Summer Sessions at the Stoneleigh Metro


Just a stone’s throw from the concrete jungle that is the CBD, the Stoneleigh Metro has popped up to provide Sydneysiders with a little piece of paradise. More of a secret garden than tropical oasis, the pop-up bar has taken over the Metro St James until the end of December.

This is not your usual pop-up bar. The theme is Wonder of Nature and they’ve gone all out. Think fairy lights, a picket fence, turf and great wine.


Hailing from Marlborough in New Zealand, Stoneleigh has brought the cellar door to us with a series of tastings and some very tasty canapés. The three different tasting sessions take you through the Rapaura Series Sav Blanc, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and on to Chardonnays in the Stoneleigh range. If you’ve got a table outside, settle in for the Deluxe Tasting – four wines (tasting sizes), four canapés and just $20. There’s the Stoneleigh Marlborough Tasting and the Rapuara Series Tasting if you’re in more of a hurry.


The Taste of Stoneleigh, Ripened by Stone

*Tasting sizes are 40ml each

The DELUXE Tasting

  • Enjoy the Rapaura Series Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot 
Noir and Pinot Gris, and Classic Chardonnay, which have been expertly matched to four canapés with a New Zealand twist.
  • $20pp, 20-25 minutes

Rapuara Series Tasting

  • Sample Stoneleigh’s single vineyard range with their pinnacle Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris.
  • $12pp, 10-15 minutes

Stoneleigh Marlborough Tasting

  • Make your 
way through Stoneleigh’s classic selection with a Sauvignon
Blanc, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay.
  • $10pp, 10-15 minutes


There’s no need to rush off – settle in to the comfy dining al fresco, snap pics of the gorgeous terrariums scattered around the space (who knew wine bottles made such great terrarium centrepieces?), hashtag #stoneleighmetro on Instagramand go into the draw to win a case of wine every week. It’s the pop-up that keeps on giving. Every Thursday and Friday night DJs and musicians make some noise and get the summer vibes pumping.

This summer you won’t need to bother heading to the wine regions! Our tip is to grab a Sav Blanc and watch the sun go down from the Stoneleigh Metro instead. 

Stoneleigh Metro 
110 Elizabeth St Sydney 2000

About the author

Lisa used to use Sydney as a base to drop off souvenirs before heading off on the next adventure but these days she’s got her feet almost on the ground, with a desire to try every high tea in Sydney, and a cute cavoodle puppy at home. Travel writer, photographer and Kitchen Aid freak, she loves to eat, bake and write.


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