Leading New Jersey-based alcohol beverage and gourmet food retailer, Gary’s Wine & Marketplace (www.garyswine.com), officially opened its first west coast store in St. Helena, California on Thursday, October 3rd, 2019. The very first winery that founder and CEO, Gary Fisch visited when he began his career in wine over forty years ago was Louis M. Martini. Returning to where it all began, Gary opens his new store across the street from the iconic winery.
The team at Gary’s Napa Valley consists of an array of local talent including Jonathan Ruppert as General Manager and a Wine Team of Susan Meyer, Austin Burns, Eric Abraham, Ashley Taranto, and Ilse Chun. Gary’s Culinary Director is Adam Pechal with Paola Segura as Catering Manager and Sharon Arnold as the Cheesemonger. The official coffee partner of Gary’s Napa Valley will be Petaluma-based Acre Coffee.
The new Gary’s Napa Valley location will feature over 380 Napa wines, 40 sparkling wines, and 280 international wines, which is the largest and most diverse selection of hand-selected imports in the area. Gary’s will also carry over 250 spirits and beer products and well over 200 cheeses and other specialty food items (local and imported) as well as coffee and breakfast items, salads, sandwiches, charcuterie, olive oil and fresh-baked bread. Beyond the shelves, Gary’s Napa Valley will provide catering services as well as concierge service to guests, a new element for Gary’s Wine & Marketplace stores.
“We are excited to let our Napa Valley customers know that we are open for business. Gary’s Napa concierge service will serve as the gateway for our customers in NJ and across the country as they plan their trips to the valley,” says owner and CEO Gary Fisch. “Our team will facilitate winery visits, restaurant reservations, hotel booking, and more to ensure that our guests enjoy the best of what Napa Valley has to offer.”
Fisch’s unique perspective as a brick-and-mortar retail expert for the past 32 years has provided him with the ability to forecast future trends and respond to them with continued innovation. “We compete in an increasingly digital day and age by providing in-store experiences that cannot be purchased online. Customers enjoy coming into our stores, tasting our products, and speaking with our team of wine and cheese experts,” explains Fisch. “However, we want to continue to use technology to enhance our ability to provide convenience and value to our customers.” To this end, Gary’s recently rolled out a new mobile app that offers 1-hour delivery to all NJ customers.
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.