Joe Lertch of The Vineyard Wine Bar & Bistro is almost finished the fitup for his second location in the downtown Rehoboth space formerly occupied by Espuma. Joe spent three decades in the wine industry in sales management and senior management positions and is well respected in the wine world as an educator, consultant, writer, speaker, and as a wine judge. Joe belongs to a number of wine societies including being a Tastevin Member and chairman of the Decathon Council of The Dionysian Society International.
Lertch has worked with the on-premises channel of the restaurant business consulting to establish restaurant theme, floorplan, menu design, and wine lists that have been awarded time and time again for excellence.
The Vineyard Wine Bar and Bistro in Havre de Grace has been voted “Best Restaurant” in Harford County, Maryland, along with being voted “#1 Best Service”, “#1 Best Wine List”, “#1 Best Ambiance”, “#1 Most Romantic” and “#1 Best Place to take Out-of-Towners.” It has also been rated in the top 10 restaurants in Maryland by Open Table for Food, Service, Ambiance and Overall Experience, as well as being ranked #1 (of 38 restaurants in the area) by “Trip Advisor.”
Take a look at the Havre de Grace location to get an idea of what will breathe new life into that cozy spot near the corner of South First St. and Wilmington Avenue! We will keep you informed as the resurrection of the space progresses.