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"IF IT'S NOT GREAT, WE DON'T SELL IT"
Welcome to The Wine Barn: The Only Wholesale Wine Market, Open to the Public!
All wines are aggresively priced, everyday... Typically 20-60% off retail prices!
Compare us to the competition...you will not be disappointed!!
Often times there will be sale prices on already sale priced wines! So keep checking back often and tell your friends, as deals this good don’t last long and inventory is constantly changing. Sign Up Here to Receive Insider Deals
I am serious about wine and how it is stored. The new temperature controlled facility ensures that all wines, not just the more expensive ones, are properly cared for...I will not represent any wine that has not been under proper storage conditions.
My business philosophy is simple...
"Taste every wine before I buy it, only choose the few that impress, buy in quantity and negotiate volume pricing...then finally pass the savings along to you, the customer: It's a Win-Win situation and you end up with the BEST wines at the LOWEST prices!"
All wines are offered on a first come, first serve basis (no limit) and do not qualify for additional discounts, unless otherwise noted.
Members (free to join) enjoy sneak-peak deals and special purchasing member-only opportunities.
Prices listed are subject to change without notice.
Your Satisfaction is 100% Guaranteed.
Meet The Team: I would like to officially introduce you to our team...
We are a lean, mean, passionate, wine loving machine...and we want you to know that every one of our customers is our #1 priority...
We are not just a wine store and internet site with cool wines and low prices, rather we want to be known as a wine destination location with an interactive, easy to use and community based wine website, and a place where you can come taste, learn, and speak wine...in a no-nonsense, laid back atmosphere.
We are here to serve your every wine need, from locating to delivering, locally or nationally, special orders: small or large, we are your ultimate wine concierge service!
Andres Montoya: The Wine Hunter firstname.lastname@example.org
WINE IS YOUR RIGHT…
Welcome to The Wine Barn. My name is Andres Montoya, and first and foremost, I must confess...I actually love what I do...(What a Concept!)
Having lived both in Colombia and the US, I grew up with a multi-cultured perspective of the world. I now call Orlando my permanent home...and I love every minute of it! I remember being 14, and with my friend Jacques Bertagnini as accomplice, when I began to discover wine. First an inky bottle of 1979 Pradeaux from Bandol, then an unforgettable Rozes vintage port, followed by a classic Prado Enea from Muga...and all of a sudden wine was a whole new object of study, one that involved history, maps, chemistry experiments and an empty glass waiting to be filled.
I love wine for its history, its incredible ability to spark a conversation, and the fact that it makes me smile....almost as much as my wife does!
I have attended the Certificate in Wine Making Degree Program granted by the University of California, Davis, and my background also includes an Economics B.A. degree from Rollins College, Winter Park.
My favorite wine regions: I love Burgundy as a region and as a cultural destination. I have a special place in my heart for Piedmont and also the Loire Valley. I enjoy mature and young Cabernets, or a nice white Burgundy, as well as a killer glass of Chateauneuf du Pape! And yes, I believe top-notch Riesling is the most undervalued white wine in the world!
When I am not tasting, writing or enjoying all things wine, I enjoy the outdoors immensely, including competitive shotgun shooting, hiking, camping and long walks in foreign, off the beaten path destinations...
I look forward to welcoming you to the store, and meeting The Wine Barn team, as well as my incredible wife, Paula, and our "greeter" hunting dog named Malbec.
At your service,
Andres F. Montoya "The Wine Hunter"
"Honesty isn’t an attribute, It is my Philosophy."
Gary Tupper, also known as "GT": OPERATIONS MANAGER email@example.com
I would like to thank you for taking the time to read my bio. I began my career as the Wine Director at Luma on Park restaurant, in Winter Park, Florida, where I received Orlando's best wine list two years running; and then accepted the position of Sommelier/Beverage Director/Service Captain at Norman's at The Ritz Carlton Orlando Grand Lakes where I helped make them for the first time ever, become Orlando's highest rated restaurant listed in the Zagat survey. I also vigorously upheld the 4 star (Mobile) 4 diamond (AAA) service on a daily basis while also managing the Wine Spectator Wine List Awards at both restaurants.
