A Point Lonsdale Gem: Noble Rot

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A Point Lonsdale Gem: Noble Rot

We’re all for discovering local businesses doing incredible things, and Noble Rot should be next on your list to discover. We had a chat with owner Trish Berry on what to expect with the coastal highlight.

Why should people visit  Noble  Rot?

Noble  Rot  surprises and it offers in Point Lonsdale the feel of  a favourite  Melbourne haunt; reminders  of sitting at a    seaside bar on the shores on Mediterranean and  the opportunity to taste  and purchase boutique Australian and European  wines.

You mentioned you were from Melbourne, why the sea change?

Point Lonsdale has been a wonderful holiday and year round weekend destination for us for many years. We always thought Point Lonsdale would be a wonderful place to live permanently    if only it had a wine bar – and now it does! Manager Jordan has  enjoyed  living at Point Lonsdale and the relaxed coastal lifestyle for over 10 years. Since opening  Noble  Rot  and working here Jordan now has the chance to catch a  wave between    Noble  Rot  shifts.

Do you have live music?

We have afternoon and early evening live music sessions, acoustic guitar and mellow vocals mostly during the cooler months.

If I was to visit for dinner, what would you recommend?

Montaditos (basically a Spanish open sandwich) is a favourite shared starter. Replicating offerings in Barcelona  tapas bars you can layer imported  tinned seafood (anchovies, sardines; tuna; mussels) on  baguette slices and /or mix this up with Spanish Jamon – house marinated mushrooms with rosemary. Bowls of local olives can also complement this selection.
For mains the tagines (Moroccan stews) are very popular as a main course as are our one-off  pizza combinations.

You’re a wine bar, but can visitors just buy wine from your store?

Yes, as a wine store we offer and welcome a “walk in/walk out” or online purchasing option   with no other strings attached.

Do you host any functions or events?

We have wine dinners  where we showcase particular wines with the wines matched to the  dinner menu. These may be a local winemaker presenting on their wines or an importer talking about the history and country of origin of their wines. Last year our  Tour de France  wine and cheese tasting of French wine and cheese timed to match the famous cycling event was also a great success.
What’s your most popular drink of choice?

A dry French  Rosé

Where  : 51 Point Lonsdale Road, Point Lonsdale
When  : Tue-Wed 4-7pm  ; Thurs 11am-7pm  ; Fri 11am-9pm  ; Sat 9am-9pm  ; Sun 9am-7pm
Ph  : (03) 5258 5115