It’s not even the end of 2018 and we’re already looking to 2019’s upcoming openings. The first one out the gate is the highly anticipated City Winery; Brisbane’s first ever city-based micro-winery.
Set to transform the former Campos Coffee warehouse on Wandoo St, City Winery will be the first of its kind, offering boutique, house-made wines straight from the Gerler vineyard.
Co-founder Dave Cush says that “City Winery will be an experience destination, where consumers will be able to come in and learn the winemaking process, stomp on grapes, assist with bottling...” meaning that punters can really get in on the action.
With a 90-seat capacity City Winery will not only be a destination wine bar, it will also house a restaurant, headed up by chef Travis Crane.
“The dining experience will revolve around fire, almost everything that a customer eats in the restaurant will touch the open fire in one way or another,” says Crane of the as yet finalized menu.
City Winery is set to open in early 2019 but if you can’t wait that long, they’re already doing something pretty special over in Teneriffe. Offering up a little of what we’re in for at their wine bar-slash-cafe Carl’s, the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it venue also doubles as a cellar door where you can sample and buy bottles of the Gerler drop.
We may be looking back on a huge year for Brisbane, but this confirms that 2019 is going to be big. Huge.
We’ll keep you posted on opening dates for City Winery as they come in.
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