OLD WORLD WINE
Only the very first customers might remember what the REFUGE was supposed to be when we opened years ago.
Our sign billed us as a ‘Wine Pub’, a place where you could sample the many regional varietals (mostly French) that were to be found in true ‘Bistrots a Vin’. It was a great plan except Belgian Beer exploded in popularity and so sealed our identity. As a result we have branched off into neighboring countries, expanding our list to offer a more diverse selection to accompany our spectacular beer list, while at the core, still staying true to our old world roots.
The wine list at the REFUGE has always been our hidden gem. We strive to bring you the best examples of varietals that are well suited to their specific region, along with producers who prefer to make their wines in a sustainable manner. We are true food lovers who enjoy a glass that will accent our meal and not dominate if, for this reason, we are focused on wines that aren’t afraid to show off a little terroir.