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Oberlin’s Wine Shop, Wine Bar, & Culinary Reading Room

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Our Story

In 1998, Joe graduated from Oberlin College and decided to stick around and open a farm-to-table restaurant. After running the Black River Café for 18 years, he sold it. But like the Godfather, every time he tried to get out, they kept pulling him back in. In the summer of 2022, the Black River re-emerged as a wine shop/wine bar and culinary reading room.

We have a unique selection of classic and natural wines by the glass, bottles to go at state minimum prices, spirits, craft beers, craft sodas, Phoenix coffee, and a small selection of tea. We also serve charcuterie and cheese boards and warm, marinated olives. Follow us on Instagram for the day-to-day updates!


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Our Menu

Prices are subject to change. We sell all wine and beer to go at state minimum prices.


We offer a rotating selection of wines by glass each week. We also offer over 150 classic and natural wines to go at state minimum prices.


  • Ithaca / Flower Power 5

    IPA, Ithaca, NY – 7.2% ABV

  • Huyghe / Delirium Tremens 9

    Belgian Pale Ale, Ghent, Belgium – 8.5% ABV

  • Ommegang / Hennepin 7

    Farmhouse Saison Ale, Cooperstown, NY – 7.7% ABV

  • Fat Head’s / Head Hunter 5

    India Pale Ale, Middleburg Heights, OH – 7.5% ABV

  • Cervejas / Xingu 6

    Black Lager, – 4.6% ABV

  • Kiuchi / Hitachino Nest 8

    White Ale, Kounoso Naka-Shi Ibarki, Japan – 5.5% ABV

  • Kiuchi / Hitachino Nest 8

    Espresso Stout, Kounoso Naka-Shi Ibarki, Japan 7%

  • Hoppin’ Frog / B.O.R.I.S The Crusher 7

    Oatmeal Imperial Stout, Akron, OH – 9.4% ABV

  • Saison Dupont - 750ml 19

    Belgian Farmhouse Ale, Tourpes, Belgium

  • Saison Dupont - Pint Can 8

    Belgian Farmhouse Ale, Tourpes, Belgium

  • Tröegs / Dream Weaver 5

    Wheat Beer, Hershey, PA – 4.8% ABV

  • Tröegs / Sunshine Pilsner 5

    Pilsner, Hershey, PA – 4.5% ABV

  • Hi-Wire / Zirkusfest 5

    Oktoberfest Lager, Asheville, NC – 6% ABV

  • Masthead Brewing Co. / Haunted Hayride 7

    Pumpkin Ale, Cleveland, OH – 7.3% ABV

  • Bardos 22

    Cider, Fulton, CA – 7% ABV, 750 ml

  • Atomic Dog / Jack's Hard Cider 5

    Dry Cider, Adams County, PA – 5.5.% ABV

  • Vander Mill /Totally Roasted 5

    Cider, Grand Rapids, MI – 6.5% ABV

No-Alcohol Beer

  • Athletic / Run Wild 4

    India Pale Ale, Stratford, CT – 0.4% ABV

  • Athletic / Upside Dawn 4

    Golden, Stratford, CT – 0.4% ABV

Craft Sodas

  • Alta

    A citrusy, spicey, alcohol-free take on Negroni

  • Como

    An orange alpine amaro spritz, with notes of mandarin orange, fresh mint, and subtle wildflower

  • Isla

    A mellow ginger leisure soda, with subtle ginger notes

  • Onda

    An herbaceous lemon spritz, with notes of candied lemon, woodsy sage, and breezy salinity

  • Fora

    The Red Drink, with notes of bright red strawberry, tart hibiscus, rhubarb, and spice

  • Fever Tree Ginger Beer 3

    Refreshingly Light (low calorie) & Premium (regular)

  • Ithaca Ginger Beer 3
  • Abita Root Beer 3


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Rye Whiskey




Coffee & Tea

We serve Phoenix coffee and a selection of teas.

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