Summer Sips

Upstairs Wines is a boutique wine store curated by husband and wife wine people, Dave and Michelle Parmentier.

The name came from their tiny tasting room on top of a speakeasy in Bondi. To get an invite to the tasting, you had to know who to text. The reply would be, “just come upstairs”. The name stuck. They’re no longer upstairs in the figurative sense, but have grown and evolved into a collection of wine store/tasting rooms/come hang out with us and talk about wine spaces. If you are on the Central Coast of NSW please drop in and visit them at Long Jetty and Ettalong.

When the long hot days of summer hit, it’s time to put away that big bold red and reach instead for a lighter refreshing summer sip to enjoy poolside or with an al fresco meal! How to Rose all day – there is no question we all love rose, sure other wines taste good too, but there something about the pink hue of Rose that a chardonnay or shiraz can’t compete with.


Naturally sparkling, zero preservative summer drinking. Plush, zesty, morish and quaffable as ever.

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Dry, mineraly, refreshment plus, pretty as a peach, everything you want from a rose.

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This wine is all about energy. It may be a red but it was fermented using carbonic maceration making for a light, juicy and most importantly chillable vino for drinking by the pool.

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If you can’t make it in person this site is for you,

Olivia Wilkey