With close to 100,000 bottles of red and white poured per year, it was about time that Wrigley Mansion opened its very own wine bar on Nov. 1. Welcome, Jamie’s Wine Bar. In the intimate, elegant space, Wrigley Mansion members and guests can access to up to 25 premium by-the-glass wine offerings (that’s in addition to the 850 fine wines already available by the bottle at Geordie’s Steak). In fact, Jamie’s Wine Bar will feature a pressurized argon wine preservation system that converts eight different wines typically only available by the bottle into by-the-glass offerings.
The wine bar is named in tribute to Jamie Hormel, who purchased and preserved the mansion in 1992 alongside late husband, Geordie. Jamie’s Wine Bar came about when Jamie and her nephew, Michael, developed an interest in fine wine and wanted to create a special place for guests to enjoy rare and eclectic wine offerings not found anywhere else on property. “It’s been a true labor of love,” says Jamie. “What we’ve created in the end is something I am very proud of – and something that appeals to our guests who come here to experience something extraordinary.”
The bar features a sleek white marble bar top, the building’s original mahogany walls, white-leather furniture, glitter chandeliers and soft music for a perfect low-key but luxury date night or an elegant time with pals.