Add:909 Julu Rd
Time:12pm-9:30pm (Sun to Thur); midday to midnight (Fri and Sat)
Credit Cards Accepted
English Service Available
Turning on to Julu Road from Changshu Road, it's difficult not to be drawn by window display of this charming wine shop. With a long wall filled with shelves of wine bottles and stacks of wine glasses visible from the street, Grape Vine has been serving the neighborhood's wine needs for the past two years. "People living nearby often come by after work to have a glass of wine or pick up a bottle for their dinner," said sales assistant Flavie Zhang. With almost 200 wines in stock, wine lovers can expect to find what they need. Zhang says French and New Zealand wines are particularly popular. Bottles start at 89 yuan (US$11), with a wide selection available for under 110 yuan. The store constantly updates lines to keep up with the changing tastebuds of a city with an increasingly sophisticated appreciation of wine. "More locals are learning more about wine and drinking more than before," Zhang said. The store also has a peaceful back room, typically full on weekends, and holds wine tastings, with four slated for this month.