The Wine List & Market Place
History and Vision
In 2005, Sommelier and culinary entrepreneur Ivan Ruiz opened the Wine List of Summit, a boutique wine and spirits shop in the heart of the downtown Summit, New Jersey. Four years later, Ivan created the highly acclaimed Wine & Food Festival in Summit, a pioneering food event in suburban New Jersey. After five successful years running the Wine & Food Festival, Ivan set about realizing his newest culinary vision: transforming the Wine List into a market place of specially food halls.
Thus the vision of the Wine List & Market Place was born.
Bring the vision to life.
The Wine List originally opened as a wine shop only, but soon realized the need to expand its services to remain competitive. Based on his experiences running the Wine & Food Festival and many restaurants, Ivan decided to transform his wine shop into a culinary marketplace of artisanal food halls. He interviewed a variety of vendors, making sure that all vendors were related to the Wine List’s core business, shared his
love of food, and met his high standards of customer service. Now the Wine List & Market Place is home to more than nine artisanal vendors offering everything from coffee to cupcakes and breads, flowers to chocolate, olive oils & balsamics to cheese, and Mexican meals-to-go – plus our original selection of fine wines, spirits and craft beers.
Vision Accomplished! And more artisanal vendors to come…..
Please drop by and pay us a visit. The Wine List & Marketplace is located at 417 Springfield Avenue Summit, New Jersey 07901. Phone 908.277.6565.
The Wine List of Summit first opened its doors in the fall of 2005. To this day, our goal remains to be totally committed to exceeding the expectations of discerning palates, by seeking out wineries and wine makers that still produce the old fashioned way with transparency and love. In our retail space, we feature a highly curated selection of bottles from around the world comprised primarily of 70% organic, natural, sustainable, or biodynamic good juice and a remaining 30% being the usual suspects. Enthusiastic, knowledgeable and experienced at finding wines for every occasion, preference and price point, our team members value our relationships with our customers and remain dedicated to providing the best possible experience for each and every one of them. In our wine vault we stock our unique Fine & Rare Collection that will offer clients the opportunity to select very special gifts or carefully expand and enhance their own cellars. The Wine List of Summit also handles corporate gifts of all sizes and budgets and offers shipping throughout the U.S.
• Everyday wines (ready to drink now)
• Wines to lay down (collectible bottlings, for cellaring)
• Wines to impress (wines for entertaining)
Ahrre’s Coffee Roastery was opened on February 10th, 1990, by a Summit
High School graduate, and is your only true source of fresh, small-batch,
locally-roasted coffee beans in the Summit Area -- though others claim
this distinction. The Wine List location also boasts a full Coffee Bar in
a comfortable and fun setting!
Gigi's Cupcakes bakes mini, original, jumbo and GigiPop cupcakes fresh daily from our Maplewood kitchen. We sell our 30 flavors as well as our gluten free cupcakes in Maplewood, Summit at the Wine List as well as on-line at www.gigiscupcakes.com, you can have Gigi's Cupcakes hand delivered to someone special for a small fee or our GigiPops shipped nationwide via Fed Ex.
Patricia & Paul Artisans of Fine Oils and Balsamics is one of the most innovative stores to open in both Downtown Westfield and Summit New Jersey attracting food lovers and the health conscious from all around the tri-state area. Featuring over 45 varieties of both Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) and Balsamics that are available daily for you to taste and see the difference. Patricia and Paul have made it their top priority to not only provide a delicious product but all of their EVOO has been Ultra Premium (UP) Certified which identifies that their oil is held to a higher standard to ensure the delivery of the nutritional value and superior health benefiting properties inherent in fresh olive oil.
Jennifer Teutli Alarcon & the inspiration for Mexican Spice Born and raised in Mexico City, and now a happy resident of Chatham NJ for the last 10 years, I have searched for what I would call authentic and
delicious Mexican food. Disappointed with my local findings, I decided to start my own little business catering to my friends and neighbors. In a matter of 3 years I went from making Salsa Verde in my kitchen, to participating in the local Farmers Markets and catering countless events and parties, to now opening brick and mortar locations where we offer family-style meals to go, as well as highly specialized catering services which are sure to surprise and delight.
Baking around the clock, Baker’s Bounty, with its 40 years in operation as a family bakery, creates daily the freshest artisan breads, pastries and delicacies. Feeling right at home at the Market Place in Summit, we continue our long standing family tradition of providing to New Jersey as well as New York communities our all natural, locally sourced, baked with love and care delights.
K&C Candy's Artisan Chocolatiers handcraft our confections using only fair trade Belgian chocolates along with natural ingredients and flavors in everything we create! Our chocolates and caramels make the perfect gifts and additions to all your special events!
I invite you all to come share in the cheese market that is "The" Cheese Shop in Summit. Enjoy in sharing all the bounties that our store and the world offers!! And remember our motto: "Eat Cheese, Drink Wine, Live Life Happy!"