Teller Wines Philosophy: “To inform, inspire and share the passion of great wine through wine education”
A few weeks ago, I stopped into Teller Wines for the first time. Lessard Builders was hosting a happy hour at our model home for the Women’s Council of Realtors in Sussex County and picking up wine was on my “to-do list”. I had bumped into the owners, Kevin and Catherine at a few chamber mixers and liked the fact that were they local. It was even better that they were right down the street from The Villages of Five Points.
I walked into the store thinking it would be a “typical” liquor store setup – guy behind the counter that says hello and the usual everyday wines grouped by region or type. I was pleasantly surprised that the setup and staff went above and beyond the usual “fend for yourself” liquor store experience. The wines are arranged by flavors which saves you the time it would take to decipher whether the notes might match to your sweet, fruity, dry or tart liking. If the layout doesn’t jump start you in the right direction, the friendly and knowledgeable staff will. I love wine and I know what kind I like but choosing wine for a group of forty people can be a little tricky. I especiall
y find it difficult to select for the super sweet taste buds since I prefer a very dry wine. Kevin happened to be present at the time and was exceptionally knowledgeable and helpful for what I was searching for. I was able to choose a variety of reds, whites and he helped me select the perfect sparkling wine to put the finishing touch on the “Fifer’s Peach Bellini” I was whipping up (with real Fifer’s peaches)! The day of the Women’s Council of Realtors event went so well – we were fully stocked with wine and the six gallons of Fifer’s Peach Bellini was a gone by the end of the evening. Catherine even stopped in to support the event – how fantastic was that?
I’ve stopped into many wine stores throughout the state and I’m very impressed at the overall Teller Wines experience. It is the perfect place to stop in to test out a new bottle and if you are nearby on a Saturday, they have free wine tastings from 3pm to 6pm. Locals rave about the quality of their events and how much you actually learn about the wines you are tasting. In fact, I’ve had several conversations with homeowners and realtors that say it is a great place to stop in, try a new wine with a friend or meet a new one. If interested – you should sign up for their newsletter or check their calendar for annual events like a wine expo (yay!) or their Memorial Day BBQ (pictured below).
I did a little research and realized that in addition to being local and overall nice people they also give back to community. In just a few minutes of searching I found out that they have given back to The Food Bank of Delaware Culinary School, the Beebe Medical Foundation, St. Jude’s Apostle Church and Coastal Concerts.
Last week, a couple that we recently built for stopped into the model to show their friends and while on the topic of wine they mentioned how much they love going to the events at Teller Wines and I found out that the story of Catherine and Kevin is just as charming as they are!
From their website: “When a Chinese immigrant girl falls in love with an Irish boy from Pittsburgh, the result is a 40-year partnership of love, fun and wine. After college on opposite coasts, Kevin and Catherine were married. We began our careers and raised our family (son Sean and daughter Caitlin) in Columbia, Maryland. After family, our passion has been wine, travel and food. When we attended our first educational wine weekend in St. Michaels, Maryland, we were hooked.”
Following my interactions with both Catherine and Kevin, it was no surprise to read that they have spent the past two decades journeying across five continents to expand their wine wisdom. I’m just happy that they decided to land it here in Lewes, Delaware. I can’t wait to go again! Headed to a wine tasting? Let’s go together!
Check out a few of Catherine’s blog posts on Rehoboth Foodie under Chasing The Grape!
What people are saying about Teller Wines Lewes:
Nice wines, excellent selection. I drove from DC (about 3 hours) to visit, and I plan on going back at least once a month. There is a free wine tasting every Saturday from 3pm to 6pm. Looks like fun – I wish I had had time to stay for that.
– Guy S., Yelp Review
Now that we have lived here a few months and even able to visit other stores, we will stick with the Saturday tastings at Teller. The reps that come in to do the tastings always are knowledgeable about their products, the region it came from and how it was produced. The staff and owners always acknowledge your interests and always show appreciation for your patronage. A nice tasting to meet people and learn about wines from other enthusiasts.
– Robin K., Yelp Review
This is the best place to get wine. The owners are so knowledgeable and helpful. Great wine tasting event every Saturday. An elegant addition to Lewes, Delaware.
– Linette G., Foursquare Review
Do you have a reason why you love Teller Wines too? We’d love to hear about it in the comments below!
Don’t forget! Teller Wines Lewes Wine Tasting on Saturdays from 3pm to 6pm
Address: 1201A Savannah Road, Lewes, Delaware 19958
Phone: (302) 644-7400
Hours: Monday to Saturday, 10 AM to 7 PM & Sunday, Noon to 5 PM
Email: [email protected]