All you need to know about me is that, while I have cosmic knowledge of food and wine, I really have just as much fun consuming bourbon and burgers. If you would like me to explain the difference between the vast assortments of Pinot Noir clones and how they adapt to various soil types, I will, but my true goal is to just drink a great wine without paying a fortune. I also have a special interest for other flavors that include: scotch, bourbon, and cigars.
Some of my hobbies include physical fitness, studying other cultures, classical music, acombining my favorite flavors as often as possible.
Diana Ibanez: CORPORATE SALES / GIFT BASKETS firstname.lastname@example.org
Growing up around the food packaging and gift box manufacturing industry, I found my artistic calling: captured by designs, colors, nature, shapes, forms, figures…you name it! Ever since those earlier years, I have been devoted to staying in touch with a lifelong passion for creativity.
Having achieved a B.A in International Business and A.S in Commercial Art were instrumental to my dreams and accomplishments. Both experiences have opened the doors for me to be able to communicate creatively through the arts, developing marketing strategies to design fine arts at large-scale events, in venues such as Walt Disney World, The City Hall (City of Orlando), Corporate Events for the Chamber of Commerce, and Beauty Pageants.
At the Wine Barn, I have incorporated a line of gourmet gifts for our business to business partners. Encourage your employees, impress and show appreciation to your clients, be ready for holidays, special occasions, and corporate events. We have the lowest prices for your company, specializing in corporate gift giving. I can take pride in knowing we work with every budget for your corporate gifting needs, from extremely lavish to simply elegant, we can do it all.
Paula Montoya: MARKETING & LEGAL
I fell in love with wine when I had an unforgettable bottle of 1996 Chateau Margaux. It was love at first whiff…the ever evolving nose full of elegant surprises followed by the silkiest and most delicate mouthfeel!
My experience includes tasting and learning of thousands of wines over the last 8 years, and I am currently working on obtaining a Level 3 Advanced title with the Wine and Spirits Education Trust, in London, England. As a team member of The Wine Barn, I am responsible for managing its marketing, image development, contractual matters, and intellectual property. I am a proud Rollins College Alumni and also hold a Juris Doctor degree from Barry University School of Law, in Orlando, Florida.
Favorite wines on my list are Alsatian Rieslings, White Burgundies, anything made by Didier Dagueneau (especially his sublime Silex), Ken Forrester’s “FMC,” a bottle of Sauternes, Kanonkop 2000 Pinotage, Chateauneuf du Papes, a Muga “Prado Enea,” or a Bordeaux from Margaux. Most of all, I am a happy camper drinking a glass of Champagne, especially if it’s a Blanc de Noir!
Bios Coming Soon:
Adam Crane, Store Manager
Jorge Colon, Executive Chef
Marcus Adams, Chef
Meet Malbec, "The Greeter"
My name is Malbec, and I love to smell all the different aromas in the store! I especially like to meet all the neat folks that come down...I love people that like wine...they are the best! I hope to see you next time you come visit and I'll help you hunt down some cool wines down the aisles! My favorite hobbies include sleeping and dreaming about sleeping....hope to see you soon!
SEE YOU SOON...
The Wine Barn Team
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHY SIGN UP WITH A WINE BARN ACCOUNT? IS IT FREE?
Becoming a Member is absolutely free. Members enjoy exclusive sneak-peak deals and special purchasing opportunities. Sign Up Here
If you like a bargain...You will LOVE our Fire Sales! Sign Up Here
HOW DO YOU FIND THESE WINES?
I buy wines from numerous overseas and domestic sources: producers, winemakers, negociants, wholesalers, brokers, distributors, auction houses and private collectors.
WHAT ARE YOUR FIRE SALES? ARE THESE WINES GONE BAD?
