Solano Cellars

1580 Solano Ave A, Berkeley
(510) 525-9463

Recent Reviews

Ujjwal Dalmia

Really nice wine shop and wine bar with a great collection and awesome staff. I enjoy buying wine from here thanks to the great staff.

Jason Ponce

Liv greeted me when I came in and made me feel welcome. She was very knowledgeable and represted this store very successfully. Will definitely come back!

Stephanie P.

Nice little spot. What it lacks in depth/breadth it compensates in curation. It's clearly thoughtful. As any wine shop should be, they're good at listening to what you like and turning you on to something new in your price point. Honestly my favorite discovery about this place was the adorable little wine bar in the back. It's quiet and intimate. I am really looking forward to coming back to meet a friend or two when serious catching up is in order.

Griffie Wadham

A great place and has a great wine and wine selections. I love the best wine I ever taste here. They are so helpful here, and always available to choose the best option for the occasion.

Sashini W.

Great spot for wine purchasing and having some wine at the bar. Convenient location right in downtown Albany- easy to find. Good selection of wine and small bites. Service has been just okay, very so so each time we've been here. Wouldn't be my first choice for a place to grab a glass before or after dinner.

Stephanie S.

Disappointing customer service experience. Wednesday - I called on for a special order wine that I wanted to serve at a party that weekend. I spoke with Benjamin, who looked up the product number and assured me it would be available for a Saturday party. When I asked to place the order over the phone, Benjamin assured me using the online order form was faster. I went online and placed the order. Thursday - I called and spoke with Benjamin again. He had no online record of the request going through. I re-placed the order over the phone, and again reiterated it was for a Saturday party. Friday - I called the store again to see if the wine was ready for pick up. I spoke to Briana who said the wine order had not been earmarked priority and was put in the regular orders and would not be available until Tuesday! At this point, there was nothing to be done. I added a second star only because Briana apologized and offered to help me find some else in store and price it competitively. I appreciated the offer but that wasn't going to help at this point. I won't be patronizing them in the future.

Rob Ooghe

Knowledgable staff. Good selection of old world and new world wines.

krista granieri

Great service. Good wines, Unique selections and the proprietress was very knowledgable. Nice cheese plate, cute spot.

Kathryn Jensen

Great tasting for Valentine's Day!

Marjorie Spoto


Tom M.

Their online inventory is a bad joke I found a few interesting things in their inventory list and made a trip there. Upon finding nothing I was looking for, a worker informed me that their online inventory reflects things they can order, not just things they have. An hour down the drain for nothing. I took a chance that they were sold out, but had no idea they didn't stock what they listed. Do yourself a favor and call first if you think it's worth it.

Arleigh T.

So the Customer Service at Solano Cellars I experienced was AWFUL! I was looking for a special wine for my friends 70th Birthday and per the web site Solano had a 1948 Madeira available. I called the store 2x and was assured it was in stock and I placed the order. I waited a week with no reply so I called and talked with a woman who very cheerfully told me they did not have in stock and she was sure they tried to call me but of course I have NO RECORD of them calling. TERRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE!

Glenn Brown

A pillar of the Albany community. Great service, love how they participate of community activities

Erin Luby

Great wine selection.


Good selection of moderately priced wines. Fun events.

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