Is it the best value in the store...on sale???

09.29.2022

2021 Carmita



750ml Bottle
Release Price: $15.00

SALE Price: $7.99 (net)
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MAGNUM Bottle (1.5L)
Release Price: $30.00

SALE Price: $17.99 (net)
SAVE 40%




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NEW VINTAGE


Sale runs September 29th - Sunday October 2nd, 2022

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The new vintage of Carmita has arrived, and a hurricane is inbound. So how about regular bottles for $7.99 and magnums for $17.99 to help make it through the weekend?

It's tough for me to explain how much I like this wine. It very well may be the best value wine I have ever tasted. Find me some other wine that delivers this kind of experience at $7.99...I just don't think it's possible. (If you do, we need to know about it! E-mail us HERE)

Centuries ago the DO of Almansa produced high quality wines, albeit at that time they were sweet ones. The locals used Alicante Bouschet, but today they call it Garnacha Tintorera, and for the most part all the producers have nixed the sweet part of the equation. In the case of Carmita, they mix the Garnacha with 30% Monastrell to make this wickedly powerful red wine.

It's easy drinking, big, rich and all around delicious.

Oh, did we mention that the winemaking team behind this gem are involved in some of the most celebrated wine projects in Spain? So the street cred, in addition to everything else, is off the charts.

Added bonus for this offering today, we are going to give you a recipe pairing for a dish that may be my favorite of all time (especially with this wine) - Picadillo. If you've never had it, and you like ground beef and pork, prepare yourself for a potential life changing experience. You can locate the recipe HERE.

So now that you have one of your weekend night dinner plans all set up, let's get to it!

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Winner of the Caymus Blind Tasting is...

09.27.2022

2019 Willowlake Cabernet Sauvignon



Top 3 Wines in terms of voting:
1) Willowlake Cabernet Sauvignon ($29.99)
2) Cape Charles Cabernet Sauvignon ($24.99)
3) Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon ($69.97)

2019 Willowlake Sonoma County Cabernet
Release Price: Somewhere between $80 and $150 per bottle
winestore. Price: $29.99 (net)
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So the votes from our blind tasting are in, and there was a clear winner - 2019 Willowlake Cabernet.

I have to say I'm not surprised.

We told you when this wine was released in August that this Cabernet was "the best 100% Cabernet under $50 we will offer you this year (other than Cape Charles)."

We also noted; "You are not going to find 100% Cabernet from Napa or Sonoma for $29.99 per bottle that is going to outdrink the quality of this - full stop."

I think you all may agree with us! Major shout out to 2nd place winner Cape Charles Cabernet and the 3rd place winner Caymus Cabernet!

What did we originally tell you about Willowlake?



From that table of insanity comes the best 100% Cabernet under $50 we will offer you this year (other than Cape Charles).

So yes - on that table was a sample from a lot of 6 barrels of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from a winery that while I can't tell you their name, I can tell you up until we bought the lot we had never heard of them. That sample was brought to us by Baron Ziegler (who I mentioned to you last week)
 
Clearly other people had heard of this estate though. Their winemaker is one of the most legendary female winemakers in California history. Their $150 Cabernets regularly receive insanely high scores (the 2019 Estate Cabernet - the same vintage as our juice - received 98 points from James Suckling). Their program apparently was so successful that they even started bottling some of their leftover juice themselves (vs. bulking it out) and were still charging $80 per bottle!!
 
This is dense, dark, tannic Cabernet for those of you that like the big stuff - but it is not over the top. First sip you can tell the quality of the fruit, and the craftsmanship.
 
With everything going on with the supply chain regarding dry goods, the massive shortage of wine, and all the inflationary pressures out there right now, I am able to tell you this; You are not going to find 100% Cabernet from Napa or Sonoma for $29.99 per bottle that is going to outdrink the quality of this - full stop.

So if you were waiting to see what all the fuss is about, now may be the time to check in 😁

I know what I'm drinking tonight!

 

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Ready for a sparkling wine for less than $15 that will rock your world?

09.23.2022

Roche Bousseau Saumur Brut



Release Price: $30.00
winestore. Price: $14.99 (net)

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Have we got something for you today!

