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Wine down at DTR SouthPark

FIRST LOOK: Dilworth tasting room SouthPark

by Cathy Martin

Jaffer Kovic developed a passion for wine while studying hotel administration and finance at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He’d planned to go into casinos, but that all changed while he was in school.

“I took a wine class and fell in love, and that was it.”

The Buffalo, N.Y., native honed his skills working under a couple of master sommeliers in Las Vegas, and later with the Del Frisco’s restaurant group. When he came to Charlotte to assist with Del Frisco’s opening in 2007, the Queen City made quite an impression.

Nearly a decade later, Kovic decided to move to Charlotte with his wife and two children, opening Dilworth Tasting Room on Tremont Avenue in 2017. The 1940s building that was once home to Dilworth Billiards is known for its wine selection, craft cocktails and intimate courtyard that’s appeared on just about every “best patio” list in town.


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