Sauvignon Wine Locker, offering one of the best views downtown, opening soon in St. Pete

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Sauvignon Wine Locker & American Trattoria, a new concept located at 241 Central Avenue, should open in St. Petersburg in early April. 

The 200 Block of Central Avenue in St. Petersburg may be the most spirited section of the entire city. Mandarin Hyde, The Oyster Bar, Del Mar, Mastry’s, Five Bucks, the Crafty Squirrel and a host of other bars serve as proof. Now, Sauvignon enters the fray. Described as a wine locker and American trattoria, Sauvignon will arrive upstairs of 241 Central Avenue.

“We are an American midsize restaurant that focuses on fresh seasonal food prepared by our executive chef along with an expertise on wine and beer,” wrote the ownership in an announcement on Instagram. “St. Petersburg, Florida is an area many of us have called “home” for years, so having the opportunity to share some of our favorite aspects of life is nothing short of a pleasure.

Click HERE to join Sauvignon’s pre-launch list.

Certified sommelier Chris Ciarcia has partnered with Jim and KellyAnn Jenkins to open the bar/restaurant on one of the Burg’s busiest blocks. Sauvignon will serve a fresh seasonal menu with homemade pastas, grilled meats, salads, cheese and charcuterie, and a major emphasis on desserts and dessert wine pairings.

The owners also said there will be an extensive by the glass and by the bottle wine list. A club membership program is also being developed. For you ambitious wine masters, this place could serve as a proving ground.

The concept should open soon, though an official date has not been set yet. Follow Sauvignon on Instagram for updates.

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Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan

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