Quail Crossing Cellars Micro-Winery Coming to Clintonville
When you think about where in the city you’d find a micro-winery, Clintonville is probably not the first – or the second – place you’d think about. But indeed, the neighborhood that is a mecca for small businesses is exactly the spot Jackie and Jim Trexel chose to bring their own special interpretation of the oenology experience to the greater Columbus community with Quail Crossing Cellars.
“I used to live in Clintonville and I know how vibrant a neighborhood it is,” shares Jackie Trexel. “Clintonville has a diverse demographic makeup which I think is ideal for a winery. Clintonville residents are also mobile-minded – walking, bike riding – which makes it easy to stop by for a visit.”
The new shop will sit in the just over 2,000 square-foot space recently vacated by Vienna Ice Café, which is moving north to join the new Mozart’s Bakery & Piano Café at 4784 North High Street. It will be a combined retail space for over 25 varieties of wine, as well as tasting venue where customers will have the chance to nosh on wine-friendly snacks as they make their decisions on purchase.
Trexel and her crew intend to create a spot for wine enthusiasts and amateurs alike, offering a broad array of varietals from dry reds and whites, to sweet and fruity profiles. The atmosphere will be relaxed and casual, a chance for folks to sip and savor exquisite wines made from an international sampling of grapes.
The opening of Quail Crossing Cellars is scheduled for later this summer, and they promise a kick-off event to feature their wines, food, and music. The focus at first will be on on-site sales, but Trexel already has plans to explore other channels and products that fit with her brand.
“Quail Crossing Cellars will most likely have a wine for just about everyone,” says Trexel. “We hope to cater not only to experienced and knowledgeable wine drinkers, but also those who may want to learn as they go.”
For a complete look at Quail Crossing’s selection of wines, and more, visit www.quailcrossingcellars.com.
Photos via Quail Crossing.