Bottle shops are an essential service (obviously) so they are safe from forced closure as a result of COVID-19—though we do have some restrictions in play now— but plenty of our small, independent liquor stores (who, importantly, stock wine from boutique and local makers who are feeling the pinch right now) are delivering to save you from leaving the house / ever putting on pants again.
The latest daily restrictions mean us West Australians can buy:
- three bottles of wine
- one carton of beer, cider or pre-mix spirits
- one litre of spirits
- one litre of fortified wine
You can buy across two categories—so three bottles of wine and a carton of beer, for example—but you can’t double up on one category and the restrictions will last for two weeks before being reviewed, but let’s be real, we don’t see these being lifted while people are still fighting for toilet paper at the local Coles and Woolies.
There has also been an amendment added to support wine producers which allows them to sell 12 bottles of wine per week per customer, so you can go ahead and buy a case from your favourite winery.
Now that you know the rules, go forth and spend your dollars with our local bottle shops.
As always in these crazy times, this is a rolling list so please let us know when your local starts delivering.
Old Bridge Cellars
Old Bridge Cellars in North Fremantle jumped on the delivery bandwagon nice and early and for that we are grateful. They don’t have an online store to order from so just shoot them an email with the kind of booze you’re after and the price point and they’ll sort it all out for you. If you’re a regular there and know what they’ve got, go ahead and send them an itemised list. They stock amazing wines from around Australia and they’ve got a pretty epic apocalypse pack made up of three bottles of their clean skin for just $35. They all come from WA and we can confirm they are bloody delicious. You can also get yummy snacks and schmancy mixers like Fever Tree tonics delivered.
Wise Child Wine Store
If you’re into natural wine, you’ll want to jump on Wise Child’s website and have a browse. These guys are offering free same-day delivery for anyone in the Perth metro area, just get your order in by 2pm. The minimum spend is $90 but they’re also selling fresh bread from Wild Bakery, cold brew casks from Micrology and more, so we don’t think you’ll have any trouble spending $90. In fact, if you can make it to $150, you’ll get a free loaf of bread.
Young George has turned their dining space into a small grocer where you can stock up on all these essentials including wine from their bottle shop, but if you’d prefer to stay indoors right now, they’ll also deliver. There’s beer, wine, sangria and even house made cocktails like negronis to serve 4 (or let’s be real, to serve you, four times).
The Freo Doctor
Stocking small batch boutique wines, craft beers and loads of goodies you can’t find anywhere else, the team at The Freo Doctor has got you covered with free local delivery on any order over $50. Give them a call on 9335 2801 or hit their inbox to order.
Wines Of While
Arguably Perth’s best small bar with a crazy good selection of natural wine to takeaway, you’ll be pleased to hear these guys are in the process of building an online shop so you can order this goodness and have it delivered. It should be up and running next week so keep an eye on their socials.
Besk is stocking one of the best wine and beer selections in Perth so hot damn we’re excited they deliver. With loads of natural wine and craft beer from small boutique suppliers, you can feel good about your third bottle of wine when you’re shopping local.
The Wine Thief
West Leederville locals won't have any trouble getting their hands on a good drop while in isolation thanks to The Wine Thief. Not only are they delivering wine, but as of Monday 30 March, they'll also be delivering coffee in the mornings for those of you within a 2km radius. Wine and coffee, what more could you need?
The Heritage has opened a small online providore during these crazy times, and lucky for you and I that includes a wine store. They’ve got a small selection of beautiful wines and do delivery twice a week; order by 9pm on Wednesday for the Friday delivery and by 9pm on Sunday to get in on the Wednesday delivery.
Lalla Rookh has shut their doors for now, but they’re still offering booze delivery, thank the lord. Just email Jeremy and let him know what you’re after, he’ll sort you out.
King Somm is delivering wine, of course, but they’re also delivering pizza and pasta to go with it. Grab one of their mystery packs—red, white or mixed—or we bet if you ask nicely for something in particular they’ll bring that to you too. Delivery fee is $7 for Bayswater and the surrounding suburbs so show them some love.
The guys at Mane Liquor have started delivering so craft beer lovers can breathe a sigh of relief. There’s no minimum order for delivery and it starts at $5 for local delivery, but they’ll even go and order a courier if you’re not close by. Keep an eye on their social for new drops (we’re eyeing off that new Garage project wine in a big way) and then shoot an email through to them to order.
Grand Cru Wine Shop
Mount Lawley and Nedlands
These family owned wine stores stock a huge range of wines from around Australia and they’re offering free deliveries within 20km of Perth CDB on orders over $100 at the moment; just use the code FREESHIP.
Great Southern Wine
Not a bottle shop, we'll give you that, but these producers need our support more than ever right now so we're including them. The Great Southern Wine Association has created a website to compile all the specials and delivery deals being offered up by wineries in the Denmark, Albany, Porongurup, Mount Barker and Frankland River regions. Go on, buy a case.
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Image credit: Elle Borgward