[postgallery_image width=”300″ id=”0″ height=”225″ shadow=”shadow-medium” slidesetid=”13th Anniversary” imageeffect=”shadowreflection” align=”alignleft” animation=”fade” tween=”linear” timeout=”5″ /]Not Matt Garofalo, owner of The Oconee Cellar. He counts his lucky stars every time he opens the doors to his store. Last weekend, The Oconee Cellar, celebrated its 13th Anniversary in the lake Oconee area.
Being a teenager is a wonderful thing for a small business owner to celebrate. “I have been coming to Lake Oconee for about 25 years and have lived in the area for close to 14 years now and have seen a lot of businesses come and go. I feel very blessed to continue to service the Lake Oconee area with all their fine wine, liquor, cigars, and beer needs.”
[imageeffect type=”shadowreflect” align=”alignright” width=”300″ height=”225″ shadow=”shadow-small” alt=”” url=”/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/dock.jpg” ]Matt’s passion for wine really shows when you stroll through his vast inventory organized by Country. “We have customers walk in for the first time and tell us our selection is better than a lot of stores in Atlanta”, says Matt. “We really strive to find wines that over deliver for the price.”
When it comes to Spirits, The Oconee Cellar prides itself on being on the cutting edge. “ If a new product comes into the market and I believe in it, I will put it into the store. Liquor buyers don’t usually stray far from their brands, but we make trying something new fun by educating our customers. People appreciate the education we provide to them.”
[imageeffect type=”shadowreflect” align=”alignleft” width=”144″ height=”92″ shadow=”shadow-small” alt=”” url=”/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/rewardscard2_sm.png” ]The fun began on August 13th, 2011 with Dock 103.9 FM broadcasting live from the store while free refreshments were served.T-Shirts given away and there were huge discounts on customer favorites. “It’s our way of saying ‘Thank you’ to all our loyal customers”, said Matt. Also, The Oconee Cellar has started a new free Rewards Card program that allows customers to take advantage of great deals on new and popular items.
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