Murphy’s Atlanta Wine Shop

Murphy’s Wine Shop is a hidden gem of the Virginia Highland community. Tucked inside Murphy’s Restaurant, this little wine shop packs a big punch with a booming special order business from recommendations from Wine Consultants Bob McKechnie, Chris Dean, and Emilie Zeiger. Over 350 different wines are in stock — including all the wines on Murphy’s By-The-Glass wine list so you can grab a bottle of the great wine you just had with dinner! Join our email list to get the latest in great offers and recommendations from Murphy’s Wine Consultants.

Bob McKechnie / Wine Consultant

Bob joined Murphy’s Wine Shop after a 6 year stint running the Wine Department at Ansley Kroger where he became a familiar face to many Atlanta wine buyers. Bob became interested in wine while living in San Francisco, and has been hooked ever since. After retiring from a 32+ year career at Delta Airlines in New York, San Francisco, Dallas and Atlanta, he found the wine business to be a natural extension of his passion. His passion, knowledge, and friendliness make him a great partner in picking wines! Click to Email Bob

Chris Dean / Wine Shop Manager

Chris joined our team in April 2018, bringing with him over twenty years experience in the restaurant industry. Beginning his career as a trainer and manager with Cafe Intermezzo in the early 90’s where he helped develop their extensive beverage training program, to being a founding partner at Churchill Grounds Jazz Cafe garnering many awards from best Martini from Creative Loafing, Top 100 Jazz Clubs in the World from Downbeat Magazine, to Best Jazz Club in Atlanta from 1998 until 2016. Chris also brings extensive knowledge from his experience as Beverage Manager at some some of Atlanta’s favorite restaurants including South City Kitchen, The Food Studio as well as being General Manager of La Tavola in Virginia Highland, Ecco in Midtown and Noble Fin in Gwinnett. Following his passion for wine, Chris is excited to be a part of the team at Murphy’s and continue the tradition of education through the Tuesday Night Tastings, finding those hidden gems for the Wine Shop and aiding in the search for wine lovers looking for wines from a specific winery, vineyard, region or style.  Click to Email Chris