Our Story

At Esters, we’re all about curation and fun, without any pretension. Our wine shop & bar is the kind of destination where you can spend an evening leisurely exploring new vintages from our 250+ wine list, enjoy a glass or two of wine and some snacks, try a bunch of different wines with our Sunday Tastings (also available to-go), get a glass of something rare or fancy during Monday Cellar Nights or stock up for a dinner party at home. Our chic and welcoming atmosphere encourages socializing with friends and fellow wine lovers, and our knowledgeable team allows for a sense of discovery. Think of us as your neighborhood clubhouse…for wine! 

As a member of the Rustic Canyon Family, we’re a partnership between co-owners Josh Loeb & Zoe Nathan and the group’s Wine Director Kathryn Coker & her husband Tug. Tucked inside a beautifully refurbished 1937 Art Deco building, our retail area features a library of wines focused on smaller, planet-friendly producers whose stories we know and love, along with specialty products from friends and suppliers whose work inspires us. Our team will help you pick that perfect bottle for your wine collection or craft a gorgeous gift box for any occasion. 

You’ll need some food to soak up all that awesome wine. Our hyper-seasonal menu celebrates French bistro classics, but with a solid dose of Californian influences and ingredients. Sous Chef Andrea Hirujo takes full advantage of the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market, located just a few blocks away, to craft a variety of snacks and composed dishes for happy hour and dinner – all of which pair beautifully with Kathryn and Sommelier Zaitouna Kusto’s eclectic wine list. Also, our gooey Grilled Cheese and addictive Lavender Almonds are not to be missed!

Additionally, we offer Private & Virtual Events and Guided Tastings for any occasion, so visit our Events page for more details.

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