Haley Haman · Sep 23, 2019 · 1 min read
Attention all wine enthusiasts: Sauvignon Wine Locker & American Trattoria is coming soon to Central Avenue in downtown St. Pete. Think, 200 bottles of the most delightful wines, temperature-controlled wine lockers, a full-service kitchen with homemade pasta, mac & cheese, charcuterie boards, desserts and more, themed parties & events, and much more.
I met with Chris Ciarcia, the man behind this grand idea, to chat about Sauvignon and let me tell you... I'm so excited for the doors to open. If all goes as planned, Sauvignon will open late December/early January 2020.
Chris is a certified level 2 Sommelier and it shows through the passion he's pouring into Sauvignon. He is also interested in gastronomy, the study of food pairings, and he even shared a favorite; champagne and potato chips!
A trattoria is a medium-sized Italian restaurant. So, not only will there be great wine offerings but also exceptional food and desserts by a local and well-known St. Pete chef who has been around for 10+ years.
Let's talk about the wine lockers. The plan is to have 50-100 lockers that will be available to rent which will fit up to 12 regular sized bottles. The wine lockers are kept in a temperature-controlled room. Additionally, locker owners will get food and wine discounts, they will be able to call ahead to have their wine decanted, and there will be quarterly wine parties with the locker owners. The wine lockers are designed for people with a passion for wine.
The location couldn't be better. Sauvignon is taking over the space of A Taste For Wine on 241 Central Ave. Located on the second floor, with a spacious patio. With an entirely new look in the works, the vision is to create a space to seat around 65 people. They are also taking over the old virtual reality space next door for the wine lockers and for a private dining room with space for 12-14 people, great for parties and private events.
The plan is to have daily specials, happy hour and Sunday brunch. The hours will be Monday: Closed, Tuesday-Thursday: Noon-10pm, Friday: Noon-11:30pm, Saturday: 11am-11pm, Sunday: 10am-4pm.
We will continue to share updates for Sauvignon Wine Locker & American Trattoria as the opening date gets closer.
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- Sauvignon Wine Locker & American Trattoria
- Wine, Wine Lockers, Italian
- Tue - Thu 12:00pm - 10:00pm
- Fri - 12:00pm - 11:30pm
- Sat - 11:00am - 11:00pm
- Sun - 10:00am - 4:00pm
- 241 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, US
Sauvignon Wine Locker & American Trattoria Coming Soon to St. Pete
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