The old saying about academia is that the battles are so fierce because the stakes are so small, and pointless arguments about which grape is the “greatest” are similarly stupid. There are tens of thousands of grapes and most people have had only a handful so what do we collectively know?

But now that I’ve raised the issue, shouldn't Chenin Blanc be in the discussion? It can be stunningly complex and long-lived as a dry wine, off-dry wine, sweet wine and even dessert wine. If that weren’t enough, the grape can also offer silky and complex sparkling wine. This has 20% Chardonnay to add to its richness, eighteen months on the lees, and more character than you can imagine unless you are already familiar with sparkling Chenin.

You'll find other Chenin Blanc aged in the caves of Saumur at prices like $38.00 (HERE) and $30.00 (HERE) - but we have found nothing even remotely close to this quality at $14.99. It's like a little celebration for your taste buds and your wallet, all at the same time 😁

So let's get to it, shall we? TGIF everyone! 


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Taste Caymus Cabernet BLIND vs. $25 Rivals

09.22.2022

Taste Caymus Cabernet Blind!

Saturday September 24th, 2022
11am-8pm 
All Day Long!!



Featuring 2020 Caymus Cabernet!

It's been a minute since our last blind tasting (or any real themed tasting for that matter). Actually it's been about 1,313,280 minutes...but who's counting 😂

Prior to the pandemic, blind tastings had become something of a crowd favorite here at winestore., and why wouldn't they be!?! Blind tasting is just flat out fun!!

That is why we are beyond excited to let you know our blind tasting schedule is getting back in action, and we're starting with one of the all time favorites!

Caymus Cabernet is one of the hottest selling wines in any given year, but if we placed it in a lineup with less expensive offerings - could you pick it out? Would it still be your favorite? We're going to find out this weekend!

I mean, a Ducati is supposed to go faster than a bicycle, and a $75 wine is supposed to taste better than a $25 one. Right? Well, maybe not. A wine's success isn't measured in MpH, it's measured in the taste that is transferred from the glass to your mouth. If you don't know the price, can't see the label, and can't hear someone waxing poetic in your ear about the wine's "score," then all that is left is the juice and your taste buds. It's a scary proposition for any winemaker. That's why you have marketing departments that design catchy labels, create campaigns to build a wine's image, and spend all of their time and energy essentially trying to convince consumers that a wine is great. The problem is that you can't out "market" a blind tasting.

Which is why we're playing "Find the Caymus Cabernet" this Saturday - and I have to tell you this may the the most competitive lineup we have ever put together. The format is simple really. Eight wines will all be tasted blind on our tasting machines each at a cost of $1.00. ($8 to get through the whole tasting) One of them will be the 2020 Caymus Cabernet and the others will be an assortment of wines at every price point from a number of different regions. All you have to do is taste and pick your favorite. Yes, that's right, your favorite. If that's the Caymus, then great, if not, well that's OK too. You may be surprised as to what your favorites actually are.

We hope to see you Saturday - we can't wait to see who the winner will be!

A crisp, dry, white wine for $14.99 that you need to know about!

09.21.2022

2021 Maison Latour Renard Blanc



Release Price: $20.00
winestore. Price: $14.99 (net)

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That red Chateauneuf du Pape dead ringer we told you about has a sister white wine...and it is every bit as stunning as its red counterpart.

A white blend of Vermentino and Clairette from the region called Saint Guilhem le Désert is something maybe you haven’t heard of - and that’s okay. But you might want to know that perhaps the most famous and most highly regarded wine in all of Languedoc-Roussillon, Mas de Daumas, is part of this area. Those wines? $40 and up.

What I find most interesting though is how a wine that is packaged this beautifully, that is this well made, from a small medieval town in the middle of almost nowhere south of France can show up half way across the planet on the shelf for only $14.99. It's tough to really comprehend...but lets not look a gift horse in the mouth!

I know what I'm drinking tonight!


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Yes, I do need more delicious $12.99 red wine in my life!

09.20.2022

2021 L'Azerolle Minervois Rouge



Release Price: $20.00
winestore. Price: $12.99 (net)

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Much of southern European wine is ancient but Minervois carries its history loudly and proudly; local cave paintings and fossilized footprints confirm human activity here more than 8000 years ago. The town of Minerve, only 25 miles from the Mediterranean is named after the Greek goddess Minerva, and the vines here probably arrived with the Greeks in the 6th century BC.

