Fine wines without the fuss: Noble Rot Wine Bar
Designed to be a hub for wine in Wellington, Noble Rot is a place where wine-lovers can relax and enjoy themselves while discovering something new
The essence of Noble Rot is, ‘Hey, come in, relax, sit down.’ We want to serve fine wines without the fuss, without pretentiousness.
Maciej Zimny, Noble Rot Wine Bar founder and co-owner
Once you’ve made yourself comfortable, you’ll want to take your time over the wine list. There are hundreds of wines on offer, including more than 100 available by the glass. Winemaking regions from all around the world, including New Zealand, are represented; every palate is catered for. If you’re overwhelmed, award-winning sommelier Maciej Zimny – one of Noble Rot’s owners – or one of his super-knowledgeable staff is there to help.
After a snack? Pair your wine with oysters on the shell, a charcuterie board or chicken liver parfait. Or settle in for a proper meal, ordering à la carte or indulging in a seasonal dégustation menu, served with wine matches (you can choose New Zealand, international or a mixture).
Considering how universally praised Noble Rot’s food menu has been over the years, it could easily style itself as a fine-dining restaurant. But the owners have made a point of embracing the “wine bar” label instead; they want to make it clear that wine is their raison d’être.