Best Wine Store in Chicago

About Schaefer's

Schaefer’s is a Chicagoland institution that matches great service with a vast, eclectic collection of the best wines, food, brews, and distilled spirits. Now celebrating 84 years at the same corner, our aim is to “wow.”

Map and Store Hours:

Schaefer’s is conveniently located just east of Westfield Old Orchard & just a few miles east of the Edens Expressway (I-94) on Chicago’s North Shore.

Schaefer’s History:

George Schaefer Sr. opened the doors January 1, 1936, and we’ve been a fixture ever since. Teamed with owner Bill Graham, George’s grand-daughter, Anje, carries on the family tradition as Schaefer’s president. Read more.

Our Team:

We know our stuff. Visit our bio page.

Accolades and Testimonials:

read what Forbes, The Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Sun-Times, Beverage Dynamics, Market Watch, Yelp! and others say about us.
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Events and Big Sales:

Something is always afoot at Schaefers. Saturday wine, beer and food tastings, special winemaker events and dinners. Don’t miss our big Summer and Fall kickoff parties, and the legendary Annual Warehouse Sale. Visit our events page.

Our Customer Appreciation Progam (CAP):

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Party Planning:

…and free loaner glasses. Schaefer’s does it all. Take advantage of free loaner wine & bar glasses. Bar tables and folding chairs are also available. Learn more

Rare Wines:

With 80 plus years of experience and a crack wine team, we’re ready to help. Learn more

Delivery and Shipping

Schaefer’s trucks deliver five days a week, and by special request. We ship by UPS to areas outside our service area, and out-of-state. Learn more

Our No Hassle Return Policy and 100% Guarantee:

If you love what you buy, you’ll be back. If you are not 100% satisfied with anything you purchase, please return it to us immediately for an exchange or refund. Learn more