Welcome to Sip... a wine store!
We are an eco-friendly store in Cary, NC that sells Organic, Biodynamic, Sustainable, and Carbon Neutral wine, beer, and non-alcoholics.
Our Tasting Bar is Always Open!
We Ship Wine!
- Tuesday-Wednesday 11-7pm
- Thursday 11-8pm<
- Friday 11-8pm
- Saturday 12-8pm
- Sunday closed
- Closed Monday (available for private events and by appointment only)
- Our Online store is open 24 hours a day!
Sip...a wine store has an online store! Now you can send your friends and family your favorite Eco-friendly wine or beers.
New Service for Customers!
Have we got a glass for you! Sip...a wine store is providing our customers with a new service. We are now tagging and holding Riedel wine glasses with your name on them. Do you enjoy having a glass or bottle of wine in our store? Well, imagine bring able to walk in and be handed your own personal wine glass with your name stamped in a metal tag. Why wouldn't you. You choose as many glasses as you would like and each will be tagged. The cost of the glass is very reasonable and everyone will know you’re a regular.
Sip... Wine, Beer and Music Fests for May through July 2013:
Join Sip…a wine store for our 2nd annual Wine, Beer and Music Fests. Each Fest event highlights a winery or wine region a brewery, a local musician or band, and an event inspired special. This year’s Fest promises to be even bigger and better with added events and new food trucks. Our beloved musicians and bands return as well as some that are new to Sip.
Tickets are $5.00, Children, DDs are free. Wine and Beer sold separately.
Saturday, June 8th: Father’s Day celebration. Fathers get a special gift at the door! - Special time: 6pm to 10pm
Bands: Kyle Scobie & Shawn Odenhall - www.kylescobie.com
Food Truck: TBA!
Cigar Bar Bus: Dr. Jimmy Cigar Bar New!
Wine: Eric Soloman Imports French and Spanish wines
Beer: Mystry Brewing from Hillsbourgh
Thursday, June 13th: Benziger Winery Master Class with Mike Benziger: 7pm to 9:30pm
Join us as we welcome Mike Benziger, Winegrower, General Manager and Tribute Winemaker for Benziger Winery. We are over the Biodynamic Moon with the fact that our little store gets to host such a winemaking Icon. This is a special event and we plan on pouring some their best wines. Call us at 919-467-7880 to reserve your spot. We will be pouring a special selection of wines and light appetizers will be served. Cost is $20.00 per person, no wine class vouchers will be accepted for this class.
"It's a life's work to make a wine that is ultimately connected with a place and the people who farm it," asserts Mike, who has worked in the wine business his whole life. Even while growing up in New York, Mike worked for his father, Bruno Benziger, a wine and spirits importer. After college, he moved to California and began working at the fine wine shop Beltramos. His appreciation for wine grew and led him to a winery apprenticeship in 1978.
"I learned the wine business at the foot of the master," Mike reflects. "I was fortunate to have great mentors. When you learn in this way, you learn more than information--you learn respect and reverence for wine and vine." Mike Benziger
Saturday, June 22nd: Family Day! Magician and Live Music - 4pm to 8pm
Band: Billy Strahtmann - www.reverbnation.com/billystrahtmann
Magician: Happy Dan the Magic Man
Food Truck: Baton Rouge Food Truck
Wine: Porch and Picnic wines, including Sangeria
Beer: German and Belgium Beers
Natural Sodas: by Fentimans Brewed Botanical Beverages
Special Offering: Cake Pops! New!
Saturday, July 13th: Adult Night Out! - Special Time: 6pm to 10pm
Band: Finally Fridays!
Food Truck: Porchetta - porchettardu.com
Wine: Spanish Wines from Sour Grapes
Beer: Ciders and Fruit Beers
Child Care: PB&Js Cary. Reservations Required!
Saturday, July 27th: Local Night! - 5pm to 9pm
Band: No Worries! - www.reverbnation.com/noworriesnc
Food Truck: Deli-icious Truck
Wine: Summer Wines
Beer: Fullsteam Brewery
Special Offering: Goat Lady Dairy
CSAs that drop off at Sip...a wine store
Coon Rock Farms has added Sip...a wine store to their list of drop-off sites. They deliver every Wedneday. The new Winter deliveries started in October .
Produce CSA: We offer a Produce CSA that gives you at least $25 worth of fresh, in-season, vegetables each week for 20 weeks starting in late April or early May (depending on weather) and running through September. The cost for the Produce CSA is $500.
Egg CSA: We offer an Egg CSA that is an add-on to the Produce CSA that gives you 1 dozen of our pasture raised, heritage breed eggs each week with your Produce CSA box. The cost of the Egg CSA add-on is $100.
