Monday, September 14, 2009

Vintage Wine Cellar closes

Kevin and Ingrid Howard will close their Vintage Wine Cellar in the Ballantyne area Sept. 18, after about 2 1/2 years. A farewell e-mail cited the economy and the couple's desire to spend more time with their twin daughters and suggested their customers keep supporting other small-business owners in the wine business, specifically mentioning the Wine Shop at Foxcroft and RiverGate, the Wine Vault and Dolcetto.

Vintage will be open reduced hours this week: until 7 p.m. tonight; then opening at 5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday (no dinner Wednesday, since there's a sold-out tasting), and at 4 p.m. Friday. 12206 Copper Way; 704-543-3977.


astrid said...

A sad farewell to a wonderful wine venue that combined a sophisticated yet comfortable and fun atmosphere with quality wines and food and a knowledgeable and warm staff. All the best to the Howards in the future -- Vintage will be missed!

Samantha said...

Sure would be great if they would take down their website so people don't assume they are open and show up (like I did!).

Anonymous said...

The website clearly states they're closed and is still up as they are helping to refer customers elsewhere and continue with their charity committments. I'm sure they didn't mean to cause you any inconvenience samantha!