Down a city alleyway, behind an industrial-looking roller door, marked by a sign simply reading WINE, lies Geelong’s newest wine-lover’s retreat. The experienced owners of the Bellarine’s Bistro at Banks have teamed up with wine connoisseur Andy Leigh (although he hates that ‘snobby’ title) to bring you a French-inspired space where you can taste some truly unusual drops. One of its main attractions is that you can buy at bottle shop prices, then drink your purchase at the bar while chatting to Andy about its origins and watching fresh jamón fall from a shiny red slicer. Top notch cheese and olives, too.
|Venue name:||Union Street Wine Bar and Shop|
8 Union St
|Opening hours:||Tue-Thu 11am-8pm; Fri-Sat 11am-11pm; Sun 5-11pm|
|Transport:||Nearby stations: Geelong|