Welcome to the first installment of Vail Butler’s Local Business Spotlight Series. This is a series of blogs through which we’ll introduce our readers to the best of the Vail Valley. We may cover restaurants, retailers, adventure outfitters, and every business in between that deserves recognition.
The Vail Valley is a small, tight-knit community that primarily caters to the many enthusiastic travelers who visit throughout the year. Part of the charm that draws visitors year after year is the concentration of locally owned and operated businesses. Vail Butler’s favorite businesses are run by long-time locals, friends, and downright good people. Those are the establishments readers will find featured in this series.
First up is a community establishment located in Vail Village. Behind the door of an unassuming storefront can be found a business that’s stood the test of time and has been open since 1999: Vail Fine Wines.
Vail Fine Wines boasts a collection of wines from around the world, spirits, craft beers, and cigars. The staff are exactly what shoppers hope for: friendly and knowledgeable. The store provides a one-stop-shop for those picking up their usual and those who seek something extraordinary.
This shop is owned by Kevin Lawrence, a local with 20 years of experience in the Vail wine business. As you might expect of a true mountain local, he’s spent most of that time working in the ski industry simultaneously. Kevin has a passion for bringing flavorful wines from around the world to share with those living in and visiting our slice of paradise. He has a Certified Diploma from the Court of Master Sommeliers and is a Certified Specialist of Wine awarded by the Society of Wine Educators. In other words, Kevin knows his stuff.
Aside from the mouthwatering selection of libations, Vail Fine Wines offers a unique set of services that sets it apart. Most notably, free delivery is offered anywhere in Vail Village and delivery is available anywhere in the Vail Valley. The team also offers cellar management, event consultation, and vintage search services.
Next time you’re in the mood for a drink, give Kevin and the team at Vail Fine Wines a call. Better yet, stop in the store and see for yourself what the fuss is about.