Nocatee residents seeking a quiet, intimate spot to enjoy a glass of wine or a bottle of craft beer have a new offering in Nocatee Town Center to consider, following last week’s opening of Coastal Wine Market.
Located at 641 Crosswater Parkway (next to Dunkin Donuts), Coastal Wine Market celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting and wine tasting June 17. Guests sampled a variety of the shop’s fine wines, as owners Steve and Shaun Lourie greeted patrons and representatives from Southern Wine and Spirits offered insights and commentary on the various vintners. Guests also perused the gourmet food offerings that included such savory fare as premium pastas, marinara sauce, cheeses and Kalamata olive spreads.
Several of the guests in attendance commented on the shop’s Old World ambience. With brick walls, muted lighting, and wooden tables and seating hand-crafted by local artisans, Coastal Wine Market recreates the feel of a European tasting room. A hand-hewn barn door and blackboards suspended on vintage railroad ties found near the Louries’ former home in New Jersey add to the rustic atmosphere.
“We’re so excited to welcome Steve and Shaun and their beautiful shop to our beautiful community,” said Dr. Erika Hamer, immediate past president of the Ponte Vedra Beach Division of the St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce.
The Louries – who live in Nocatee’s Coastal Oaks community – thanked guests for attending the grand opening, noting that it was the culmination of many months of planning and hard work.
“We are just so excited to finally be open,” Steve Lourie said. “We’re thrilled to pursue our dream of opening our first business.”
Coastal Wine Market is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.