The area prospered under the Roman Empire and its thirst for all such local wines, but in the last century or so the region’s reputation declined. Chateau Mirausse may have something to say about that...

Under the steady hand of Raymond Julien for the last 20 years, this estate has been churning out some extremely high quality red wine...at prices that are sure to please. Here, the two most important Rhone grapes, Syrah and Grenache, are given the stage along with the no less intense grape Cinsault, all drawn from 50-year-old vines.

Easy drinking and easy on the pocketbook. A combo I can always get behind!


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Robert Foley Griffin!

09.15.2022

2017 Robert Foley "The Griffin"



Winery Price: $42.00
winestore. Price: $34.99 (net)

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I miss Bob Foley.

I used to see him a lot because I was obsessed with Pride Mountain Vineyards, producer of one of the world’s great Merlots. Bob started at Heitz Cellars, but more importantly spent 15 years as the founding winemaker for Markham Vineyards (more great Merlot). Then in 1992, Bob began another 15 years as the founding winemaker for Pride Mountain Vineyards. He also created the highly acclaimed Switchback Ridge, Hourglass, Paloma, and School House wines. Now he has his own eponymous winery on Howell Mountain, and I don't get there (too many other places to be) but there he makes Cabernets as well as various blends, like The Griffin, the Foley Family crest in Irish heraldry and a blend of the best in the red wine cellar: Merlot, Petite Sirah, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Charbono, Petit Verdot, and sometimes others.


Those of you that know The Griffin, love The Griffin, and the new 2017 vintage has finally arrived. We will also have it on the tasting machine at all 8 stores through the weekend so you can see what all the fuss is about!

Is it the weekend yet? I know what I'm drinking tonight.


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Lowest US Price on Epic Chianti Classico!

09.14.2022

2018 Vicchiomaggio Agostino Petri



Release Price: $28.00 
winestore. Price: $19.99 (net)
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If you're a Chianti fan like I am, this is a do not miss wine.

Castello Vicchiomaggio is a part of Tuscan history, even if that is a place that these days more often serves as a film backdrop or wedding venue than as the beating heart of a great wine estate. But they’ve always had the money to do really good wine, and indeed they have done that at times. It’s just that you have to stay on top of what they are doing if you want to get that really good wine. From the late 1990s a new family took over this nearly millennia old estate, and they want to be taken seriously – this wine is a good start; they would argue that they started moving towards excellence as soon as they took over. They may be right; nothing in wine is fixed: the great have their off vintages. The decent producers can suddenly do excellent wine. That’s our job: find them.
 
Agostino Petri Chianti Classico is Vicchiomaggio with a Riserva designation, Sangiovese with a dollop of Cabernet Sauvignon, again a single, great vineyard; this wine is aged in the used La Prima barrels, and then aged in larger format barrels for another half year or so. This is the Italian way and these both reflect that heritage. But they also reflect how much Italy has changed in the last twenty years and how modern and exciting the wines have become.

So.......full bodied Chianti Classico Riserva for less than $20 from an epic producer? Yes, please!

Let's do this!

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Benieres for $9.99...because we can't help ourselves!

09.07.2022

We could not resist...Benières at $9.99!



2020 Benières Pinot Noir
Release Price: $20.00
SALE Price: $9.99 (net)

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2020 Benières Chardonnay
Release Price: $20.00
SALE Price: $9.99 (net)

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SALE Price good through Sunday September 11th, 2022

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We hit the point last weekend where so many people had asked "Why can't Benières be part of the Labor Day sale?!?!?", that we just decided we had to go ahead and put it on sale this week.

Our #1 goal here is to give the people what they want - so here we go!



We told you back in December 2021 that for the 2nd year in a row Benières Pinot Noir and Chardonnay didn't win the voting here for our Wine of the Year, but maybe they should have. That we were not sure there is any brand we carry more on fire than Benieres - and that there is no brand bringing more thunder when it comes to the quality / price ratio than these wines right now.

