Any retailer can stack some wine on the shelf and wait for customers to come swarming in. A good wine shop stocks wines, spirits, and beer, based on quality, price, and drinkability. And they have friendly and knowledgeable staff available to help you find the right wine for your occasion.
The Arroyo Vino Wine Shop has nearly 1,000 hand-selected wines, beers, and spirits available to choose from, and the staff to help you decide. And as our Shop is also purveyor of the Wine List for Arroyo Vino Restaurant, you can enjoy your dining experience knowing you’ve got the perfect wine for your meal.
Our Saturday Wine Seminars give you a great chance to taste wines that we think deserve your attention. Join us in the Restaurant, where we present a more focused, informative tasting. Seminars provide you with a better understanding of a region, a grape, or a Producer. Our workshops are always a comfortable and relaxed way to learn about wine.
The Arroyo Vino Gift Certificate is available for purchase in the Wine Shop and is valid in the Wine Shop or in the Restaurant. Available in any denomination, it is a great gift to give, or receive.
Guimaro Vino Tinto Ribeira Sacra 2018
This wine comes from Jose Pastor, one of our fave importers, who focuses on small production, artisanal winemakers. Made from 100% Mencia, this wine has a touch of smoke that permeates it’s flavors of raspberry and cherry. It’s one of those wines that makes you curious: what was that flavor I tasted, and will it be there the next time I bring the glass to my lips.
Picayune Cellars “Hay Penny” Rosé Mendocino County 2019
Light and fresh, this Syrah Grenache Rosé perfectly exemplifies a summers day. There’s all the juicy melon and peach a person could ask for balanced by a refreshing savory component. In addition, this winery is run by a lovely lady named Claire, so have a sip and say cheers to women in wine!
Marqués de Murrieta Rioja Reserva 2015
Tobacco and spice and all things nice; this is a lovely expression of Tempranillo garnished with Graciano, Mazuela, and Garnacha. A classic Rioja from a classic house, this wine is full of tart red fruits made round by the notes of coconut, vanilla and dill imparted from the American oak in which it’s aged. Robust and playful, we say yes please.
Roederer Estate Sparkling Brut Anderson Valley NV
This sparkler from the American branch of the famed Champagne house, Louis Roederer, exemplifies the same obsessive attention to detail and quality that is bestowed on its French counterpart. Full flavors of golden apples, fresh baked brioche and lemon curd abound and are balanced by just the right amount of acidity. This is some seriously tasty juice.
Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon 2017
This wine has classic Chinon written all over it. Dark, earthy fruit flavors of cherries and blackberries are overlayed with mushrooms and an earthy forest floor. This wine is everything one wants from Cabernet Franc: silky tannins and brooding fruit coupled with just the right amount of edgy greenness.
Hubert Brochard Sancerre Rose 2019
Hand harvested, destemmed, stainless steel fermented. This wine is fresh! Like a hot pink 1980’s swimsuit, this wine snaps into focus and grabs your attention. While the nose gives you whiffs of sun-kissed fields, the palate offers ripe berries, flower petals, and wet stones: like a babbling brook through a meadow in the heat of summer.
La Valentina Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2017
This is an excellent example of southern Italian red wine. Lush and juicy flavors of cherries and black plums with elements of blood oranges and dusty tannins followed by just a hint of sanguine salinity. In order to preserve it’s fresh fruit characteristics, the bulk of the wine is aged in stainless steel with just twenty-percent being put into large Slovenian, or second run French, oak barrels. One sip will instantly transport you to sun drenched hills on the coast of the Adriatic Sea; drink with our spinach spaghetti alla Chitarrra.
Mamete Prevostini, Vino Rosato 'Monrose', 2019
The Nebbiolo grapes for this wine are grown on the steeply terraced slopes of the Alpi Retiche in northern Italy near the border of Switzerland. Sheltered by the Lepontine and Rhaetian Alps, with a climate that enjoys long hours of summer sun, and a heat retaining, stony terroir, the region is able to achieve a level of ripeness in its grapes that is unexpected in such a northerly locale. This wine is bursting with bright, fresh notes of tart berries and just a hint of earth. Try it with the chicken.
