The Champagne Room, Surry Hills

The Champagne Room has launched in partnership with Perrier-Jouët champagne, bringing elegance and glamour to the Keystone venue.

Champagne Room @ The Winery, Surry Hills
The Champagne Room, Surry Hills

Located on the upper level of The Winery, the Champagne Room is the only venue in Sydney serving Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque by the flute or by the bottle.

Champagne Room @ The Winery, Surry Hills
Perrier-Jouët Trees 

Semi-circular booths and Perrier-Jouët trees give the venue a sophisticated and inviting vibe to relax with some of France’s finest bubbles.

Champagne Room @ The Winery, Surry Hills
Press for Champagne

“Press for Champagne” is set to become the most pressed button in Sydney this summer. Ring the brass button and it lights up behind the bar.

Champagne Room @ The Winery, Surry Hills
Chris Sheehy, Perrier-Jouët Ambassador

At an intimate champagne tasting, Perrier-Jouët Ambassador Chris Sheehy introduced Maison Perrier-Jouët,  founded in 1811 by the marriage of Pierre-Nicolas Perrier and Adèle Jouët. The house style is based on the elegance, crispness and freshness that the Chardonnay grape brings to the wine.

Guest were welcomed with Perrier-Jouët Grand Cru Brut NV, oysters and prawns before being treated to a special tasting of Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque and Perrier-Jouët Blason Rosé NV.

The Champagne Room @ The Winery, Surry Hills
Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque 1999 Jeroboam

Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque is a prestige cuvée made from a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Starting with Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque 2006, the tasting moved onto the 2004 vintage from a Magnum and onto a surprise 1999 vintage from a Jeroboam (3 litres). The latter had begun to show more evidence of minerality and structure reminiscent of those of Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque 1985.

Champagne Room @ The Winery, Surry Hills
Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Rose

The Champagne Room offers a range of Perrier-Jouët and GH Mumm Champagne including some rare vintages such as Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque 2002, with the 2006 available by the flute.

Keystone’s Sommelier Sarah Limacher brings an impressive list of premium Australian and international wines while cocktails by Keystone Group Bars Manager, Jason Williams have a French and New Orleans touch, such as the Marie Antoinette, made with gin, baked apple bitters, lemon and rose milk syrup.

The Champagne Room’s food menu features Da Vinci, Oscietra and Sturgeon Caviar, freshly-shucked oysters, Raw Harvey Bay Scallops and Venison Tartare along with Black Angus Scotch Fillet and whole lobster tail with tarragon, mac and cheese.

Champagne Room @ The Winery, Surry Hills
L-R: Jody Terrell (Venue Manager), Sarah Limacher (Keystone Group Sommelier), Chris Sheehy (Perrier-Jouët Ambassador)

Open every evening from 5 pm til late and from 11 am on Saturdays and Sundays, the Champagne Room is an ideal spot for drinks with friends or as a couple, whether celebrating a special occasion or simply enjoying the joie de vivre that Sydney has to offer.

Photography © by Kevin Burke for Gourmantic – Copyright: All rights reserved.

The Champagne Room is featured in our guide to Sydney’s Best Wine Bars.

The Champagne Room
The Winery, Level 1
285A Crown St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Ph: (02) 9331 0833

About the author

Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is a drinks writer, author of GROW YOUR OWN COCKTAIL GARDEN, SHRUBS & BOTANICAL SODAS and founder/editor of Gourmantic, Cocktails & Bars and The Gourmantic Garden. She has been writing extensively about spirits, cocktails, bars and cocktail gardening in more recent years. She is a spirits and cocktail competition judge, Icons of Whisky Australia nominee, contributor to Diageo Bar Academy, cocktail developer and is named in Australian Bartender Magazine's Top 100 Most Influential List. Her cocktail garden was featured on ABC TV’s Gardening Australia and has won several awards. She is a contributor to Real World Gardener radio program and is featured in several publications including Pip Magazine, Organic Gardener, Australian Bartender and Breathe (UK). Read the full bio here.