Our 2023 Sommelier of the Year Franco Michienzi of Elisa Steakhouse Shares His Top Wine Picks

The seasoned somm and wine director for Elisa (the gold winner for "Best Steakhouse" at this year's Restaurant Awards) uncorks his favourite varieties of grape.

1. Podere San Cristoforo 2020

Pink Maremma
Tuscany, Italy

“The lightly pressed sangiovese showcases the purity of its fruit in this biodynamic rosé.”


2. Xanadu 2015 x

Margaret River, Australia

“Xanadu’s chardonnay, with a little time in the bottle, brings together every element of why I love chardonnay.”


3. Thorle  2019

Holle Spatburgunder
Rheinhessen, Germany

“Fresh red cherry, a hint of earthiness and a nice depth of flavour makes this a great pairing for our bison tartare.”