The Wine Lover Celebrates its Grand ReOpening as the Hillcrest Destination for Wine Enthusiasts

October 6, 2012

On Thursday, Oct. 11th, The Wine Lover will celebrate its official grand re-opening in the noticeably blossoming neighborhood of Hillcrest. Co-owned by brothers Serge and Nick Chablé, the wine bar and bottle shop is a prime destination for wine lovers and San Diego socials offering an impressive wine selection and concierge sommelier services.

The Wine Lover, located at 3968 Fifth Avenue in Hillcrest, is an intimate wine bar and bottle shop offering a friendly environment for wine enthusiasts and the casual wine drinker alike to enjoy a selection of premium and affordable wines as well as paninis, small bites and hand-selected artisan cheese and charcuterie boards. The Wine Lover’s cellar includes red, white, sparkling and dessert wines, wine flights, blind tasting flights and Stone Brewing Co. Beer. The Wine Lover only deals with low-production, family-owned wineries and works with purveyors who seek out the best wine makers in the world at affordable prices.

The Wine Lover Owners Serge and Nick
This past year, Hillcrest has become one of San Diego’s hottest destinations for the foodie and social set. The re-imagined Wine Lover is primed to be a welcome addition to the recent influx of crafty eateries and bars that have been popping up throughout the community.

“We have rekindled our passion for wine and cannot wait to share our excitement with San Diego,” says The Wine Lover’s Serge Chablé, a certified sommelier who worked with George Hauer of George’s at The Cove and spent eight years as the wine buyer for Roy Yamaguchi’s Ko Olina and Downtown San Diego outposts.   “We want every guest at The Wine Lover to be confident that they have discovered the perfect venue to enjoy their favorite wine or shop for that perfect bottle.”

Among its hand selected collections of wines, The Wine Lover provides an array of services. The bar and bottle shop offers memberships in its Sommelier Wine Club, a concierge wine service that delivers; mix and match grab and go cases; wine consulting to provide assistance in designing wine lists for special occasions; private tasting parties; and event planning expertise in wine selection, food pairings, menu design and more.

The Wine Lover features indoor and outdoor patio settings perfect for date night or tasting with friends.  Weekly happenings include daily Happy Hour, BBQ Tuesdays, Blind Taste Thursdays and occasional Meet the Winemaker special events. Up-and-coming musical talent is showcased on every other Sunday afternoon at its popular Sunday Lovin’ music series.

For more information, feel free to stop into The Wine Love and taste the difference seven days a week, visit for event information, and be sure to socialize with The Wine Lover on Twitter and Facebook.