A boutique wine shop run by (and next door to) CBD favourite Embla.
Fancy being able to shop an expert curation of wine, handpicked by two of the state's industry heavyweights? That's exactly the situation you're in for when you visit the new CBD bottle shop by restaurateur Christian McCabe (the man behind Embla and Lesa) and renowned winemaker Patrick Sullivan.
The excellently named Punchin' Bottles made its home in the space next door to Embla on Russell Street in January 2020. The new drinks destination shines a spotlight on Victorian drops alongside a solid collection of carefully sourced European wines. Expect to find a rotating lineup of locally produced small-batch labels and top international finds, with plenty flying the flag for sustainable winemaking practices. And, if you've ever had the pleasure of being expertly guided through the wine list next door, you'll also know to expect some pretty top-notch service and advice to match the store's winning selection of wine.
Punchin' Bottles is also set to host a series of weekly wine tasting sessions, showcasing favourites from both close to home and overseas. The program kicks off Wednesday, January 22, with a tasting of Adelaide Hills' Gentle Folk Wines, followed by some treats from Campbell Burton Wines on January 24 and 25 from 5–9pm. Keep an eye on the shop's Instagram for future events, too.
Images: Kristoffer Paulsen