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Wine Country, The

Not Rated.
Wine Country, TheWine Country, The
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

19 Ratings
Ratings: 19
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 7.36%
[ Store ]

2301 Redondo Ave, Signal Hill
Signal Hill, California, 90755
United States
phone: (562) 597-8303

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Reviews by opwog:
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opwog

Minnesota

4.65/5  rDev +10.5%

Is the Wine Country mainly a wine store...yes. But do they also have a killer selection of craft beers...hell yes! I was turned on to this place when I was on a search for some Serpent Stout at a time long past when most places still had any. That was the best tip ever, because not only did they still have this rare treat, but they had it cheaper than anybody had it back when it was readily available!

When you walk in you see this sea of wine bottles, but look straight ahead and you will see an isle of one of the best handpicked beer sections that I have seen of its size. Check this place out for the selection and the prices!

08-11-2008 08:47:11 | More by opwog
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midlifec

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5%

06-24-2014 00:13:21 | More by midlifec
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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

4.25/5  rDev +1%

05-02-2014 19:37:02 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.56/5  rDev -15.4%

I stopped in at The Wine Country yesterday since I was in the area. It's a boutique-like warehouse filled with mainly wine but there is a small beer area to the side. First and foremost, all of their beer was on the shelf from what I could tell with nothing in the cooler. Some of the bottles were pretty dusty and looked to have been sitting around for a while. I wasn't offered help or even acknowledged when I walked in the door. The selection is fairly small but they had bottles that are harder to find. Prices were pretty reasonable for everything I saw, even if they were a bit more than other stores in the area. I didn't buy anything on this trip but I wouldn't be opposed to going back again if I was in the area.

08-21-2012 00:35:08 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Diesel76

California

4/5  rDev -5%

They have a decent selection... they do get in some of the harder to find stuff, but don't hide it in the back like some other places... that said, they don't seem to have the amount of beer people coming in to look for stuff... so, the harder to find stuff that is sold out all over town, is just sitting on their shelf...

They have the desire to be a great beer shop, but just need the beer people to know to come buy stuff there... and maybe they can get more...

Once a month they do a beer tasting night called Beerventure ... check their site for the dates and the theme for each month, it's a lot of fun, and for $20 it's a hell of a deal, too...

12-17-2011 05:39:18 | More by Diesel76
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bierkoning

California

4/5  rDev -5%

I would go back to this place, let me first say that.

Selection was decent, two rows for the beer as this is, obviously, a wine focused establishment. They had the usual suspects: Delirium, Unibraue, Stone, and some Trappist brews. Not amazing, but not a poor selection by any means. A few harder to find items, again, I wasn't impressed, but I wasn't disappointed.

Staff was friendly, I had a question about some gin I was purchasing and the woman on the floor was very knowledgeable about her products. Not amazingly so, and there was no history lesson or anything like that, but she knew general flavors and made decent recommendations.

Prices were a little high, maybe 10% more than a Bev-mo, but I'm a cheapskate so that's relative I suppose. A solid place.

07-28-2011 16:45:33 | More by bierkoning
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gregoryG

California

4.36/5  rDev +3.6%

This place is mostly centered around wine but they have a small and impressive beer section in the back left side of the store. the Lady that does the beer there is very cool and always very helpful. they have a really nice selection of belgian beers, and is especially cool for having lots of belgian beers that you wont find at most other specialty beer stores. they also get a good selection of rare beers from time to time. they regularly get shipments of pliny andblind pig. i was able to get ivan the terrible from this store a few months back as well.

05-08-2011 21:58:10 | More by gregoryG
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IKR

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Good selection, professional staff , and decent prices add up to a good source for beer and a lighter wallet. Catch this place when fully stocked and your wallet will be much lighter but you'll have some nice beers to drink for a while. The wide variety of styles is another plus. Wine country is primarily a wine store consistent with it's name, but the craft beer selection has expanded since my initial visit. For those that like a fine wine every now and then, this store can really make it hard to leave without way too many bottles. The wine selection is exemplary. Thank God for local businesses that blow away the large chains!

02-17-2011 06:40:24 | More by IKR
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ebin6

California

5/5  rDev +18.8%

My "go to" store for all things beer. Very consistent selection of local breweries (Lost Abbey, Port, Alesmith, etc.), Belgians (Fantome, trappists, etc.), and of course harder to find beers (Russian River, Cascade, etc.). Had a lot of Cantillon back in the day, but that has dried up all over the West Coast; can't fault them. They'd have it if they could.

The service goes above and beyond. Ask for Merritt, and you'll have all your needs met and a good conversation to boot. She loves all things sour and is very helpful/insightful when it comes to that style in particular (though she certainly knows the rest as well). In short, Wine Country is amazing.

12-19-2010 01:41:54 | More by ebin6
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fourplayed

California

4/5  rDev -5%

Mainly a wine store with regular wine events happening. Good selection of quality beers are tucked into a 20' square un-chilled spot in the back corner. Also some brews in their small 8' tall 8' wide glass door cooler.

Helpful & friendly when you have questions about brews in house and brews not in house.

The selection is very good and you can pull 12oz from their respective 4 or 6 packs to mix match your own take home selections.

A bit pricey per bottle when you do mix and match. Overall price's are in line with a few other local place's I shop in.

10-18-2010 18:21:48 | More by fourplayed
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Wine Country, The in Signal Hill, CA
93 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.