The Wine Country

Signal Hill, California

Fine Wine, Craft Beer, Specialty Spirits, Gifts, Gourmet Foods & Tastings!


Now in our 23rd year in the Signal Hill / Long Beach area of Southern California, our 7,000 square foot wine & gourmet superstore is one of California’s most distinguished retail wine and spirits stores. We specialize in hand-crafted wines from California, Oregon, Washington and the leading wine regions of Europe and around the world.  In addition, we offer a fascinating selection of specialty spirits and craft beers from the country's finest artisans. Practical advice is offered in a friendly setting by our team of fine wine, beer and spirits specialists.


Winner of numerous Readers' Polls for Best Wine Store, The Wine Country has also been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Wine & Spirits, Los Angeles Times and many local publications.


We also feature wine accessories, gourmet foods and cheeses, and our hand-made gift baskets created on the premises. The Wine Country’s Wine and Gourmet Gift Baskets are second to none.  We also offer cellar-temperature wine storage lockers for rent.  Our ambitious wine tastings are scheduled three times a week.  In addition, we offer monthly craft beer tastings and specialty spirits tastings.


To speak with one of our experts

Call 1-800-505-5564 or 1-562-597-8303




Customer Reviews

I tell people on a regular basis that I can spend $10 at your store, and know it will be something I enjoy…$20 anywhere else, and I’m likely to have to pour it down the sink. Really.
Vicki Barkley
Long Beach, CA


"My standard line when telling people about The Wine Country is 'they do more things right in one month than most shops do in a year.'" 

Steve Pinzon
Long Beach, CA



Your efforts and selves have been a major factor in our pleasures as we’re sure you’ve been for countless others. You guys are so truly special in this overly-homogeneous-generic society. Something to be genuinely thankful for.
Richard and Patty Weeks
Long Beach


My first purchase was during your opening week. I have enjoyed your store and publication for years. Whenever I am in Long Beach I stop in the store and buy a couple of bottles to drop in with friends for visits.
Mark Green
Salem, OR


Every year I give a client of mine a custom wine basket you have made. This is what he had to say about it: “Always my favorite beverage gift of the year. You have great taste, which I celebrate and drink virtually the same week as your gift arrives each year. Thanks again.” Thanks for making me look good.
Tim Nicholas
Via e-mail


2018 Yelp Reviews

Scott N.


This place has it all. Seriously. GREAT wine selection and extremely helpful staff who KNOW tons. They always point me in the right direction for a wine/beer/alcohol. The Friday night seminar/classes are very well run and educational. Thursday and Saturday wine tastings are a great way to try some new wines that you've probably never heard of. Always enjoy my time there and spend probably too much money there (not their fault as the prices are fine-it's just everything is so good)


Helen F.


I LOVE this place. The staff is extremely helpful, always friendly and very knowledgeable about wine. Their recommendations are spot-on and the atmosphere is extremely inviting. In addition, their prices are extremely competitive. Lastly, they have weekly tastings Thursday-Saturday. I HIGHLY recommend this wine store!!


Beth K.


Every time I walk in here I'm a little overwhelmed because they have an extensive selection and I am no wine expert! A staff member (Thank you Kevin!) always comes to my rescue and helps me find a wine that I or person I'm buying for is always impressed with!  PS. They also carry a pretty yummy cheese selection!


Press Reviews about

The Wine Country

"BEST WINE SELLER"--Press Telegram's Reader's Choice Awards 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014


“This Signal Hill shop offers a crazy number of tastings each week. In just one week, they featured wines of Italy’s Puglia, Rhone Valley wines and Napa and Sonoma Zinfandels. Fridays are usually reserved for classes and seminars that require a reservation. For others, especially Thursdays’ commuter tastings, walk-ins are welcome.” — Los Angeles Times


“Randy Kemner of The Wine Country in Long Beach, California, is one of the most articulate and impassioned wine retailers I know. He also produces one of my favorite newsletters, a document that is as much philosophical treatise as it is sales device.”–Lettie Teague, Wall Street Journal


“Kemner is so casually earnest and down-to-earth in his writing that when I read his newsletter—usually with a glass of wine in hand, when I get home in the evening—it almost feels as if he’s sitting in my living room with me, talking, not writing.” — Los Angeles Times


“Best Wine Shops of L.A.” — Los Angeles Magazine


“Leading American Wine Retailer” — Food & Wine


“America’s Best Wine Stores” — Wine and Spirits Readers Poll

The Wine Country

  • Southern California's Favorite Destination for Fine Wine, Artisan Spirits, Craft Beer, Gourmet Foods, Wine Accessories & Gift Baskets
  • (562)-597-8303
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