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Walking into a wine shop can be intimidating – so many bottles, so little time! You need a top-notch wine shop to help you navigate the seemingly endless choices. That’s where we come in!
Desert Wine Shop on 111 is the desert’s ONLY independently owned and operated boutique wine shop. Our focus is to select the very best wines for the price from around the world; from well-known brands to hidden gems we’ll help you find exactly what you’re looking for. We taste every wine that is on our shelf and can help you select the perfect wine for your pasta dinner, the wine to wow your clients, or that special occasion stunner.
We’re pretty passionate about wine around here and always have an open bottle on hand to share that passion with you! We work hard to promote and support family-owned and operated wineries, alongside respected producers and up-and-coming young talent.
We love this community and look forward to being a part of your day!
Meet Katie ~ Buyer/Operating Partner
Katie Finn drinks wine for a living. As a Certified Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers and Certified Specialist of Wine, she has dedicated her career to wine education and sharing her passion with others. After 7 years in Napa, working with notable estates and winemakers, she returned to the desert with her husband and two children. In addition to hosting wine dinners around town, providing wine education to restaurants and hotels, Katie also writes a wine column for local publication CV Independent. Recognized as one of Palm Springs Life Magazine’s 40 Under 40, she continually strives to connect with her community and loves sharing her latest wine discoveries here at Desert Wine Shop!
Meet Cliff ~ Store Manager
Cliff Marable has dedicated his professional career to making others feel right at home. With over 25 years in the hospitality industry, you can bet that he knows how to treat customers like royalty. As a passionate wine enthusiast, he is continually learning and expanding his wine knowledge to stay on top of the newest regions and latest trends. Cliff prides himself on taking the pretension and snobbery out of the wine experience and focuses on helping you find your next favorite bottle of wine! When Cliff isn’t juggling wine boxes you’ll find him tending to his expansive fruit and vegetable garden and spending quality time with his wife and dog.