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Harvest Wines & Spirits

Not Rated.
Harvest Wines & SpiritsHarvest Wines & Spirits
BA SCORE
99
world-class

36 Ratings
Ratings: 36
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.56
pDev: 8.99%
[ Store ]

842 Farmington Ave
West Hartford, Connecticut, 06119-1511
United States
phone: (860) 906-1623

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @harvestfinewine

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(Place added by: ianmhall on 03-11-2010)
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Photo of grahuba
3.86/5  rDev -15.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Small place, kind of disorganized. Helpful friendly owner. Not a huge selection.

Photo of CTFalcon
3.75/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.75/5  rDev -17.8%

Down the road from the Half Door pub, Harvest Wine is a small and crowded booze store.

There are cases of beer and wine and bottles everywhere! Not very organized… I saw a bunch of dusty bombers, but the cooler with single bottles as you enter to your left across from the register is neat. Some good options there (I went for an Evil Twin barleywine).

Weyerbacher, Victory, Hebrew, Allagash, Southern Tier and Cambridge Brewing were among the brands I saw, but nothing rare or exceptional. They do have a shelf behind the register with awe-inspiring stuff like Utopias, but that is mostly for drooling purposes. Nice, super helpful guys. Give it a try, they deserve some business.

Photo of NorCalAussie
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Robby_Hooper
5/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of JRFresh
5/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of bcm75
4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Casterbridge
4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of Hutch517
4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of pisano
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of AGust82
4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of KirkFrancis
4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of ScotNH
3.75/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of jbhollis1180
4/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of cincysig
4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Ultra-Plinian
4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of ChrisChagnon
4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of tylergoov
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of jrep21pr
4.82/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

I moved to the Hartford area in March and found this small little store a month later. Is definitely my favorite store in CT I like the selection that they have in stock even though there were a quite few that were missing but I was able to find at other stores in the New Haven area. But overall is a great store staff is friendly and very knowledgeable.

Photo of VictorWisc
4.87/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

I decided to check out the two top-rated stores on a trip to Hartford. This was one of them. The selection is quite good, if a bit uneven. Some rare sightings here, but also big gaps in coverage (available at other CT stores, so it's not a question of distribution). Prices very uneven. Some appear to be quite good or comparable to the better stores in the area. Others are 20-25% higher for no apparent reason. The guy behind the counter claimed to have had some rarities in ample supply when they came out, unlike other locals who barely got 1 case or less. Of course, that does not mean that they lasted long, but this still would be the place to look for rare releases or to sign up in advance.

The store is a bit cramped with beer spread out over four different areas, including a walk-in cooler. Wine is distributed in a completely unpredictable manner, but feels a bit like a cellar, which saves it from a downgrade. The guy behind the counter looks like Todd and knows his beer. And the place is known locally for sure -- the few customers that I encountered in the store came for the real stuff, not BMC. Definitely seems to be a go-to local spot, but if you're driving, there may be a couple of other stores to check out.

Photo of Chegui
5/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This is the place to go if you're in the Hartford/West Hartford area. These guys know their stuff and can get you something if not available on site. I come here at least 2 - 3 times a week. I love this place. Pay them a visit, you won't be dissapointed.

Photo of yeti123
5/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

The guys who work here are great, they're super knowledgeable and friendly and are always willing to chat. They have a great selection of beers and pretty good prices. They are always on top of the newest releases and willingly accommodate special orders.

Photo of BeerDude203
3.63/5  rDev -20.4%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75

Nice neighborhood shop tucked away in the middle of West Hartford off Farmington ave. Good feel and vibe. Some nice wines but seems to be a more beer centric shop. Kind of unorganized with beer being all over the place with no real meaningful set up. Not much product has pricing on it which makes it annoying to ask each time what a particular beer costs. The guy at the counter seemed pretty nice and helpful. In the back is a walk-in cooler with cold 6 packs and cases. A recommended spot to check out with a good selection.

Photo of shigg85
4.73/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

I frequent this place whenever i'm in or around Hartford. The staff really makes this place worth it -- very eccentric and passionate about beer, totally up to give you recommendations and warnings, knowledgeable and friendly. The beer selection is top-notch stuff, but a bit limited, possibly due to the size of the store. Stuff is also very much hidden sometimes behind other bottles/labels (but for me, that makes it kind of like a treasure hunt!) I found a 2007 Avery Mephistopheles' Stout sitting on the shelf here a month ago; I bought a Lava Stout today and a Procrastinator Ale, so they definitely have rarities and quality brews. Overall, I highly recommend this shop if you are in the Hartford area! You will NOT be disappointed!

Photo of BrewDocCT
4.86/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Harvest is a boutique style beer and wine store near the Hartford/west Hartford line. It's small but selection-wise really can't be beat in the area.

The beer cave is filled to the brim with quality 6 packs from all the major players and locals. They also have a nice selection of bombers, and a couple areas dedicated to imports you won't find in other CT package stores.

The service is very personal and helpful. they'll give you an honest opinion of what customers have liked, not liked.

One minor complaint is that prices aren't marked for everything and I'm a cost conscious beer shopper. I think they have a price list, but I find myself asking once per visit what something costs.

Otherwise, harvest is worth a trip.

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Harvest Wines & Spirits in West Hartford, CT
99 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.