Grape Crush began as an event series in 2019 that aimed to give our friends and fellow wine lovers access to incredible wines previously available only to restaurants.
That idea now extends to our shop which features limited release gems, as well as selections from up and coming local wineries.
Interesting and exceptional wines should be within reach to anyone, at any budget.
We search far and wide to find wines that showcase the diversity of expression of both classic and natural wines, working with agents and producers that share our philosophy. These are the wines we love to drink.
Maddie Barr is the reason why our shelves are always stocked with 200+ incredible and interesting bottles, and that you get your orders fast. A member of our family for over 5 years, she's a sucker for juicy dark fruit with a bit of funk; you’ll find her drinking Moristel and listening to true crime podcasts while she organises the Grape Crush cellar.
Jane Frances Dunlop fell for natural wine while at grad school and decided that focusing on fermented grape juice was a better use of her research skills, and she's been geeking out over varieties ever since. She's the Bar Manager that writes our cocktail lists and dreams up new flights every week. You’ll find her in a jumpsuit, talking excitedly about crunchy Cinsaults and how Garnacha is an underappreciated grape.
Chelsea Lawrence spent two years working at top resorts and vineyards across Australia, overstaying her visa to attend The Basket Range festival where natural wines claimed her heart. Before joining as Operations Manager at Otto's Food Group, she spent time at top Toronto spots and ran the wine training program at The Drake Hotel. The beating heart and buzzing brain of Grape Crush, you’ll never find her sitting still for long but she can be tempted into a moment’s rest by a nice glass of Koerner Riesling or anything that bubbles.