As the population of Atlanta continues to grow, it’s important to know where to buy good wine. You can grab a bottle at just about any grocery store, but if you want help selecting the right bottle for an occasion, it helps to know where to look. Your best bet is to find a wine shop with a knowledgeable staff, and here we’ve compiled a mini-guide of Atlanta wine shops just for you!
For this guide, we’ve specifically chosen only small, locally owned wine merchants.
In Grant Park, you’ll find 3 Parks Wine Shop.
451 Bill Kennedy Way, St. C
Atlanta, GA 30316
They’ll bottle up your choice of wine from their rotating tap selection into 32 or 64 oz. bottles.
In addition to a fantastic wine selection, they also feature Wednesday night wine tastings and a seasonal wine club.
In the Westside Provisions District is Perrine’s Wine Shop.
1168 Howell Mill Rd., Ste. B
Atlanta, GA 30318
Owned and operated by French sommelier Perrine Prieur, this gem opened in 2010 and boasts a dazzling selection, a wine club and weekly wine tastings. You can also enjoy their space for your own private events.
Located at Ansley Mall in Midtown since opening in 1986 is family-owned Ansley Wine Merchants.
1544 Piedmont Road
Atlanta, GA 30324
Having been in business for 30 years, you know they’re doing something right. They have monthly wine specials, a wine club, and, in addition to wine, over different kinds of 200 beers and 600 liquors. Conveniently located near Piedmont Park, there’s something here for everyone.
In Atlanta? Decatur? Marietta? Kennesaw? Look for a Sherlock’s Wine Merchant store. Serving Metro Atlanta’s wine, liquor, beer and cigars clientele from 5 locations since 1986, Sherlock’s specializes in artisan, handmade wines from the world’s top producers. Click the link above for locations and contact information.
Next to Atlanta hotspot Johnny’s Hideaway is Cellar 13
3765 Roswell Road,
Atlanta, Georgia 30342
Owner John Passman says “Every bottle at Cellar 13 is hand selected. I taste exhaustively to find the very best wines at each price point and in each category. I generally work with small, family owned, estate bottled producers rather than large, commercial wineries and brands as I feel these wines translate a more personal touch and ultimately, higher quality.” We’re sold!
Nestled in the quiet Peachtree Hills community you’ll find PH Wine Merchant
200 Peachtree Hills Ave, Ste A
Atlanta, GA 30305
Here, a friendly, helpful staff listens to clients first and then guides them to product based on personal preference, not current market trends. They have wine tastings every Saturday, and a marvelous selection with something for just about every budget.
In the Virginia Highlands/Morningside area, be sure to look for Highland Fine Wines.
1402-6 N Highland Ave
Atlanta, GA 30306
Locally owned and operated by Nick Salpekar, Level 2 Certified Sommelier from the Court of Master Sommeliers and Certified Specialist of Wine from the Society of Wine Educators, these guys really know their wines!
In what is quickly becoming one of Atlanta’s hippest areas, you’ll find Brookhaven Wines.
1418 Dresden Drive NE, Suite 140
Brookhaven, Georgia 30319
With over 450 different wines from around the world, including 150 wines under $20, as well as collectible and hard to find wines, they’ve got you covered. They also have a humidor full of world-class cigars.
Know of a good, locally owned wine shop we might have overlooked? Send us the info and we’ll add it to the list!