Veeno Hits Key Milestone, Opening Tenth Venue!



Following on from the success of their first site in Leeds which opened in July 2014, Veeno, The Italian Wine Café are taking the city by storm after acquiring a new site at the prestigious Wellington Place development.

Their latest acquisition marks a key stepping stone for Veeno's ambitious plans of national growth, this will be their tenth site following successful launches in the North West, Midlands, South West and Scotland.

“We are looking forward to opening our second wine café in Leeds, especially in such a growing area of the city. It will be a fantastic addition to our growing brand,” said co-founder Andrea Zecchino

The story began for the company's co-founders Nino & Andrea in 2013 when they met playing a game of football in Manchester, both missed the Italian aperitivo culture, the ritual of drinking, nibbling and relaxing after work. By the end of the year they had opened their first wine café, and the rest is history or “Il resto e' storia” as they say in Italy!

Veeno source their wine from Nino's family vineyard in Marsala, Sicily. The Caruso family have been growing vines there since the 19th century. Having such a close relationship between the vineyard and the wine cafés means that only the best quality wines make it from grape to glass.

The interiors design and fit-out project is being managed by The Master Key Group. Giada Schioppa architect and director of the company said “We have come a long way with Veeno, from supporting them ​at the early stage of the expansion to managing the full fit-out ​​in ​the recently opened venues. The Leeds project is our biggest yet with seating for 100, we have created zones within the café to replicate the intimate feel of their smaller venues as well as the addition of a wine tasting room in which they can hold private events, experiencing the authenticity of the products."

Veeno will open its doors at 5 Wellington Place at 5pm on Thursday 8th December and are inviting members of the public to join them for the opportunity to enjoy a complimentary glass of Nino's family produced wine by signing up at www.veenoleeds.co.uk

Speaking with Nino he was full of excitement about their latest opening, “This is a pivotal time for Veeno, looking back three years ago I could never have imagined we would be where we are now! We're looking forward to opening our second wine café in Leeds and expanding further in the New Year!”


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