THOUSAND POUND, in Main St Rutherglen has opened quietly over the weekend.

The wine bar and store concept developed by Denis Lucey (Bottega Melbourne) and the All Saints Estate siblings has been in the making since November. A relaxed venue, with monochrome interior and bar seating sets a new scene for Rutherglen.

Denis Lucey says ‘after talking to the locals, it seemed that their was an opportunity to open a wine bar in the main street that was relaxed and inviting enough to come in alone and have a glass of wine at the bar or meet up with some friends’ ‘We feel that it will give the town a much needed meeting place for locals and tourists’

Nick Brown created the extensive wine list with family and friends in mind. Wines were sourced predominantly from ‘family owned’ wineries, and winemakers and wineries that Nick admired. Nick Brown has also included curios such as Maotai (rice wine) from China and Rutherglen wine cocktails made from Sherry.

Nick Brown says ‘We grew up in a family that doesn’t judge a person on what wine they drank. We wanted our thirsty local crowd to be able to discover wines that we love to drink from ‘family owned’ Australian wineries to wineries abroad that we have a special affiliation with.

THOUSAND POUND has a small offering of local and imported, cider, beers and spirits, which the family also enjoy.

Housed in an original Victorian store front in Rutherglen’ s historic main street the building has been renovated by Lucey and the All Saints team. They have kept it simple with bar seating, high tables in the main room with an inviting hallway with wine barrels for more of an intimate scene.

Chef’s Simon Arkless and Cait Mitchelhill from the hatted Terrace Restaurant at All Saints Estate prepare humble, fresh, bar food, such as house Smoked Salmon, and local marinated olives.

THOUSAND POUND opened on 2nd of January 2015.

For further information or media enquiries please contact Eliza Brown on 02 6035 2222 or email [email protected]

www.thousandpound.com.au