Where's Nick - Wine Bar & Wine Shop
Who we are...
Founded in 2017, we are a shop and bar located in Marrickville, New South Wales. Where’s Nick started as the project of three brothers: Julian, Dominic and Nick Abouzeid. However one of those brothers said he never agreed to be part of said project, that he wanted nothing to do with it and would we please stop calling him. That persons names was Nick.
Julian Abouzeid has a been working in the Sydney natural wine space for over a decade. He was a retail wine buyer during the early days of current natural wine movement in Australia and amongst the first the promote the movement locally. Julian is manager and buyer for our retail side.
We were joined in 2020 by Bridget Raffal, who is the former head sommelier at three-hatted Sydney restaurant Sixpenny. Bridget is manager and purchased for our wine bar. She is also the inaugural president of the Women and Revolution wine movement in Australia.
The purpose of the bar was to spread our love of interesting drinks, to take the elitism out of cult alcohol and encourage people to think about what they are drinking and where it comes from. We strongly support diversity in the wine industry.
We select our wines with a focus on changing the conversation around Natural Wine. We want to move the focus away from cult producers and back towards the vineyard. We primarily source from sustainable and organic winemakers who produce wines that are made with minimal inputs while still showing a sense of place and terroir.
Oh and Also...
In 2019 we were awarded Wine Bar of the Year 2020 by Timeout in Sydney, which was very nice.
Our wine bar and wine shop are located next door to each other on Marrickville Road - 234-236. Come and say hi and drop in for a drink or grab a bottle of something interesting to go.
Broadsheet wrote some fun words about us when we opened our new shop. Read the interview here.