About UsThe Catherine Store is a small shop attached to a gas station that sits at the corner of Highway 82 and Catherine Store Road in the Roaring Fork Valley of Colorado. The store is named after the town of Catherine, Colorado, where it’s located and Judge Stauffacher, who owned the land surrounding the location, named the town after his wife, Mary Catherine Stauffacher. In the 1800’s, Catherine, Colorado was a Pony Express stop and it’s always been an important intersection in the life of the Roaring Fork Valley.
The little liquor store took a different turn when the old building and business were purchased in 2003 by Rhonda Black, a retired Wall Street trader and an ambitious wine collector. While the store is a throwback to a much simpler time in this ranching community, the warehouse is where the passionate staff of Catherine Store Wine and Liquor stores the goods. And what a storehouse of fine wine it is! Customers are welcome to visit this 2,000 sq. ft. “Museum of Rarities and Cult wines” and many make all of their selections there.
The real joy of Catherine Store is in finding terrific wines that are affordable enough and enjoyable enough to sit down with every day. The staff steers clear of most established brands as those wines rarely offer as much value as lesser known producers. Black and the staff love to discuss new finds and take the time to tell the stories of the determined farmers who grow the grapes and the dedicated winemakers who make the wines. The passionate, approachable staff offers the most down-to-earth, “nothing is too much for our customers” customer service in the Valley. Delivery is free throughout the Roaring Fork Valley and prices on liquor, beer and wine are the lowest anywhere near.
Pricing on our website is the same as in the store. No gimmicks, no bait and switch, and no advertising things we don’t really have…it’s just not the way we’re put together. Integrity is the single most important thing to us; we strive to have the very best wines and offer the very best advice and service. “You’ve never steered me wrong” is what we hear most often and our reputation keeps the bar high for our wine selection and our very high level of customer service.
If you find yourself in our neck of the woods, please stop by. In the meantime, take a tour through our website and if you have any questions at all, do not hesitate to call us directly 970.704.9463