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8558 Main Street Woodstock • 770-544-9009 • www.rootstockandvine.com

‘Dining Reinvented’ Rootstock & Vine Pairings Sure to Satisfy All Appetites

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oodstock’s newest dining experience, at the corner of Main Street and Towne Lake Parkway, is a unique and multipurpose destination built on one of the busiest corners in the city. The two-story structure is grounded by a main-level dining area with softly lit modern industrial decor, and topped by the Rooftop, an open-air bar that offers 360-degree views of the city. It’s a locally owned wine and tapas bar that offers much more than a few drinks and snacks. “We are a wine bar, but also provide a complete dining experience by pairing wines with locally sourced farm-to-table PHOTOS BY REBEKAH GREGG

tapas dishes,” said owner Anna Daily. “It is dining reinvented. You are eating and drinking, but not in a traditional sense. You are savoring an experience of pairing foods with your beverage, until ultimately your appetite is satisfied.” Anna and husband Sean have lived in Woodstock for more than 20 years, and opened Rootstock & Vine out of their passion for community, wine and business. Sean has an engineering degree from Georgia Tech and attended Georgia State’s MBA program. Anna and Sean bring their experiences from other industries to this venture. “We lived in downtown Woodstock while building our house a few miles away, and we absolutely fell in love with the culture and hometown feel of the downtown area,” Anna said. “We saw the potential for the added concept of a wine bar, an establishment that provides outstanding service and creates an experience for each guest.” The Experience Gourmet Food: The main dining room is primarily a wine and tapas bar, where elegant, tasty small plates, charcuterie and desserts are served. Wine Selections: On-site options are centered around boutique-style, familyowned and organic vineyards. Full-time

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sommeliers are on staff to help diners choose the perfect wine to enjoy with their meal, or to take home. Rootstock’s licensed retail wine shop offers a large selection of quality wines, including special orders. Fully Stocked Bar: Professional mixologists regularly create new craft cocktails especially for Rootstock guests. A selection of spirits, including bourbons and whiskies that are difficult to find, also are available. Monthly bourbon and whiskey tastings, hosted by the Atlanta Scotch Club, take place at Rootstock & Vine. Live Music: 8-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays on the rooftop. Special Events: Wine dinners, tastings, and corporate and private parties are a few of the many options. A successful wedding rehearsal dinner has led to similar requests. Each month, a Listening Room event just for ticket-holders highlights a musician. Past performers include Michael Zaib, Jason Wilkes, Davin McCoy and Paul Childers. “This environment is set up to give singer-songwriters a venue to connect with the audience on a personal level and share stories or anecdotes about the history and creative process behind some of their favorite original songs,” Anna said. The Future The owners are excited about the wine bar’s potential, and hope, before too long, to expand the footprint to offer a full event facility and larger retail wine selection. For more details, visit www.rootstockandvine.com.

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