A brand new wine experience is coming to Birmingham this summer, with works now underway at the highly-anticipated bar and latest addition to Paradise Birmingham, Vinoteca. Having established itself as one of London’s most popular independent venues, the wine bar will join the likes of Albert’s Schloss, Rosa’s Thai and Dishoom, as well as mark Vinoteca’s seventh site and its first venture outside of the capital.
Priding itself on working closely with producers to curate one of the UK’s most extensive wine lists, including 60 organic, biodynamic and sustainable selections, Vinoteca’s mission is to ‘redefine the wine bar’ by offering a relaxed and laid-back experience that can be enjoyed by all. As well as an award-winning wine list featuring more than 200 bins from across the world, the 4,500 sq. ft restaurant will serve seasonal British dishes using locally sourced produce, with a weekly set lunch menu designed especially for Birmingham by the venue’s head chef.
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Taking inspiration from Spain and Italy, the 150-cover space set to open on July 18, which will be Birmingham’s largest wine bar set across a ground and mezzanine floor, looks to evoke a relaxed Mediterranean feel, with earthy tones and natural materials brought to life by bespoke neon signs, and a hand-painted mural that is unique to the Birmingham site.
Guests will be able to enjoy views across the newly developed Paradise and Chamberlain Square, whilst an external terrace of 40 seats offers the perfect spot for drinks in the sun. For guests looking to take away the Vinoteca experience, an on-site wine shop means new flavours and grape varieties can be discovered at home.
Vinoteca founder, Charlie Young, commented: “Birmingham has always been onto something new, and with such a unique and diverse food scene, we felt this was the perfect setting for our first regional site. We hope to add to the city’s existing love and appreciation of wine, by offering our own perspective for guests who are looking to try something different.
“Our wine list has been carefully designed to tell the stories of producers, vineyards and regions from around the globe, but we also want to celebrate the quality of local suppliers through our accompanying food and drink menus.”
Vinoteca Birmingham is currently under-development, but window vinyls on the new site means passers-by can get involved before anyone else. By scanning QR codes on the hoardings, mobile users can play the Vinoteca game with the chance to win prizes every week including bottles of wine, and dinners for two once open.