Like so many great ideas, the seed for Rustic Grape Wine Bar was planted on vacation.
A great experience in a quaint southern city inspired owners Melissa and wife Patty to create a similar experience at home. A charming, rustic, “wine nook” took shape, and Rustic Grape was born.
Wine is, of course, what it’s all about. Unpretentious and delicious, the wines at Rustic Grape tell stories full of heart and soul. The focus is on place driven, small-production wines from creative winemakers and family-run wineries. An enticing mix of familiar and eclectic wines are offered by the glass, with a rotating smaller artisan bottle list available for more exploration. Adding a playful approach to sipping, cocktails using house made syrups with wine, cider, and bubbly are also on the menu. It’s Asheville, so there’s no forgetting the breweries! A rotating selection of local/regional artisan beers and hand-crafted ciders are always available.
Food at Rustic Grape is artfully simplistic and mindfully paired with the wines. Enjoy sustainably produced cheeses and charcuterie, many made here in Asheville, alongside a few regional and imported selections. Artisan local breads, hearty gourmet spreads, and a rotation of delectable local sweet bites round out a menu for anyone looking to cozy up for a snack or light meal.
Rustic Grape is perfectly located in downtown Asheville, yet just off the beaten bath. Only a block off of bustling Biltmore Avenue, the bar is on the edge of Asheville’s fun South Slope. A laid-back and charming bar opens onto a lively corner patio that is abuzz with locals and visitors alike.
Rustic Grape is community-first, grateful to be a part of this beautiful mountain city. Asheville is everything to Melissa and Patty, and Rustic Grape seeks to be a favorite spot to loyal locals who support the endeavor, while welcoming visitors looking for a taste of Asheville comfort. As business grows, the bar will support local charitable initiatives, following the long-standing lead of owners Melissa and Patty.