Walking into this cosy Commercial Road wine bar is a bit like walking into an old-school library — but instead of leather bound books lining the walls, it's 400 bottles of wine (the better option, obviously). The Alps was opened back in June 2016 by the very qualified team behind other local wine spots Milton Wine Shop and Toorak Cellars. It's a successful combination of wine bar and bottle shop, where 20 bottles at a time are available to taste. Not fussy about natural or biodynamic trends, The Alps focuses on serving wine that tastes of the place it was made.
A cosy spot to stop by in winter — especially as you can hunker down with toasties and cheese boards. Small tables, a small fireplace and a long dining table. Simple but great.