Life has thrown us all challenges in these uncertain times.
One can cry, or laugh, in the face of such trials and tribulations.
We've chosen to laugh.
We hope you'll come in and join us over a book, a glass of wine, a snack, and have a laugh too.
In a land of beautiful country towns, we live in one of the best. See ideas about where to visit and stay when you come here.
We welcome you to the home of the superb parrot -or as its mates call it the Polytelis swainsonii - and to some of the country's best merino sheep. When the canola is flowering we reckon it's quite spectacular too, and think you will too!
Oh, and before we forget, Boorowa is also in the heart of one of Australia's best kept secrets, the Hilltops wine region, producers of premium cool climate wines. James Halliday has awarded two of our region's vineyards - Moppity and Freeman - the coveted five stars.
Thus, it is appropriate that the home of the superb parrot now houses
The Absolutely Superb Bibliothèque and Occasional Wine Bar, Boorowa - known to denizens and connoisseurs alike as the Occasional.
We warmly invite you to engage in the gentle art of conversation, while reading and laughing, and sipping delights from Hilltops wine region and beyond, as well as sampling tasty treats from artisanal producers, both local and regional.
At The Absolutely Superb Bibliothèque and Occasional Wine Bar, Boorowa, we believe that life is too short for bad books, bad wine and dull company.
Thus, we will always have an interesting array of materials for you to read over your rosé or chardonnay, cabernet or shiraz, nebbiolo or pinot noir and a carefully curated selection of books to buy and take with you on your journey.
This is true #buyfromthebush and #slowtravel in action!
Our menu and our products
Our Drinks List
Our philosophy is simple:
we wish to highlight the wonderful cool climate wines produced in the Hilltops wine region.
As such we aim to champion local producers and be a source for visitors to our region to try these beauties.
We'll also surprise you with a few other delights - and even beer, some spirits, pots of tea and plunger coffee - changing these from time to time.
Our list changes frequently, so come here to check what we're offering you now.
Like our wine list, our menu will change over time, showcasing artisanal and regional products.
We offer cheese boards that feature delights from Riverina cheese-mongers Coolamon Cheese, as well as inner city legends Vannella Cheese, whose founders hail from Conversano, Puglia.
We supply charcuterie from a diversity of suppliers, including creators of great saucisson and salumi.
Our bread includes products from Clementine Bakery in Yass, our olives are grown just up the road at Crookwell and our chutneys and sauces are from Boorowa's own Walsh's Country Kitchen, as well as Ballinaclash from Young.
See here for our latest offerings
Our Books and Author
Our list is constantly being curated. Check out our social media profiles for the latest. Be assured of big stories, stories that help us understand our shared humanity and stories that are just plain good.
And of course, there will be lot of crime, especially ones set in the bush.
We also host irregular author talks and so far have hosted Linda Jaivin, Gabrielle Chan, Chris Hammer, Michael Brissenden, Sulari Gentill and Matthew Spencer.
We have two more lined up for the later half of the year, so watch this space!
Read about it here!
Absolutely Superb Merch
We're constantly developing our range, but given how awesome our logo is and the story we are creating we know that whatever we put out there will quickly fly off the shelves.
To see our latest range of superb merch, check out our range here!
Shop 2, 109 Pudman Street
(although its easiest to think of it as being on Marsden Street, near the town clock, next to the chemist!!)
For bookings: 0420288693