Opened in 2016, Good Brothers Wine Bar was the brain fart, sorry child, of local lads Graeme and Rory Sutherland. The whole ethos is centred on sustainable agriculture, be it the wines that we source and serve or the food we cook.
A lot of the time the world of wine can be stuffy and complex. What we try and do is bring it down to our level (lets face it, we are fairly simple folk). Wine should be enjoyed with friends, with food and no one should feel intimidated. Our wines change frequently (a bit of a head ache for our long suffering staff who never quite know what to expect when they arrive for shift) but there is always something amazing open and waiting.
During the Global Pandemic of 2020 (as it will know doubt be known), instead of sitting still and wallowing in lockdown, we shift focus quickly to build a home delivery (contact free) service for our amazing customers and friends. This has now grown into a very important part of our business and will continue to grow.
Graeme has been working in the wine industry since leaving University in 2000. After a stint as an apprentice winemaker in Burgundy with Maison Louis Jadot, he furthered his career around the world working in bars and restaurants in Edinburgh, Sydney and London. He has worked for a number of the most prominent wine importers in the UK including Bibendum and Enotria.
In 2016, he and his youngest brother Rory, took the leap into the UK on-trade with their first wine bar and they have not looked back since. An advocate of sustainable winemaking and viticulture, he firmly believes the wine is made in the vineyard.
Favourite grape varieties - Pinot Noir, Nebbiolo, Chardonnay and Rielsing