Westwood, Pinot Noir 'Annadel Gap Vineyard', 2016
The grapes for this wine were hand-harvested at night, to preserve their acidity, and fermented in tanks in according to specific clones. After fermentation it is aged in French oak, 52% of which are new. The resulting wine is silky and lush with flavors of cherries and strawberries interwoven with herbacious notes of bramble, coffee, and white pepper. Delicious with our chicken and spring vegetable ragout.
Lingua Franca, Chardonnay Willamette Valley 'AVNI', 2017
There are some truly amazing wines coming out of the Willamette Valley. With a climate similar to Burgundy, it is the official new home of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and the Lingua France Avni is a perfect illustration of why. Silky notes of golden apples and lemon curd are bolstered by refreshing acidity. Enjoy with the snapper.
Bodegas LAN “Viña Lanciano” Rioja Reserva 2012
Rioja Reserva, what can you say but yum. Brooding, dark fruit abound, balanced by well-integrated tannins and a few years in oak. Bodegas LAN doesn’t disappoint! Drink with the Wagyu flank steak.
Pascal Jolivet “Attitude” Sauvignon Blanc 2018
Jolivet is a legendary Sancerre producer, known for making lean, well-structured wines. He started the “Attitude” line in 2016 with the intent displaying the Loire terroir without the Sancerre price tag. Enhanced by notes of white flowers and herbs, this wine is dominated by an angular minerality that illustrates the limestone and flint from which it grows. Perfect with a New Mexican sunset and/or our snapper.
Sake, Sake, Sake
Sake is too often overlooked in the west. It seems that unless sushi is on the menu, it is out of mind all together. We here at Arroyo Vino continue to bring sake into the forefront. From soft and saline to earthy and ethereal, we are of the opinion that sake is the perfect accompaniment to a number of dishes, especially our pork schnitzel. We have a variety from which to choose. ~ Chokaisan, Junmai Daiginjo 'Mt. Chokai', 720ml ~ Dassai 50 Sparkling Nigori Junmai Dai Ginjo 360ml ~ Jokigen Yamadanishiki, Junmai Daijingo '40%', 720ml ~ Kodama, Junmai Daiginjo Muroka Nama Genshhu Tenko 40 'Heavenly Grace', 720ml ~ Kodama, Junmai Daiginjo Tenko 35 'Heavenly Grace', 720ml ~ Shichi Hon Yari, Junmai 'Seven Spearsman', 720ml
Château Thivin, Côte de Brouilly, France, 2018
Ripe, dark fruit combined with smooth texture and racy acidity make this wine come across as suave, expressive, and entirely unforced. There’s a long life brimming under the surface, but this bottling is especially enjoyable now at table, particularly with our tabouleh.
Prager, Riesling Federspiel 'Steinriegl', Austria, 2018
Austrian Riesling is unique because of its freshness, concentration, and above all else—its dryness. Prager’s old vine single site Riesling has plenty of the above, with lovely lemon and lime flavors punctuated by super crisp acidity. The latter makes it a killer food wine, we love it especially with the chicken or pork tenderloin.
Quinta do Portal, Vinho Tinto Reserva, Douro, Portugal, 2015
From a renowned Port producer comes this unique red wine, crafted from old vine Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz and Touriga Franca. Black and red fruits, cherry and plum meld harmoniously with savory, chalky tannins and a dry finish. If you’ve never had a Portuguese table wine before this is the perfect place to start.
Craggy Range, Sauvignon Blanc, 'Te Muna', New Zealand, 2019
A perennial staff favorite, this Sauvignon Blanc hails from the boutique wine region of Martinborough, New Zealand. Lime, passionfruit and pear are complemented by grassy undertones and bright acidity. Insanely food friendly, but we like it with the bruschetta.
Cantine Riccardi Reale, Olevano Romano DOC Cesanese 'Collepazzo' 2015
From a husband and wife team whose biodynamic vineyards are located in the mountains just outside of Rome, in Lazio, this wine is an elegant, easy drinking example of the Cesanese grape. Sour red cherry, clay, bitter almond and dried herb flavors are complemented by juicy acidity, peppery tannins and a long finish. Drink with our cavatelli.
Granbazán, Albariño 'Etiqueta Verde', 2018
The “Green Label” from Granbazán is a classically styled Albariño from Rías Baixas. Dry, but with plenty of white flower and lush apricot overtures, this wine has crisp acidity and a saline, mineral edge. Fantastic with our salads and trout.
