At The Village Wine Merchant we think wine is a journey - one that should be fun, stress-free, and inspiring.
We’re constantly hunting for quality wines at all price points that deliver the most value in their category regardless of how well known they might be. We have limited space so each selection in the shop has gone through a careful selection process and deserves its spot on the shelf. As you’ve probably noticed, the industry’s offerings have grown exponentially and we can help you separate the junk from the gems.
We seek authentic wines, including many natural wines. Our large selection of organic and biodynamic wines feature minimal to no chemical manipulation in growing and production which makes them healthier for us and better for the planet. Mother nature, terroir, and human stewardship determine the wine’s expression. This is wine the way it’s supposed to be.
While we constantly strive to get to know our customers and their individual palates, we encourage exploration of different varietals and lesser known regions with us. We’re lucky to be part of the beautiful, historic community of Sea Cliff, New York and we work to promote other local businesses whenever possible.
Guiding our journey is Wine Director and Co-Owner Michael Amendola who has 20 years of experience in the industry- buying, selling, exploring, writing, and teaching about wine and spirits. He’s happy to chat about anything viticulture, jazz (as a professionally trained saxophonist), fishing, or hockey, especially if you’re from Pittsburgh.