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The Berkeley Shop

Image of front of Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant retail store in Berkeley, California

When Kermit opened his shop in October of 1972, he considered his business to very much be a hobby—hours were Wednesday through Saturday, 1 to 6:30 pm. He meant to form a new rock ‘n’ roll band so hours were limited. After about decade in the original, Albany, California location, Kermit moved the shop to its current location, at 1605 San Pablo Avenue in Berkeley. Little has changed inside the shop since that time—the brick walls bear Gail Skoff’s photos, the wines, all of which we source and import, are stacked in their cases on the floor, and there is a single sales counter with knowledgeable and friendly staff, ready to guide you through our selection of Grand Cru classics, everyday reds, whites, and rosés, and everything in between. To purchase from our shop, you may use this website, give us a call at 510-524-1524, or simply walk into our shop. If you would like to work with one of our salespeople, feel free to send one of them an email directly:

Retail Salespeople
Michael Butler: [email protected]
Steve Waters: [email protected]
Jennifer Oakes: [email protected]
Bryant Vallejo: [email protected]
Cassie Majidi: [email protected]
Michael Bargo: [email protected]
Allyson Noman: [email protected]