Winkler & Samuels is located in the historic former factory at 500 Seneca Street. With about 1,000 square feet of space, the shop carries more than 600 wines. Along the walls, bottles are divided by country, with maps indicating the region in which it was made. In a fun twist, the shop also sells wine in cans; a best seller, Ramona, is an organic, sparkling Sicilian wine mixed with grapefruit.
Below the store is a wine cellar, along with courtyard access and a stunning dinner space. With a cellar membership, customers receive a locker to age their vino, discounts on purchases, personal sommelier services and free home delivery.
The boutique offers wine classes, ranging from “Wine 101” to classes themed by region, holidays or season. It’s during those classes, and conversations with customers throughout the day, when the curator and sommelier gets to share her knowledge and recommendations.