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Wines, Spirits & Beer Department

Our Wine departments offer thousands of labels at any price point. Each of our Wine departments is staffed daily with passionate, trained specialists who can help you pick out the perfect wine for any occasion and any budget.

Also, check out our wine bar in Cotati where we sample craft beers and fine wines every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

 

Past Wineries of the Month

August 2017: Angeline Winery

July 2017: Burnside Road

June 2017: Luca Bosio Vineyards

May 2017: Benziger Winery

April 2017: Dancing Coyote

March 2017: Banshee

February 2017: Kenwood Six Ridges

January 2017: Hook & Ladder

December 2016: Ferrari Carano

November 2016: Luli Wines

October 2016: J Rickards Winery

September 2016: Noceto Winery

August 2016: Foppiano Winery

July 2016: Bliss Family Vineyards

June 2016: Kunde Winery

May 2016: Pedroncelli Winery

April 2016: Bonterra Organic Vineyards

March 2016: Picket Fence Vineyards

February 2016: Bogle Winery

January 2016: Stephen Vincent

Wine Specialists

Richard Williams,
Wine Buyer

Wine and Spirits buyer for Oliver’s Markets. He has been in the retail world for 35 years and has been both store manager and wine buyer for many fine Northern California stores. His travels have taken him to Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific. He has a passion for fine food and wine, and considers them inseparable partners.

Justin Bowman,
Wine Manager, Cotati

Justin is no stranger to the local wine scene, starting at Oliver's in 2009, after he spent five years as Wine Buyer for the Sebastopol Whole Foods. A Sebastopol native, he loves Volleyball, Snowboarding, & Baseball. He’s a fan of Dry Creek Zin, Russian River Pinot, Napa Cab, and Dry Gewurztraminer.

Josh Kirchhoff,
Wine Manager, Montecito

Over 15 years in the wine industry, managing sales for family wineries in the Sonoma Valley as well doing wine buying for retail accounts in Sonoma County. Favorite varietals include Sancerre, Crozes-Hermitage, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Certified Sommelier from the Court of Master Sommeliers.

Brandon Gaut,
Wine Manager, Stony Point

Brandon grew up in Sonoma County and he has worked almost every position in the restaurant industry and was also bartended for 7 years. He loves the outdoors, surfing, hiking, and mountain biking. He is a foodie and wine aficionado, he especially love Syrah, Russian River Pinot Noir and  French wines from Cote Du Rhone and the Loire Valley.

Thomas Wall,
Wine Manager, Windsor

Born and raised in Sonoma County, Thomas joined the Oliver’s Wine crew in 2011, and was named Manager of the Windsor Wine Department in March 2017. When he’s not at Oliver’s, you’ll find him searching for hidden food gems around the Bay Area or catching a ball game. An avid fan of both beer and wine, some of his favorites include German Lagers, Hazy IPAs, Russian River Valley Pinot Noirs and French Vouvray.

 


Where "Local" Means Sonoma County

To us Local means Sonoma County -- period. Not Marin, not Napa, and definitely not the state of California, as some of our competitors define it.

From the day we opened our doors in 1988, we’ve built our business on the simple premise that the best food and wine in the world are produced here, in Sonoma County. We didn’t feel like we were pioneers at the time, but as people have come to understand and embrace the value of locally grown and made food and the value of shopping locally, we realize we were part of the early days of the movement.

As a Sonoma County business, we’ve built enduring relationships with local growers, makers, and manufacturers, because they make the foods and wines we love. Many of them were getting started when we were. Now they are nationally known, but for us, they are still old friends who often delivered products to our Cotati store in their cars back in the late 1980s.

Along with local products being excellent choices for taste and quality reasons, buying locally also improves our local economy. The dollars you spend at local retailers buying local products support other local businesses and our tax base, too!

Tasting Notes

Matt Rice

Sophisticated Summertime Spritzs

The Spritz is a wine-based cocktail that is extremely popular as an aperitif in Northeast Italy. It is typically made with Prosecco, a bitter liqueur (such as Aperol or Campari), and sparkling mineral water, served over ice.

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Let’s Hear it for Dad!

This Sunday is Father's Day, a day to celebrate and honor dear old Dad. That means it's time to pick out a gift to show him how much you appreciate all that he has done for you throughout your life. Here at Oliver's Market, we have the perfect gift for him, and any other father figure in your life - American Whiskey!

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Sensational Stone Fruits are Here!

This week we're offering Fitzgerald Kelly peaches and nectarines. Fitzgerald Kelly is a sustainable peach and nectarine grower from Kingsburg, which is just south of Fresno. His fruit is lovingly farmed through the growing season, and then hand-picked and hand-packaged at the peak of ripeness, resulting in outstanding quality season after season. 

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