Heifer Station winery has opened a pop-up window bottle shop at the Byng Street Cafe in a unique collaboration aimed at fighting the economic affects of the coronavirus shutdowns.
Heifer Station owner Phillip Stivens said they would sell bottles and cases, but not glasses, of wine from a window from Wednesday.
"We're trying to come up with ways to keep our staff employed," he said.
Mr Stivens said they would also keep the cellar door on The Escort Way open.
"Our focus is our cellar door, the destination and the experience," he said.
"Let's see how it goes. It's just something we're trying at the moment," he said.
Mr Stivens said it was too early to tell whether they would keep the city pop-up window after the coronavirus pandemic ended.
"Who knows? At this time we've got to work together," he said.
Cafe owner Jeremy Norris said it was a new offering for the cafe group which he said had been hit hard by coronavirus cutbacks.
"Last week our takings were down $12,500 on the previous week and this week will be dramatically lower. It has had a pretty big impact," he said.
Mr Norris said he did not have work this week for 8-9 casual staff and was relying on seven full time staff.
He said they were selling new lines including family-sized chicken pies and lasagnes for people to cook at home.
"We sold a lot of chicken pies on the first day," he said.
Mr Norris said the Bloom Cafe at the Bloomfield Medical Centre was helping supply hospital staff with coffee and food at a hectic time.
Meanwhile the Union Bank/Schoolhouse Restaurant in Byng Street has also announced it is working on a takeaway service for food and regional wines and beers on the premises.
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