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Ambra Spirits Bar celebrates 25 years with vibrant cellar door revamp

Ambra Spirits Bar in Thebarton is celebrating 25 years in business, with a major revamp of its vibrant, iconic cellar door.

Ambra Spirits is an explosion of fun, flavour and passion, and the Thebarton spirits distillery will re-open its cellar door to the public later this year, revealing a bold makeover, to celebrate 25 years in business.

Business manager, Marcus Pagliarulo, said the guys at Ambra had “gone all out”, gutting the venue to make way for two new outdoor eating areas, an updated kitchen to accommodate a new tapas-style menu, and a funky bar set to be the main attraction.

Founded in 1998 by the late Libero De Luca, Ambra Spirits uses the best Australian products, inspired by authentic Italian family recipes, handed down through generations.

After Libero’s retirement in 2013, at the age of 80, the business was passed on to new owners, Peppe Fusco and Nando Focareta, who share a common passion for continuing the vision created, while taking Ambra forward with exciting new opportunities.

Standing out on bottle shop shelves with it’s brightly labelled and uniquely shaped bottles, Ambra’s Spritz Bar carries over that fun and vibrant feel and is only 5 minutes from the city, with the convenience of tram access.

Currently open for bottle sales only, Mark anticipates the new cellar door to open in October, just in time for summer tasting sessions.

“The guys went all out for this revamp. Helping celebrate 25 years in business, we’ll have a new kitchen, new pairings, polished concrete floors and wooden table settings,” he said.

“We’ll have more food and more seating options, and we’ll be mixing our own produce into the menu, with things like Limoncello marinated chicken wings and a blood orange chicken dish. It’ll be an infusion-style menu”.

“It’s such a fun, vibrant and playful business with a wonderful history. We look forward to welcoming people back to relax and have a drink.”

The distillers at Ambra are busy squeezing the best out of the current lemon season, with fresh Riverland produce being transformed into the Distiller’s signature limoncello and citrus gin.

Ambra Spritz Bar
Where – 43 Phillips Street, Thebarton
When – Cellar door reopening October 2023
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