We have the LARGEST selection
of Austrian, Portuguese & South African Wines in NC!
Regular Store Hours:
Monday - Friday: 3-7
Saturday - free tasting 12-3!
Sunday - 12-5
We will have at least a dozen different wines
open at the wine bar available for sampling
and for sale by the glass, flight (three 1.5oz
glasses) or bottle including white, red & sparkling.
Plus, choose from over 2000 wines and for the shelf price,
you may enjoy it in our comfortable tasting bar.
Saturdays: Free tastings from 12-4 -
A different theme or selection each
& Tasting Bar is the largest independent wine shop in Raleigh, NC with over 2000 wine
in stock, as well as dozens of import and micro-brew beers. Located in Raleigh, we
give you wine shop selection and service at warehouse prices!
friendly, professional staff is always available to assist you with choosing excellent
wines for a meal, party, wedding, gift or any occasion. We have more restaurant and
fine food experience than any other wine shop in the Triangle, so pairing wine and food is
our specialty. Just stop by, give us a call, or e-mail us.
Check our web site often for all the latest tasting info, features and
specials. Remember, we stock a large selection of fine wine at nationally
1914 Bernard Street
Raleigh, NC 27608
phone: (919) 831-0850
fax: (919) 831-2836
We are located next to Taste in
Seaboard Wine is a retail leader in "upcycling"
used wine corks into usable consumer products. We
are a collection point for all used wine corks
including natural, synthetic, plastic and composite
corks, which will be remanufactured into
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Why Shop at
Great selection of wine: We offer over
2000 hand selected wines at nationally competitive
prices, hundreds of wines under $10, and an
impressive selection of collectible and highly
Friendly, knowledgeable staff: We can help
you choose wines for a casual dinner with friends or
a formal reception, or anywhere in between. Pairing
wine and food is our specialty!
Many opportunities to taste: Our tasting
bar is open Monday-Friday from 12-7pm,
offering wines for sale by the glass, flight or
bottle. We have free tastings every Saturday from
12-4pm plus special evening events.
We're local!: We're a proud member of the
NC Independent Wine Retailers Association and Shop
Local Raleigh. Most importantly, more of the money
you spend with independently owned local businesses
stays in the community when compared with chain
local businesses are the largest employer nationally
and provide the most jobs to residents in our
community. Also, non-profit
organizations receive an average of 250% more
support from smaller business owners than they do
from large businesses.
Philosophy on Wine Ratings:
Objective Measure for a Subjective Enterprise
deeper debate of whether influential wine critics
dogmatically impose their tastes upon the
wine-drinking public, here’s our basic philosophy on
the utility of those controversial wine reviews.
Although there are
elements in a wine that are objectively flawed or
correct, the very nature of enjoyment is subjective.
Sometimes critics disagree with each other as
to what is “bad”, “good” or “excellent”and that can
be reflected in widely ranging scores for the same
wine in the same vintage. Similarly,
you may disagree with critics about a given wine.
Having said that,
we do understand that what an “experienced palate”
has to say about a wine can be an important factor
in your decision to purchase a bottle. Therefore,
browsing our store and our website you’ll see
sporadic quotes from wine critics and others in the
business describing the wine - though we prefer to
give you our impressions of the wine - and
occasionally we’ll even post a critical score to
pass along that information as well.
However, points from critics do not guide our
buying decisions. We make our own decisions about
what wines we like and try to empower our customers
to do the same.
Look at points as
one piece of information amongst many that can
factor into your buying decision and never let
anyone; a wine critic, us, your friends or even your
spouse; tell you that you’re “wrong” if you like or
dislike a wine. One thing that
makes this pastime so much fun is that you are
rarely “wrong”. We could all use
more of that in our lives.
Support Your Local Independent
The climate of retail America is changing rapidly, with
large "big box" retailers, wine clubs and "virtual" storefronts putting
the squeeze on small family-owned businesses. Yes, there can be some
conveniences to shopping in a chain store, but many times the
independent retailer offers far better selection and service with
competitive prices. Plus, more of your dollars are returned to the local
community, instead of flowing to a corporate office. We also live in our
communities and support local charitable organizations.
We are proud to be a charter member of
the North Carolina Independent Wine Retailers Association and we
encourage you to support your locally owned independent businesses
including wine shops, bookstores, shoe stores, clothing stores,
Shop Local Raleigh
is all about promoting and supporting locally-owned,
independent businesses. It’s about making your
hard-earned money go further, fueling the local
economy, and helping to preserve the unique
character of Raleigh. For every $100 spent at a
locally-owned business, $68 stays in the local
economy compared to only $43 if spent at a national
chain; and locally-owned firms contribute more to
local charities, local arts and fundraisers than do
their national counterparts. Make a difference. Shop
Wine & Tasting Bar and
Seaboard Station are just a short walk from R-Line stop #3 on Peace
Street. This is a
FREE circulator bus service with 20 stops at
popular destinations in downtown Raleigh.
Experience the R-LINE, an
eco-friendly approach to urban transportation. This
circulator service features hybrid electric buses
that will connect you to restaurants, retail,
entertainment venues, museums, hotels, and parking
facilities in downtown Raleigh. Buses run every
10-15 minutes, so whether you’re a resident,
employee or visitor, it’s a great new way to get
around downtown. The next time you’re taking in
downtown Raleigh, be sure to take the R-LINE!
R-Line Hours of Operation:
Mon-Wed (7 am-11 pm)
Thurs-Sat (7 am-2:15 am)
Sun (1 pm-8 pm)