Whatever bottle of wine you may be looking to buy from various regions around the world, you are likely to find it being stocked at one of these fine establishments around the city.
BERRIES & BARRELS,
0715 900 671
Launched earlier this year, this exclusive wine and liquor store promises you a taste of luxury right from their decor to their drinks. Their impressive collection of whiskey, top of the range tequila and vodka provided by their partner, EABL, as well as wines collected by the owner from all over the world are elegantly displayed on shelves which wrap around the store. They even have a selection of relevant books in their unique retail space for anyone who would like to know more, with an enthusiastic team at hand to help you make an informed decision before buying.
GABUSHI WINES AND SPIRITS
Highway mall, CBD
0721 951 949
One of the latest entrants into the industry, this store is run by Mr Stephen and his two children. He actually coined the store’s name from his children’s first names. Having noticed that most of the walk-in customers prefer to stick to wines they are conversant with, Stephen has talked to distributors to host tastings and in turn boost the sales of their products. The store is actually hosting a free tasting, their second since opening, in August. Oh, and if you’re looking for wine accessories and cocktail shakers, you might want to pop into their store as well.
Lavington Green shopping center
0725 647 118
Whatever Australian wine you may be looking to buy, this can be your go-to store. Formerly distributing only Australian wines, Makkin has recently added other regions to their portfolio. The store promises you rich, full, fruity, robust, classic, quality and easy drinking wines. They currently distribute to 5 star hotels, leading restaurants and bars.
OUT OF SICILY,
Muthaiga Shopping center
0723 650 909
This shop which only stocks Italian wines is run by husband and wife duo Emanuele and Nebiat Corino. Given that Italy is one of the best wine growing regions in the world with over a thousand grape varieties, they set up shop in kenya with an aim to introduce this market to Italian wines. Displayed in the store are neatly stacked bottles with exotic names and glossy labels boasting grape varieties you may never even have heard of. With bottles going for between Ksh 1 000 and Ksh 22 000, this place really is a treasure.
SLATER AND WHITTAKER,
0721 533 592
One of Kenya’s oldest wines and spirits merchants, this company has a vast network distributing over 5 000 different brands of alcohol to both local and international outlets. They have now opened their doors to the public with an impressive collection of wines and spirits, and even offer fantastic discounts regularly. They also do tastings for special events ranging from birthdays to weddings.
THE WINE GALLERY,
General Mathenge Road, Westlands
0706 561 565
This is a family run business started by Mr. Paul Chemng’orem who has been in the wine business for almost 40 years. The store prides itself on their unique selection of premium wines in the portfolio of the Primum Familiae Vini, which is a membership by invitation to an association of the most prestigious family owned wine businesses in the world, i.e the Leading Wine Families. You will also find both old and new world wines from around the world being sold for betwen Ksh 650 and Ksh 55 000. Champagne, sherry, cognac, calvados, port…whatever drink you’re looking for, you can find. They also have branches in Nanyuki and Naivasha.
WINES OF THE WORLD,
Mandera road, Kileleshwa
0722 204 910
With a cozy, eclectic and rustic space, this store simplifies things by having their wines displayed according to regions…and you can bet you will find bottles from all over the world. It boasts one of the most extensive collections of wine in Nairobi, with bottles going for as little as Ksh 500 to Ksh 150 000. There really is something here for every budget and personal preference. They have seasonal sales with discounts going for as much as 50%, their biggest one being in December. They also host regular tastings in restaurants around Nairobi so be on the look out for those.
New Muthaiga Mall
0700 636 363
This is a great go-to spot for wine enthusiasts. It has very fast service and a staff very knowledgeable about the products on offer. You can find some fantstic premium bottles of wine from around the world, whatever your preferences. If you’re looking for beer such as Leffe and Budweiser Budvar, you might want to pop in as well, any time from 10:00am to 8:00pm daily. Whatever bottle of wine you may be looking to buy from various regions around the world, you are likely to find it being stocked at one of these fine establishments around the city.