain high levels of fruit -often reminiscent of ripe melon and honey- broad, dense structure on the palate and a refreshing, almost Sauvignon Blanc-like, lemony finish.

VIDIANO
Vidiano is a variety mainly found, in small acreage, around the area of Rethymnon in Crete. It is a white grape variety coming from Crete, used to produce white dry whites, sometimes aged in oak.

Wine List

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Don’t worry too much if you haven’t heard of many (or any!) of these wines before. It’s what Oinofilia is all about – bringing you a selection of great wines from all over Greece, and allowing you to try as many of them as you want in one place.

If you do want to get your eye in a little earlier, though, here’s the list for the day.

ARGYROS ESTATE
Atlantis white 2016
Santorini Argyros Assyrtiko
Estate Argyros Assyrtiko
Vinsanto 4 years barrel aged

GENTILINI
Gentilini Notes White
Gentilini Robola of Cephalonia
Gentilini Eclipse
Gentilini Robola of Cephalonia Wild Paths

KARAMOLEGOS WINERY
TERRA NERA WHITE
ASSYRTIKO
SANTORINI
PYRITIS

KECHRIS WINERY
Kechribari (Retsina, Appellation by Tradition)
Tear of the Pine (Retsina, Appellation by Tradition)
Roza (Retsina, Appellation by Tradition)
Xinomavro (PGI Macedonia)

KIR YIANNI
ΑΚΑΚΙES SPARKLING
AKAKIES
KALI RIZA
RAMNISTA

DOMAINE C. LAZARIDIS
Amethystos White
Chateau Julia Assyrtiko
Domaine Costa Lazaridi Syrah
Oenotria Land Cabernet Sauvignon Agiorgitiko

MERCOURI ESTATE
“DOMAINE MERCOURI”
“FOLOI”
“LAMPADIAS”
“AVGOUSTIATIS”

KTIMA PAVLIDI
THEMA WHITE
THEMA ROSE
THEMA RED
EMPHASIS ASSYRTIKO

PORTO CARRAS
WHITE SOUL
MALAGOUZIA
ASSYRTIKO
LIMNEON

SANTO WINES
SANTORINI ASSYRTIKO
SANTORINI ASSYRTIKO ORGANIC
SANTORINI NYKTERI
SANTORINI VINSANTO

DOMAINE SIGALAS
SIGALAS SANTORINI PDO
SIGALAS ASYRTIKO ATHIRI PDO
SIGALAS SANTORINI BARREL PDO
SIGALAS VINSANTO PDO

DOMAINE SKOURAS
Moscofilero Skouras
Saint George Nemea
Grande Cuvee Nemea
Cuvee Prestige Rose

TSANTALI
KANENAS
RAPSANI GRANDE RESERVE
AGIORITIKO ABATON GOLD SELECTION
MARONIA MAVROUDI

THEOPTRA – TSILILIS
THEOPETRA ESTATE MALAGOUZIA ASSYRTIKO
THEOPETRA ESTATE SYRAH LIMNIONA
THEOPETRA ESTATE LIMNIONA
THEOPETRA ESTATE CABERNET SAUV. SYRAH LIMNIONA

Menu

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There’s a phrase used in Greece, “strosse to trapezi”, which means “Let’s set the table”. Food is such an important part of Greek culture – next to family, it’s the most important thing. It follows then that the idea of sitting down with family to share a meal is basically the cornerstone of Greek society, and something we couldn’t ignore at Oinofilia.

The teams from Elyros and Epocha restaurants, and Prahran Market’s Sweet Greek have banded together to put together a true Greek feast, drawing on the concept of “trapezia” or a shared grazing table.

Kali Orexi!

MEZZE BAR

Olives
Pickled veg
Taramosalata
Melitzanosalata
Beetroot & Feta
Bastourma
Spanakopita triangle (via Sweet Greek)

SEAFOOD

Oysters
Pickled Octopus
Pickled Mussels
Cured Kingfish

MEAT

Pig from the Spit
Elyros Lamb Shoulder
Loukaniko (via Sweet Greek)

SALADS

Trahana – currants, almonds and parsley
Marouli salata- lemon and dill
Fennel Slaw (via Sweet Greek)

CHEESE

Merino Gold
Lathotiri
Barley Bread and Rusks

SWEET

Baklava Squares (via Sweet Greek)
Galaktoboureko (via Sweet Greek)
Gluten Free Cakes (via Sweet Greek)
Halva – Chocolate and Almond (via Sweet Greek)
Kourabiethes (via Sweet Greek)
Melomakarona (via Sweet Greek)