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Ratings: 74 | Reviews: 71 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Jimmys:
4.8/5 rDev +7.1%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$$
This place is AWESOME. Let me just start with that.
Selection is absolutely out of this world and just about everything is offered as single beers for the unsure. I literally just walk around in awe when I go deciding what to buy. The staff really knows their stuff as well. Whether it comes to beer or wine, they know whats up. They also have free beer and wine tastings every Friday and Saturday. Just one more reason to go!
My only real complaint is the prices. It is really easy to run a bill up just buying a couple quality brews. But hey, you get what you pay for.
If you are in Blacksburg, attending VaTech, or just visiting you need to check this place out.
05-05-2009 01:56:18 | More by Jimmys
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4.97/5 rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Great beer selection, good price. Kegs are even pretty reasonable. Huge wine selection also. Fridays they have a free beer tasting, with usually 3-5 beers, they also do wine tastings on saturdays if I remember correctly. Staff really knows their stuff and is very friendly and helpful. It is well organized and easy to find what you are looking for and also very easy to just have a look around.
11-13-2013 19:27:59 | More by dmk91
4.28/5 rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
Spent a day in Blacksburg recently (second time ever) and sought this place out due to comments here on BA. I'm glad I did. I'm from NC and this bottle shop carries a lot of great stuff that's not available in my neck of the woods: Firestone Walker, Maine Beer Co, Troegs (to name a few), and of course, a lot of locally crafted brews. The beer section isn't huge but it covers a lot of brands and styles. The service is impeccable. I had a list of brews I specifically wanted and the guys found my stuff quickly and helped me carry the haul to my car. I'll stop by every time I'm in the area.
09-23-2013 18:43:25 | More by Mantooth
4.5/5 rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
Great location, selection, and price. Not to mention a very knowledgeable staff who are willing to help with any questions that you might have. Owner personally took me around every part of the store and explained the different styles of beer to me in grave detail. Very pleased with the Vintage Cellar, will definitely be going back.
03-29-2013 02:21:51 | More by PaulsBrew
4.46/5 rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | $$$
I visited the Vintage Cellar on a Saturday during a day trip to Blacksburg. I am from WV where good beer is nearly impossible to find so this place was amazing to what I am used to.
Atmosphere was good, it was about 4:00 on Saturday so it was pretty crowded. As others mentioned, wine is in the front, beer in the back. I like how the beer was separated by region. My only complaint is that it was pretty crowded in the beer section. The shelves are all very close together and every time I picked an isle to focus on, it seemed like I was in someones way.
As for quality, they pretty much have the best beer selection possible in the state of Virginia, so I'll give them a 5 for that.
I was never approached by am employee the 30 mins I was there, but as I stated earlier, they were pretty busy. I did overhear a conversation with an employee and a customer and he seemed like he Definitelt know what he was along about, making great recommendations.
Selection is the best you could possibly ask for in the area. I brought my BA want list with me and crossed off many from my list, including two 4packs of FBS. The only thing that keeps me from grading selection a 5, is that I've ordered online from them several times, and they won't sell many of the popular beers to online customers. I understand keeping beers for local customers, but I've ordered about ten times now from them. They've even told me once that they didn't have beers in stock, I drove there the next day and saw them on the shelf.
Prices are about $3 more per bomber more than most. Plan to pay up to a 40% mark up on special release bottles.
Overall this place is awesome. I live almost 2 hours away but usually make a trip down here about once a month. You could easily spend $100's of dollars here.
02-19-2012 17:24:28 | More by Treyliff
4.78/5 rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
This is a specialty wine and beer store, located near a state run liquor store and a grocery store. The quality of products and selection is good, although at times, it is advised to look at dates. They have pretty much anything that is distributed in Virginia. Prices are based mainly on singles, although there is a light discount for buying 6 packs or cases of one beer. Also they receive most limited releases. The staff is very helpful if you ask for assistance, and will guide you to what you want (in both beer and wine). Overall, this is a recommended store. In addition, if you want to try different beers, join their beer of the month club, which gives you a $10-20 mixed six pack of highly rated beers. Definitely a good way to try many different beers. Also, they have beer tastings on Friday afternoons, which is a time to try some beers and sometimes talk to a brewery rep.
02-08-2012 05:12:15 | More by cyclonece09
5/5 rDev +11.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
I love this place. Whenever I am visiting my parents, I go here and stock up on brews.
The atmosphere is great. You walk in and you know you're in a place where people know what they're doing and are passionate about the craft. Clean, appropriate lighting and plenty of friendly faces.
I'm not entirely sure what "quality" is supposed to mean but I'll take a whack at how I interpret it. The store is well-organized. In the front half, a large selection of wines greets the customer. The back half is all beer, organized by country. In the case of American beers, by east coast/west coast and then by brewery. They do occasional tastings, though I haven't been in enough to know how often they are.
I've seen reviews where service seems to be the weak spot of The Vintage Cellar. I happen to disagree. Whenever I go in, despite my visits often being weeks or months apart, they remember me. Moreover, I'm often given a tour of what's new since the last time I visited. They're good about giving facebook updates on what's new in the store and exceptional at taking and remembering reservations for highly sought after beer.
The selection is wonderful and expanding. Troegs, Ballast Point, Founders, Smuttynose, Ommegang, North Coast, Avery, Epic, Boulder. Many, many, many to choose from. This is the most important aspect of any store, in my opinion, and Vintage Cellar knocks it out of the park.
Lastly, the prices are absolutely reasonable. What you pay is what you would expect just about anywhere else. Fair and reasonable, indeed.
10-12-2011 18:30:07 | More by Bmuncy
Vintage Cellar in Blacksburg, VA
98 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.