The people behind Third Street Wine Shop in La Verne. Our stories and favorite wines.
Who We Are
Mary, Jim and Matt started the shop in November 2011. They, along with Kristina & Kelsey, have remained dedicated to providing and serving delicious small-production wines of outstanding value.
Mary and Jim
It all started with a love of good wine at good prices. Mary and Jim's passion for finding these wines fueled the creation of this place.
Weakness: Crisp Sauv Blancs and Hearty Reds
Sometimes, if you're lucky, good wine will just find you. That is certainly the case with parents like Mary and Jim. Working at the shop, Matt has fashioned his own taste in wine and completed his Level 2 Sommelier Certification in the process.
Weakness: Balanced Syrah or Dry Riesling
When good friend Matt said the shop could use some help with marketing, Kristina was happy to lend a hand. Her personality and knowledge of wine have been a big help in the tasting room. Kristina passed her Level 1 Sommelier Exam - congrats Kristina!
Weakness: Albariño, Temprañillo, Insert other Spanish wine here
After spending 15 years in the film industry Kelsey decided to pursue her true love, wine. While traveling she always seems to find her way onto a local vineyard or wine shop so naturally while looking for houses in the area, she wandered into Third Street Wine and wanted to move in.
Weaknesses: Cold Dry Rose and Smooth Cabs
Our Friends and Family
None of this would be possible without the loving support of our friends, family and customers. The line between those three groups seems to grow increasing blurred. We are blessed to have such great people in our lives