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Hannah Kirsh has spent many years jet-setting all across the world gaining extensive knowledge of the hospitality industry and it is now her turn to enter the industry as an owner.

Welcoming Pinot’s Wine Bar to Jindabyne’s Nuggets Crossing shopping complex Hannah officially opened her doors on Friday May 21.

Located on the upper level of the complex, Shop 18b and open from 4pm to late seven days a week, this one-of-a-kind wine bar is the first of its kind in Jindabyne.

Hannah has a wealth of experience working in hospitality, from five-star hotels, to managing ski lodges all over the world to running trivia at the Jindy Bowlo and now she has taken on the challenge of opening her own bar.

Hannah and her partner, Stu made the permanent move to Jindabyne last year after doing back to back winter seasons and decided this was where they wanted to plant their roots.

In October last year the couple then introduced their newest member of the family, Pinot the dog who became the inspiration of the name ‘Pinot’s Wine Bar’. Pinot’s name came from Hannah and Stu’s great memories of their time living in the French Alps. 

Hannah says the concept of opening the bar came after taking Pinot for a walk around Jindabyne going from coffee shops to restaurants and pubs when they noticed something was missing.

“While we were walking from place to place we noticed the lack of restaurants open on a Monday and Tuesday night in the off season and thought there was a real need for somewhere people can go when others are shut”, Hannah said.

What was only a thought later turned into a passion after realising her love of wine can be transformed into offering Jindabyne its first classy wine bar.

“After months of searching for a perfect location, planning and executing our ideas, we are very excited to be introducing Pinot’s Wine Bar to Jindabyne.”

Hannah has a Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management and has had a dream of opening her own place with accommodation and hopefully down the track this will be something she can look into but for now she is excited to focus on wine, cheese, and jazz..

From all her travels she especially fell in love with mountain towns and has taken her ideas gathered from different parts of the world and combined them to create her wine bar and this will reflect through her menu. 

“I have absorbed things from different cultures and tried to make it a really rounded experience,”  Hannah said.

“There is a heavy focus on Australian wines but when coming to Pinot’s Wine Bar be sure to expect amazing wines, amazing cheeses and great jazz tunes.”

Her friendly and knowledgeable staff will match the different cheeses to the wine and can offset their knowledge to the customers while serving up their grazing boards.

There will also be four beers on tap from local breweries including Jindabyne Brewing, Dalgety Brewing and a selection from a rotating tap.

Come on in and try the delicious and quirky range of wines and craft beers after long day on the mountain, but most importantly stop in and say hello.


For more information on Pinot’s Wine Bar visit www.pinotswinebar.com.au or their Facebook pagefacebook.com/pinotswinebar

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    June 2021
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