La Clarine Farms, Zinfandel 2018
Bright and juicy, this is not your typical zin. Enjoy it with our baked rigatoni pasta kit.
La Clarine Farms, Petit Menseng, 2018
Run by the two-person team of Hank Beckmeyer and Caroline Hoël, La Clarine Farms is a small winery in the Sierra Foothills AVA. They are committed to only using biodynamic grapes for their wines. La Clarine’s wines are fresh and delicious, displaying a purity of fruit and the essence of the dirt in which the grapes were grown. This is one our favorite producers to come out of the “New School” of California wine makers. Rare to see an expression of this grape outside of its home in South West France. This wine has notes of ripe white peaches and herbs. Drink with our asparagus bruschetta.
Beaux Frères Pinot Noir, Beaux Frère Vineyard, Dundee Hills, 2016
From one of our favorite producers, this pinot noir expresses everything we love about this finicky grape: ripe red fruit, moist earth, roasted beets, and silk sheets. Beaux Frères has been leading the charge in the Oregon wine game for decades, and this wine explains why. If you love lush reds, this is your kryptonite.
Trimbach, Gewurztraminer, Alsace, 2016
Juicy and lush, this wine screams of ripe stone fruit and warm sunny days. Trimbach is a benchmark producer, and this wine is a perfect demonstration of how they made their name. As with most Alsatian wines, this one pairs well with pork and pate.
Altos Las Hormigas, Malbec Reserve Valle de Uco, 2017
This Malbec hails from the limestone soils and mountainous climate of the Uco Valley. It displays lovely, pure dark fruit and a stony, mineral freshness. On the palate it is dry, intensely flavored with a long finish. We like it with our Bolognese pasta kit.
Mastroberardino, Greco Campania, 'Mastro', 2016
Produced by one of the most established winemakers in Campanian, this Greco has an herbal, citrusy flavor profile. Lime, quince and apricot skin are backed by notes of beeswax and stone, with round acidity and a mineral finish. A versatile table wine, we like it with our trout amandine and farro salad.
Masseria Li Veli, Salice Salentino DOC 'Passamante', 2018
Named for a forest on the estate’s propery, “Passamante” is an entry level, Negromaro-based wine from a historic producer in Puglia. Mulberries, raspberries, and dried plum fruit flavors are lifted by freshness and spice. We think it pairs excellently with our pork tenderloin and pasta dishes.
Domäne Wachau, Grüner Veltliner Federspiel 'Terrassen', 2018
Domäne Wachau has quickly risen to the top tier of winemakers in Austria, with a special focus on sustainability and handcrafted commitment to quality. This Grüner is glossy and bright, with candied lemon, apricot and banana flavors backed by spicy herbal undertones. With crisp acidic tanginess on the finish, this wine makes for a lovely pairing with our schnitzel.
Nusserhof, Vino Rosso Schiava 'Elda', Italy, L2013
This dry, tangy, mineral driven red wine is made from Schiava, a grape native to Alto Adige, in the extreme north of Italy. It reminds us of Pinot Noir, with its sour cherry and strawberry compote fruit flavors, medium body, and fine acidity. With a subtle finish hinting at earth and herbal rosehip notes, it makes an excellent counterpoint to our mushroom ragu.
Raventós i Blanc, Blanc de Blancs Sparkling, Spain, 2017
From a centuries old, family owned estate in Northeastern Spain comes this traditional method sparkling wine, crafted from indigenous varieties from organic vineyards. No mere copy of champagne, this wine possess plenty of unique charm, with lime and lemon sherbet flavors bolstered by savory cedar and mineral notes. Pairs excellently with our fried chicken sandwich.
Marqués de Murrieta, Rioja Reserva, 2015
Rich dark mocha and coffee flavors complemented by ripe black currant and mulberry. Savory and spicy on the palate, with tannins that are high but not aggressively dominant. From one of Spain's oldest and most revered producers, this traditional style Rioja pairs well with our meatier entrées.
