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.


It’s time to preorder your Beaujolais Nouveau and

take advantage of our special offer on bottle conditioned Spanish reds HERE in our October 2017 Newsletter.


12 Noon to 6 pm.

October 2017 Tasting events

  Please join us on Friday, October 20th   5:30-7:30 pm
What the h*ll is up with the staff here?* Tasting#1
W/ David O’Neill, The Robins Cellars
Tasting the wines he thinks we should stock, but won’t for some reason…
*Charlie B, our favorite YELP reviewer.
October is Virginia wine month!
Please join us Wednesday, OCTOBER 25th   5:30-7:30 pm
Ben Jordan, Winemaker
Discounts on all Early Mountain wines during the Tasting!
The Last Saturday Wine School – You say Syrah, I say Shiraz, let’s call the…
We’ll open and compare a few examples of Syrah and Shiraz.
Come anytime you want between 2 and 6 pm on Saturday, Oct. 28th. Each session will be about 10 minutes!

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