The Vineyard

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The VineyardThe Vineyard

Type: Store

554 Turnpike St
North Andover, Massachusetts, 01845-5812
United States

(978) 688-5005 | map

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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 13
Reviews by gameface23:
Photo of gameface23
3.5/5  rDev -3%

The store is split pretty much in half with one side dedicated to sandwhiches and gourmet food and the other half containing beer/wine/liquor. The beer selection is pretty good (Unibroue, DFH, Rogue, Smuttynose big beer series, Stone, Founders Centennial IPA). The prices, however, are not good. About a year ago, there price for a 4 pack of La Fin Du Monde was the best in the area by $1 or so. It has since gone up $2 or $3 dollars while every other place in the area has stayed the same. There prices are on average $1 or $2 higher per bomber than the norm.

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Photo of scxcrunner
3.57/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

decent selection for what it is. will sometimes come here to pick up a sandwich to go and will brows the beer selection. have found some decent stuff here before but its rare i do.

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Photo of Mpsmooth31
3.48/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of lambpasty
4/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Drel
4.4/5  rDev +21.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of emottram
3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of ScotNH
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of puboflyons
3.83/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Located at the intersection of Rt 125/Rt 113, a few blocks from Merrimack College, this is more of a specialty store with wine, meat, and cheese. The beer selection is about quality not quantity. There is one aisle devoted to crafts with a regional flare such as Haverhill Brewery, Cape Cod Brewing, Offshore, Berkshire, etc. The coolers are mainly national brands. The Belgians are the typical ones such as Chimay and Westmalle. It is not a destination store but it is a place that you might find something local that you have not tried.

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3.4/5  rDev -5.8%

As many of you may already know, this place is also a specialty shop of sorts, with fancy sandwiches, fine wines, meats and cheeses, and so forth. They also have an isle of craft beer.

I was impressed with the very reasonable prices for the quality beer that they had, in contrast with a fairly expensive shop in general as well as a small selection.

Some of the standouts include, Founders Breakfast Stout, 4 Pack, $10.99; BBC, 22 oz., Assorted Varieties, $4.95; Chimay and Duvel .75 L for just under $10. I've seen those at other places toppint $12.

Check it out--but only if you're in the area.

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Photo of Randori
3.85/5  rDev +6.6%

Definitely a wine and specialty food shop. They have a small selection of some regional craft brews and a few imports Unibroue, Chimay, etc. It's not my go-to place when I'm on the hunt for a new experience, but it's a convenient impulse stop for that steak or fish I just picked up a Stop & Shop down the road.

I do give high marks for service though. I've been impressed with the owner's interest in and willingness to try and fill the odd special request. They've come through for me on more than one occasion and have been more helpful than some of the bigger - more beer oriented - package stores in the area...go figure.

Not the place to go out of your way in search of a rare find....but pretty decent if you just want to grab something nice for weekend or that meal you have planned.

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Photo of fitzy84
3.3/5  rDev -8.6%

I was back home and I always remembered this place off 114. So I decided to give it a visit.

Definitely more focused in wine. A deli/bakery was also in the place serving delicious looking cheeses and pastries. An aisle was dedicated to beers. Noticed some good imports and some domestics like Rogue, Ommegang, Magic Hat and Stone. Really little in the way of Mass brews except for Wachusett, Harpoon and Sam Adams. Some beers were in the freezer but they too lacked a huge variety. Noticed mostly things like Bud and some six packs from Sam Adams. I ended up purchasing a six pack of Wachusett Summer. I did notice they had a Sam Adams Utopia proudly displayed at the cashier area but in no way was I purchasing that.

One woman was servicing both the cashier area and the deli area. She seemed somewhat knowledgeable, mainly having a conversation with me about the Sam Adams Utopia. But I was surprised she seemed to be the only staff person. Prices were decent, especially for the Merrimack College kids who are right down the road from the shopping plaza the Vineyard is located in. But knowing my college experience, I would have liked expansive imports and domestic microbrews, not just Bud.

Overall, not too bad for a place right off 114.

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Photo of muffguy4beer
3.5/5  rDev -3%

this place is most definitely focused on selling premium wine but does carry some interesting beer selections. i stop in fairly frequently on the way home from work and noticed that they usually carry dogfish head, a few belgian imports: chimay and duvel, unibroue, rogue, and a decent selection of local stuff. their prices are typically a dollar or two more than local competitors but if you are in the area it is worth stopping in. some of the bottles on the shelf sit there for a while but if you stick to the cold case, which is nicely stocked, you should be fine.


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Photo of UncleJimbo
3.85/5  rDev +6.6%

4/12/04 Update

The store changed ownership in January 2004, and the beer selection seems to have been cut back a bit. Still a good selection, but not as good as previously. My scores have been adjusted.


This store is located in a small plaza on Route 114 very near the intersection with Route 125 (across from Osco Drugs and next to Fuddruckers). This store devotes much of its space to wine and to a very nice deli area. The store has the same owner as Andover Liquors, located a few miles away. So, as far as beer is concerned, this store is like an "Andover Liquors Lite".

There is a good selection of regional and American microbrews (Ipswich, Wachusett, Allagash, Geary, etc.) and some imports, but it seems that if you want more imports (particularly Belgians) you probably should go to Andover Liquors. They have most of the beer on the shelf, but there are quite a few in the cold cases, too. There are also a few shelves of singles and odd-ball bottles. Overall, this is a good beer store in a well traveled location, and if you stop in for lunch or to pick up some deli selections, it is convenient to do some beer shopping at the same time.

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The Vineyard in North Andover, MA
3.61 out of 5 based on 13 ratings.
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