The guy who wrote the review above about the Benières Pinot Noir clearly agrees 😂 My guess is he is buying a case at this price.

As always, thank you for your support. We work hard every single day to bring you the best possible customer service, the greatest quality wines, and the lowest possible prices...and it is because of you that we are able to make that happen.

You guys know the drill! Let's do this! Happy Wednesday all!

 

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Total Wine Price $34.99 - winestore. Price: $24.49!

09.06.2022

2020 Quilt Red Blend



Total Wine Price: $34.99 (Click HERE to see)*
winestore. Price: $24.49 (net)

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I mean, let's keep the Labor Day deal train rolling, right?

This is the Napa Valley Red Blend (and the sister wine to Quilt Cabernet) that was founded by Joe Wagner after he sold Meiomi, and of all the brands he has started recently this is the one that has caught on like wildfire. This is big, rich red wine from the name you know.


Based on the popularity of this wine we are pretty sure these are going to sell out today, so let's keep and it short and sweet, ok? We hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day Weekend!

You guys know what to do!


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*Total Wine Price taken at 9:02am on Tuesday Sept 6th from their Myers Park (Charlotte) Location.

Cabernet aged in $1,500 barrels for less than $20?!?

09.03.2022

2020 Brooks Bank Cabernet



Release Price: $39.99
SALE Price: $17.99 (net)

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ON SALE Through September 5th, 2022

Full Labor Day Sale Lineup - 
HERE


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I watched Top Gun - Maverick last night for the first time, and I have to say it really was a fun movie.

The Naval Fighter Weapons School is only looking for the best of the best when it comes to fighter pilots. Here at winestore. we're also looking the best of the best...when it comes to finding the best quality wine for the lowest possible price.


Image of This is the real thing. This is what you've been trained for.

When one of the best winemaking teams in Europe get together and gather juice from some of the oldest Cabernet vineyards in Spain (pic here), and age the wine in barrels typically reserved for $100+ wines (pic of the barrel here), and the retail price is set to be less than $40...we take serious interest.

It is powerful, poised and persuasive Cabernet and to put it frankly, stupid cheap for the money. Honestly, I wish this was one of those things that would never run out of supply.

So if you're wondering what is gonna go well with what you're grilling this weekend - all I can tell you is this is what we are serving at our house.

Now we gotta just make all the sides!

Let's get to it!

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Yes, this is the best $25 Pinot you will ever try...

09.02.2022

2020 T. Solomon Wellborn Pinot Noir



100% Single Vineyard Pinot Noir from Campbell Ranch Vineyard
Release Price: $72.00
winestore. Price: $24.99 (net)

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ON SALE Through September 5th, 2022

Full Labor Day Sale Lineup - 
HERE


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I was at my favorite sandwich shop a few weeks ago and the owner asked me "Is that Pinot with the guy drinking out of the glass ever going to be $24.99 again? I am obsessed."

Well, based on sales from our Labor Day Sale this week, many of you already figured out it was on sale and are equally obsessed. But either way, let the madness begin.

If you've shopped with us this year, you know the story behind this wine, and how special it is!
 
This is 100% Campbell Ranch Single Vineyard Pinot Noir. How good is Pinot Noir from Campbell Ranch? Well, here and here you can get an idea of how expensive it gets. 

The Holiday weekend calls for something a little nicer!

I know what I am drinking tonight!



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Is this the best value white wine we've ever carried?

09.01.2022

2021 Bleu Blanc Thau



Release Price: $14.99 
SALE Price: $7.99 (net)
SAVE 47%



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I'm not typically prone to hyperbole, but this honestly may be the best value white wine we've ever carried. At the sale price of $7.99, there honestly is no light, dry, crisp white that we know of that can come even close to touching it.

That's a good thing, because I need more value like this in my life. You know, like the kind where the quality of the product far exceeds the price. Too often lately I think we're being presented with sub optimal options at insane prices.

What's up with the wine?

We found the Vivarés brothers from Cotes de Thau – you’ve probably not heard of it but it’s the hilly coastal part of Languedoc in Mediterranean France. They live in Pézenas, which you should visit someday because it’s the charming birthplace of France’s greatest playwright, Molière. Robert Vivarés has a B&B with a fine restaurant and Paul travels the world for his business tasting a lot of wines. They needed a house wine that reflected the place where they grew up. So they blended Picpoul, Terret and Colombard from the hills around them and called it Bleu Blanc and its straight up a silly value.

