City Winery – Opening Soon
In July last year we made a pretty exciting announcement – that Brisbane would be getting its first micro-winery. While the details of the location were held tightly under wraps, we got our first taste of Gerler wines through its Newstead cellar door and cafe Carl’s, but we can now reveal that City Winery Brisbane is set to open early this year on Wandoo Street in Fortitude Valley. The inner-city winery will take over the space previously occupied by Campos behind James Street Markets, and feature a barrel room, winery, modern-Australian restaurant The Barrelroom, private dining room and cellar. City Winery promises to be an experience destination or ‘wine playground’, where visitors will have a hands-on wine education experience, viewing the process, stomping on grapes, assisting with bottling and more. In The Barrelroom, chef Travis Crane will create a uniquely Australian menu that matches each of the wines in Gerler’s selection, centred around an open fire.