The Best Wines
A CURATED SELECTION
We offer you a selection of the best wines from around the world.But what UVA a unique wine shop is the experience we offer: We love to share our recommendations and provide old-school customer service. We want to help you make informed choices. And along with our wines, we also feature a curated selection of cheeses, meats and specialty food items.
Plus, you can take the party home with you or send to a friend. We can put together one of our customized gift baskets and deliver to your home, hotel or boat.
Come check out our new location at 605 Simonton Street. We have convenient parking up front, including a 2 car loading zone to drop in and pick up. We are also across the street from the City’s Public Parking Lot at the Fire Station. Residents with a city parking permit get 4 free hours in that lot
To save time and money, download our App that is available for Android and Apple phones- Uva Wine Shoppe Key West. You can place your orders there and schedule pick up or delivery.
In One Place
ALL YOUR WINE AND GIFT NEEDS
Uva is the perfect choice to plan your wine selections for any meal or event. We offer customized gift baskets for any occasion. Discounts are available on any and all mixed cases of wine. We also provide free delivery in Key West and can ship to select states. Just stop in, call or email us, for info on how we can help ,ale the right choices for your needs and budget
The Uva Backstory
LOVING KEY WEST
My name is Mark Gambuzza. I was born in Brooklyn and raised in and around the NY area. Like many, I got my start in the restaurant business; juggling my studies for a degree in Business Management, while commuting to Manhattan for my bartending job.
Fortunately, in the mid 90’s, I was hired away to Red Bank NJ, where I was able to receive a free education to some of the finest wines in the world—thanks to the wine distributors’ classes and seminars held to educate their sales reps. After a few years, a co-worker and I pooled everything we had and opened a Tapas Restaurant, 2 blocks from the Steak House that we managed. That experience of opening a restaurant, dealing with construction, financial, marketing and negotiating sides, all made for valuable learning experiences. After 9 successful years, I was burned out by the hours and sold my share to my business partner.
In 2007, I met the love of my life, Dina. She was crazy enough to hop a plane with me in 2008 and elope, right on Smather’s Beach, across from the Key West Airport. When we returned for our 1st anniversary, Dina, too, got the bug to relocate, so two years later we sold our home, and moved to the Southernmost City.
Uva + Great Events Catering
We have partnered with our friends at Great Events Catering. If you would like to host a catered Wine and Food Pairing Dinner, please see me or contact them, below. We can come to your home, boat, hotel or cottage and create an amazing experience
Looking for a private chef to elevate your next event, dinner, or special occasion? Look no further than Great Events! With over 30 years combined catering experience at Key West’s top destination and event venues, our private chef services, quality and execution are unmatched in the Florida Keys.
- Sunday 12pm-5pm
- Monday through Saturday: 11am-7pm
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"Uva is a proud part of the Key West Community. We encourage everyone to please shop local, to preserve the uniqueness and integrity of our little island. The heart and soul of Key West lies in the special people that live and work here, and by the generous nature of those that travel from all over, to enjoy and support our endeavors and bask in our special culture"