WINTER GARDEN Wine enthusiasts: Imagine having fine wines delivered to your doorstep every month.
With The Attic Door’s wine delivery club, this dream can become a reality.
The club, affectionately named the “A.D.D. Club” — or Attic Door Delivery Club — goes by the motto “A wine club that really delivers, from our door to your pour.” Lori Gibson, owner of The Attic Door, has always run a wine club, but the delivery option is relatively new.
Matt Erickson, Gibson’s good friend and owner of Melts on Main Street, said although people were signed up for the wine club, they often forgot to pick up their monthly bottles of wine, leaving Gibson with excess wine and not enough space to store it. Erickson said because MOMS and The Attic Door are “pseudo sister restaurants,” Gibson enlisted him to help with the club and launch the delivery option in March 2015, which helped raise the club to a new level.
“Each month for $39, you get two bottles of wine delivered to your door, you get tasting notes on the wine and (you get) a recipe that a sommelier selected that perfectly matches the wine,” Erickson said. “You can get two white wines, two red wines or a red and white wine, hand-delivered.”
What’s more: Each wine is considered highly allocated, single-vineyard estate wines and are not sold in retail stores. As an example, for last month’s wine pairing the sommelier paired a Peirano Estate Sirah from the Lodi vineyard with beef tournedos in a green pepper sauce. Another pairing featured an Uruguayan Sauvignon Blanc with noquis de garza, a gnocchi dish.
Although the sommelier — a wine steward or specialist — is often the one providing recipes and wine pairings, Erickson said he knows the tastes of the wine club members, so sometimes he’ll take it upon himself to choose the wines.
“I meet with different wine distributors and taste the wine,” Erickson said. “We typically avoid merlots, chardonnays and cabernets. We try to get different wines the consumer doesn’t normally get, and none (is) available to purchase retail.”
“I love delivering because nobody’s angry when you show up with wine at their front door.” — Matt Erickson
The club currently serves local customers in Winter Garden, Windermere, Ocoee, Oakland and Gotha. Anyone interested in joining can register in person at either The Attic Door or at MOMS, or by downloading and filling out a form on The Attic Door’s website.
Contact Danielle Hendrix at [email protected].