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“diamond in the rough”
Review of The Cellar Door

The Cellar Door
Ranked #2 of 3 Nightlife in Mount Dora
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Owner description: “To take wine into our mouths is to savor a droplet of the river of human history” -Clifton Fadiman What is behind The Cellar Door? The cellar door is the keeper of treasures; a hideaway for heirlooms and things touched by age and memory. Things you don’t find anywhere else. Wine is the draught of history. Wine brings friends together at the dinner table and brightens the spirit. Wine, through a sense of companionship, brings people closer. In the words of Homer, “Wine can of their wits the wise beguile, Make the sage frolic, and the serious smile.” At The Cellar Door we welcome you with a smile on our faces and a glass in hand, inviting you in to a friendly place where you can sample beautiful wines from around the world, sit and enjoy a glass, and bring home a bottle to share with family and friends. We invite you to go behind our cellar door to discover a cozy den of wonderful wines presented in a comfortable, inviting space. A space where, perhaps, you will find more than wine. Perhaps you will find new friends. “Come with me while the wine shop is still open. We are dizzy with meeting each other.” -Jalaluddin Rumi
Reviewed February 17, 2010

I stumbled upon this jewel, which is just off the main street through town, and found a truly excellent wine bar and store. The owners are warm and inviting, and insist upon your enjoying the tasting of different wines - some of which you might never have thought you might ever like. Conversation or not, more information or not, and prices for every pocket are all available. This is worth finding (which is Not difficult) and going in for a taste or three. Carol W. Waldenburg

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Reviewed February 17, 2010

We moved to Mount Dora in July 2009 and immediately fell in love with The Wine Den. The owners/employees are friendly wine experts. They more than likely have the wine you are looking for, or can guide you to something you will like based on your answers to a few questions. They have wines and gift items for every budget. The atmosphere is the best in Mount Dora. Christina and Eric also stock an excellent selection of beers. Do not visit Mount Dora without spending an enjoyable couple of hours in The Wine Den, where your dogs are always welcome as well.

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Reviewed February 16, 2010

I love this place so much that I fly down from DC several times a year to enjoy the wine, patrons and great owners (they know their wine) at the Wine Den!! I highly recommend if you are planning a trip or just going for the day to visit the Wine Den!! Great atmosphere and if you want a good taste of fine wine, you can't miss with this place!

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Reviewed July 24, 2009

Stumbled upon this quaint Wine Shop while visiting Mt. Dora last month. They had a FANTASTIC selection of wine. Tasted several great wines that I had never heard of before, all were great and a real value. The store is well laid out and the staff made us feel at home. Great prices and great product

Thank msajecki
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Reviewed June 24, 2009

I ended up in Mount Dora at the suggestion of a friend since I was staying in the greater Orlando area for business he had mentioned it. Walking to dinner I passed the Wine Den and doubled back and am I glad I did. Great wine selection and a great customer service experience. The owners really made me feel welcome and were happy to recommend wines that I would enjoy. I would definitely stop in there again whenever I am in the Orlando area and would urge anyone who wants to get away from Orlando to do the same.

Ask for Christina or Eric (The proprietors) and they will no doubt take great care of you.

Thank DhirenC
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