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Readers’ Choice: Vote for Fairfax County's Best Wine Store

Sweet, dry or complex -- where do you pick up the perfect bottle?

Whether you drink red, white or both, a good wine store for special occasions is a must when you need to get just the right bottle. Which wine store is the best in Fairfax County? Cast your vote and let us know.

A knowledgeable staff, decent selection and low prices are just some of the factors to consider.

Patch wants to know where you get wine and why.

Nominations were accepted on Patch through July 9. If your wine store was nominated but you do not see it here, it's possible it was not included because it is not located in Fairfax County. The nominees are: 

Winners in all Readers' Choice categories will be announced on Aug. 24.

The nomination period for this contest is over. Voting will begin on July 23, 2012. 

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Anthony Laribee June 20, 2012 at 11:03 PM
Oakton Wine Shop
Ryan Jones June 20, 2012 at 11:20 PM
Oakton Wine Shop.
Jack June 20, 2012 at 11:27 PM
Oakton Wine Shop
R H June 20, 2012 at 11:35 PM
Oakton Wine shop! ftw!
Brandy Woodier June 20, 2012 at 11:44 PM
Oakton Wine Shop
Kathleen Rakestraw June 20, 2012 at 11:46 PM
Oakton Wine Shop is the best! So helpful, donates to lots of local charities and is truly a part of the community. Live them!
Barbara Moody June 20, 2012 at 11:47 PM
Oakton Wine Shop is great. Wines you don't fine elsewhere, helpful staff -- and wines in all price ranges -- i.e. they don't look down on you if you are looking for a $10 bottle of wine.
Leroy Jenkins June 21, 2012 at 12:40 AM
Oakton Wine Shop!
MBeckley June 21, 2012 at 12:44 AM
Oakton wine shop! Great wine and beer. Knowledgeable staff who won't steer you wrong and does a lot for the local community.
MattS June 21, 2012 at 12:56 AM
Oakton Wine Shop is the best. So helpful. So knowledgeable.
Nancy June 21, 2012 at 01:19 AM
Oakton Wine Shop.
Pat Nichols June 21, 2012 at 01:53 AM
Oakton Wine Shop!!!
Michael Hunt June 21, 2012 at 02:25 AM
Oakton Wine shop. Some of the best wine I have EVER enjoyed. And I have enjoyed wines from around the globe. Their beer selection makes it a favorite for me and hubbie.
Alex Craige June 21, 2012 at 12:49 PM
Oakton Wine Shop!
Jeff Fox June 21, 2012 at 02:58 PM
Definitely Oakton Wine Shop! They have the best tastings, best celebrity guests from around the world, and it's always an education.
Doug June 24, 2012 at 06:50 PM
Out of Site Wines in Vienna
Danette Berry June 26, 2012 at 01:49 PM
Unwined in Belle Haven. Great wine and rare beer available at good prices.
S. A. Misener June 26, 2012 at 04:18 PM
Unwined has the BEST people and an awesome, hand-picked selection that they are very knowledgeable about. I love their craft beer selection to pieces, and their stock rotates often, so there's always something new.
Vicke June 26, 2012 at 04:49 PM
Oakton Wine Shop!!
Lisa June 26, 2012 at 08:18 PM
Does anybody know where to buy Virginia Elderberry Wine ?
Meg House June 27, 2012 at 09:09 PM
Thanks for the nomination, Jody!
joanne June 28, 2012 at 07:06 PM
Love the Wine Cabinet - terrific neighborhood wine shop. Great staff, great tastings. Husband big fan of beer tastings too.
Jessica June 29, 2012 at 03:29 PM
The Wine Cabinet in Reston.
maria vorel July 04, 2012 at 03:13 PM
Believe it not, Wegmans down in Lorton has a wide selection, good prices and very helpful staff.
Alison July 06, 2012 at 02:38 PM
Vienna Vintners! Great tastings on Saturdays which includes food to snack on.
Beck Lomax July 08, 2012 at 10:43 PM
I'm pretty sure that Total Wine and More likely beats out the competition. The selection is massive as compared to boutique stores and the sales volume naturally leads to lower prices. The lacking factor is ambiance, but I've got a nice dining room for that.
Kelly B. July 23, 2012 at 06:17 PM
OAKTON WINE SHOP - hands down winner! Knowledge, variety, price and personal attention. A fun place for tasting and convenient to get to!
Anna July 31, 2012 at 03:48 AM
Lake Anne Florist - great local Virginian wines! Plus there's chocolate & flowers...
Nancy henneberger August 02, 2012 at 09:05 PM
Oakton Wine Shop is the best. Knowledgeable staff, great tastings every weekend and they order anything you want. They are the best for sure! NancyH
lisa A August 18, 2012 at 05:29 AM
I no longer drink alcohol but when I did, I would go to Total Wine & More, however it use to be called Total Beverage. I would go there because of the large selection of British drinks, one in particular called a Snowball and another called Shandy.

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