Dunwoody Has Three of Top Ten Wine Bars in Atlanta Metro

d'Vine, Alon's and E. 48th Street Market are in Gayot.com's top ten ranking for metro area


In the Atlanta metro area’s wine scene, Dunwoody takes the cork.

According to a recently published list on Gayot.com, three of the top ten wine bars in the Atlanta area are in Dunwoody.

The list includes , and the .

The Gayot best of list says, “A good wine bar serves a wide spectrum of customers, from neophytes who can't tell the difference between a Chardonnay and a Sauvignon Blanc to experts who want to try a glass of a new release before buying a few cases for their cellars. At these top 10 wine bars in Atlanta, presented in alphabetical order, you'll find a good selection of wines as well as knowledgeable staff and, where available, some well-paired food.”

Bob Leavey, who opened D’Vine Wine Bar & Shop more than eight years ago, says he feels Dunwoody residents appreciate having the local wine shops, even though they aren’t all that easy to find.

“People tell me ‘I’ve been here in this shopping center many, many times, I’ve never seen your place,’” Leavey said. Once people find out about his shop or the E. 48th Street Market, they tend to return.

Leavey said the key to being successful is making the wines accessible and affordable.

“We offer, as do the other places, really good wines at reasonable prices,” he said. “We aren’t a snobby wine bar or wine shop. Most of my wines are below $20 a bottle

If I had expensive win by the glass, I’d go out of business.”

Leavey is close to E. 48th Street Market owner Charlie Augello.

“I send people down there when they can’t find an Italian wine they’d like. He sends people here,” Leavey said.

All three stores have wine tastings.

You can sign up for the E. 48th Street Market’s newsletter here. The d’Vine Wine Bar and Shop’s calendar is online. d’Vine’s next wine tasting is Saturday at 4:30 p.m. Call ahead for reservations.

Alon’s has a wine tasting once a month on a Thursday. Sign up for their email list here.

Noelle February 10, 2012 at 09:36 PM
wow-i don't even know what's in my backyard.
Bev Wingate February 11, 2012 at 04:42 PM
Quality food and beverage with quality service provide by great people; three more examples of what makes Dunwoody a great place to live.
Adrienne Duncan February 12, 2012 at 04:24 PM
Every Dunwoody business that gets an award or local or state recognition, it is always a small, locally-owned one. Take note City Hall: large corporations are not bad, but they are not the be-all and end-all of Dunwoody's business community. Our true value comes from what we develop at home. Our home-grown businesses and industries will do much more to elevate the Dunwoody "brand" than any "branding initiative" you hire out to a design company. Invest in the citizens and their initiatives first.
Duff June 27, 2012 at 07:08 PM
This is one of the most poorly written articles I have ever read. However, I do love D'vine. My favorite part of D'vine is the bartender, Nick "Sugar" Wichman.
christie June 27, 2012 at 08:13 PM
Duff, maybe you should read it sober.


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