Inazio Urruzola, Getariako Txakolina, 2018
From the heart of Basque country, a region responsible for some of the most unique culinary traditions in Spain, comes this light, refreshing white wine. Simultaneously bone dry and low in alcohol, with tangy lemon and tangerine flavors, this zesty wine makes a gorgeous aperitif, and excellent partner to seafood, chicken and salads.
Paul Achs, Blaufränkisch 'Heideboden', Burgenland, Austria, 2016
High toned red and black cherry flavors, with a mineral element that brings a wonderful freshness to balance out the fruit. Smooth, generous and long, this wine is a great compliment to our pork, chicken or even our curried cauliflower soup.
Diatom, Chardonnay, Bar-M Vineyard, Santa Barbara County, 2018
The latest from famed winemaker Greg Brewer, this wine hails from a vineyard in Los Alamos (California, not New Mexico) and shows layered flavors of yellow apple, citrus and pineapple balanced by tangy acidity. Bold and full of flavor, but not over-processed.
Pietradolce, Nerello Mascalese, Etna Rosso, 2017
Grown in high altitude vineyards on the slopes of Mount Etna, this wine has beautiful concentrated cherry and raspberry fruit with a serious snap of herbal, olive undertones on the finish. Powerful and tangy, with fresh acidity and fine tannin it is an easy, delicious counterpart to our house made lamb ragu pasta kit.
Robert Sinskey, Vin Gris of Pinot Noir, Carneros, 2019
Sinskey’s cult rosé is made from Pinot Noir grapes sourced from the estate’s organically farmed vineyards in Carneros. Ripe yet bright notes of strawberry, apricot and fresh white peach are bolstered by mineral driven acidity, this wine makes an excellent accompaniment to our fish n’ chips.
Yangarra, Old Vine Grenache McLaren Vale, Australia, 2014
These vines, planted in sandy soils in 1946, are dry farmed and hand harvested. The resulting wine has lifted red cherry and herbal undertones. Savory and spicy notes balance out the fruit flavors, making this a wonderful pairing for our white bean soup or cheeseburger.
Sattlerhof, Sauvignon Blanc Südsteiermark, Austria, 2018
If you like French Sauvignon Blanc, why not try one of its Austrian cousins? This wine has a very rich and opulent nose that belies a fine structure and bright palate. Flavors of lime and clementine, backed by a grassy herbaceousness make this a very vegetable friendly wine. Try with brussels sprouts or the chicken breast.
Milagro Vineyards, Zinfandel New Mexico 'Old Church Road Select', 2015
This single vineyard Zinfandel is barrel aged for two years giving it soft texture and crisp acidity with undertones of cherry, red currant and tobacco. We probably don’t need to tell you what to drink it with, as few pairings are more delicious than Zinfandel with burgers: the great Americangrape stands side by side with the great American grill.
Milagro Vineyards, Chardonnay New Mexico, 2016
With notes of citrus and ripe orchard fruits, this wine is bright, balanced, and well structured. Milagro adheres to Old World standards for all of their wines, from whole cluster pressing to aging in French oak, and this Chardonnay is no different. Pair it with our chicken or salad nicoise.
Einaudi Dolcetto Dogliani, Italy
Bright blackberry and mulberry fruit with notes of bitter almond and herbs, supported by crisp acidity and moderate, fine tannins. A versatile wine for the dinner table, enjoy with our pasta, chicken and pork.
Vacheron, Sancerre Blanc, France
A perfect example of classic Sancerre from benchmark producer Vacheron. Clean, pure and expressive, with a chalky texture and core of lively citrus fruit. Drink with anything, but especially our brussels sprouts salad or shishito peppers.
M. Chapoutier, Syrah ‘Petite Ruche’, Crozes-Hermitage, France, 2016
This Syrah comes from young vines in the Northern Rhône; it displays notes of licorice, cured meat and black plums. Supported by fine tannins and fresh acidity, it is a great example of well-crafted Northern Rhône Syrah from a renowned and trusted name. It pairs especially well with our escarole soup, radicchio salad, and pork tenderloin.
Failla, Chardonnay Sonoma Coast, 2017
Sourced from top vineyard sites throughout the Sonoma Coast and blended together to achieve a wine with silky texture and plenty of freshness. Golden apple, lemon and lychee are underscored by hints of yellow apple and citrus. A versatile table wine, a great accompaniment to our chicken, fish and salad dishes.