Our Story

The Woodland Hills Wine Company story

Founded in 1978 by Paul and Carol Smith, Northridge Hills Liquor began as a corner liquor store with a modest wine selection of about 200 predominantly California wines. With a view to the future, the store evolved into more of a wine specialty shop in conjunction with the public's growing fascination with fine wines. The store's growth continued unabated – save for a major inventory loss due to the 1994 Northridge earthquake. Having outgrown our original space, the business moved in 1998 to its current location in Woodland Hills. This move nearly quadrupled the previous square footage, and we adopted the new name of Woodland Hills Wine Co. Over these many years, we've developed strong relationships with wineries here in California and across the world's most important wine-growing regions. These relationships give us access to many of the world's great wines. Always in tune with the changing marketplace, we were an early adopter of e-commerce. So, along with our seasoned wine staff, we developed an industry-leading website in order to be “open” for business 24/7. Our goal is to provide you with the best shopping experience possible, whether it be in person, on the phone or online. Let us be your wine merchant of choice.


Family Owned Since 1978

In a market climate increasingly dominated by large corporate entities, we're proud of our family-run heritage. We started out that way, and as we move into our second generation of ownership and management, we plan to keep it that way. You can rest assured that we put our heart and soul into our relationships with our customers, because after all, that's what has kept us in business as a family for nearly four decades.


Over 2,500 Wines In-Stock

Thanks to our myriad relationships with the premier producers, distributors, and importers around the country and around the globe, we're able to keep a comprehensive inventory of over 2,500 of the world's finest wines. Our friendly, knowledgeable, and professional sales staff are the best in the business at helping you navigate what can sometimes be a daunting wine landscape in order to find the perfect wine for tonight's dinner, the missing cornerstone of your world-class collection, or anything in between. With hundreds of new items arriving each week from our vendors and our industry-leading direct import program, you'll always find a reason to come back to WHWC.


World-class Spirits Selection

We've always taken great pride in our ability to read market trends, and with the explosion in popularity of craft spirits, we've positioned ourselves as a go-to source for many of the world's finest names. With up to 500 unique items in stock at any given time, we're always ready to help you keep your bar loaded with the staple classics, the under-the-radar gems, and even the ultra-rare “unicorn” bottlings that define any world-class spirits collection. There's never been a better time to be a spirits aficionado.

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