Food & Drink | Pacific Wine Merchants

By: Sara De Leeuw

This is a sponsored article from Pacific Wine Merchants. Pacific Wine Merchants is a premier wine and cigar merchant in the Inland Empire. 

Pacific Wine Merchants of Upland, California is celebrating 20 years in the Inland Empire!


Pacific Wine Merchants has grown from a Cigar Bar in a meager 300 square foot space in the back of the Second Avenue Mall to the beautiful adobe style depot building in the old 1937 Santa Fe Train Station in Historic Downtown Upland. Located next door to the current Amtrack station, there is a distinct vibe of the historic meets present day. In the lounge of Pacific Wine Merchants, the back bar is actually the original ticket counter from 1937. On the opposite side of the bar are the original pocket cubby holes and drawers where tickets were kept.


Pacific Wine Merchants is a unique, fun, friendly environment. A “hidden gem” in the Inland Empire, this unique establishment offers the finest in premium boutique wines and local craft beers, along with a huge humidor stocked with cigars from only the best cigar-producing regions in the world.


The large, cigar-friendly open air patio is the perfect gathering place to enjoy a glass of wine or craft beer with your friends. Spend time enjoying the live bands during the weekends or hang out and watch sports on the big screen. Free Wi-Fi let’s you stay connected, and the atmosphere is always warm and welcoming.

Happy hour is from 4p.m. to 6p.m. daily. Monthly events include Tap Takeovers, Wine and Cheese Gourmet Food Pairings and even a spectacular Sunday Champagne Brunch offered every other weekend.

As part of the 20th Anniversary Celebration at Pacific Wine Merchants, Stone Brewing Company from San Diego will be Taking over the Tap this Friday, July 17th from 6-8p.m. Don’t miss this fabulous opportunity to be there, and share in this unique and delicious experience! 

Heralded as one of the top three bottle shops in the Inland Empire, Pacific Wine Merchants has 11 specialty beers on tap that rotate on a weekly basis. Joe, the manager, chooses the beers every week and only shares the very best with his customers. He knows which beers his customers will enjoy and works hard to supply only the highest quality available. When I visited, the knowledge and expertise of Fred, one of the co-owners, Joe and the rest of the Pacific Wine Merchant staff was second only to their friendliness! In fact they tell me that many of the patrons are regulars, and they strive to know them all by name so everyone feels welcome.


Help celebrate Pacific Wine Merchants' 20 year anniversary, and get two bottles of wine for the price of one. Go to Inland Deals, and print the coupon or show the coupon to the staff on your mobile device. 


Pacific Wine Merchants is located at 210 East A Street in Upland, CA, 91786. Stay up-to-date with events by following their Facebook page or signing up for their newsletter!