Nice to meet you.
Upstairs Wines is a little project we've been running for a few years now to show off wines from around the world. Part online store, part tasting room, part cellar door, it's an ever-evolving collection of some of the best vino we have come across in our adventures.
For the past 12 years we have been importing wines from around the world for some of Australia's best restaurants. If you're reading this, it's probably because you just googled the wine you ordered with dinner. This will be the only place you can find and buy it.
Supplying restaurants is our main gig, but we also wanted a place to show off the wines to everyone. Our idea was to create an urban cellar door. We did that in the back streets of Bondi which was referred to as, simply, "upstairs". Years on the name stuck. We're no longer upstairs in the figurative sense, but have grown and evolved into this online wine store plus our low-key tasting and events space on the Central Coast of NSW.
We focus on wines from producers with a passion for every aspect of what’s in the bottle. We use the word "sustainable" rather than other current buzzwords as it implies a broader commitment to making good wine. We look for small wineries that limit use of synthetic chemicals, additions and fining products. We look for wines that are a true reflection of time, place and people and if we don’t love it, we don’t sell it. There are wines from Argentina, Uruguay, Spain, France, Italy, Portugal, Slovenia and Australia with more being sourced everyday.
If you have any questions about the wines, please drop us a line. Wine is our life and we love to talk about it.
Michelle and Dave