LANCASTER – Pour d’Vino, the first wine bar in the Antelope Valley, held its grand opening Thursday.
The new restaurant, which is located on The Blvd, across the street from the new Laemmle Cinema, will provide an intimate setting for patrons to enjoy a wide selection of wines, as well as a gourmet lunch and dinner menu.
“I’m excited to expose what we have going on here to the whole Antelope Valley,” said owner Jody Cherbonneaux. “We’re a bona fide restaurant open for lunch and dinner with a fabulous menu, which is designed to pair with the more than one hundred wines that we have here.”
Pour d’Vino is one of 10 businesses in downtown Lancaster to benefit from the City’s Commercial Property Improvement (CPI) Program, enacted by the City Council in March 2011.
The CPI program funds assisted in the remodeling of the building which is now home to Pour d’Vino.
“They received $40,000 and there was a matching contribution requirement,” said Redevelopment Assistant Chenin Dow. “There’s also an operational covenant, which includes continuing to operate for five years and maintaining the building.”
Pour d’Vino features Tuscany-inspired décor, patio seating with views of The BLVD, and seating on a rooftop balcony, complete with an outdoor fireplace.
“We are extremely impressed with how Jody tackled this project and made the most of the CPI program funds,” said City Manager Mark Bozigian. “She put her heart into transforming this space into a stylish, classy venue, creating a restaurant that exudes character and captures the essence of The BLVD. It’s a charming setting whether you’re coming for wine tasting or just looking to enjoy a meal with friends and family.”
Pour d’Vino offers nearly 40 different wines by glass and more than 100 varieties of wine by bottle. The restaurant will also host a wine club, wine tasting classes, monthly guest vintners and winemakers, as well as live entertainment. Cuisine to be featured includes specialty pastas, paninis, imported meats and cheeses, and gourmet salads.
“Pour d’Vino is a perfect addition to downtown Lancaster,” said Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris. “The first wine bar in the Antelope Valley, Pour d’Vino brings a unique flavor of its own.”
Pour d’Vino is located at 741 W. Lancaster BLVD (across from the new Laemmle Cinema). It’s open Wednesday through Sunday, 11:30 a.m.—10 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and open until midnight Friday—Sunday.
“We will also base our schedule around the LPAC [Lancaster Performing Arts Center] schedule,” said Cherbonneaux. “If there is something going on we want to stay open for that crowd as well so they have a place to go at the end of the show.”
For more information, on Pour d’Vino, visit www.pourdvino.com.
2 comments for "Upscale wine lounge & bistro opens on The BLVD"
The BLVD is SOOOOOO upscale. But, a half-block in either direction is………….how you say, “Lancaster”.
Scott Pelka says
Let the chp have intoxication checkpoints coming from lancaster blvd on a friday night. Should be huge numbers