Calvert Woodley opened its doors in 1982 after the merger of two competitors, Calvert Liquors and Woodley Wine & Liquor, and is still owned and operated by the original owners and their families. We pride ourselves on personal, knowledgeable customer service, fantastic selection and hard to beat prices.
Dating back to 1949, Calvert Liquors was located on Wisconsin Avenue in the Glover Park neighborhood. Woodley Wine & Liquor, created in 1966, was in the Cleveland Park strip across from the Uptown Theater. When the opportunity arose for Aaron Bernstein of Calvert to join forces with Ed Sands of Woodley, the two jumped at the chance and moved to our current location in the Van Ness/UDC neighborhood at the corner of Connecticut Ave and Windom.
Each store brought its strengths to help Calvert Woodley thrive. From Calvert came, among other things, La Cheeserie & International Deli and from Woodley came the Direct Importing of Bordeaux that has helped make our wine department the power it is today. Woodley began selling Bordeaux Futures with the 1966 vintage!
To help serve you as best we can we have about 50 employees. In addition to the owners, we're proud of the fact that five original employees from the opening in 1982 are still with us at CW today, with another three people having 25+ years under their belt. Among them is Carlos Estrada, who runs our La Cheeserie and is surely one of the most outstanding cheese merchants in the United States, and Tom McKnew, our Wine Manager who started at Woodley Wine & Liquor in 1980! With 40 other hard working employees, including sons of owners David Bernstein and Michael Sands, Calvert Woodley is poised to excel for years to come.
Visit us and see why we're the Number One wine and spirit shop in DC and one of the best in the country!
Calvert Woodley Fine Wines & Spirits
4339 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008
(We're about 50 yards from the Van Ness/UDC Metro stop on the Red Line, on the East side of Connecticut Avenue)
Mon - Fri : 10am - 8:30pm
Saturday : 9:30am - 8:30pm
Sunday : CLOSED
We look forward to helping you, so please feel free to contact us in any of the following ways:
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone : 202-966-4400 (Main #)
Phone : 202-966-0445 (WineLine)
Fax : 202-537-5086
Please allow a 24-hour turnaround time on all orders. Most of the wines in our catalog are in stock and in plentiful supply. Items that are in more limited supply are noted as such in the catalog. For "limited" wines, please call us at 202-966-4400 for current inventory status.
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