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Vintner Wine Market
Taps: 16 / Bottles: 300
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Bar, Eatery, Store ]
8128 Providence Rd
phone: (704) 543-9909
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vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$$$
This place always has great beers on tap, 16 rotating. Recent examples: Hellhound, Beer Geek Breakfast, Alchemy Hour, Narwal, and Espresso Yeti to name a few. If you find yourself in Charlotte, looking for a great draft list, this is your place.
Price gouging at its finest.
I went to purchase a 4-pack, assuming it would be $9.99 -$10.99, it rang up at $16.99.
Bombers are consistently marked up around $3 on average.
Get your draft here, and your bottles elsewhere.
03-02-2013 05:10:44 |
More by dailyminefield
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
I've been to Vintner's a few times, and overall, I've had a good time. It's more of a wine bar, but they have a pretty nice selection of bottled craft beer. They have a bout 10 things on tap. A lot of it is local brews.
They have a cooler with some brews, and they do charge a 'corking' fee if you drink there. That's why I try and get a bomber to make it worth the upcharge. That's a bit bothersome, but I guess they are trying to remain competitive.
My wife likes the wine selection, so it makes it easier to get her to go!
Overall, if you want a change of pace on a Friday night, drop by with the spouse and tilt a few.
12-12-2012 21:13:04 |
More by dvmin98
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
This is both a beer and food review. This place is nestled in the arboretum shopping center next to the Tinder Box (cigars). Vintner Wine Market offers a wide variety of bottled beers (guessing 250 to 300 different beers),16 rotating taps (all craft beer( (a core 4 , local 4, and 8 rotating miscellaneous brews), and a large wine selection. On many occasions you will find a rare or hard to find beer on the draft list. I have become a regular there and really enjoy the atmosphere, great staff, regulars, and occasional live music Thursday to Saturday. The food is great and all locally sourced. Here is a few of my "must haves" the pimento cheese plate, chicken pesto pizza, and the sandwich that gets my vote for best in Charlotte is the grilled cheese beer braised short rib sandwich with au jus or spicy mustard. This is a great place to visit and you will always find help and reviews from the regulars with the draft list or a free sample from the wonderful staff. Cheers!
10-22-2012 15:32:12 |
More by mrcanfield33
vibe: 1.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5 | $$
Avoid. Regular customer "admiral" who tries to pick fights with other customers. Not worth the drama.
Other than that place is nice. Waitresses are good and knowledgeable. Prices decent and selection fairly good. Small menu but its good food reasonably priced and tasty.
They regularly have breweries or distributors do tastings which is nice.
Dispite the good the trash that is a regular ruins it all.
Last word if you want to see a fight its for you which will almost certainly happen. If not avoid.
09-27-2012 23:47:37 |
More by Zaljin
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | $$$
I've visited here 4 times now. The first time to check out the bottle selection and the other 3 times with friends.
For bottle selection they do good for a wine shop but not what I would consider amazing for a beer store. They have what I'd expect from a place that would attract craft beer lovers. Nothing too out of the ordinary that you couldn't find at Brawley's or Total Wine.
For draft selection it has been hit or miss. One time there was hardly anything on that I was interested in and the other two times there have been a few beers I wanted to try. Unfortunately what was listed on the website didn't live up to what was actually there on all my trips. Maybe the good drafts go fast and they just don't update their site often but I've been disappointed by them not having what was listed on their site every time I went. Still they do have some good drafts. Also they seem to offer pretty small pours that are heavy on head/
Not a big fan of the atmosphere however. While you can go here and have drinks with your friends they don't have the best seating and it doesn't seem like the kind of place you'd want to spend all night at.
Service was pretty basic and probably not as good as most places that are really into craft beer. One time when I stopped in during the middle of the day when there were no customers present I was greeted and that was it, the other times they have taken my order but that's it. Sure they did there job but it isn't anything I'd rave about.
Overall a solid location worth stopping at but nothing mindblowing.
12-06-2011 00:33:06 |
More by jpmclaug
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
This "Wine Market" has a fantastic selection of beer and wine. It has many of the harder to find beers that come to Charlotte, such as limited releases and foreign beers. Their prices are a little bit higher then many other places in Charlotte but their selection can't be beat. They have close to 12 drafts at a time and they are always good choices. The main problems I have with Vintner's is that you cant walk in and buy a six pack of beer, as they only have singles, and a lot of their IPA's are out of date. In September I found a Titan IPA from GDBC that was bottled in February. Those are its only downfalls.
