ABOUT THIS LOCATION
Located in Ponte Vedra Beach on the corner of Solana Rd and A1A, Tim’s Wine Market Ponte Vedra Beach features over eight hundred selections as well as a reputation for having hard-to-find wines. Wine lovers from the beaches area as well as “across the ditch” gather for free Friday night wine tastings.
The store has an extensive selection of wines from all the important wine regions of the world with an in- depth collection of wines from California and the Pacific Northwest. While value wines are well represented, there is also a broad choice of high end Pinot Noirs and California Cabernets and Chardonnays.
Owners Emery and Jean Clance provide excellent customer service. They specialize in special orders, corporate events, wine classes and offer free local delivery. Emery and Jean hold a series of upscale wine tastings during The Players week which gives customer’s a chance to taste wines which always include the Wagner Family wines (Caymus, Belle Glos, MerSoleil, Conundrum). Emery and Jean have developed a local reputation for creative, educational and entertaining special events. Their clients appreciate their attitude that wine tasting should be interesting, educational and FUN!
Jean and Emery are proud to support community through participation in Florida Pancreas Cancer Coalition, Pancreatic Cancer “WAGE HOPE” campaigns, Pink Ribbon Cocktail Party, Jacksonville University Athletic Association, Christ Episcopal Church fundraising, and area school fundraisers to name just a few.
Local Experts Jean & Emery Clance
Jean and Emery are native Floridian’s and high school sweethearts. During their married life they lived in several other states but returned to Ponte Vedra in 2000. Emery worked for a multi-national company for over 40 years beginning as an inside salesman and retiring as a Business Development Manager. He retired in 2014 to be in the wine shop full time. He is an avid golfer and cyclist. Jean’s passion is customer service and continuous quality improvement. She participated on a team assessing companies through the Malcolm Baldridge Quality Process Improvement Model. She also worked at the Small Business Development Center at The University of North Florida for several years—a great place to work to learn how to run a small business. Their daughter Allison currently works for the Hillstone Group, an upscale restaurant company. Their son, Ken, managed a sports bar in Dallas, but now works alongside his parents in the wine shop.
As longtime residents of Ponte Vedra, Jean and Emery Clance, felt the need for a fine wine shop in the area. They bought wine from Tim’s Wine Market (TWM) in Orlando for over ten years. They always wanted Tim to open a wine shop in Ponte Vedra. In 2009 Tim Varan began to franchise the Tim’s Wine Market. They “jumped in with both feet” and bought a franchise in 2011. Now, Ponte Vedra has a fine wine shop.
Tim’s Wine Market Ponte Vedra Beach brings a fresh approach—friendly, customer –oriented attitudes, unique selection, and unbiased opinions of local experts. These are qualities they had been looking for from a wine shop in Ponte Vedra. The store’s inventory is a mix of Tim’s Wine Market picks by Tim Varan and wine that Jean and Emery evaluate and decide will be what their customers are looking. Wine selections must also meet Tim’s Wine Market core value of great wines that are a good value.
With a focus on personal interaction with customers; they listen to each customer’s needs and preferences and help select the best wine for each budget and taste.
To get a feel for this unique philosophy, stop in the store and browse awhile. Visit Tim’s Wine Market in Ponte Vedra Beach, owned and operated by Ponte Vedra residents Jean and Emery Clance. Let a Tim’s wine expert help you make your selections.