Happy Thursday everyone! When does the long weekend start?

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#2 Selling Chardonnay - 70% Russian River Valley Fruit for $10.99?!

08.31.2022

2019 Kingstree California Chardonnay

Release Price: $20.00
SALE Price: $10.99 (net)
SAVE 45%




ON SALE Through September 5th, 2022

Full Labor Day Sale Lineup - HERE

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How does a wine become our 2nd best selling Chardonnay without us barely ever mentioning it?

Well.........


California winemaking master Rob Fischer is no stranger to epic high end wine. His track record includes stints at Cuvaison, Beaulieu Vineyards, Etude, Lyric, and several others. The dude knows what he's doing.

But while he can churn out the expensive stuff, his passion is providing unbelievable value for the money. We've seen it in his value projects like Valravn (have you had their Pinot Noir?!?!?!?), Averaen, and Marine Layer.

With the Kingstree Chardonnay, I think you'll get what we are talking about. It is BIG, lush Chardonnay that competes on the table with some competition churning out wines at more than 2x the price. 70% of the Chardonnay fruit in this gem comes from the Russian River Valley,  and at $10.99 per bottle on sale, we think you're gonna agree this is some extreme value.


Based on how much you guys have picked up in the first two days of this sale, I'm guessing you're already dialed in on this one - but given our focus this week on wines that waaaaay outdrink their price point, we thought we might let everyone in on the secret. 😁

Let's get to it!


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Oops, we did it again...it's on sale for $9.99!

08.30.2022

2021 Highland Falls Cabernet



Release Price: $20.00
SALE Price: $9.99
SAVE 50%




Lowest Price in the US!

ON SALE Through September 5th, 2022


*Curbside Pickup Always Available*

We are always on the hunt for great value. I'm not talking about just paying less for a product for the sake of paying less - I'm talking about true value. That feeling when you know you're paying less money for a high quality product and you get that ever so satisfied feeling.😁

Highland Falls at $9.99 is darn near the top of that value list for me.

It was our 2020 Wine of the Year, it sold more bottles than any other wine in 2021, and the momentum seems to only be picking up speed... (so much so the winery was out of stock for 4 months this year!) 

What's up with the wine?

"Mountain-grown, it’s the richest kind,” as coffee commercials used to say, but it’s also true of Cabernet. You rarely, if ever, can find mountain fruit in $12 wines. Like, I can't even think of one off the top of my head.

Foley Family's winemaking pedigree being involved doesn’t hurt either: the guys who bring you Merus, Chalone and Chalk Hill Wines are behind the powerhouse Highland Falls lineup too.

It's kinda like if the people behind Dom Perignon launched a $12 sparkler - or the winemaking team behind Rombauer rolled out a $12 Cali Chardonnay.....these are the best of the best in the Cabernet world, bringing you world class value.


Last time we had it at this price it set a red wine sales record for a 5 day stretch...I'm thinking it may do it again...

Off we go!

 

To order you can:


Order ONLINE for IN STORE or CURBSIDE PICKUP / SHIPPING



E-mail us HERE

Call ahead for IN STORE / CURBSIDE PICKUP:

Call ASHEVILLE @ 828-417-7305

Call RALEIGH @ 919-747-9077

Call CHAPEL HILL @ 984-234-0446

Call WILMINGTON @ 910-239-9479

Call MORRISVILLE @ 919-694-5028

Call SOUTHPARK @ 704-442-4024

Call BLAKENEY @ 704-443-2944

Call LAKE NORMAN @ 704-892-5662

Oustanding Eric Solomon Selection - Lowest US Price!

08.25.2022

2019 Saint-Roch "Kerbuccio"



Release Price: $30.00 (Click HERE to see)
SALE Price: $14.99 (net)
SAVE 50%



Lowest Online Price in the US!

*Curbside Pickup Always Available*

Only 40 cases available - just 5 per store!


