YOUR LOCAL stop in lincoln square for the fun stuff .

Augusta is your stop in Lincoln Square, Chicago IL for the kind of wine , food and fun that makes life worthwhile. Wine for a special occasion or a cozy Tuesday night at home. We make custom gift baskets for ANY occasion. Augusta Food and Wine offers cheese, baguette bread loafs, artisan sweets, spirits,  craft beer, specialty dipping oils and vinegars,fresh made sauces, unique preserves, salts, anchovies, snacky things, etc. You know, fun stuff.

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WE WANT TO MEET YOU !!!

STOP IN FOR Wine tastings every Thursday night from 6-8pm

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Why Augusta?

Established in 1836, Augusta is a quaint town and wine region located in Northeast Missouri just outside of St. Louis. Its location above the bluffs of the Missouri River valley makes it a pretty good spot to grow grapes. In June of 1980, Augusta was recognized by the federal government as the first designated American Viticultural Area (A.V.A.) in the United States. Napa Valley was number two six months later. As Shad is from Missouri originally and finds this fact pretty funny, it just seemed like the right thing to do.

What’s up with Shad?

Shad grew up in southwest Missouri and moved to Chicago in his early 20’s where he worked in bars and restaurants to support himself and had a really great time. Somewhere along the way, an interest in wine developed. At another point, a little later on along the way, he got real geeky about it. What began as a hobby became a path. He spent many years on the buying side as Wine Director for Volo in Roscoe Village where he was able to hone his pairing skills and came to study the chemistry behind it. He also spent a couple of years attempting to sell wine for a local distributor, but felt he lacked the “go out there and make it happen” kind of attitude that it took to be successful in that endeavor. This lead to the realization that he needed a centralized location to work from, where people would bring him wine to try. He could then purchase this wine and introduce it to people who might not have had the chance otherwise. So he bought a wine shop which he owns with his amazing wife Sara who, luckily for him, has more than enough of the aforementioned "go out there and make it happen" attitude. 

On the weekends you may find her there with their incredibly helpful daughter Ava and on occasion, their very unhelpful dog Bradley, who is lucky that he's cute.