How’s this for a scenario, you finish your wine flight featuring some top wines from around the world, take one more bite of your smoked salmon roll, sign your check, grab your carry on bag and walk onto your Southwest flight enroute to well deserved vacation. Sounds like the start to a trip I want to take and now you can too.
The catch? You have to fly Southwest (at least out of St. Louis) and hopefully be at or near Gate E18 inside Terminal 2 at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. That’s where you find St. Louis’ first Vino Volo, a wine bar and cafe chain that has been pouring from an extensive selection of wines from around the world since mid-December.
“We are excited to welcome Vino Volo to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport and are proud to host the company’s first location in Missouri,” said Lambert Director Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge. “Passengers will love Vino Volo’s extensive selections from around the world, along with their delicious food pairings and knowledgeable staff. Vino Volo is a great addition to the wide variety of food and beverage options that travelers will find at STL.”
“Our goal is to offer St. Louis passengers a relaxing, comfortable environment where they can experience wine country and enjoy exceptional wines while waiting for their flight” said Doug Tomlinson, Founder and CEO of Vino Volo. “Discovering unique, often hard-to-find wines is our passion, and we look forward to introducing our guests to great global and local wine regions.”
Vino Volo (derived from “wine flight” in Italian) is a trusted wine authority that combines a cozy wine lounge, restaurant, tasting bar and boutique wine shop under one roof. Founded in 2005, Vino Volo revolutionizes how people experience wine by making the tasting experience approachable and educational. Guests have the opportunity to taste hand-selected wines from around the world by the glass, in tasting flights, or by the bottle to either take home or have shipped. The food menu offers small plates to pair with wines, such as smoked salmon rolls and a brie and prosciutto sandwich.
Vino Volo owns and operates 38 locations at 27 airports across North America and a city store in Bethesda, MD. Vino Volo has won 32 Airport Revenue News awards, including the “Food Operator with the Highest Regard for Customer Service” nine years in a row.
Sunday – Friday: 11 am – 10 pm
Free Wifi: Yes
Food: Lunch, Dinner, Small Plates