Birdwood Lane Cellar, the newest project by the team at Little Red Robin Lane Cove, is a business born out of the love and passion for interesting and unique wines from around the world.
One will not find any mainstream wine or liquor products at the retail wine shop. But don’t fear, the wine list is so interesting and fun, unique & bespoke, everyone will be sure to find something they will fall in love with.
Little Red Robin was recently awarded a two-glass rating from Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards (Excellent List) for their restaurant wine list, which can provide a bit of an insight into the quality of the wine selection one can look forward to taking home.
Owner Alessandro Nelli, who grew up on a Tuscan vineyard himself, searches high and low for the most unusual and interesting wines from all over the world. He seeks out wine makers with unique stories and winemaking techniques and likes to select wines that demonstrate honesty and purity in the glass.
Think wines with characteristics such as low intervention, skin contact, amber wines, alternative varietals and wines fermented in amphora from regions including Greece, Turkey, Canary Islands, Portugal, Italy, France, Austria, Germany, America, South Africa, South America and Australia. And there is more to come, as the list is ever evolving and growing.
The shop on Birdwood Lane, Lane Cove, will be a cool and classy space with luxurious finishes and walls filled with wine bottles, with a ‘non-retail’ feel, where you can sit down and chat with Alessandro and immerse yourself in the joy and romance of wine.
The team also have plans for regular regional tasting events, educational wine sessions and are also planning a quality range of gourmet small goods (think peach chutney, sherry caramel, etc.) all made in-house by the Little Red Robin team.
Birdwood Lane Cellar will initially open Wednesday to Saturday from 11am to 3pm for walk-in purchases, or by appointment. Online shop to follow.
Interested customers can follow Instagram or sign up via the website to hear about the opening date.
Birdwood Lane Cellar
4/79–83 Longueville Road, Lane Cove NSW 2066
(Best entry via Birdwood Lane)