Meet & Greet: Joe Sherrier

Owner, Wine 100

Joe Sherrier jokes that it was “time to turn pro” and create a career out of a lifelong love of music and wine.

Sherrier, along with his wife, opened Wine 100 — a neighborhood hangout, bottle shop, and tasting bar — in the Holly Springs Village District at the end of 2023.

Inside, bottles of wine line the walls from floor to ceiling, ranging in price from $10 to $400, with a unique variety not found in local grocery stores.

Enjoy sampling wine and gathering with friends on Wine 100’s outdoor patio, overlooking the Holly Springs Village District.

A tasting bar features 16 bottles to sample and enjoy at the shop’s outdoor patio or lounge area.

“It’s a fun place to relax, learn about wine, and buy a bottle or two,” says Sherrier.

In addition to offering a top-notch selection of wine (and some beers!), Sherrier wanted to create a comfortable gathering place that added to his home community.

“Where you can reconnect with old friends and make new friends,” he says, “and connect over wine and stories.”

A nod to Sherrier’s love of music, album covers decorate the walls of the upstairs seating area, and a guitar waits for guests to strum out their favorite melodies.

“Music has the ability to define where you were, evoke emotion, and bring back memories. It’s something you share,” he says. “Wine does the same thing.”

WINE 100
100 E. Ballentine St., Holly Springs
(919) 285-4058

Sip & Tell

Joe Sherrier, owner of Wine 100 in Holly Springs, recommends five favorite wines for summer.

Bodegas Chaves Cinco Islas Albarino
When I drink this white wine, I instantly get a sense of “terroir” — like I’m sitting in Portugal. Light, slightly crisp, yet soft. Super fresh for poolside sips. Pairs with mid-1980s ska music like The English Beat or The Specials.

Justin Isosceles
This red blend from Paso Robles, California, is the perfect wine for the backyard barbecue. Grill yourself a nice tenderloin, let the wine breathe for 15 minutes, and then be prepared to want more than one glass. Pairs with the smooth sounds of Tame Impala, played low over speakers coming from the treetops.

Ceretto Langhe Arneis Blange
This wine has a sparkle to it that’s memorable and irresistible. Not too dry or sweet, but in perfect balance. Citrus and green apple on the palate and floral nuance on the nose. Pairs with some acoustic guitar, preferably played by someone with more skills than me!

Pianogrillo Farm Frappato
I like this one with a slight chill on a summer evening. Full of ripe fruit flavors like strawberry and raspberry, but combined with an earthiness that rounds out the experience. Pairs with the complexity of Dave Matthews — lots of Dave Matthews!

Margerum Cinsault Los Olivos District
Cinsault is typically a blending grape; however, I find that this varietal stands alone beautifully. Extremely drinkable and similar to the Frappato, I like this best with a slight chill. Bright ripe black fruit surrounds every sip and baking spices add balance and delicious finish. Blends with various California artists, whether it’s the Eagles, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, or the Grateful Dead.

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