Come for a taste, stay for a drink, bring home a bottle!
Wine and Beer Bar Sierra Vista, AZ
No one under 21 years of age allowed.
Wine and beer bar and retail shop
CLOSING FOREVER ON DEC 31st, 2022!
Kristine told Eric, “you ruined my career, buy me a wine bar” and the rest is history.
📣 Huge Announcement 📣
Hoppin’ Grapes Closes for good on December 31st, 2022. That’s right folks. After 9.2 wonderful years in Sierra Vista, we are closing the ‘Grapes.
📢 Also 📢 this week is your last chance to get amazing food from Tandem Eats pop-up kitchen experience. They will disappear from Hoppin’ Grapes on Saturday, November 5th.
Hoppin’ Grapes Wine and Beer Bar will remain open until 31 December 2022.
Hoppin’ Grapes' normal business hours are 4-9PMish WED-SAT. 409 West Fry BLVD, Sierra Vista, AZ. Call 520-338-9463.
We will be selling off EVERYTHING! So if there is something you loved (maybe an 8-tap wine fridge 🤔?), we will have it available for pick-up starting January 1st, 2023.
Stop in and support your favorite SV Wine Bar until the end! We’ve got some great events planned between now and the end!
Many of you have questions about why Hoppin’ Grapes is closing. To many of you, we say, “Mind Ya business”. However, since you asked nicely, here is what’s going on:
Kristine and Eric have reached a point where they need a break. Eric’s many ailments after 20 years of military service (including 6 deployments in service and 2 more as a contractor) have left him unable to continue to provide the level of service required of the high standards Kristine and Eric have set out for. The COVID closures (and slow reopening) were soul-crushing. The cost of labor is ever-increasing along with inflation. We can’t look you in the eye and expect you to pay $20 for a glass of wine just to keep our lights on. The bottom line, it’s just time.
Kristine and Eric started Hoppin’ Grapes in 2013. Over the years, they provided a level of service unheard-of in Sierra Vista. They employed over 12 different people throughout the years including two full-time positions. They always paid their people over minimum wage. In fact, with the generosity shown by many of our patrons, their employees were some of the best-paid bar/ serving staff in Sierra Vista.
Outside of serving Sierra Vista’s parched throats, Kristine served four years on Sierra Vista’s City Council, volunteered on the West End Commission, and volunteered at the Salvation Army. She served as a volunteer board member for Southeast Arizona Hospitality Association, Sierra Vista Rotary West, and the Friends of the Sierra Vista Animal Shelter. Eric served as a volunteer for the Men Who Cook annual event, Sizzle Annual Event, and assisted Kristine with her many volunteer ventures.
Now onto the Q and A:
Q: Why are you closing? A: Read above.
Q: We heard you are closing because of (insert rumor here). A: Nope. Read above.
Q: Aren’t you guys owned by the Spouse’s Club? A: Nope. Never.
Q: We heard the City/ City Council/ Some other form of Government is closing you down.. A: Nope.
Q: You are closing because you don’t know how to run a business, right? A: Feel free to purchase our Series 7 Arizona License and have a go at it yourself.
Q: It’s because your rent is too high, right? A: Nope. Our landlord hasn’t raised the rent in 10 years. He is amazing and always met our needs as tenants.
Q: Are you staying local in Sierra Vista? A: No. We are moving back east to be closer to the grandbaby!
Q: How do we open a wine bar? You can read Kristine and Eric’s upcoming book, “So You Wanna Open a Bar: The Hoppin’ Grapes Story” due out on Amazon in January of 2023.