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Support the Mill Mountain Zoo with Santa Luz Wines

Help Support The Mill Mountain Zoo, by purchasing Santa Luz Cabernet & Sauvignon Blanc from Chile. We are donating $1 per bottle to one of Roanoke’s favorite attractions.
Mill Mountain Zoo is home to more than 175 animals including mammals, birds, reptiles and invertebrates – including 7 endangered species! The Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and is full of fun adventures for the entire family. And the excitement doesn’t stop with the animals! Experience breathtaking views from the Zoo’s amphitheater and take a ride on the popular Zoo Choo Train. Don’t forget to check out the gift shop before you leave. There’s something for everyone at Mill Mountain Zoo! Open daily from 10:00 am – 4:30 pm.
We love our furry and not so furry friends!

Hurry in while supplies last. Limited Time Only.

River and Rail Tasting Re-Scheduled for March 9

Get Your Seats Now for a Exciting and Enlightening Evening of Wine and Delicious Fare!

March 9th, 2015, 7:30pm

$30 per person
RSVP at River and Rail


This evening will offer an educational event centered around decanting and the aeration of wines. We did this type of tasting with Roanoke College and it was an eye opening experience for all who attended.  Hors d’oeuvre‘s will be provided by Chef Aaron Deal and staff, that will accompany and highlight the selected wines.
River and Rail
2201 Crystal Spring Ave SW
Roanoke, VA 24014

Happy New Year!

What’s New at Mr. Bill’s

It’s 2015 and we are well into our fifth year. Wow! We made it this far, quite successfully thank-you, because of you; our wonderful customers. We continue to grow and you will see more changes in the near future. You think the store is packed now? Well, the selection is going to grow even more.

Starting this January we will change our tasting program to better serve all. The set tastings we have had every Friday and Saturday will change. Instead of set times on those two days we will have tasty beverages open more often. Special beer and wine tastings will be announced on-going. Stay in touch with our emails, Facebook, Twitter, or website to know the latest happenings at Mr. Bill’s.

Look for more exciting announcements coming soon.

I can’t say enough about our staff at the store. Aaron, aka Snug Dawg, has been with us for most of our existence. He is our resident linguist, cartoon character, mixologist, and minister of all that’s serious. Nate, aka Warden, (he teaches 8th grade) is our resident chef and edumacator. Kristen, aka Dr. Winechic, is our resident doc and minster of keeping us all charged up. OK, we all do that to each other. Kristen is also our store manager. Rick is our resident beer geek. Harry is our resident boxologist. Mr. Bill’s wife, Betty, is in charge of trying to keep us in line. Poor girl, she doesn’t have a chance. Mandy, Mr. Bill’s daughter runs the whole show from her command central in Ashville, NC. Adam, Mandy’s husband (and so lucky to be my new son) is our resident musician. All of us play an important part in the crazy antics we can’t seem to live without. Never expect less from us.

Rest assured that anytime you come in the store you can get expert help with beer or wine. Good tunes guaranteed always. Mr. Bill’s shorts; always!

We pledge to continue to offer the best selection of beer and wine at the best prices. The inventory will be ever changing and exciting. We pledge to keep great tunes playing on one of the best sound systems to ever grace a bottle shop. We pledge to be one of the zaniest staffs ever.

Feel free to offer your suggestions to us. Thank you all so much for your continued support. Thanks so much for being such fun, entertaining, and enlightening friends. Because of you, we don’t work at Mr. Bill’s. We just have fun and look forward to your visits.

Friends; party on!

2014 Holiday Wine Tasting

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Please join us for our Holiday Tasting this year! Scott DaValle will be here pouring wine samples from 1-6pm on Tuesday, December 23 to pair with your Christmas Dinner!

We wish you all a wonderful and safe Holiday Season… and thank you so much for another wonderful year of business for us!