We all have our vino cravings. They come and they go. (Mine seem to last longer than the craving for a salad. Crazy, right? ;-)) When the time comes that you feel your fingers reaching for a glass, we have got you covered with our guide to shopping local for wine in Cary, NC! No longer shall you limit your selection to the ominous shelves of your basic grocery store, for this guide will be your key to simplifying the task of shopping local for great wine! So let’s get on with our selection for the vino hookups in Cary.
This family-run wine store is stocked with some great classics, as well as gems from all over the globe. Along with a wide selection, The Wine Merchant is known for their wonderfully helpful staff and practical pricing.
Relocated to the Cary/Morrisville area from West Raleigh, this shop is known for being shopper-friendly with sections labeled by country and a grand variety of styles and brands to please any desired taste. Their website is also a great resource for viewing current selections in more detail before perusing around the store.
If you are looking for value, you are going to love Great Grapes. Their selection spans a wide variety of price points, so you don’t have to break the bank to stock up on more than a few bottles each visit. Though this shop features some exotic tastes, they also stock more well-known brands for the few that aren’t quite ready to step out of their vino comfort zone. Make sure to say hello to the shop parakeets before you check out!
This Downtown Cary Wine shop is a perfect balance between retailer and tasting room. So if you are one to kick the tires before buying the car, this is the wine shop for you. The store’s focus includes a global selection while targeting small production and family-owned brands.
Though not a traditional wine retail shop, Chatham Hill Winery is a long-time favorite for wine tastings and private purchasing. It’s the perfect spot if you are looking to branch out of your normal go-to vino and test out some made-in-NC styles in a local setting. Along with their standard reds and whites, the winery carries a decadent selection of fruit-infused wines for an even more unique tasting experience.
Are there any local favorites we’ve missed? Leave a comment below to let me know so I can head out and do some very official research. And by research, I mean I’ll totally be attending their next tasting event!