Staff Report

Local wine lovers can find affordable imported and domestic wines through Varuna Wines, a new online wine store operating out of Margerum Wine Company in Buellton.

Varuna Wines has a network of sommeliers and wine experts from around the world who source wines directly from exclusive vineyards, and these wines cannot be found at local stores, said local vintner Doug Margerum.

“As a local winery owner, my staff and I promote local wineries every day,” added Margerum, the owner and director of winemaking at Margerum Winery. “We started Varuna Wines as a way to offer wine drinkers a chance to try sommelier-approved wines from around the world without spending an arm and a leg.”

By sourcing directly from the vineyards, Varuna Wines sells all of their wines at warehouse prices. It offers about four dozen red, white, rosé and sparkling wines from regions such as France, Slovakia, Italy, Spain and Argentina, as well as California wines.

As a way to support locals and provide an affordable way for industry members to try international wines, Varuna Wines is offering local pickup every month at Margerum Wine Company at 59 Industrial Way in Buellton. Customers can buy single bottles or cases or subscribe to get a collection of wine every one, two or three months.

Subscribers will receive digital tasting notes with in-depth information about each wine, Margerum added.

Corporate gifts are also available with custom branding and special pricing for thank you, holiday or new-client gifts by emailing

For more information, visit