Here’s The story behind the stores
Stew Leonard’s Wines & Spirits was created to make buying wines that you LOVE simpler and friendlier. Each store features well-organized sections, a hand-chosen selection at great prices, and experts eager to help guide you.
IT ALL STARTED AROUND THE DINNER TABLE
Stew Leonard’s WINES began when Stew Leonard, Jr., the CEO and President of Stew Leonard’s food stores and his two sisters, Jill and Beth, and brother, Tom, were sitting at the dinner table. They realized the only item on the table that their store did not sell was the wine. The meal was fantastic, but the wine was just ok. Stew said to his sisters, “We can do better. Don’t you agree?”
Stew and his family decided to take their decades of retail experience in the food business and apply it to wine. They agreed that any store, which opened under the “Stew Leonard’s” trademark, would offer customers a friendly, well-trained staff and a clean, organized store. We want any customer in a Stew Leonard’s store to feel comfortable asking questions about wine and to enjoy it as much as we do. After studying the industry, taking multiple courses and traveling to numerous wineries, Beth L. Hollis, Stew’s sister, opened the first wine store in Yonkers, New York, in 1999.
MEET BLAKE LEONARD
I am obsessed with food and wine. I'm third generation of my family's business, Stew Leonard's, so I think that's where I get it from. My first job after college was in sales with Gallo Wine. Over the years, my various sales and marketing jobs have allowed me to travel to vineyards all around the world. Becoming a Certified Sommelier has given me an appreciation for my senses and that everyone's taste is uniquely their own. I hope to help you find your absolute favorite wine, beer or cocktail. Think of me as your own personal sommelier. Nice to meet you!
CELEBRITY SIGHTINGS AT STEW'S!
CLICK & PICK UP
Stew Leonard’s Wines wants to make shopping fun and EASY!
If you’re in a hurry, order online and pick up in-store at a time that is convenient for you!
MISS FRANCIS COWBERNET – THE CORK COW
Designed and handcrafted by Stew Leonard's artist Emizael Moura, Francis is covered in 2,967 St. Francis corks and makes her home at Stew Leonard's Wines of Carle Place. Doesn't she look MOO-VELOUS? Watch Emizael bring her to life in this fascinating time-lapse video.