10-08-2011 21:54:11 |
More by hefehead12
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$
Although I've lived in Charlotte for nearly my entire life, I've only just recently begun to frequent this place thanks to a tip from a family friend. I'm not much of a wino, so I rarely stray from the back-right location of the store on my visits, where copious amounts of delicious and rare beers abound.
The prices are...well, a little pricey. It doesn't help that all of the beers are only sold as singles. And it'd be nice if there were some paper six-pack holders available so I could carry around the beers as I shopped instead of having to sit them on a table and awkwardly tote them all up to the register at the culmination of my spree.
Okay, that's the END of my bashing, because this place truly is spectacular. Selection-wise, I think this place gives Brawley's a run for its money. And it's a helluva lot closer to my house. The best aspect of this store, and where it goes above and beyond most beerstores, is the spectacular tap selection. Each tap in Vintner's selection of sixteen is an eclectic brew, and almost each is delicious. Every time I amble in, I head to the back to see what tasty concoctions are currently swimming through the lines. Tonight, for instance, I enjoyed a 3 French Hens before moving on to an Olde School Barleywine. I was feeling fine, indeed.
I haven't actually enjoyed any food at Vintner, mostly because I didn't know it was available. Some guys tonight were having a wine tasting though and ordered a spectacular cheese and fruit platter. Next time, I plan on following suit when I'm with some buddies.
As a store, Vintner's rivaled by almost none in the Charlotte area. As a bar, only Duckworth's outweighs it, and I'd probably argue that Vintner's taplist is more eclectic. The bartender, Jeremy, knew his shit, and because of the fact that the ambiance was extremely low-key, he was available to just talk beer. I like that.
Sweet spot. Can't wait until my next visit.
01-05-2011 05:08:56 |
More by Chadpaq
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Awesome beer selection and ditto the wine and food. Being a beer nerd I love the 16 beer taps, rarely I go to Vintner and have a hard time choosing taps. Jeremy and Co. does a great job rotating taps and the bottle selection is also awesome. The beer club is a great deal and as stated the beer selection is awesome.
Living in Union Co I'm THRILLED to have a "local" place to get great beer...while it's not a short drive from Union Co it's worth it.
Keep up the great work guys/gals!!
10-18-2010 09:20:58 |
More by unionturf
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Stopped into this location as they were having a firkin of Heavy Seas Peg Leg there. The location is located in what I would describe as a LARGE strip mall. This made it quite hard for me to find, but it was easily spotted by driving around the store fronts until you saw it with large white letters over the storefront. Parking is not an issue being in the strip mall setting with parking everywhere. Upon walking in, I was immediately greeted by the staff who already knew I was there for the firkin. While waiting for them to tap the firkin I walked around and did a little window shopping on some of their brews. There were A LOT more wines than beers, but then again it is a 'wine market' afterall. But the brews that they do have were of pretty good quality. After doing a little looking around I took a seat at their bar area to watch the Panthers game and wait for the firkin to be tapped. Their tap list is quite impressive as well with a few limited brews available which I helped myself to prior. Really nice place to visit or hang out as all of the people who were there besides me were regulars and they all made me feel welcome. I will definitely be visiting again next time I'm in the area.
10-04-2010 20:15:13 |
More by thagr81us
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$$
I have heard good things about this place so I figured that I would check it out for myself.
Located in a strip center, it is easy to overlook with all of the other nondescript shops. The place has a small European boutique feel. More focused on wine than beer, they still have a very respectable beer selection. The atmosphere is laid back and comfortable. All of the beer is priced as singles, with the prices clearly marked, which is a huge plus. The selction is quite extensive, if fact it may be as good as Brawleys in that aspect. I think the biggest draw is the bar with around 16 taps, all of them devoted to craft. The draft prices are fairly reasonable, but the bottle prices seem a little high.
Overall, this is a terrific place to come have a couple of beers and buy a hard to find bottle or two. I think Brawleys may still have the edge for my normal everyday purchases, but this is a nice place to have a beer while shopping.
07-30-2010 13:43:31 |
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Vintner Wine Market in Charlotte, NC