GRAPE + BEAN, launched and owned by husband and wife team and long-time Alexandria residents David Gwathmey and Sheera Rosenfeld, opened its first location in Old Town in 2008. Their second location, GRAPE+ BEAN Rosemont opened in 2012. David and Sheera’s vision for GRAPE + BEAN was heavily influenced by their travels, years living in San Francisco, and their desire to create a place that is comfortable, warm + welcoming, and one that offers excellent service and showcases high quality products.
GRAPE + BEAN focus on smaller, more independent producers making great hand crafted wines and other products. We research and hand-select each wine so we can continue to offer unique, interesting, and good value wines that you can enjoy in your home or by the glass at the Wine Bar in Old Town. We know our inventory well and can assist you in finding what you want and hopefully turn you on to some wines you've never experienced before.
Our goal for GRAPE + BEAN is for customers to experience new things, come together, learn, and most importantly enjoy themselves. Please ask us questions, and let us help you if you we can. If we don't know the answer, we'll find it.
GRAPE + BEAN focuses on wine and coffee, hence the name, but we are about much more. So why wine and coffee?
- Most compelling, wine + coffee are both handcrafted agricultural products and share many similarities from the influence of terroir to their seasonality to the farmers who work the fields
- Simply, those who like wine often like coffee and vice versa (start your day with one, end your day with the other!)
- And, personally, we call these the liquids of life but that probably says too much about our priorities.