“In 2000 I decided to open Solera, after I saw the opportunity to contribute to the rebounding of Roslindale Village. I had just bought a house in the neighborhood and wine had been a long time interest for me, so I decided to open a wine store. I wanted to create a place for wine lovers where they could come in, feel comfortable browsing around and asking questions, and to give people the opportunity to purchase quality wines without breaking the bank.”
Nestled in the middle of Rozzie Square, the store first opened one block away from its present location; “the place was small with a Mediterranean feel and it reminded me of a wine cellar.” In 2011, Solera moved to its current location overlooking the courtyard and surrounded by great restaurants and little shops
Like a fine wine, Solera has only gotten better with age. The shop just celebrated its 15th anniversary and has lived up to its motto as a Shrine to Wine. The store accommodates about 500 different wines and about 100 different craft beers from around the globe all of which are carefully selected by all the staff.
Throughout the years, we have gotten to know the wine preferences of many of our customers. A common phrase in the store is “you have never steered us wrong”. Roslindale residents make up 80 percent of the customers and the other 20% are people from adjacent communities such as, West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, Newton and Brookline.”
The following are some of the things customers have to say about us:
“Yes, this place is fantastic. The very best thing is the level of care, knowledge and enthusiasm that the staff have for their collection and personal unfussy service make this store a real joy”. Marc L., October 2007
“A Shrine to Wine is the perfect way to describe this place. Packed to the gills with wine of all types and locales, this place is great for perusing and getting recommendations. Check out the tastings Saturday 5-7pm.”. Megan S., May 2009
“I have learned much about wine from them, and they know my tastes to a tee. I no longer go to the big stores like…..”. Agnes H., October 2010
“Awesome! Great Selection! The owner and the staff are super friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful”. Jim D., February 2013
“This was the most reasonably priced non-chain wine shop I have ever been in and with such a great selections” K.S., August 2015
Products and Services
Fine Wines and Ales from around the globe
We are constantly trying fresh, unique value wines and beers that fit the current mood, as well as, our customers’ preferences.
Dear SOLERA Friends, We have good news for the wine, beer, and cheese lovers. As of June 2021, we will start offering a small selection of cheeses to compliment your wine and beer. We all miss the former Boston Cheese Cellar and, by no means, we can't replace its wonderful selection but we will try to make you happy. Suggestions are welcome! The cheeses will be offered as a 4oz. portion, already wrapped and ready to "Pick and Go". We will be happy to help you with the right wine pairing as well. We, at Solera, are very excited about this idea and we hope you will be too!
Wine seminars: from the Basics to how to taste like a Pro. Learning about Wine is one of life’s great adventures and will make it easy and fun to learn about it. In a more casual setting, join us every Friday from 4-6 pm for our Complimentary Wine Tastings. Private Tastings: We can be your “Sommelier for the Evening” and help you host a wine tasting party either in the comfort of your home, your office or at the store.
* Wine Accessories
* Gift Certificates.
* Gift Wrapping
* Customized Gift Baskets for that special someone. Prices starting at $40
Deliveries within a 3 mile radius with a minimum purchase of $120.00 There will be a $5.00 delivery charge.
Special Orders, looking for a particular wine or beer? We will find and order that special bottle with a minimum deposit if available in Massachusetts.
Some restrictions may apply.