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Welcome to our family owned and operated Wine & Beer Retail ecommerce Store! Our store was founded by Doug & Kim Hotz back in 1999. Doug left his wholesale wine career that started in 1987 to bring his passion for finding great wines from all over the world for all budgets to our hometown of Charlottesville Virginia. Fast forward to today and in addition to managing the retail store, Doug is a wine judge, educator, former director of the Virginia Monticello Wine Cup competition and is considered one of the most experienced and knowledgeable Proprietors in Virginia. We are excited to share Doug’s and all of our staffs wine knowledge and offer you our online store for your shopping convenience and safety 24/7! First this store is here for you so if you would like us to add an item for you to purchase here please send an email inquiry. Please note that when using this site there are 2 options at checkout to receive your order. They are curbside pickup (no additional charge) and Shipping to a Virginia address only (for an additional fee based on qty) Next – all items are available for curbside pickup but not all items on our site are available for shipping so read description as it will be noted. For instance no food items, accessories or beers are available to ship, etc.

Wine Discounts on Reg Priced Wines - we offer 10% off mix or solid on 6-11 bottles and a 15% off on 12+ mix or solid. Note some items will be discounted from bottle one and no further discount will apply. i

Use coupon codes below for extra savings based on quantity.

10% off use 6-11 bottles – Code10

15% off use 12+ bottles - Code15

Important Info below. Please read all!

Dear clients, friends & family, we are excited to offer our new online shopping platform and are excited to finally announce that you can shop online 24/7 and pick up orders curbside when they are ready or opt for shipping (fee applies) to any Virginia Address. This contactless service is the safest way we can support each other during this pandemic and we are pleased to add this to the services we offer you

So a couple of things about the site.

1. You can create an account and it will keep track of your purchases so you can remember your favorite wines, beers, etc.

2. This site is here for you so please let us know if there is an item we can add for your shopping convenience. We will do our best to accommodate.

3. On the homepage, we have our categories listed along with some other quick links and a search box to get you to the items you would like to view quickly.

4. It's easy to use. Once you click an item, select your quantity, and then add to cart.

5. Use the discount codes at the bottom of the home page to get the same 10% off mix or solid 6-11 bottles and 15% off mix or solid 12+ bottles like you would in store. These apply to regularly priced items and your sale items count toward qty but no further discount on those.

6. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express & Discover. Most orders are generally processed with 24-48 hours after they are received. Note some may take longer. For immediate service, please call us at 434-295-8466 or email

7. We will contact you to let you know when your order will be or is ready for curbside pickup or shipping and if there are any changes (i.e. Vintages, out of stock etc.)

8. If choosing to ship, our website will calculate that cost option automatically based on the # of bottles in your cart. We can only ship 24 bottles max per individual to a Virginia address. Please note that we do not ship any of our beers, food or accessory items currently.


This is a huge announcement for us and one we have been struggling with. As of Monday June 8th, we closed our sales floor to walk in traffic even as many other businesses around us are reopening. Our business hours will remain the same and we are committed to continuing to give you the great personal service we always have just in a slightly different way. First, know that you can call anytime during business hours and we will be your personal in store shopper and make recommendations just like we would if you were standing in the store. Inquiries, Price quotes, Orders and requests for items not listed can also be emailed and now with our new ecommerce store you can shop 24/7 too.

There are several reasons for this but the main concern is keeping our staff and our customers safe. We hope you understand that this is a very difficult decision for us as we love seeing all of you and we will still see you at curbside pick-up.. We will definitely continue to monitor this situation and we will gladly welcome all of you back onto our sales floor and revert to something like our previous "normal" model as soon as we safely and practically can. So for now, as I mentioned above, we will offer online shopping 24/7, email and phone ordering with Curbside Pick-Up, shipping in Virginia (extra fee) and Local Delivery (extra fees inquire). We will also continue to offer specials to our email subscribers so be sure to keep an eye out for these. This for the time being for us is the best way for us to ensure we are here well into the future to help you keep discovering and enjoying great wines while still giving you great service and keeping us all safe.

I know some of you may feel differently but we hope to have your continued support and we greatly appreciate your business, past, present and future. If you have any questions, comments or concerns to share, we'd love to hear from you and will do our best to respond promptly. Most of all, those that can as I know many of you are dealing with your own personal trials during this difficult time, please support our local business and restaurant colleagues, and stay safe and healthy! Thank you for your support!

Doug Hotz - Manager
Rio Hill Wine & Beer