Packed with great beer and wines. Some outstanding deals to be had, especially on the wines. I drop my at minimum once a week. People working there are friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. I’ve lived in many different towns, but this is by far my favorite wine/beer shop.
Made an online order. Only place I could find that sold Bell’s beers online and shipped to IL. Can’t give a perfect score only because the website didnt show that a certain beer was out of stock before I placed the order. However, I was contacted the next day and asked if I wanted to make a substitution or omit the one item. I asked to keep the order on file until it could be filled in full. I was kept updated (without having to contact them myself ) and then shipped the full order when it could be filled. Shipment was perfect. Beer was so well protected I think I could have dropped the box of my roof and not break a bottle. Good selection, great packaging, and I can’t say enough about the service. Thanks Scott.
ross (59) weddington, North Carolina | March 29, 2004| Updated May 2, 2004
a great beer store- probably the best i have been too. have a ton of beers, and alot of the trappist ales. staff is very friendly, gave me a 10% discount. only 2 hours from boone, all interstate drive. superb selection of beers not found in NC. going back in a few months
Been a frequent buyer at Vintage Cellar for a couple years now. Great selection and always bringing in new seasonals. I’m not much of a wine drinker but their wine selections and closeouts are excellent, and there’s always some sort of beer or wine tasting going on. The staff is extremely knowledgable (I think Mr. Boyer has probably had all ~700 beers they stock) and always helpful. Prices are very reasonable for hard-to-find selections too.
obguthr (21) Staunton, Virginia | June 21, 2007| Updated July 10, 2009
Great store in a college town. Plenty of parking and easy to find. The staff was friendly and helpful. Many hard to find brews, but hard to find in the store as well. There were separate sections for beers from the UK, Germany, Belgium, Western US, Eastern US, and all others. Beyond that, nothing was in a discernible order. With as many singles as they had, a little organization is needed. They also had a stocked walk-in cooler, for those of you who are dying to have a cold Ruination IPA, or Arrogant Bastard.
The website is a little deceiving and should be taken more as a list of what they can get, not necessarily what they have at any given moment. While the selection is outstanding, there is only a little less than half of the 800-1000 of what they advertise actually in their store. Of course, some of the ones I couldn’t find might be at the Radford location.
They offer a discount for case purchases. I plan to pick up a second case on my way back home. I grew up in the area and visit 2-3 times a year. This will be a regular stop for me.
Let me not forget to mention, they sell online and will ship to most locations, subject to individual state laws.
Re-rate: the selection has been expanded and the shelves re-arranged. There’s so much beer it is still a little hard to find what you want, but with persistence, you’ll probably find it. Ordering online is as easy as pie. This is my go-to-shop.
Great place in a great college town. Definitely jump off 81 if you are passing through. Incredibly helpful and knowlegable owners and staff. Very strong on bombers and singles from all over the US. Great Belgian selection. They probably consider themselves more of a wine store (hence the name) but they clearly love beer and wine. I would guess that the floor space is 65% wine and 35% beer. Beer and wine tastings every weekend.
I have ordered several times from here but have only gone there once. A fairly long drive from house (around four and a half hours), I arrived on a Saturday afternoon in September with a friend of mine. WOW! The selection was enormous. The store itself seems mainly dedicated to wine but there is a extensive beer selection. Belgians, US micros, aged beers, etc. it kept going on and on. There is also glasses available. The only bad thing about it was the selection available vs. the selection on the website. The website is so outdated that the employeees told us it hadn't been updated in months and that most people placing an order off the website would not be able to obtain the selected beers. Indeed, they listed several Fantome beers on the website and only one or two were there. This was the only drawback. The staff offered to search through the back in case any other Fantome beers were not on display and were very friendly in general. You get a discount for every 24 bottles purchased, which was unknown to me but came as a nice surprise. Worth the trip despite the disappointment, I would recommend it to anyone. The only caveat: call or email before basing anything off of what is offered on the website.
nearbeer (243) Knoxville, Tennessee | July 17, 2008| Updated September 28, 2008
Great beer store in a suburban strip center with a Krogers as the anchor. Everything in singles. Nice staff that helps if you want, or leaves you alone to lust after the beer if you prefer (as I do). Definitely worth the 10 minute sidetrack off of I-81.
nebuck (3) Christiansburg, Virginia | August 7, 2015
I’ve been shopping at the Vintage Cellar for eight years now, and I really love the place. They’re one of the best bottle shops in Virginia that I’ve been to. They have a pretty big selection. My only complaint about the selection is that I would like to see more imports, specifically Belgian stuff, but I’m not sure how much the VC has to do with that. It might be a distribution thing. The staff varies. The current beer manager, Jeff, is very helpful and nice and is learning a lot, but he’s not as knowledgeable as the previous two beer managers. My only serious complaint about this store is that they price gouge. They’ll often have beers $3-5 above other local shops. They’re not as bad as the Cellar 6-Pack store in Blacksburg about price gouging, but their prices are nowhere near as good as Barrel Chest in Roanoke.