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 Wine Consultants Michael Kunz and Bob McKechnie's recommendations, and over 350 different wines 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.
Meet The Team . . .
LESLIE JOHNSON / BEVERAGE DIRECTOR
Leslie brings 12 years of diverse food and beverage experience to Murphy's Wine and Spirit Program. After beginning his time at Murphy's in the Retail Wine Shop, Leslie brought his passion for wine to the restaurant where he instantly made an impact by creating our award winning wine list! Before joining Murphy's, Leslie spent several years with a boutique wine distributor, was head buyer for Winestyles, Inc., and developed wine lists for several top tier restaurants in the South.
MICHAEL KUNZ / WINE CONSULTANT
Michael is Murphy's Wine Writer. You'll receive his witty wine reviews and offers when you sign up for Murphy's Wine Email List. He caught the wine bug while taking a wine class his senior year of college and received “wine shop” education over the next few years by pestering wine consultants in local wine shops. After a few years in fine dining, Michael moved into retail as Wine Consultant at Pearson’s Wine of Atlanta before joining the Murphy's Wine Team in 2011. Contact Michael Here
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! Contact Bob Here