I've spent a large chunk of my life working in the hospitality industry, and another large chunk of my life traveling; learning about wine and discovering the joy of it's people and places.
In the Spring of 2017, after spending four years as a wine bar manager at London's Vinoteca, I was fortunate enough to get a gig making wine in South Africa with Craig Wessels of Restless River (incredible wines that are unfortunately not yet exported to the United States). And then later on in the fall of that year, I was given another opportunity to work with Mark Haisma in the famed region of Burgundy, France. The experiences of making wine deepened my enthusiasm, but also educated me in ways that I am yet to find in a textbook.
I was hooked and the idea of Caves was born.
A few years and a global pandemic later, I am now accompanied by my wife, fellow wine lover, and expert mixologist, Amy.
Amy might be more passionate about wine than I am and her enthusiasm was a driving force to make Caves Wine Shop a reality.
We operate Caves entirely online as a place to share the amazing wines of the world that we have come to know and love. We hand-select everything, representing winemakers who create meticulous, hand-crafted wines. The goal is to be a place to find wines you may have never heard of, while also seeing a few world class brands, sold at fair prices. We're a two person show and sometimes we can't compete with the big guys, but we will help you find exactly what you're looking for and, if you live in San Diego, drive the wine to your doorstep.
We offer free local delivery to residents in Encinitas, CA and surrounding areas, including Leucadia, CA, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA, Carmel Valley, CA, Solana Beach, CA, Del Mar, CA, and parts of Rancho Santa Fe, CA, and Carlsbad, CA on wine orders of $50+. If you don’t live in San Diego, CA, that’s no problem! We offer a flat shipping rate of $15 on any case 1-12 bottles of wine throughout California.
Check out our selection of wines in our Encinitas wine shop online today!
If you are on your own path of discovering wine then you are most likely going down the rabbit hole of mystery, confusion and discovery. It's an exciting place to be and one that we can help guide you down. The Caves Wine Club is probably the best way to be introduced to wines you most likely wouldn't choose or find in your local grocery store.
Our wine club is a favorite amongst our local clients. We deliver new wines right to your doorstep every month that are centered around a new wine region. Explore new wines and develop your wine palate over time by signing up today. Here are the perks of our wine club:
- 2 unique bottles of wine focused on a new wine region.
- FREE local delivery in Encinitas, Leucadia and Cardiff-by-the-Sea.
- Detailed fact sheet to educate you on the wine and the region.
- $15 additional shipping for all members outside of our local delivery zone.
- Zero obligations - pause or cancel anytime.
Are you ready to start your wine journey? Join our Encinitas wine club to start learning about new wine today.
Get in touch and tell us what you're looking for! We are happy to suggest wines, connect on social media @caveswineshop and put together a mixed case of anything you're after.
Gavin & Amy