Fire Sales are some of the BEST deals you will ever find on great wines at even greater prices, many times these are winery direct deals, inventory overstocks or simply human error...BUT rest assured all of our FIRE SALES are impeccable wines of pristine provenance, as we would NEVER represent wine that has been mishandled or mistreated, EVER...
Here is The Wine Barn *FIRE* Sale Criteria:
1) A wine we have tasted and are 100% passionate about!
2) An Absolutely Amazing Bargain: HAS TO BE THE LOWEST PRICE IN THE COUNTRY!
3) Only Available for 1 Day, or Until It Sells Out!
WHAT ARE PRE-ARRIVAL WINES?
Wines on pre-arrival will rarely become available through the website, as past experience has shown that the majority of these special buys are quickly snatched up by members.
Accordingly, I am usually able to procure wines for substantially less than those who are dependent on standard distribution channels, and can pass these savings on to my customers. In addition, by going direct we are able to obtain larger quantities of highly allocated wines than would otherwise be possible.
So by purchasing wines on pre-arrival, customers are not only assured of obtaining certain highly sought after wines, but are also able to purchase them for less.
Pre-arrival wines are paid for at time of order and a confirmation will be sent to you.
You will be notified when your order is ready to ship.
All wines are transported to the U.S. in refrigerated containers and/or reefers. The Wine Barn will not represent or sell wine that has not been properly cared for (temperature controlled) during transport or warehousing.
DO YOU GUARANTEE YOUR PRODUCT?
Absolutely, your 100% satisfaction is my own satisfaction, as I strive to earn your business one order at a time. I am a firm believer of "word of mouth" advertising and am here for the long run. I will work towards earning your long-term business by getting to know your preferences.
HOW DO YOU BUY EACH WINE?
We blind-taste on average 150-200 (sometimes more!) wines on a weekly basis and only a few ever make the cut! Needless to say WE ARE VERY PICKY. They must impress us not only for their varietal correctness, overall quality level, but most importantly, they must deliver bang for the buck! It may be an easy-going $5 crowd pleaser, or a top of the line $100 Burgundy...we look for wines that over-deliver, that reward with sensory pleasure (smell, flavor, finish), and that leave a lasting impression.
A unique aspect that sets The Wine Barn apart from other merchants is the ability to directly import wines from overseas or direct-from-winery deals. In doing so, I can bypass the oftentimes monopolistic importers and distributors.
BACKORDERS & OUT OF STOCK
Sometimes day to day inventory changes rapidly and if there are any items in your order that have become out of stock you will always be notified prior to your order shipping.
Unless otherwise advised, we hold incomplete orders until all merchandise is in stock in order to minimize shipping costs.
SHIPPING & LOCAL DELIVERY OPTIONS
No hidden costs: You pay what we pay! Shipping rates are all-inclusive, and feature sturdy, extra-protective styrofoam shippers that we pass on at our bulk-rate cost. Never will we charge for handling and/or processing fees. We offer free in store pick-up, local delivery, ground shipping, 2 day air and next day air service. For more information click here.
Florida residents are required to pay 6.5% sales tax.
Prolonged exposure to heat and freezing temperatures can damage wine. Although I ship using insulating materials, these will not ensure protection during temperature extremes. I oftentimes will advise against shipping during such extremes, but you have a better sense about your local weather forecast, so please advise me if you have concerns about weather extremes and your shipment will be held at no charge until you determine it is safe to ship. Carriers do not insure against heat or cold damage, and we cannot be responsible for such damages after your wine has safely left my facility.
All items are sold in Florida and title passes to buyer in Florida. We make no representation as to the legal right of anyone to ship or import wines into any state outside of Florida. By placing an order with us, you authorize us to act on your behalf to engage a common carrier to deliver your order to you.
You must be at least 21 years of age to purchase wine from us.
We respect your privacy!
Any and all the information collected on this site will be kept strictly confidential and will not be sold, reused, rented, disclosed, or loaned!
Any information you provide will be held with the utmost care and will not be used in ways that you have not consented to. If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email us.