Iconic Retailer Establishes Bicoastal Presence with First West Coast Location in Napa Valley
HELENA, Calif. July 29, 2019 – Leading New Jersey-based alcohol beverage and gourmet food retailer, Gary’s Wine & Marketplace (www.garyswine.com), announced today officially that it will open its first west coast store in St. Helena, California taking over the former Dean & DeLuca space. Owner and CEO, Gary Fisch, signed the lease Monday, July 22nd, and estimates the store will be up and running by mid September. Fisch got his start in the wine industry 40 years ago in the Napa Valley with a visit to Louis M. Martini and is now opening across the street from the iconic winery.
“After visiting year after year for Premiere Napa Valley, I am thrilled to have a permanent place in St. Helena,” comments Fisch. “It felt right to open our first location on the West Coast among so many incredible winemakers, vintners, and friends.”
The new Gary’s location will feature over 600 wine labels focusing primarily on Napa Valley wines while also including the largest and most diverse selection of hand-selected imports in the area. Fisch envisions the St. Helena store as being, “the best wine shop in the Napa Valley.” Gary’s will carry over 250 spirits and beer products and well over 200 cheeses and other speciality food items (local and imported) as well as coffee and breakfast items, salads, sandwiches, charcuterie, olive oil and fresh-baked bread.
“I want to offer something for everyone; from the local winemaker seeking to try a rare import to the international visitors looking to taste the best of the Napa Valley.”
Gary’s aims to cater to the local community with the best selection of local and international wineries as well as revamped catering services. For visitors, Fisch plans to offer customers a signature Gary’s experience by providing a concierge service where guests can taste wines and arrange to visit neighboring wineries.
With many alcohol beverage stores closing and moving sales solely into the online space, Fisch explains, “the beverage alcohol industry is great as a brick and mortar space. We want our customers to know that we’re always listening. We are constantly evolving our selection according to their drinking habits. We are excited to let our Napa Valley customers know that they can always rely on us for the best recommendations.”
About Gary’s Wine & Marketplace:
Gary’s Wine & Marketplace (www.garyswine.com) began as a small wine shop in Madison, New Jersey in 1987 and has since grown to be one of the largest fine wine businesses in the New York metropolitan area, with four stores in Northern New Jersey and a thriving e-commerce business. Commitment to friendly, attentive service by knowledgeable employees and a myriad of wine and food events for the public set Gary’s apart from other wine stores.