This cellar and deli is the second iteration of Jen and Owen Latta’s Wine & The Country. The former opened in 2013, offering a space for locals and travellers to source delicious minimal-intervention regional wines and those from further afield. Jen soon tacked on Dos Deli to add a food offering, and now the team has shuffled a little along Vincent Street to a larger, and cumulative, space.
Amid 700 bottles, track down lo-fi unicorns like small-scale Jura vigneron Valentin Morel’s Les Pieds Sur Terre label and compare it with Latta’s own Jurassique Chardonnay. Natural and notorious Radikon sits aside drops from Peter Lauer in the Mosel region of Germany that trill with finesse. When it’s good wine-drinking weather, there’s oft up to 20 wines available by the glass. Alternatively, grab a bottle off the shelf to imbibe on-site or takeaway.
Snacks take the shape of local and European cheeses, charcuterie, and accompaniments.