Friday, 12 June 2020

Farewell to two much-loved food and wine businesses, but...

Farewell to two of the best-loved gourmet destinations in regional Australia - but hello to a new store that will combine the best of both.

Wine and the Country, one of the best wine retailers in Victoria, and next-door sibling Dos Deli in Daylesford will both be closed as of Monday.



But owners Jenny (above) and Owen Latta have announced the launch of their new store, Winespeake, which will open in late June.

Jenny and Owen Latta started Wine and the Country in June 2013 as a remote cellar door for local wineries, including Owen’s Eastern Peake and Latta Vino labels.

Since then Jenny has evolved the business into one of the best collections of fine wines from both Central Victoria and around the world to be found outside of Melbourne and Sydney.

To compliment the wine collection, Jenny opened Dos Deli next door in August 2017, offering a selection of cheese, charcuterie & tasting platters.

The two businesses will merge under one banner to create Winespeake.

The name is a nod to Eastern Peake Winery, which inspired Jenny & Owen to create a business to showcase local producers of quality wines.

Winespeake will be opening up in the old IGA site at 26 Vincent Street in Daylesford.

The space will continue to have a strong focus on promoting the best of regional Victoria.

The wine collection will feature lo-fi, natural and rare wines from both Central Victoria and around the world.

The deli will offer a large selection of cheeses from producers like L’Artisan of Geelong, charcuterie from local producers such as Salt Kitchen Ballarat and Max & Delilah Daylesford (don't miss their pat├ęs), coffee from Martin Street and baked goods from Le Peche Gourmand in Creswick.

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