Village Vino, wine bar and bottle shop, has recently opened in the heart of Kensington, at the corner of Kensington Drive and Adams Avenue, near the Ken Cinema.  

Village Vino owner Rita Pirkl, a Kensington resident and wine aficionado, is excited to share her extensive knowledge of wines with neighbors and friends.  "Village Vino is a friendly place where guests enjoy and learn about unique wines from small family owned and operated wineries, in a relaxed, no-pressure environment" says Pirkl.

Village features more than 20 wines by the taste or glass, as well as large collection of bottle wines for dine in or carry out. In addition, Village Vino offers a selection of beers, non-alcoholic beverages, and a variety of small plate food selections to compliment the extensive wine selection.

In the coming weeks, Village Vino will begin hosting wine classes and tasting events, open to the public via advance reservations on villagevino.com.  Rita and her expert staff will share their passion, experience and knowledge during scheduled tastings and seminars, designed to appeal to wine lovers of all levels of expertise.

Pirkl explains, “We want to be known as a neighborhood gathering place and resource for information sharing and access to interesting wines not available in grocery markets and big box stores. The last thing in the world we want to be is elitist about wine.”