They say great minds think alike, and so when David Le Mire, Michael Andrewartha, Pablo Theodoros, Frank Hannon-Tan and Patrick White came together with a vision for a quality wine bar in Adelaide, Mother Vine naturally became the lovechild of their passion.
The boys collaborated to share their love of wine, each having worked in the industry for many years and experts in their own right, they decided Vardon Lane needed rejuvenating.
Alongside them was Adelaide chef and caterer Ali Seedsman, who brings various foods to Mother Vine’s repertoire for people to enjoy with their wine.
Master of Wine, David Le Mire from Shaw + Smith said they came together to create a food and wine hub that also complemented existing east end businesses.
“For us it was having a place where wine was the centre, and also an opportunity where we could introduce people to things that they might not normally try.
“We wanted to have a feel that was unpretentious and casual, but with a touch a style,” he said.
Mother Vine causally offers over 350 wine listings, and serves nothing but the best of local and well-known varieties.
The menu is small but well-planned, and offers customers hearty meals, such as platters and cheese boards that people can enjoy with any glass of wine.
Those who know and enjoy The Tasting Room had nothing but high expectations for the opening of Mother Vine last week, as the businesses tribute each other like sisters.
Ms Margie Andrewartha from The Tasting Room said despite the venues being very different, their partnership is complimentary of one another.
“The stars aligned, and people just love this way of drinking and eating because people travel so much more now.
“The Tasting Room and Mother Vine both feature a very relaxed way of enjoying an evening, but offer really different things,” she said.
Mr Le Mire agreed by adding the connection is their love of wine, and believes in strength in numbers.
“It’s good having those differences and similarities and being part of the wine culture in the east end of the city.
“But there are a lot of things we’ll explore and do differently without taking away from one another,” he said.
Mr Le Mire promises to keep customers on their toes with new wines and tastings for people to try over the coming months.
“Mother Vine is all about the wine!” he added.
You can find Mother Vine at 22-26 Vardon Ave, Adelaide, and on Facebook.