Augusta is your stop in Lincoln Square, Chicago IL for fine wine , delicious food and much more. We have a vast selection of wine for any occasion from a dinner party to a cozy night at home. We make custom gift baskets that can include cheese, baguette bread loafs, artisan sweets, wine, craft beer, specialty preserves, specialty dipping oils and vinegars, and more. Come in and shop our selection! 

Wine in Chicago, IL

Wine in Chicago, IL


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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.

Custom Gift Baskets in Chicago, IL

Trying to think of a truly distinctive gift for that special someone? Our shop offers custom gift baskets in Chicago, IL, that are the perfect way to mark a special occasion, say thank you to a friend, congratulate a relative, wish an employee well, and so much more. With our one-of-a-kind inventory of artisanal products, you can give a gift that’s just as thoughtful as it is delicious. You’ll find an exciting variety of specialty foods and fine wines at our shop in Lincoln Square. Come by and pick out a gift basket that is ideally suited to a friend’s or relative’s taste—or that spreads a little of your own.

What’s up with Shad?

Wine Store in Chicago, IL

Wine Store in Chicago, IL

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.