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Best Wine Shops & Cellars

Published: December 19, 2022

 

Delve deep into knowledgeably curated wine cellars and shop for international, national, regional and boutique wine selections. Locally-owned wine shops are a treasure trove of personal-assistance and informative shopping. Enjoy the wine cellar ambiance while choosing wine for your table, holiday meal, personal cellar or to gift. Stock up on affordable table wines, high-end trophy wines, small batch and rare finds all at one convenient location. 

If you prefer to visit each winery separately, sign up for a guided tour of Oregon Wine Country, and if you are lucky you may even enjoy a barrel tasting! But if time is limited or you'd like to compare wines across multiple facilities and vineyards, stop by one of these local wine shops for a great selection and shopping experience.

LaVelle Vineyards Barrel Tasting by Colin Morton

LaVelle Vineyards Barrel Tasting

Photo: Colin Morton

Bodega Wine Parlour

Florence

At the Bodega Wine Parlour enjoy a charming European experience of wine tasting and shopping. This unique storefront is in a historic home in Historic Old Town Florence. Browse curios, international and regional wines and order tastes and small plates. Part art museum and part wine cellar, this parlor-appointed space is also ideal for parties and gatherings. Along with wine the proprietors can provide catering.

Sundance Wine Cellars

Eugene

You may have heard of Sundance, one of Eugene's premier health food stores, but have you checked out the wine mercantile of the same name just around the corner? With the same ownership and same interest in quality, Sundance Wine Cellars has an extensive selection of local and regional Pinot Noirs — over 500 labels. As one of Eugene's longest operating wine cellars, they have formed solid relationships with our local winemakers and therefore are able to stock small production wines, reserve bottlings and special cuvees that are unavailable elsewhere. Sundance Wine Cellars also sells international wines and hosts featured wine tastings on the weekend evenings. Enjoy the rambling, cellar-feel of the shop and find wines curated by devoted wine enthusiasts. 

Civic Winery & Wines

Eugene

Dedicated to sustainable vineyards and winemaking, Civic Winery & Wines ferments their own batches in traditional amphora vessels and stocks reputable regional wines in their storefront. View their facility, taste their wines and shop from a carefully and consciously selected cellar of amazing wine. Civic Winery resonates with an urban vibe in its downtown Eugene location — housed in an historic building and practicing business from a perspective of civic responsibility — so you can feel like you are doing your part to make the world better — by drinking wine!

Touring Civic Winery & Wines

Photo: Melanie Griffin

Oregon Wine LAB

Eugene

Another local winemaker intent on the creative approaches to the art of winemaking, Oregon Wine LAB also supports and facilitates the success of other small winemakers through their storefront. Using their popular downtown Eugene wine bar as a hub, Oregon Wine LAB elevates boutique and small batch wines from vintners across the region. Shop a variety of ever-changing and very limited bottling selections. Augment your tasting and shopping experience with celebrated dishes from the Vietnamese food cart out front.

Oregon Wine LAB Glass

Photo: Melanie Griffin

Provisions Market Hall / Blackboard

Eugene

On the ground floor of the 5th Street Public Market, find a cellar-full of world and regional wines. Stocked alongside farmers' produce, fine cheese, deli meats and the bakery; Provisions Market Hall and the Blackboard Wine Bar offer a fine shopping experience. Enjoy wine tastes, glasses and small plates as you select bottles. The old-school but upscale marketplace feeling creates a festive vibe for any wine shopping endeavor.

The Broadway Wine Merchant

Eugene

An outstanding wine collection in a polished yet comfortable environment makes The Broadway Wine Merchant an outstanding wine shopping experience. Stop by for special events and tastings, to stock your personal cellar, or to chat with staff that knows and cares passionately about enjoying wine and finding the right selections to match your palate. Their in-house bistro serves small plates, salads and sandwiches.

Bo's Wine Depot

Eugene

Tucked into a strip mall shopping center in the residential neighborhood of Southeast Eugene and a second location on Pioneer Parkway in Springfield, this surprise wine shop is a great resource for rounding out your wine collection. Bo's Wine Depot provides a diverse selection of affordable wines in a casual atmosphere. Unpretentious but carefully curated, you can get your wine questions answered here.

McKenzie General Store

McKenzie River

When you are up in the Cascade Mountains, this small general store is your best bet for quality wine selection. Alongside their produce and pantry items discover excellent local and international wines to pair with your picnic lunch or cabin-made meal. You can also dine in, as McKenzie General Store has a family-friendly patio and hosts live music during the summer season. Call ahead for hours.

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Author: Taj Barnhart Morgan

Taj Barnhart Morgan is the Director of Content Strategy for Travel Lane County. A journalism graduate from the University of Oregon, Taj has two decades of special event management and hospitality marketing experience in San Diego, CA and Maui, HI. Passionate about mothering, and back to her Oregon roots, she is discovering the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region all over again through the eyes of her daughter.