Vinifera is now open for business bringing a stylish new coffee bar and wine shop to discerning Jersey residents. Initially opening from 07:00 until 18:00 with late night shopping on Thursday, an additional license is currently in the pipeline that will see this superbly located venture remaining open in the evening as a wine bar.
As the only Jersey resident in possession of the Advanced Sommelier Certificate from the Court of Master Sommeliers, manager and joint owner Amar Boudajoui knows a thing or two about wine. This level of expertise means that Vinifera is offering a dynamic mix of 400 bins of carefully hand-picked and delicious wines from all over the world.
Coffee lovers will also be pleased to hear that it is the first place in Jersey to offer ‘The Daily Blend’, a popular mix from the well-known London roastery and restaurant business ‘Caravan Coffee Roasters’. Each cup lovingly crafted by Master Barista, Diogo Freitas, using Vinifera’s bespoke ‘La Marzocco’ machine from Italy.
It has been a long-time dream of Amar to open his own wine bar and shop. Vinifera has been made possible with the help of a partnership with Mick Loughlin and Louisa Humphrey from Artizen Design, who have been responsible for the fit-out of the venue in just five short weeks from the point that the site became available. Amar, Louise and Mick worked together to carefully produce a beautifully designed interior that will be a welcome addition to the Jersey food and wine scene.
‘Vinifera is the culmination of the passion and hard work of myself and my partners at Artizen Design. Our goal has always been to offer Islanders a stylish and sophisticated venue to purchase and enjoy the best quality coffee and wine. We are currently pursuing the next step in our plan to open as a wine bar serving excellent food, and ultimately offer an alfresco seating area for the warmer months! In the meantime, I would like to invite people to visit Vinifera, try our coffee and get some help choosing their Christmas wines.’