Meat CSA: We offer a Meat CSA that gives you $80 of our pasture raised meats each month for 6 months. You can start the Meat CSA anytime and the cost for 6 months is $480 (plus $9.60 in NC meat tax).
Special Offer for returning subscribers: We are doing a special promotion for those customers who want to subscribe to all 3 CSA's (produce, meat, and eggs) for $1000 if paid in full by the end of January (an $89.60 savings). Getting the money in sooner helps us cover the startup expenses of spring planting and also reduces the time we spend on paperwork so it's a good deal for everyone. To take advantage of this offer, just send in the Produce/Egg subscription form and the Meat Subscription form filled out with your information and send one check for $1000.
Why a CSA? CSA customers get priority on our production because they have pre-paid and if there is excess CSA customers often get the extra in their box. This season's Winter CSA members have gotten $3 to $5 extra in most boxes so far. CSA customers also get items first. In summer, it's the heirloom tomatoes that go to the CSA before being available at our markets. The CSA is also a good choice for folks that just want a box of produce, eggs or meat to show up each week without having to think about it or plan ahead. It also works well for people who are strapped for time or can't get to markets because we deliver the CSA boxes to lots of locations throughout the triangle area including right to your home. In fact, one of the biggest draws of the CSA is our delivery locations and this year we have added lots of locations in Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill, and Cary as well as an optional Home Delivery choice.
There are lmited number of spaces, so join today!
Are you searching for nutrient dense, farm fresh, sustainable foods produced right here in the Triangle? Farm to Fork Meats is a third-party Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program bringing you local, ethical meats, seafood, tea, coffee, cheese, produce, ice cream, gluten-free baked goods, and lots more. North Carolina farmers, ranchers and anglers are our partners.
All of us at Farm to Fork Meat work to minimize our carbon footprint and offer ethically raised meats including pasture raised pork, beef, chicken, duck, holiday turkeys, eggs, dairy products and grass fed lamb and veal! We support small anglers that offer you fresh, never frozen, 1-3 day trip local NC seafood every week. We also offer sustainably grown, beyond organic produce all year round.
We believe that we cannot have real food without real farmers and in this age of fast food and big business, our farmers are in crisis. We strive to protect and advocate for them and in turn, improve our health, our lives and our local economy.
What are the options, costs and benefits of being a member?
Commit to a $20 annual Membership Fee and a $25 Monthly CSA fee. The Membership fee is due upon sign up and then again every January 1st. This fee covers the costs of produce boxes, egg cartons, coolers, freezers and other items required to help store and transport goods to you safely each week.
The Monthly CSA fee of $25 ($6.25 per week) is exclusive of your weekly purchases. This is the money I earn to manage the CSA program. If you save one month's worth of your grocery bills to review you will see that you are already paying this amount of money (often you are paying even more) in sales tax when purchasing food every week. This fee allows me to keep low-to-no margins on the farm fresh food I deliver each week so you can buy these nutrient dense foods while supporting our sustainable local farms every week.
- Commit to a minimum $10 weekly purchase
- Order a la carte from our weekly offerings
- Receive meat consistently year round, including premium cuts and value-added products (deli cuts, hot dogs, sausages)
- Receive accessibility to special products such as heritage turkeys and pastured Christmas ducks
- Earn first right of refusal on membership renewal every January 1st
What are some of the menu offerings?
Seasonal Produce: Michelle's Fruits, Backwoods Berries, Moore's Fresh Fruits and Veggies and Big John Farmer's Corn and Strawberries come to us chemical free and beyond organic. Their fruits and veggies are tested several times a month by NCDA for chemical residue and have always tested clean.
- Pastured Meats (beef, pork, chicken, duck)
- Grass fed meats (beef, lamb, veal)
- Value added meats (deli cuts, hot dogs, sausages)
- Seafood (Premium 1-3 day trip hook and line/spear/trawl net caught NC seafood)
- Pasture raised fresh chicken and duck eggs
- Pasture raised dairy (milk, heavy cream, butter and ice cream)
- Breads (local fresh-baked breads without yeast, oils and sugars)
- Nutrient Dense Gluten Free Baked Goods
- Locally roasted Fair Trade and Organically Certified Coffees, Teas and Rooibos
- Raw cheeses
- SigNATURE Suds- petroleum free soaps, creams and lip balms
- Fresh Pastas and Gravies
How do I order & pay?
Sign up to become a member and order online. The online store is only open on FRIDAY from NOON until SATURDAY at NOON. The online store reopens on Sunday for SEAFOOD SALES ONLY and remains open until NOON on Monday.
How does delivery/pick-up work?
For food-safety reasons, and to comply with meat handling licensure laws, items will need to be picked up, not dropped off on your porch.