About Us

Like you, we love wine

Not just any old wine, the uncommonly good kind. The kind of wine that's only found by traveling to the famous wine regions (and a few up-and-coming ones) to meet the winemakers and watch the wines being made. We've developed a knack for seeking out the best new wines emerging from a crowded field. We have a nose for hidden gems. It's our mission to scour the earth to find great wines and deliver them to you.

What sets us apart from the rest?

  1. We only trade in fine wine. This is our expertise and passion
  2. No paid ratings or reviews from sommeliers
  3. We don't buy private label, white label, or control branded wines and make up suggested retail prices (SRPs)
  4. One of our experts is a winemaker who is trained to identify wine flaws and greatness in a unique way
  5. As an online business we have low overheads which means lower prices for you (compare our prices against other online retailers) 
  6. Big Hammer is a direct importer. By eliminating the middleman, you pay less 
  7. We operate a volume direct to consumer model, which means our pricing is similar to wholesale pricing. So low, in fact, that our suppliers often ask us to keep our sales price hidden from Google and Wine-searcher
  8. We're highly selective. Of 4,500 wines we taste each year, only 4% will make the grade
  9. We guarantee you'll be delighted with our selections. If you're displeased, contact us and we'll make it right. 
  10. We pride ourselves with a high level of customer service. We'll attentively respond to your inquiry within 24 hours.

Big Hammer Wines brings you high quality wines at great prices. If you've been to a grocery store staring at a wall of wine and don't know what is good or what to buy, BHW is able to assist in choosing the right wine. Most of our wines are 90+ rated quality wines.

Once you order from us, you'll know why so many people trust our taste for great wines. We find outstanding wines that represent exceptional quality and value, at every price point. Although we try to focus on wines not widely available, if you're looking for something in particular, send us an email and we'll check to see what we can do for you.

We're an online-only store with many wines in our warehouse, many of which are not advertised on our site. If you are looking for a particular vintage or have specific interests, get in touch. If you need the right wine at the right time, we have outstanding logistics to deliver wine to your doorstep.

Shopping Tip: Mix and match products for free shipping when the products show ***Free Shipping on 6 bottles of this wine*** in the product description.

If you're interested in selling collectable wines, we also buy private collections. Simply email us a list of wines you want to sell and we'll reply with a free evaluation. 

Any questions, feel free to call us directly at (619) 567-9244. Our mailing address is 75 Los Padres Way Buellton, CA 93427.

Thank you for shopping with us.

We're crushing the competition online.