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Our Story

We first opened our doors on May 11, 2018 and the response was nothing short of overwhelming.
We are family-owned and operated and we fully understand the importance of community – because of that, we could not be more grateful to be a part of both the Mills 50 & Ivanhoe Village neighborhoods.

 

In addition to beer and wine, we serve frozen rosé, frozen sangria, and cheese + charcuterie boards.
We host food trucks in the garden Friday & Saturday nights, along with live entertainment.

 

Our laid-back atmosphere is perfect for meeting your friends to engage in sparkling conversations as you unwind, sip and savor.

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Our Team

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Christian arqueros

Christian has been in hospitality for 21 years. His expertise has risen from spending time in all facets of the industry. Christian started his career in Food and beverage by spending 10 years at Universal Orlando City Walk. Where he worked as a bar manager for Latin Quarter. Since then, Christian worked for the Orange County convention center as a catering bartender, opened five-star hotels such as Omni Resort at Champions Gate & Rosen Shingle Creek, and worked with Bar Starz Orlando as a bar specialist. His experience led him to help develop a local restaurant into 16 locations while overseeing all the bar training and bar layout & design for each location. Christian has studied wine throughout his travels over the years in Napa Valley, Mendoza Argentina, Central Valley Chile, and Tuscany, Italy. He currently owns and operates a very popular wine bar in the Mills 50 district of Orlando called Grape & The Grain.

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Alexie Fonseca

Alexie started her career in Commercial Real Estate with Unicorp National Developments where she served as Director of Leasing, managing over a 1 million square foot portfolio. With more than a decade of experience in development, Mrs. Fonseca spent her time working in all aspects of the development business from site acquisition, project management, site planning, design, and overseeing the development stages of many of the best and most well-known projects in Central Florida today. Mrs. Fonseca successfully brought Tenants to Florida, such as Trader Joe’s Grocery and most notably White Castle, Sixty Vine, and Portillo’s. Her expertise in commercial real estate, dealings with many local entrepreneurs and her extensive travels worldwide spun Alexie into creating the Grape & The Grain Wine Bar concept which she owns and has successfully been open for 3 years.

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MAritza Spero

Maritza has 25+ years of business-to-business sales experience. Her Industry knowledge in sales, banking, retention, business development, and manufacturing is vast. She’s consistently been a top performer awarding her top sales performer in the USA for her companies for the last 10 years. She’s highly driven and passionate about sales and strategic alliances to deliver top revenue growth earnings and brings her business experience to the team for back-end operations. Maritza is a UCF Alumni and received a bachelor’s degree in marketing. Currently, Maritza is a business consultant for Fiserv in the card processing market & a partner of Grape & The Grain Wine Bar in the Mills 50 District.

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