Kampus announces first pop-up of Summer Garden Series
It kicks off with a residency from Isca Wines, the renowned Levenshulme based natural wine bar, who are taking over the Manchester garden neighbourhood from 11th June at 5pm.
Isca Wines was created by sommelier Caroline Dubois and Chef Isobel Jenkins – who met while working at famed Stockport restaurant Where The Light Gets In – and have pioneered natural wines and ethically sourced produce in Manchester.
The duo will be offering up the best in natural wines to guests, seated right next to the canal, surrounded by the lush green surroundings of the Kampus garden. Visitors can also enjoy a glass (or bottle) in the Kampus Bungalow, an ex-security cabin on stilts that has been transformed into a village hall for pop ups and community uses.
The wine list will feature a carefully curated mix of ‘old world’ natural wines from small producers in Europe. They will sit alongside a selection of beers from independent breweries, house homemade soft drinks and organic small plates including British and Irish farmhouse cheeses. Tunes will be courtesy of one woman funk force DJ Ailsa of Living Room Dance Club who will be serving up summer vibes.
It will be open Friday and Saturdays for two weekends from 11th June. And if you fall in love with the natural wine there’s a bottle shop for takeaways. Caroline, Co-Founder of Isca said: “We’ve always had lots of demand in the city centre and Kampus is the perfect location for us to bring the natural wine experience.
"We’re working with some niche winemakers and local producers so the independent vibe Kampus is creating really appealed to us. People don’t realise that most supermarket wine has never been touched by a human hand and we want to tell the story of some amazing natural wines from the handpicked grapes to the incredible taste.”
o Friday 11th June 5-11pm
o Saturday 12th June 2-11pm
o Friday 18th June 4-11pm
o Saturday 19th June 2-11pm
No bookings, walk ins only Glasses of wine start at just £5
The gardens, which are permanently open to the public, are part of Kampus’ residential development. Their one and two bedroom apartments are available to view in North Block. The first of five individual buildings to complete at Kampus, it sits alongside its sister South Block, two beautiful Victorian shipping warehouses and a 1960s brutalist tower.