History of Store 2018-11-16T15:47:04+00:00


In 2001, when we first set our eyes on our building at 17th and Clarkson in the Uptown Neighborhood, it was a nightclub and drag venue. The 1000 square feet that is now the wine shop was the “private lounge.” It was dark and scary and made you hope you were never part of that private club. Marczyk Fine Wines opened in December 2002, and was a popular Denver liquor store destination right from the start. From the very first day to today, we’re happy to carry “The Best Wines You’ve Never Heard Of”. (We know, not proper English, but fun). We made our Denver wine shop reputation with inexpensive wines from small producers. “Obscure producers” as Westword described them. Most of the wine the world buys is to drink that day, so why not feature really cool wines for $12.99? We also carry beer and spirits, from PBR to crazy hoppy sours. Beers from Avery, Crooked Stave, finkle and garf, funkwerks, and Oskar Blues fill our shelves. Spirits from Laws, Leopolds , Colorado Vodka, and Bulleit fill our shelves, plus
affordable vermouths and ingredients for all your favorite cocktails.

And wine with food? Of course! What grows together goes together. Find our suggestions on our Marczyk Fine Wines Facebook page.

Marczyk Fine Foods, just 3 steps down from the wine shop, opened ahead of us in April of 2002 to huge press, and huge praise. Known for its Niman Ranch meats, delicious deli sandwiches, beautiful produce, and the best ingredients for breakfast, lunch and dinner, it was and is the perfect place to find fine food in Denver. And what better compliment to Fine Food than Fine Wine? Pick up dinner and a bottle, easy!

Drinking Lady Logo


People ask us all the time “Where did you get that picture of the drinking lady?” Her name was Maidi Miles, and she is the owner’s mother. The family lived in Rome, and the picture was taken one picnic day outside of the city in 1958. She had attended the Chicago Art Institute, and carried her camera with her everywhere. She took all the pictures in the wine shop, ditto the ones behind the registers at the Colfax Marczyk Fine Foods. Really, what are the chances of finding a photo that cool when you’re planning a wine shop? Marczyk Fine Wines got lucky!


We know you already have enough friends, and don’t even get us going on the family…but you’ll want to be part of our friends & family trust us. Special pricing, fun events, come on, dive in!

Sign Up