The Best Wines


We offer you a selection of the best wines from around the world, as do other fine wine sellers. But what makes Uva a unique wine shop is the experience we offer: we love to share our recommendations almost as much as we enjoy sampling our wines, so we’re happy to do both while we help you make an informed choice.

You can cozy up to our tasting counter to savor a glass, attend a wine tasting or join our monthly Wine Club where everyone has a favorite. Enjoy a special Uva cheese board. Special because Uva is now offering our personal selection of artisanal cheeses and meats unique to the Keys. Plus, you can take the party home with you, or send it to a friend—we’ll be happy to put it all together, deliver to your home, hotel or boat and let you take the credit.

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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


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 has paired with Angela Carnoske of Wineology Key West, to help educate and enhance the wine drinking experience. Angela is Avery passionate and trained wine junkie, that puts together intimate tasting classes. Her classes are social, informative and fun. Angela's classes can be delivered to the comfort of your home or event space. We help choose and facilitate the wines used for her events. Visit her website,, or contact Uva for more information


  • Closed Sunday
  • Monday through Saturday: 12pm-10pm


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Think of Others

Uva is here to help you select anything from that perfect bottle of wine to a deliciously appointed Gift Basket. Or, give a gift certificate —
and spoil them with choice.

"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"
-Mark Gambuzza