Vintage Cellar

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Type: Store

1338 S Main St
Blacksburg, Virginia, 24060-5526
United States

(540) 953-2675 | map
vintagecellar.com

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Reviews:
78
Ratings:
91
pDev:
7.56%
 
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Reviews by Deuane:
Photo of Deuane
4.35/5  rDev -3.3%

I have been wanting to hit this place for some time so I am glad we stayed in the area on our way down to Asheville so we could stop by in the morning.

Located in a typical strip mall next to the Kroger's in the main north/south drag in Blacksburg.

Beer is located to left and rear of the store with win and other stuff in front. I think just about everything distributed in Virginia is here, or just about! A nice selection of European imports located along the wall with a nice assortment of American craft located in perpendicular aisles.

Service was decent to improved with an at first can I help you, no thanks. To when I had a question about some local beers the guy went to the point of looking through the entire inventory to make sure they had it.

Lots of great choices and we came away with a nice box of beer....to include a basically sold out everywhere else 6'er of Duck-Rabbit Schwarzbier!

They will even take your order and then hold beer for you as long as it's paid for. Heck they had a box marked for a dude that was from February, we visited in September!

Overall a great store that I will, without hesitation, visit again when in the area.

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Photo of VABA
4.5/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

A better than average selection of local, domestic and imported beer with some rare bottles to be found. Prices did not seem unreasonable and service was good.

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Photo of Techichi
4.34/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of drtth
4.44/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Based on notes take during a visit to Blacksburg a few months ago.

I already knew about about the range of beers offered by the Vintage Cellar from their website and so arranged to visit. The places is pleasant inside and the staff are both helpful and knowledgeable (e.g., I know from a chat with one of the folks that they actively organize tastings and are always looking to bring in some new beers.)

While I can't say much about the wines on offer, the stock of beer is wide ranging, well organized and mostly within it's shelf life (indeed it seemed to me that they had fewer out of code beers that I've learned to expect in lots of other bottle shops).

I was able to pick up and bring home with me some bottles that I'd not tried (and in some cases not even seen anywhere else).

The prices seemed reasonable and I was also impressed with the range of VA breweries they had in stock.

Definitely worth a stop if you are in the area or are in the mood for a beer stop when taking a break from the heavy traffic on Interstate 81. (it's not just on and off but it's also not a long drive from the Interstate exit.)

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Photo of Riff
4.69/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

A place I regularly stop in when I'm in town. Good vibe from generally polite employees who are enthusiastic about the products they sell. The store is half a wine store and half craft beer, it used to just be wine but adapted to serve the needs of craft brewers and took the same approach to selling beer that they do to selling wine. Good mix of local and national brands. Pricing can sometimes be a dollar or two higher for a six pack versus Kroger for the brands that they both sell.

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Photo of slusk
4.23/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75

Great all around place for everything beer. Great selection of locals, domestic craft and imports. Their service isn't what I would define as spectacular, but adequate. I actually don't mind that much but sometimes, it's nice to have someone ask if I need anything. It's definitely worth a trip.

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Photo of mrcraft
4.5/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

My review is an online purchase from Vintage Cellar. Once in a while I order shelf beers I haven't had from other parts of the country. I've been fortunate to find great retailers that sell singles and are reputable. Vintage Cellar is just that.

My order was promptly processed, and I received a status email from their shipping manager.

I am very happy with my order and service they provided. I will definitely order from these guys when I have the urge to purchase beers from this area.

Cheers!

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Photo of DCgolfpro
4.3/5  rDev -4.4%

Very good selection and great customer service. The store was a little.......warehousey and disorganized. Prices were average. I recommend stopping here if you're in the area.

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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

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5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev 0%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of dsigmon
4.43/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

I have been visiting the Vintage Cellar for many years now as I attented Virginia Tech and I absolutely love this place. I have no idea how the previous review could have been made outside of the fact that with a smaller staff at times and a very busy store, sometimes you have to wait your turn for service. I have NEVER had a bad experience purchasing beer here and as far as service is concerned I have nothing but great things to say. The staff is extremely personable and will go out of their way to pair beverages with food or just to shoot the crap with you about a recent drinking experience.

Now about the beer. The Vintage Cellar has a HUGE selection of import beers from Belgium to Germany and anything in between in the form of singles and bombers and a very solid domestic selection. They tend to get a better distribution than other stores in the area.

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Photo of scubagray
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Living in West Virginia, the craft beer selection is very limited. It is worth the two plus hour drive twice a year to "stock up" on the beers that are unavailable in my area. I have been making this drive since 1996 and the selection continues to get better. Great selection of micro's, import's, and seasonal's.

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Photo of dmk91
4.97/5  rDev +10.4%
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.

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Photo of JasonTaverner
3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Mantooth
4.28/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

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Photo of PaulsBrew
4.5/5  rDev 0%
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.

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