A New Chapter in Melbourne’s Wine Landscape: V Wine Salon

Drink, Melbourne / 9 August 2023

An Authentic French Wine Experience

V Wine Salon, a unique French wine bar, has left a mark in Melbourne’s bustling wine scene since its foundation. Having started as a series of events at Donkey Wheel House in 2018, it’s now a permanent fixture in the city’s iconic CBD building. With its recent win at Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards 2022, it has become a hub for wine enthusiasts looking for a modern, approachable Australian wine selection.

A New Chapter in Melbourne's Wine Landscape: V Wine Salon

The Birth of a Vision

The story of V Wine Salon began in Bordeaux in 2014 when founders Shiung Low and Vianney Establet first met. Vianney, a wine bar sommelier, left a deep impression on Shiung with his aim to make wine accessible to all. Together, they brought their shared vision to life and created V Wine Salon.

From Humble Beginnings to a Thriving Establishment

Despite a challenging start with lockdowns, V Wine Salon showed resilience. The team adapted, offering online tastings and convenient wine and cheese pairings. This dedication resonated with locals, leading to the thriving flagship establishment at 673 Collins Street.

Education and Collaboration: A Commitment to Excellence

Going beyond mere product selection, the wine bar stands out with its commitment to educating customers. Collaborating with small wine producers, they host monthly masterclasses and occasional Producer Rendez-vous, giving winemakers a platform to share their stories.

The Allure of the Venue

Nestled in a historic building and offers an atmosphere rich in charm. Rustic elements mesh with luxurious fabrics and elegant glassware, creating an inviting setting. The decor draws inspiration from both the South of France and Australian landscapes, offering a beautiful fusion.

A New Chapter in Melbourne's Wine Landscape: V Wine Salon

Exploring the World of Wines

With a hyper-curated selection, V Wine Salon transcends trends. Whether it’s by the glass, a take-home bottle, or a wine flight, the venue offers a range of ways to explore wines. These thoughtfully crafted experiences ensure unforgettable visits.

Tantalising Food Pairings

Complementing the wine, the salon also offers the highest quality cheeses on platters, along with select charcuterie and garnishes. From popular dishes like Baked Brie with Truffle Oil, Honey & Rosemary to curated masterclasses, the food promises an authentic taste journey.

Visiting The Wine Bar

For those looking to experience V Wine Salon, the venue is located at 673 Bourke Street, Melbourne, and is open Mon – Sat, 3 pm till 10 pm. Walk-ins and bookings via Open Table are welcome. You can also follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

V Wine Salon Cheese Trolley