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Downtown Wine & Gourmet

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14 Ratings
Ratings: 14
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 14.65%
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41 Court Sq
Ste C
Harrisonburg, Virginia, 22801-3759
United States
phone: (540) 432-9463

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(Place added by: qchic on 06-29-2008)
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Reviews by NoLeafClover44:
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

I make a visit to Downtown W&G at least once per trip to Harrisonburg, and I am not at all interested in the wine or the gourmet. On Saturdays they have free beer tastings from 12-4. They usually offer about 4 different types of beer, all of which are available for purchase there by the bottle. If you are lucky, one of the employees will also bring in some homebrew to try. The beer section is pretty small, but I like it because it is a bit of a different set up than most other places. There are a few bookshelf type units on the side of the store which house roughly 100 different beers (some by the bottle, some by the bomber). They change their stock quite often and there are usually some very good and hard to find beers hidden amongst the more readily available crafts. I usually pop open one of the empty four packs and fill that on every trip. The prices are very reasonable compared to most any other beer stores I frequent, which is a bit surprising for a "wine and gourmet" shop. They will also order you something if they can get it and give you price breaks on full 6/12 packs of the same beer. They also have a small homebrewing section which sells basic supplies for brewing. The guy who works in here is a bit strange, and comes off a bit pretentious to some people, but he is very knowledgeable on beer and can help you find what you are looking for. Overall it is not the largest beer store, or even a true "beer store" for that matter, but I have never left without some great beer for a reasonable price.

NoLeafClover44, Feb 02, 2012
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4.9/5  rDev +26%

Downtown Wine and Gourmet is where I learned to love wine. They do tastings for beer and wine every week, which is a great way to learn the variety of flavors and styles of wine/beer and hang out with friends! While this is a small space, don't be fooled into thinking they have a small selection! There are wines from all over the world and a wide variety of craft international and domestic beers. If you have a question or need an opinion just ask: the service has always been great. If you homebrew they have all the supplies you need! Finally, they also support other local business by selling some locally produced goods like coffee and chocolate. Definitely one of my favorite shops in Harrisonburg.

lottsm, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of Craibcr
4.34/5  rDev +11.6%

Went to JMU and was in here at least once or twice a week. The selection is decent, and very good for Harrisonburg. They have a lot of the local brews, and an alright selection from around the country. The area they lack the most is international. The prices are a tad bit higher then I would expect, but not by much. Certainly worth it since there is nothing else in the area.

The help is fantastic though. Always a warm greeting when I went in. If I asked about something they were enthusiastic in their help. They also ordered special requests a time or two for me which I found very nice of them.

Overall I highly recommend them. They may not be up to the standards in a micro-brew haven, but for Harrisonburg it is very impressive.

Craibcr, Sep 12, 2012
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3.56/5  rDev -8.5%

Small wine/beer shop inside the downtown shopping mall. Beer selection along the right as you walk in.

One 2 door cooler and maybe 4 warm shelves along with a few stacks on the floor. Selections all appear to be decent quality. For the size of the store I think they have a good amount of beer. I was greeted as I came and asked if I needed help finding anything.

DFH seasonals were available along with a few other local brews and standard micros you can find in many places now a days.

Prices seemed in line with what Ive found in Charlottesville and Richmond.

nriech, May 08, 2012
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Downtown Wine & Gourmet in Harrisonburg, VA
89 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.