In 1924, Merricks General Wine Store (MGWS) opened, to serve a variety of needs to the local community. To this day, the well preserved building offers a glimpse into the past as a typical example of the rural general stores that were once such a central hub of community life. The charming rustic building, with gable bays & verandah, & a tree-shaded deck with outdoor fireplace, provides the kind of setting that somehow seems to infuse itself with the tastes on offer.
Serving contemporary breakfast, lunch and snacks, the store is a popular meeting spot for many that also includes a produce store, selling a range of locally harvested jams, relishes and sauces.
Wine is central to everything at MGWS and a key reason for the Myer and Baillieu family purchasing the store. The Cellar Door is the home of Elgee Park and Baillieu wines and they also have a specially selected range of local friends and neighbours wines for tasting and sales – this array of wines from this cellar door is certainly unique to the region. In keeping with the theme of bringing people together, MGWS also hosts weddings, other private functions, and a variety of monthly events with artists & authors. MGWS is a store with so much warmth & personality – an endeared establishment in the heart of Merricks.
Giftware for the home, summer essentials for the wardrobe, art, fine food, hampers & more. This summer, find a mix of local and travelled wares inspired by the country. You will find The Traders at Merricks House, next to Merricks General Wine Store, Friday 25 November 2016 to Thursday 12 January 2017.