A New Way to Taste, Learn About, and Buy Wine is Now Open!

by Chris Cree

One of the questions I have been asked most frequently in my decades in the wine business has been, “how do I know what wine to buy when I walk into a wine shop?” I get it! It can be totally overwhelming, with hundreds of labels and brands, often with no truly useful information available other than asking the staff or reading frequently outdated “shelf-talkers,” you are on your own. Add to that the totally subjective nature of taste, and no one really knows what wines you will like – except you! The only way to know for sure is to taste, and most of the time, that is not an option.  

The Cree Wine Company aims to change all of that. It is the culmination of Chris’s experiences traveling the world to taste and purchase wine, coupled with decades of dealing one-on-one with customers from wine collectors and investors to folks looking for great everyday wines. This new concept brings the elements of a California tasting room experience, but with wines from wineries and regions all over the world. In the Wine Bar, you can order a bottle, a taste, a glass, or a flight from a huge range of wines, learn a little about them from our knowledgeable, wine-loving staff, and buy the ones you like “to go.” Problem solved! Pair them with a cheese or charcuterie board, and you are good to go! 

Or you can join one of our scheduled tasting classes covering a wine region, wine type or style, and more. Better yet, you can create your own custom tasting/wine class for a group of friends, family, clients, or business associates. A light fare menu is always available, including charcuterie, artisan cheeses, and more to taste along with the wines. Pop-up winemaker dinners and guest chef events are all in the works, or you can take the space for your own custom private events such as a bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, business gathering, or any other celebration or occasion.   

You can also visit our online collection of wines for sale at www.creewineco.com, and buy for enjoyment in your own home. We hope to see you soon! 

About Chris Cree 

Christopher Cree has been in the wine trade for over 40 years, beginning when a trip to Europe after high school graduation developed into a life-long passion for the wine trade. In 1996, he became only the thirteenth American to have passed the demanding Master of Wine Examination. Today, there are 409 active Masters of Wine worldwide who have passed this most demanding wine examination since it was first given in London in 1953, with only 53 located in the US.  

Cree Wine Company 


167 Perryville Road, Hampton, NJ 08827 



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