Beeswing, an exciting new wine bar and kitchen is set to open doors at Kampus this spring, but the team need your help to get over the final hurdle.

The concept is a collaborative effort between wine expert Anna Tutton, founder of wine shop Vin-yard (formerly housed at Hatch), and Joe Maddock, of West Didsbury tapas bar Pinchos fame.

The two have been working on joint supper clubs for some time now, but the new Kampus spot will open up those delicious combinations to a much wider audience.

Named after the crust formed on old wines, due to its resemblance to the wing of a bee, Beeswing will serve a rotating list of delicious and interesting wines from small producers across the world. With all wines available by the glass, carafe or bottle, wine lovers will be able to try out some lesser-known pours, alongside old favourites, in a laid-back environment.

Like so many, the duo have been hit by the soaring costs of materials and are £25,000 shy of the total amount they need to make their dream spot become a reality.

They’ve now launched a crowdfunder to see them over the line, where donations can be traded for rewards once the space opens. £25 will get you an early preview of the menu, with your feedback being used to help shape its development. £50 gets you food and wine for two, while £150 will get you a feast and wine hamper delivered to your home.

Speaking about the crowdfunder, Beeswing said: “Needless to say, it has been a testing time for everyone in hospitality. From pandemic rules to new council regulations, increased inflation, and rising prices of raw materials, our opening costs have increased dramatically.  Despite raising £135,000 on our own, our initial budget has been squeezed beyond any imaginable forecast and we are now short of £25,000 to launch y(our) new neighbourhood sanctuary. ”

If you can spare a few quid, head here to make a donation. 

Sun 3 Apr, Beeswing,
Aytoun St, Manchester M1 3GL
Bradley Lengden
Published on:
Mon 4 Apr 2022