Church Street Wine Cellars is a small specialty retailer of limited production fine wines in a variety of price points from around the globe. We are located at 2 Church Street (across from the fountain at the top of the block) in Richardson Place, on the lower level in Burlington, Vermont. Our unique business model and limited overhead allows us to pass along attractive discounts with graduated pricing to our clientele, not just some days, but everyday. Consider us your “personal shoppers” for wine!
SUMMER Hours are Thursday & Friday, 4 – 7 PM, Saturday, Noon to 5 PM or anytime by appointment, and our highly personalized service demystifies the small, limited production wines which we choose to promote. We have always believed that great wine doesn’t have to be expensive. We know anyone can go out and spend top dollar for a serviceable bottle, but what excites us is finding smaller, family-owned and operated wineries and featuring unique varietals at a value.
Many wines we feature carry third-party endorsements from the wine trade press, like Wine Spectator, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar, Decanter, and their high-quality contemporaries, but this alone doesn’t pique our interest. For us, the criteria for our promotions to you is – “Does this provide great value for our customers?”
This reminds us of a favorite story that Sir Winston Churchill once related to his barman,“Bring me your best Cognac, young man ” he commanded. But when the barman returned, and thought he complied with the Prime Minister’s wishes, Sir Winston asked, “Barman, is this your best Cognac?”. The barman quickly replied, “Sir, this by far our most popular Cognac”. “Excuse me” Sir Winston quickly replied, “I asked for your BEST Cognac, not your most POPULAR!”