Prince Wine Store Named in World's Top Ten Iconic Wine Shops
South Melbourne’s Prince Wine Store has been acknowledged as one of the World’s Top Ten Iconic Wine Shops by American publication, Wine Enthusiast. As the only Australian inclusion ‘the Prince’ - as it is commonly known - sits alongside wine shops like London’s Berry Brothers & Rudd, Caves Augé in Paris and Trimani in Rome. According to the Wine Enthusiast, the editorial team was inspired to consider the best shops around the world after they had put together their list of the top 50 American wine.
On the top 10 selection, the magazine says, “Some may have endured centuries in the same market, others have influenced a region’s wine culture, and a few may just be the first of their kind.”
Co-owners Michael McNamara and Alex Wilcox are thrilled with the recognition. Michael says, “This came out of the blue so it’s a surprise and an enormous thrill for the entire team. We have always tried to stay true to our key principals of sharing the world of wine with our customers by curating a fantastic range and enriching the experience with knowledge and passion. We rarely look outward and try and 'stick to our knitting’ so this listing is particularly gratifying as it validates that approach, rewards our staff and is a
thank you to our loyal customers.”
The Prince Wine Store was founded in 1997 in St Kilda by Philip Rich and the van Haandel Family. The flagship store opened in South Melbourne in October 2004 and has grown and maintained its reputation as one of the country’s leading wine retailers. They stock anywhere between 3400 and 4000 lines of wine and hundreds of other beverages.
Link to the article: https://www.winemag.com/2020/06/15/iconic-wine-shops/