The Bottle Shop Tasting Room

58 W Sierra Madre Blvd, Sierra Madre CA 91024
$ No Food

Join me each week as I pour three or four outstanding wines for you to sip and enjoy. I personally select each wine - wines that are small production, high quality, and family owned. You won't be tasting grocery store or big box chain wines. Instead, you will get an exceptional wine experience with unique, well made, and delicious wines that over deliver and over perform. Salud!

Reservations

Booking Notes:

Note: To reserve for a party of more than four, email me at [email protected]

Food & Pet Policy:
There is no outside food allowed in the Tasting Room. Although we love pets, pets are not allowed in The Tasting Room.

Business Info

  • Address: 58 W Sierra Madre Blvd, Sierra Madre CA 91024
  • Cross Street: Baldwin Ave
  • Location: San Gabriel Valley
  • Cuisine: No Food |
  • Cost: | Very Inexpensive
  • Category: Wine Bar/Shop
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Required
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Other |
  • Parking: Street | Public Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Cash | Apple Pay | Google Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 626-355-1262
  • Features: Tasting Menu, Winning Wine List, Lounge / Bar, Free Wi-Fi,
  • Occasion: Meet for a Drink, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
Tasting Room 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Friday
Tasting Room 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.89 out of 5 stars based on 170 votes

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Jun 16, 2024
Debbie C.
Gus' wine tastings are always fun and he's got good taste. I didn't get food so I cannot comment on that, although a $25 charcuterie board is offered if pre-ordered. It would be nice to have some crackers or something while tasting wine though.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 23, 2024
Tiffany Y.
Will definitely recommend

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Feb 25, 2024
Lori E.
Fun and beautiful evening. We enjoyed it!

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Jan 21, 2024
Kathleen L.
Well worth the tasting fee. Gus does a great job of giving the history of the drink and the methods used to make it.

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Nov 18, 2023
Ralph R.
Wine tasting was fantastic, Gustavo shared great wines and information

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Sep 25, 2023
Tom W.
Always a delightful experience, not only with the wines, but in being educated about their origins!! Gracias!!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 04, 2023
Eve B.
Gustavo Lira always gives everyone in the room a unique experience. We learn, we laugh, we enjoy wines that we probably would have missed along the way. Food, charcuterie plate, is offered for an extra charge, and is very good. Occasionally Gustavo includes food with the tasting or a pairing with a chef. This is not a snobbish approach to wine. It’s inviting.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 05, 2023
Bradford B.
Always a pleasure to come here for a tasting. Great atmosphere, great information. Located in Sierra madre’s downtown with ample parking. Shop has an excellent selection of great wines.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 27, 2023
Christine P.
Gus did an excellent job introducing several wonderful San Luis Obispo Coastal wines.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 16, 2023
Cheryl C.
I loved the experience of learning about Italian wines.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 11, 2023
Flo S.
Over the years, Gus has introduced me and my family to a variety of outstanding wines and often to the remarkable people behind the wines. Gus features different cultures, regions, and varietals and sometimes integrates the experience with music selections, food pairings, slides, and more. There is delightful storytelling and an intimate vibe of congenial goodwill free from pretentiousness at this Sierra Madre crowd-pleaser.

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May 08, 2023
Eve B.
Gustavo always finds wines to taste that are more unusual and always gives us a little history of the vineyard and the back story of the owners. Appreciate the effort.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 18, 2023
Tiffany G.
The Bottle Shop tasting room is great. I always learn something, and the people in the shop are nice. Gus is super knowledgeable and well-known in the wine community.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 12, 2023
Jennifer C.
This was such a great wine tasting! Highly recommend.

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Jan 29, 2023
Tom W.
Brilliant educational and tasting experience....

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Jan 22, 2023
Gwyn V.
Would definitely come back again! Gustavo was professional and friendly, he knew his wines! Loved how intimate the setting is. I think what would make it even better is serving some cheese or a little snack with the tasting. It was nice how Gustavo accommodated us with our requests! He is super responsive to my emails and very helpful. Thank you for such a lovely evening!

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Jan 21, 2023
Lori E.
All was good, great and fun! We loved it. All 10’s

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Oct 09, 2022
Eve B.
Excellent wines, information, service, atmosphere, fun people. Gustavo Lira provides a wonderful place for locals and non locals to learn more about wine.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 26, 2022
Natalie R.
Great tasting. Fun, informative, and entertaining. A great evening out.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 19, 2022
Tiffany G.
Gus is fantastic. He is so knowledgeable and really wants everyone to enjoy their tasting experience. I immediately felt like I had a new friend when I met him, and the other people in the tasting room are friendly, too.

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Aug 13, 2022
Tom W.
Gus is a wealth of knowledge in the world of rare vintages, and regional vintning obscurities...Always feel educated, as well as obtaining a satisfied palate when attending his tastings!!!

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 11, 2022
Faith P.
Has a blast! Great wines and Gus is terrific.

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Jun 04, 2022
Eve B.
Gustavo finds wines we wouldn’t have tried on our own. Many are surprisingly good and unusual. Plus, he fills us in on the maker’s personal story and history of the vineyard. Overall, a great experience.

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May 31, 2022
Jennifer A.
Gus provided such a lovely experience. His knowledge in wine is so impressive and the choice of wines were spectacular. We already booked another reservation—looking forward to it!

Overall: 9/10
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Jan 22, 2024
Marsha W.
It nice to have excellent wine tasting close to home. The host seemed to very knowable of the product was presenting. His presentation was very informative.

Overall: 9/10
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Sep 07, 2023
Beverly M.
The wine tasting was a good experience. However I would like regular table and chairs then the tall tables and stools. It would be more comfortable for me.

Overall: 7/10
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Jun 12, 2022
Charlene G.
It is great to have a local spot for tastings. Gus knows the wines and the winemakers. This is not always the case at The Bottle Shop but the wines seemed overpriced for the quality. My rating of the value is for the tasting, not the wines. It would be good to have water (next time we will bring our own) and a container to pour unused wine into. Also, Gus should interact with everyone. He does better on the Zoom tastings.