"One of the greatest values in the wine world has to be the Kerbuccio cuvée from Jean-Marc Lafage’s Chateau Saint Roch estate in Maury."
- Influential Wine Critic Jeb Dunnuck

We've got a live one for you today.

We were offered the opportunity to bring you this epic Eric Solomon Selection at the lowest price in the US! Obviously we jumped at the chance.

If medium to full bodied organic red wine is in your wheelhouse, this is a must try. I have yet to hear of any person not enjoying this wine, and in a business where taste is so subjective, that is really saying something!

You all already tasted the red wine and the rosé from this Jean-Marc Lafage and Eric Solomon collaboration back in April - and Kerbuccio is the flagship product from this estate.

Given the limited quantity here, I'm not sure what else we need to discuss here. We have for you:
- Wine called one of the greatest values in the world by a top critic
- Eric Solomon selection
- Jean-Marc Lafage made wine

I think we know what to do here 😁

Let's get to it!

To order you can:



E-mail us HERE

Call ahead for IN STORE / CURBSIDE PICKUP:

Call ASHEVILLE @ 828-417-7305

Call RALEIGH @ 919-747-9077

Call CHAPEL HILL @ 984-234-0446

Call WILMINGTON @ 910-239-9479

Call MORRISVILLE @ 919-694-5028

Call SOUTHPARK @ 704-442-4024

Call BLAKENEY @ 704-443-2944

Call LAKE NORMAN @ 704-892-5662

Miner Napa Chardonnay for $24.99? Dreams do come true

08.24.2022

2019 Miner Family Napa Chardonnay



Winery Release Price: $35.00
SALE Price: $24.99 (net)
SAVE 28%




*Curbside Pickup Always Available*

I need more wines like Miner for $24.99 in my life, ya know?

Like "they" say, if you want to know where you’re going, you’ve got to know where you’ve been.

Miner Family Winery started in 1998 tucked away in the eastern hills of Oakville. They source Chardonnay grapes from some of Napa's most famous vineyards; Hyde, Lone Oak & Stagecoach to name a few. Using a combination of new French oak and stainless, Miner has achieved a balanced Chardonnay sure to please most palates.  

Let's keep it short and sweet today, right?  

- Iconic Napa Property
- within $0.50 of the lowest online price in the US
- Perfect for end of summer celebrations / start of school 😂

Let's get to it!
 

To order you can:

Order ONLINE for IN STORE or CURBSIDE PICKUP / SHIPPING

E-mail us HERE

Call ahead for IN STORE / CURBSIDE PICKUP:

Call ASHEVILLE @ 828-417-7305

Call RALEIGH @ 919-747-9077

Call CHAPEL HILL @ 984-234-0446

Call WILMINGTON @ 910-239-9479

Call MORRISVILLE @ 919-694-5028

Call SOUTHPARK @ 704-442-4024

Call BLAKENEY @ 704-443-2944

Call LAKE NORMAN @ 704-892-5662

The Lowest Price We Have Ever Offered On Kingstree Cabernet!

08.23.2022

Winestore NV Kingstree Cabernet

Release Price: $25.00
SALE Price: $11.99 (net)
SAVE 52%




Lowest Online Price in the USA!

*Curbside Pickup Always Available!*

SALE runs Tuesday August 23rd - Sunday August 28th, 2022


With school starting and summer ending, we needed some happy news (am I right, or am I right?). So we worked a deal with Foley Family Wines to bring you Kingstree Cabernet at the lowest price we have ever been able to offer the wine!

This cabernet doesn't need much of an introduction. Crafted under the hand of expert winemaker Eric Stine, this wine has been in our top 5 best sellers since its release in 2017. 

What makes Kingstree so great? It's honestly a little bit of everything. The package is awesome. The wine is a perfect example of California richness and structure - and it's ridiculously easy to drink. The price is certainly right...and at $11.99 it represents almost silly value.


This is one of my home staples (it has basically taken up permanent residency on my kitchen counter). I'm in for a six pack at this price (potentially a case if I drink 1 or two by Sunday 😂).

Let's get to it!


