I think this was only the second time ever setting foot in Woodland Hills and wow, this place is bougie. Multiple Lamborghini as well as "exotic" car dealerships. Your average schmuck might be embarrassed to drive a 94 Grand Am with several primered body panels around all these 110K+ cars, but I found it kind of funny. What I also found funny was how dumpy a lot of Ventura Blvd looks, to the point that it’s probably depreciating the value of those Porsches and Mercedes driving on it.
Woodland Hills Wine Company is on one of the crappy stretches of Ventura Blvd, next to some run down looking apartments and a Jack In The Box. Inside you’ll find a large selection of wine, though I can’t comment on the quality of it. They certainly do special orders though and a Range Rover pulled up to pick up some orders of champagne. The beer selection as previously mentioned is small but good. Actually, it’s very small, and pretty good. I saw the whiskey barrel Stone Ruination QM beer. From that same series I also found the bourbon Old Guardian and barrel aged Highway 78 Scotch Ale. Other better beers present include AleSmith IPA, Port High Tide, Bruery batch 1000, and Stone R&R Coconut IPA. Next to that were some sake’s that I know nothing about nor do I care, but there are several dozen. Prices were a bit high but not out of control. The server at the counter was friendly enough and when I told him that I didn’t need any help he didn’t bug me and turned his attention to other customers. I’d probably stop in if I lived in the area but it’s not worth driving from Riverside for.
Really a nice wine store, and a good liquor selection as well. Lots of nice bourbons. Good quality and quantity of sakes as well. Beer selection is small, but good. They have some of the best stuff in stock that is available to us in SoCal. Locals like Alesmith and Stone. Also Mikkeller 10 and Beer Geek Brunch. Plenty of parking out back. Plenty of nice staff who are much more knowledgeable about wine than beer. Also had a Normandy Cider that I had not seen before. Overall a great wine store with a solid beer selection.