Lake Mary Cork &Olive opened the doors for business in 2008, as a Cork & Olive Franchise. Today after almost 2 years in the area we are an independent wine store. We are locally owned and operated and so we are able to buy and sell wines from most Florida Wine Distributors. We have added services to make wine buying fun. You can come, sit down and enjoy wine, beer sake, and locally made Chocolates, Jelly’s, and a lot of other stuff. We have Free Wi-Fi in the store, so bring your clients and do some business in a relaxed environment. We also have TV’s with local programming, entertainment and sports. We stuck with our business plans to build a true neighborhood wine bar and wine store in the Lake Mary, Heathrow, Sanford, Longwood area.
The Money Magazine rated this area as the 4th best place to live in the USA and the best place to live in Florida. We are a living proof of that assessment. It is this greater Seminole County area that has helped and shaped Lake Mary Cork & Olive to evolve and prosper. We owe it all to our local community. The Lake Mary Rotary Club, The Seminole Regional Chamber of Commerce, The Greater Sanford Regional Chamber of Commerce, and The Lake Mary Toastmasters International Club all have greatly helped shape Lake Mary Cork&Olive.
We also owe it our great employees who are truly dedicated to providing the best customer service. They are learning and making wine buying a fun experience for our customers. Many of our employees have been with us since the beginning. At Lake Mary Cork & Olive we have well-trained Wine Guides who can staff private In-Home wine parties and catered corporate events. Our staff are also trained in wine and cheese pairing.
Lake Mary Cork & Olive's central philosophy is that wine does not have to be expensive to be good and wine buying should be a fun experience - customers should trust their own taste. Lake Mary Cork & Olive has a Tasting Table open All Day - Every Day so that customers can try before they buy.
Like so many great ideas, Lake Mary Cork & Olive has re-designed to fill a void - to offer something you can't find anywhere else. Lake Mary Cork & Olive prides itself on customer service and being the neighborhood wine bar and wine store - the place down the street where you can discover new wines among old and newfound friends and neighbors. The neighborhood stores were you can meet your friends and fellow small business owners, where you can sit down, order a glass of wine or beer, surf the net.
At Lake Mary Cork & Olive the "neighborhood" hospitality is extended through other specialty services such as “Curb&Serve”: – where you can call ahead and pick up without even stepping off your car. Free home delivery of a case or more within five miles of the store. Keeping track of our customer's favorite wines and special instructions. Another unique selling points that set Lake Mary Cork & Olive apart is the unique selection of wines from smaller family owned vineyards and the ability to order wines that we do not currently carry. At Lake Mary Cork & Olive our prices are fair. (Average bottle price ranges from $11 to $15). We guarantee what we sell, and we can match competitors pricing. We believe that wine does not have to be expensive to be good.
Another unique selling point of Lake Mary Cork & Olive is the additional product line of imported extra virgin olive oils, specially blended spices, natural sea salts, hand-blown glassware and other wine related gifts.
Lake Mary Cork & Olive works with several local artisans to create and market products like the Chocolates by “Chocolate Traditions of Orlando”. You can place orders and pick them at Lake Mary Cork &Olive. We also carry in stock selected wines that are dipped in chocolates. It is a treat for a special celebration. Apples and Strawberries dipped in chocolates can be ordered and picked up from Lake Mary Cork & Olive.
The "Sunchowder's Emporia" that makes the best handcrafted fresh fruit jams and chutneys can be ordered picked up from Lake Mary Cork & Olive. The Zucchini-Ginger Jam, Mango-Apple Chutney, Raspberry-Pepper Jam are some of the best in the world. The Sunchowder’s made the top 10 mail order gifts on the chow.com http://www.chow.com/stories/11964. You can pick these items at Lake Mary Cork & Olive without paying shipping and handling charges. You can even taste them at many of our events.
Another unique item we stock and sell are the “Ken Galli’s Gourmet Italian Hot Pepper and Olive Salads” and Aged Balsamic Vinegar. You can sample these items at out tasting events.
Lake Mary Cork & Olive is Central Florida's home for fine wines from around the globe. From affordable to collectible, our knowledgeable and friendly staff will assist you in selecting the ideal wine for any occasion. From food and wine pairing advice to event planning consultation and gift selection, the team at Lake Mary Cork & Olive is here to make wine buying as much fun as wine drinking! Thanks for visiting Lake Mary Cork & Olive website and hope to see you in the store soon.
The team at Lake Mary Cork & Olive offers you:
Lake Mary Cork & Olive carries over 500 wines, 30 Beers, 6 Olive Oils covering 20. We have Wines from India, Bulgaria, Austria, Romania, and Hungary in addition to France, Italy, Germany, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, Argentina, and Chile. If it's available in Florida, we'll get it for you. For your convenience, we can ship wine throughout Florida via UPS and FEDEX.
Lake Mary Cork & Olive team strives to bring you casual and informative tastings everyday. We host monthly wine tastings every last Thursday fo the month, showcasing seasonal selections, winemaker personalities, and great new finds. Stop by anytime we won’t disappoint you. For the latest events, check our Events Calendar.
Lake Mary Cork & Olive is the place for events. We hold more events than any other local business most of them open to the public. For the latest events, check our Events Calendar.
Voices of Opportunity Lake Mary Toastmasters
The newest “Toastmaster’s International” Club in Lake Mary is the “Voices of Opportunity” Lake Mary Toastmasters Club. The Club meets at Lake Mary Cork & Olive every Monday at 6:00 pm. Become an effective communicator, and a leader. Join in some wine tasting after the meeting.
Can't remember that really good bottle of wine you bought last month? Let your Personal Account Profile remember for you! In a hurry? Call ahead for Curb & Serve service. Pick-Up or let us Deliver to you. Having difficulty tracking down hard to find wine? We can even help you select wines for your friends.
Become a Lake Mary Cork & Olive Wine Club member today and enjoy personally selected wines delivered monthly to your front door. We continuously taste new wines in search for extraordinary bottles, and only our favorites become selections in our Wine of the Month Clubs. Makes a unique gift or a convenient way to enjoy special selections with friends and family.
Gift Ideas & Accessories
Mary Cork & Olive creates expertly designed custom made gift baskets that are fitting for any occasion. Contact our Gift Basket Coordinator for your corporate needs. We carry wine stems and decanters, along with decorative glassware. We stock every essential wine accessory. Don't know what to get? Give a Lake Mary Cork & Olive Gift Card or a membership to our Wine Club.
Corporate or Private Events
Whether you're hosting a corporate function or family gathering, the Event Planning Team at
Mary Cork & Olive can help with the festivities. In our store, at your home, at your office or at any other venue, we can provide you with everything you need to execute a fun and flawless event. For details, contact Mary Cork & Olive.