City Winery opens in Brisbane

The city has welcomed its first micro-winery since the 1800s.

City Winery has opened its doors in Brisbane, marking the city’s first micro-winery since the 1800s.

Located in Fortitude Valley in the former Campos Coffee site, City Winery Brisbane is the brainchild of winemaker Dave Cush and business partner Adam Penberthy.

As reported last month by Spice News, the pair have transformed the 500-square-metre warehouse into a modern cellar door and wine bar that doubles as an event space.

City Winery Brisbane can host events of up to 200 people

Wine barrels line an entire wall of the venue, making it the perfect backdrop for events of up to 200 people.

The venue is also home to a 20-seat private dining room and a 70-seat modern Australian restaurant, led by executive chef Travis Crane.

As well as butchering and dry-aging his own meat, Crane and the kitchen team make bread, butter, yoghurt, cream and charcuterie in house.

Smoked mussel with nduja aioli and brown rice wafer

The food offering is complemented by City Winery’s Gerler Wines, which focus on varietals such as Montepulciano, touriga, riesling and gewurztraminer.

As well as daily winery tours and tastings, visitors and groups can take part in blending workshops to learn more about the wines.

The restaurant is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, while an all-day dining menu is also available in the cellar door.

Images courtesy of Grace Elizabeth Images

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