PLYMOUTH – Uva Wine Bar, the South Shore’s first and only self-serve wine bar, will open Tuesday, June 11 at 46 Main St. in downtown Plymouth. Uva features 12 interactive NAPA Technology WineStations, at which customers can choose from 48 different wines. With the use of smart card technology, customers can select a sip (1.5 oz.), a taste (3 oz.) or a full glass (6 oz.), each proportionately priced, with the push of a button, all while learning about the different wine varieties and regions.
WineStation technology is an intelligent wine preservation and dispensing system that uses argon gas to preserve the wine for up to 60 days. Each WineStation holds four bottles of wine and maintains the optimal temperature for either red or white wine. LCD screens showcase wine information and pricing, which varies depending on the wine in the WineStation. The smart card, aka Uva Wine Card, keeps track of wine purchases throughout the visit for each customer. No other wine bar in New England offers this self-serve feature.
“Uva Wine Bar is unlike any other wine bar you’ve been to,” Uva co-owner and general manager Katy Gaenicke said. “Essentially, it is wine tasting on your own terms. You can select the specific wine you want to drink, or you can select a variety of wines that you want to learn about and try with smaller, taste-size pours.”
Uva’s menu includes a Build Your Own Board so customers can customize cheese boards with their favorite cheeses, charcuterie and other wine-friendly foods. The menu also features locally made chocolate truffles and homemade desserts. And Uva offers gluten-free options. For those who want to drink something other than wine, Uva offers a selection of local craft beers and non-alcoholic beverages.
“The wine selection at Uva includes unique wines from smaller and lesser known wineries around the world,” Uva co-owner and wine director Michelle Manware said. “We’ve created relationships with boutique wineries that provide superior wines at the same price points as bigger brands. We’re excited to offer labels from near and far, and we plan to change the wine offerings at Uva on a regular basis.”
Gaenicke and Manware are friends who share a longtime passion for wine.
In addition to a fun and unique night out, Uva is available during the day for private celebrations and luncheons, such as birthdays, bridal showers, corporate holiday parties or local networking events for up to 40 people. Customers can make reservations for a party of six or more in the evenings to celebrate a special occasion.
Operating hours are 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday, 3 to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 3 to 11 p.m. Friday, and 2 to 11 p.m. Saturday. For more information visit www.uvawineplymouth.com.