An Ocala shop that offers nearly 500 different types of wine will soon celebrate its one-year anniversary at Six Gun Plaza.
Sandy’s Shack Imported Wine & Beer will celebrate its one-year anniversary at 4901 E Silver Springs Boulevard, Units 306 and 307, on Sunday, October 8.
Owned and operated by Sandra Tremblay and Alexandre Menard, the 3,000-square-foot store boasts approximately 466 different types of wine and over 400 imported craft beers.
Tremblay and Menard, who moved to Ocala two years ago, say they were tired of getting the same wine offering in the area, or having to drive to Gainesville or The Villages to get the wines they wanted. The entrepreneurs say that is what led them to create their own store.
The business hosts free wine and beer tastings every week, offering a chance for customers to try drinks that they might normally avoid.
In addition to wines and craft beers, Sandy’s Shack also sells mead, cider, sake, and offers the biggest selection of ports in North Central Florida, according to the business.
For those looking for wine and beer-themed gifts, the shop also has multiple gift items, glassware sets, and even hangover pills.
Earlier this year, Tremblay and Menard launched a new Wine Club, allowing customers to choose from customizable packages that fit any style or budget.
On October 8, the business will celebrate its first anniversary by offering free tastings from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sandy’s Shack Imported Wine & Beer is open Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
For more information on the business or its products, visit Sandy’s Shack Imported Wine & Beer online.
Sandy’s Shack joins several other businesses that have celebrated grand openings in Six Gun Plaza over the past year, including More Than Video Games and The Sunny Pint, which opened its doors last week.
Sandy’s Shack also joins a changing landscape of wine-based retailers in Ocala. Earlier this summer, The Keep Downtown permanently closed its downtown Ocala wine bar after a multi-decade run.
In July, Katya Vineyards announced that it was temporarily closed while the owners work on renovations.