The Wine Company
Ratings: 10 | Reviews: 10
4.14/5 rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Small store beside Country Mart on Hwy 248. The owner, Tony White is very knowledgeable of beer and wine and has, on occasion, stocked import beers that I’ve requested. Single bottle selection is right up front and is separated into two sections; one side for imports and the other side for American craft beers. The selection may not compare to larger cities, but you have to give the guy credit for stocking world class beers in a town that has very little demand for them. It’s by far the best beer store in the Branson area and prices are spot-on.
01-03-2013 16:10:48 | More by kvnstfrd
3.84/5 rDev -8.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Clearly there is not a lot of demand for finer ales and craft brews in Branson. My guess is this store exists for the locals and not the tourists. It's location in a strip mall that includes a KMart and a grocery store further this belief. I can see where the folks who work in the tourist industry might need a place to find some good beer and this is probably where they go.
The store is not large but it is pleasant. There is some disorganization but the friendly fellow behind the counter is all to willing to point customers in the right direction. Expect a good selection of Missouri-brewed beers (including a Springfield micro) along with the popular micros from both coasts. There are also a handful of Belgians. Be forewarned -- this is (as the name would imply) primarily a wine store and the beer is in the back. There is not much space to put coolers so most of the beer is room temp.
Selection would rate a 3 in most cities but here it gets a five. So we split the difference and call it a better-than-average 3.5. In many places this store would score lower but it is a true Oasis in an otherwise fizzy yellow Branson.
Face it -- most of the tourists drawn to this town are of the variety that only ever knew fizzy yellow and it's always been good enough for them. Not their fault. And with little demand there is little supply. Not saying there is no other place in the Branson metro to get it, but if you're in the area and need some real beer this place will hook you up and at a fair price (SN Estate Ale MUCH less expensive than at a major retailer in the Fayetteville, AR-area) and with friendly service.
11-07-2011 20:00:09 | More by shakeheap
3.71/5 rDev -11.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Stopped on the way home from a Spring Break trip to Branson on 03/19/11. I love MO liquor laws - this place is open at 8am! First thing I noticed was the pricing was pretty good compared to others in the area. The store is pretty small, but has a pretty good selection for its size. I saw common products from Bells, Founders, New Belgium, Lagunitas, Odell, Ska, Grand Teton, Schlafly, O'Fallon, Big Sky, etc. Some good German and Belgian choices as well. I was looking for the elusive Hopslam, but the associate working there said they hadn't received any. Took home some Founders Breakfast Stout and Centennial IPA. Worth a look if you're in Branson.
03-20-2011 03:17:05 | More by DelMontiac
4.15/5 rDev -1%
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
We were on vacation in Branson in October and I found this place on BA so I stopped by for a look. The selection of singles was quite good I put together two cases of beers that I can't get in Arkansas, including Rochefort, Dilireum, Scalpin, etc., and a few that I can get but haven't tried because I haven't wanted to buy a full 6 pack to try them. They also had a good selection of Bell's, Founders and Lagunita's among others. At a grocery store next door I also found some Schafly and Big Sky beers. None of these are available in AR. Between the two stores (mostly at Wine Company),I dropped about $250.00. Money well spent.
12-17-2010 18:07:44 | More by arkansastroy
4.5/5 rDev +7.4%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Discovered this place on BA when i got to Branson.
The store is located in a strip mall(by K-Mart) and has a variety that is based more on good brew instead of random stuff the distributor can get. Found some unique stuff such as Sam Adams Triple Bock. Also, Fuller's Vintage 2007. 12 oz bottles are also sold individually. It is just a few weeks from christmas and many seasonals are available. Buying a six pack of individual bottles can be quite pricey.
If you like cigars, they have a wonderful walk in humidor with alot of good smokes.
12-05-2010 03:00:00 | More by OlRasputin989
4.65/5 rDev +11%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
For craft beer drinkers close to the Branson, Missouri area this was a welcome find. We spent some time there just discussing beers and even doing some tasting. The selection was good and I appreciate a place where you can buy individual bottles allowing me to sample many different brews.
They had a great selection of Founders brews and even some Old Stock Ale. Plus many more.
If you are just visiting Branson or live in the general area and like craft beer, you need to go see these folks. It will be worth your time.
Again, in our geographic area finding a place with any selection of craft beer is difficult. With good service, a good selection and close to home we will return.
11-28-2010 19:54:03 | More by 10point
4.35/5 rDev +3.8%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
The most comprehensive beer store in the area. If you are looking for craft / micro beer, this is your place in this part of the Ozarks. Was very pleased (compared to others and miles to get to other stores). Carry many options and have a "build you 6-pack" option.
Left with a six of Grand Teton Bitch Creek & Lost Continent, Bear Republic Hop Rod, sierra Nevada Bigfoot, & Odell St. Lupulin. MANY more and I'll be back...soon. Noticed the Boulevard smokehouse series too...full line of wine, and a walk in humidor filled with stogies to boot.
Visit this store.
08-21-2010 21:36:46 | More by joeyark
3.9/5 rDev -6.9%
quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
The wine Company has a decent selection of beer from major distributors in area. You can find a mix of beers by the bottle if you want to put together a sampler pack and six and four packs of local and regional brewies. They have a selection of five differnt schlaffley and a full offering of Boulavard smokestack series. You can find some good European selections, but more regoinal craft beers are few. Overall the staff is friendly, but If you have a question don't expect a lot of knowledge. I asked about a schaffley variety once and he looked puzzeled. He went to his computer and looked up what was available for him to order and he said whoa, they have a lot. Then said he didn't think he could sell all of them.
05-16-2010 16:26:06 | More by Samalamahamdam
4.5/5 rDev +7.4%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
This store was a great find. Tony, the owner, is a really nice and knowledgeable person. It's a very small store but he does a good job of carrying interesting brews. I've gone to EVERY store I've run across in the area and I've found none to equal this. His prices seemed in line to me. Picked up Trappistes Rochefort 6, 8, and 10 from him. He turned me on to Caracole Ambree which is now one of my favorites. Being in Missouri he carries all the Boulevards. Picked up some Schlaflys, Delirums, Odells, ... He had an impressive selection, check it out.
02-07-2009 00:36:46 | More by Oskie
4.2/5 rDev +0.2%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
I stopped in here on my Christmas break. I have always been looking for a good beer store in Branson and I've finally found it. This is a little place in a strip mall, but well worth a visit. Good mix-a-six pack selection of harder to find beers in Missouri: Grimbergen, Bell's Expedition Stout, Insanely Bad Elf Red Ale, Ayinger Celebrator, Boulevard Smokestack Series, etc. just to name a few. They have a small selection of other six packs from Goose Island, and Ommegang, Bell's plus the general American Adjuncts and light lagers in the cooler section. There's also a decent selection of wine, at least it appeared so to me, I'm no wine connoisseur. A nice perk was the small cigar room off to the left that allowed me to get my beer and cigars all in one stop. The owner was the only attendant and he was really knowledgeable and everything in stock, when and if he could get other beers, and a little on styles. Really friendly and willing to knock off a few bucks if you're really interested in what your buying and spend some time talking to him. Not nearly as big as Arena Liquor in Columbia, MO or many other good stores in Missouri, but for Branson this is easily the best/only place to get good beer that I know of. Great little place overall.
01-23-2009 03:16:01 | More by Tone
The Wine Company in Branson, MO
92 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.