The Wine Cabinet is working to create a unique retail offering: a gathering place that will provide fine wines by the bottle, cooking demonstrations, culinary tools and antiques and unusual implements of civility in an atmosphere of casual elegance. There is a place between the big "box stores" and the small wine shops where good value, excellent knowledge, and discerning selection meet with professional business management to create shops of extraordinary taste and ambiance.
We use the most current electronic and traditional marketing tools to search out the increasingly discerning consumer near their home and provide a convenient place of business that does not requirelong drives or long lines. More importantly, their needs will be anticipated and their loyalty will be cultivated.
The highest attention is placed on the selection of associates who are committed to our culture of service excellence and who will be trained in the detail of meeting consumer needs in a proactive way.
Great value in the selection and pricing of wines, food and giftware is at the heart of our customer contract. We may not have all of the wines immediately available, but we will have a good wine at the right price for every budget and every palate.
The principals of the business bring over 50 years of experience in the service and hospitality industry with a leader in both innovation and execution. They have not only succeeded, but they have excelled.
Make every day an occasion at The Wine Cabinet!
Natalie Cohen is the newest member of The Wine Cabinet family. As a native to Reston, she has been a long-time customer to the store along with her parents who introduced her to the shop! During the day, Natalie teaches preschool in the area having fun with all the imaginative and creative things she works on with the children. Being a teacher and constantly learning what is new in the teaching profession has come in handy when learning all the wines in the store. Her bright and friendly personality helps to greet and welcome all customers to the store whether they are newcomers or regulars.
Nancy Fiehtner is a local native of Northern Virginia and has worked in the local wine retail business since 2007. Nancy inherited her love of cooking from her mother and her love of travel from her father. She remembers her father telling her on a trip to Central Europe 20 years ago to always enjoy the local wine with the food of the country and that has continued to be her passion. Nancy has been living in Herndon for over 30 years and has one son who is married and also lives in Herndon. She and her husband Dan first experienced the joys of tasting wine and food pairings on a wine dinner train from Seattle to the Columbia Winery in Woodinville. Since then they have been hooked on pairing wine and food from all over the world.
Rande Jenus retired from Marriott International in April 2003 after 20 years of experience at both the unit, regional and corporate level. Traveling extensively with Marriott while enjoying unique and fine dining experiences, he always dreamed of opening a service oriented fine wine shop in the Reston community Yes, he really publishes his cell phone number on Thanksgiving in case one of his neighbors has a "Wine Emergency"!.
Born just west of Boston, Massachusetts he is an avid Red Sox, Celtics and Bruins fan that has been known to "verbally play" with the Yankee fans that dare to enter "The Wine Cabinet". He cherishes his time with his two children, family and friends; he also enjoys fine dining adventures. Rande is completely committed to the Reston/Fairfax community and plays a big role in the Chamber of Commerce, local charitable events and various other community undertakings.
Rande has an abundant amount of wine experiences and knowledge. He especially enjoys big red wines i.e. Cabs, Bordeaux, New World Blends and massive Italians. Since the shop opened he has grown to love and appreciate Pinot Noir's, especially from Oregon. This can be seen by the recent growth of this silky and deceptively powerful varietal in his personal cellar. Rande lives and loves the Reston dream while serving the community one bottle at a time!
Bill Lombardi served in the US Naval Air at Rota, Spain in the early 70s. He spent his off hours exploring the Southern Spanish wine regions with a focus on the Manzanilla sherry grown near Jerez and Sanlucar de Barrameda. Over the past few years, he has expanded his knowledge of wine with a focus on Bordeaux wines, Malbec, Zinfandel and Champagne. Bill retired from Verizon in 2012 and lives in Reston with his wife, Elaine. They have two grown daughters and a grandson.
Kate Mackie has been a part of The Wine Cabinet from its inception. Kate does all the giftware buying and merchandising. Born in Augusta, GA, her southern heritage shines through frequently in her recipes and serving pieces. Her unerring sense for what is going to be hot next makes stopping by to check out her selections an important regular errand. She always has time to stop and chat and while she won't take any credit for it, she has an exceptional nose and palate for wine.
Mike Mackie retired from Marriott International in January 2001 after 30 years with the company. Mike was responsible for staff support throughout the world, including Food & Beverage. Mike traveled extensively and his lifelong love of wine was enhanced by his exposure to the many varieties all over the world. His favorite is Pinot Noir in all its many forms, but the pairing of food and wine is his true love. A Washington, DC native, Mike has the most fun suggesting a good match for a new menu or designing a menu around a selection of wine!!
David Mackie has attended Florida State University and is preparing for a career in the cinematography industry at The Art Institute of Washington. While having no experience initially, Dave has absorbed all of the information the rest of us have available as well as being the chief research associate in the shop. Many of the ratings and tasting notes that you see have been pulled together through Dave's efforts. Dave has also proven to be a valuable resource on the quality and variety of beers that we offer as well as being the harbinger of those that will become customer favorites. Dave's easy manner and warm smile have made him a favorite of our clientele.
Rob Williams, An Honors College student at The University of Alabama and a former baseball player at Herndon High, Rob may not have experienced wine yet, but is a master at all of the support functions that go into your fast and pleasant experience at the shop. You may have to look up to find him! He's over 6'5"!!