These are strange times we're living in, and owning a small business during all this has not been easy. We were about to announce our re-opening once again, then Governor Inslee made more changes, which put a halt to that. So here is where we are at right now.
First, it took a long time to get our SBA loan, so we are running out of wine. We are fixing that problem, buying bulk must, but we may not have some of your favorite wines back in for a good few weeks. I am trying to keep the website current, but it's always best to call or message to see what we have in stock. Please be patient with us through this.
We are taking orders online, over the phone, through Facebook and email. Pick ups can be done Thursday through Saturday 3 – 7 pm. We can also ship.
We are urging contactless pay, credit cards over the phone, PayPal, CashApp, Venmo, Zelle or we can send you a Square invoice.
Curbside pick up is available. Order, pay, arrive, call and your order will be run out to you. We prefer that you make an appointment for pick up, as we are not always at the shop, running errands, or working upstairs.
If you are coming into the store, YOU MUST WEAR A MASK. No exceptions. If you have a condition in which you cannot wear a mask, please opt for curbside, no contact pick up.
The door will be kept locked, so knock or call to let us know you are there.
If you want wine delivered, we will be delivering for the week on Wednesdays. Delivery free with purchase of 4 + bottles. Otherwise, delivery $8 in Tacoma, $12 outlying areas, within reason.
We CANNOT do tastings at this time. We are trying to figure out how to offer outside service, but we are not yet licensed for it.
Beer to go
At this point in time, along with wine, we are able to sell beer, cider and seltzers to go.
We will be starting our wine club back up, but monthly and in 3 tiers.
1 bottle – your choice of white, red, or fruit $18
2 bottles – white and red (a substitution of fruit wine may be made for ONE) $36
3 bottles – one white, one red, one fruit $55.
Our next flavors will be announced soon.
This is a discount from buying outside the club. Prices do not include taxes, tip or any kind of shipping or delivery fee. Please hit us up if you are interested in joining.
Right now we are out of some of our COVID and Black Lives bottles, but we hope to have them back in soon. Covid wines benefit direct relief and our Black Lives bottles benefits the Tacoma Urban League.
We are currently trying to figure out how to offer some of our events online. We do have a Covid karaoke group you can join if you wish. (Though it's in need of a reboot).
Trying to figure out how to offer Trivia and Art online.
Also, trying to figure out a way to support our musicians who are out of work at this time. If you have ideas, we’d love to hear from you.
Again, thank you for your patience during this turbulent time.
Megan Bostic is Gaspero Aquino's great granddaughter. She worked at the shop about 10 years ago, and is back so Rich can finally retire. She's also a marketer, freelance writer and novelist. You can find her books on Amazon, and her novel Dissected is being sold at Vino Aquino.
4417 6th Avenue, Suite 1
Tacoma, WA 98406
Tacoma, WA 98406
Copyright Vino Aquino 2015