Aging in place
On Feb. 15, MetroWines closed its flagship store on Charlotte Street to walk-in customers, as renovations were underway to restore the small building to its century-old bones. (The shop continued to accept online orders and offer curbside pickup throughout the process.) “We took off all the drywall to expose the original brick and removed the drop ceiling to reveal the original tin ceiling,” says store manager Zach Eidson. “That added about two feet of height and really brightened things up.”
When the store opened to the public again on April 22, customers saw not only the refurbished old but also some new additions, including flooring, racks and lighting.
What has not changed, assures Eidson, is the layout. “Regular customers walk in and are blown away by the look, but glad to see their favorite wines in the same places.”
On Saturday, May 14, 1-5 p.m., MetroWines will celebrate its official grand reopening with a tasting of DAOU Vineyards wines, paired with small bites by chef Sam Etheridge.
About: Sneak Peak with Donati at Newly Renovated MetroWines
Join us on Friday, May 6th from 5:00 to 6:30 for a wine tasting with Adam Chesia of Donati Family Vineyard and Juniper Cooper of Johnson Brothers /Mutual Distribution to celebrate the renovation of MetroWines on Charlotte Street. MetroWines continues to offer Sisters Forever Chardonnay, Claret and Cabernet Sauvignon from Donati Family Vineyard and the popularity and customer support for these wines has never stopped!
Since opening the doors in 2013, MetroWines has held to the philosophy that wine is about food, family, friends and community. "Over the years, we have become friends and family with our customers and sought to benefit the community through service, employment and support," says John Kerr, co-owner of MetroWines. "But that's not all of the story!"
MetroWines has also established strong relationships with wineries. The retailer sits in the middle of the process selecting wines from various wineries for their customers. "So, to celebrate this new beginning made possible by our customers, we have asked Adam Chesia, East Coast Sales Manager for Donati Family Vineyard, to join us, to pour their wines, to tell their family story."
"And it's not just about buying and selling," says Kerr. "When COVID struck, Donati sent us a case of hand sanitizers! Now that's family."
Family owned since 1989, Donati tells an American Wine Story from its founding by Italian immigrants through to being one of the first wineries with national distribution to trust their business to women winemakers!
Shopping starts 2-22-22 at 10am at MetroNorth in Reynolds Village!
Order by Phone at (828) 575-9525 or Online
SameDay PickUp @MetroNorth in Reynolds Village
60 North Merrimon, Bldg. 150
Pick Up Everyday - including Sunday
Please Keep in Mind that Metro North is not open for in-store shopping
Delivery is complimentary within 10 mile radius.
Outside Delivery Area, call for Quote.
Delivery Everyday Including Sunday.
Deliveries start at 10am & stop at 7pm.
Most deliveries will be next day
We will tend to each request ASAP!
There might be a few early glitches in the plan, as MetroNorth is serving as HQ for inventory as well as wedding, and event orders.Read: There are a LOT of boxes!
We thank you for your patience and flexibility. Staff has been knocking themselves out to ensure service remains accessible.
We are on The Sunny Side of The Street Now! Drop Ceiling is down already and a beautiful Tin Ceiling is showing!