An artisan, locally focused wine shop arrives on O'Brien Street
Up until recently you'd have to travel to the CBD or Surry Hills if you wanted to nab a bottle of natty wine, but now Native Drops has dropped into Bondi to offer up locally focused natural wines to the beachside suburb. The first thing that'll hit you before the excellent booze does is the beauty of the space – it's all polished concrete, neat suspended shelves and striking native floral arrangements. Then you'll be struck by how many different and awesome Aussie wines you can get. You won't find any international vinos – they focus solely on showcasing Australian wine makers – so have a chat to one of the friendly staff who will guide you through your options. Perhaps it’s a light Tommy Ruff Poolside syrah (who knew there'd be a shiraz suitable for drinking during the day, optimally by a body of water); or well priced, amber coloured fruity but fragrant Xabregas riesling. If you really want to get the low down on a specific winemaker, book into one of their mid-week tastings, where you'll get to meet the vintner, try their wine, eat lots of cheese and buy discounted bottles. You'll also find craft beers, ciders and ginger ales in the fridge alongside a small range of locally made chocolates, cheeses and other snacky treats.
|Venue name:||Native Drops|
19-23 O'Brien St
|Opening hours:||Mon-Thu 3pm-9pm; Fri 11am-9pm; Sat 11am-9pm; Sun 11am-8pm|