O'Bryonville recently got a new spot that is sure to impress wine lovers.
Annata Wine Bar and Cellar had a soft launch last month, just serving Friday and Saturday for two weekends. Then on May 31, they began their full Tuesday through Saturday service.
Owner Tim Shumrick told CityBeat in an email that he has been in the Cincinnati wine business for 40 years and was previously the owner of restaurant and wine retailer Chateau Pomije. Annata is now in the space that was formerly occupied by Chateau Pomije.
There are currently 26 wines available by the glass which Shumrick says will be in a constant rotation. "It's heavier on the chilled wines for the summer and as the weather changes, so will the list or if a wine isn't moving we can change it immediately," Shumrick says.
Annata encompasses two connected locations — next door to the bar is the wine cellar, with a current selection of around 400 wines. Shumrick says that he hopes to have a selection of over 500 wines soon.
Wine isn’t everything at Annata though, since they also serve up a small selection of charcuterie and cheese boards that focus on local ingredients.
Shumrick says that he and another employee create all the boards — including the Mediterranean platter, which features hummus and baba ganoush, plus veggies and pita for dipping. This was a fan favorite at Chateau Pomije, according to Shumrick.
There is also a tossed salad available with the option to top it off with some sort of smoked protein, plus a rotating dessert.
Enjoy your food on their 60-seat patio, and if you feel like bringing a bottle from their shop, there is a $10 corkage fee.
Stop by on Tuesdays for performances from local jazz band Gifted Groove. Shumrick says that he hopes to expand the live music into other nights.
Annata Wine Bar and Cellar is located at 2021 Madison Road, O'Bryonville. The store located next door to the wine bar is located at 2019 Madison Road. Patrons can use either entrance to enjoy the wine bar and store. More info: instagram.com/annata_winebar.