To order you can:



E-mail us HERE

Call ahead for IN STORE / CURBSIDE PICKUP:

Call ASHEVILLE @ 828-417-7305

Call RALEIGH @ 919-747-9077


Call CHAPEL HILL @ 984-234-0446

Call WILMINGTON @ 910-239-9479

Call MORRISVILLE @ 919-694-5028

Call SOUTHPARK @ 704-442-4024

Call BLAKENEY @ 704-443-2944

Call LAKE NORMAN @ 704-892-5662

FINAL TWO DAYS!

08.20.2022

Final Two Days!



2019 Willowlake Pinot Noir
Release Price: $40.00
SALE Price: $19.99 (net)
SAVE 50%




2021 Swimbad Rosé and White
Release Price: $15.00
SALE Price: $8.99 (net)
SAVE 40%




Lowest Price in the US!

*Curbside Pickup Always Available*

SALE runs through Sunday August 21, 2022 - FINAL TWO DAYS


Read more about the SWIMBAD Sale HERE


We've got two large sales running - and they both end tomorrow at Midnight - Willowlake Pinot Noir and SWIMBAD Rosé and White.

You can read more about the SWIMBAD sale here, but below is what we told you about Willowlake Pinot Noir.

Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir for less than $20. Yes please!

Wine wizard Rob Fischer has been crafting this Pinot Noir since 2014 (when Vivino labeled it in the top 5% of all wines in the world) and it has become harder and harder to get each and every year (it was out of stock last year from January until September!).



Since its launch it has been our #1 selling Pinot Noir in terms of gross dollar volume and it is a THREE time "Belle Glos Blind Tasting" winner (also it has never come in worse than second) and for my money, one of the best under $50 Pinot Noirs on the market today.

We worked out a deal on some cases and as is always the case here at winestore. - when we get a better deal, you get a better deal!

So through this Sunday - $19.99 per bottle...you all know what to do!

To order you can:


Order ONLINE for IN STORE or CURBSIDE PICKUP / SHIPPING



E-mail us HERE

Call ahead for IN STORE / CURBSIDE PICKUP:

Call ASHEVILLE @ 828-417-7305

Call RALEIGH @ 919-747-9077

Call CHAPEL HILL @ 984-234-0446

Call WILMINGTON @ 910-239-9479

Call MORRISVILLE @ 919-694-5028

Call SOUTHPARK @ 704-442-4024

Call BLAKENEY @ 704-443-2944

Call LAKE NORMAN @ 704-892-5662

SWIMBAD FINAL SALE of Summer!

08.18.2022

SWIMBAD Rosé & White

Release Price: $15.00
SALE Price: $8.99 (net)
SAVE 40%




SALE runs Wednesday August 17th - Sunday August 21st, 2022!

Lowest Online Price in the USA!

*Curbside Pickup Always Available!* 


We told you we would do it one more time - and that time is now! The final SWIMBAD sale of summer 2022 is now through Sunday!

There is no one item we get more requests to go on sale during the summer months than SWIMBAD. 

It appears SWIMBAD is that superhero of a wine that is designed to combat crazy inflation ($8.99 is just silly value for this quality, especially in rosé) as well as high summer temps.

Summertime is all about finding that wine that can travel with you into the pool, ocean, kiddie pool, boat, or golf cart without fear of it breaking, sinking etc. Heck, with rules like no glass on the beach, I just need a bottle I can bring outdoors! This bottle also needs to be able to go in the freezer to make instant rosé slushies on command, and also contain delicious wine that can fight back heat exhaustion 😂

These videos our team did on the wine capture a lot of those sentiments (here, and here)

So as we all wind down our summer, get ready for one last Holiday weekend, and get back to school - here's one last sale on summertime in a bottle!

Happy Wednesday!


To order you can:

Order ONLINE for IN STORE or CURBSIDE PICKUP / SHIPPING




E-mail us HERE

Call ahead for IN STORE / CURBSIDE PICKUP:

Call ASHEVILLE @ 828-417-7305

Call RALEIGH @ 919-747-9077

Call CHAPEL HILL @ 984-234-0446

Call WILMINGTON @ 910-239-9479

Call MORRISVILLE @ 919-694-5028

Call SOUTHPARK @ 704-442-4024

Call BLAKENEY @ 704-443-2944

Call LAKE NORMAN @ 704-892-5662

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