The Champagnery is (officially) popping open bottles of bubbly for customers starting Thursday, June 21, at 4 p.m.
Lucky passers-by were able to get a taste of the Champagne and sparkling wine bar, located inside Architype Gallery at 1764 Frankfort Ave., early as the owners randomly unlocked the doors throughout the past couple of weeks.
The Champagnery has more than 120 sparkling wines from around the world — the spirit can only be called Champagne if it’s from Champagne region of France — as well as bourbon, craft beers and Champagne cocktails. The Champagne and sparkling wines will be sold by the glass or in a flight.
The bar also offers oysters, caviar, charcuterie, cheeses, fruit and dessert plates featuring local products.
The Champagnery is run by husband and wife, Brad and Charlotte Stengel, and their nephew Eric Wentworth.
“There is really no place in Louisville that really explores Champagne,” Charlotte Stengel told Insider earlier this year.
The space includes a marble bar, lounge seating, high-back booth seating and an outdoor patio; it seats about 50. The décor highlights the building’s historic architecture with pops of champagne, rose gold, black and copper.
To mark the grand opening, local pianist Nada and her friends will perform French music starting at 6:30 p.m. That will be followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Mayor Greg Fischer and a performance by jazz ensemble Tin Pan Alley.
The Champagnery will regularly feature musicians. It opens at 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday; no closing time is listed.