Serving the Richmond, Virginia community from our location at Libbie and Grove Avenues since 1985, J. Emerson is the area’s longest-established fine wine retailer. Since we started, the wine world has grown and changed considerably, but our commitment to offering a well-considered and in-depth selection of wines to our customers has remained constant. As trends and tastes have shifted through the years, our approach hasn’t appreciably changed.

At our core, we are a neighborhood store with a wide selection of value-priced, everyday wines, often at prices at or below that of local big-box and grocery retailers. At the same time, though, we are a destination store for the Richmond area, offering a number of collectible, rare, and highly-allocated bottlings with a particular emphasis on France, Italy, Spain, Germany and California. We go to great lengths to ensure that our inventory is kept in the best possible condition, maintaining a constant temperature of 63 degrees Fahrenheit with controlled humidity, and storing our bottles on their sides to keep the corks in good shape.

Some of the Additional Services We Offer Include:

  • Special orders for most wines approved for sale in the state of Virginia
  • Extensive selection of cut-to-order artesanal cheeses
  • Consultation for weddings, parties and special events (large and small)
  • Case sales from our large inventory backstock
  • Local delivery available (call us for more information)

We offer a 15% discount on full cases of wine,
and a 10% discount on mixed cases.


A deal on single vineyard Zinfandel & Crozes Hermitage

plus 2009 single vineyard Oregon Pinot Noir from one of our favorite producers HERE in our February 2016 Newsletter.


12 Noon to 6 pm.


WINE TASTING: Thursday – February 25th -  5:30 to 7:30pm
with Alberto Passeri agronomist and director of the estate
Brunello and more
Something NEW! Starting this month, the last Saturday of the month will turn from a ‘whatever we feel like drinking” tasting event to a mini wine school tasting. We’ll pick a topic, theme, etc. and taste with a purpose! The wines we taste will be offered as a package with a discount. This month we’ll start with the basics: A Short Guide to tasting and evaluating wine. This is very informal with no scheduled start or finish time. Come anytime you want between 2 and 6 pm on Saturday, February 27th Each session will be about 10 minutes!
Whatever We Feel Like Opening

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