The Town CellarThe Town Cellar

The Town Cellar

Cin Cin!

Cin Cin!

Welcome to The Town Cellar, a wine and spirits destination in downtown Darien carrying a curated & special collection of bottles from artisan producers around the world who are committed to their craft as well as the responsible stewardship of their lands.
Our focus is squarely on smaller producers, family-owned wineries, distilleries, and craft brewers, and you’ll find that most of our labels come from those practicing organic and or biodynamic methods. We believe that wines and spirits can generate thoughtful and meaningful conversations about a wide variety of topics. So, we’ve done our best to create an environment that encourages just that; we host free tastings each Friday, thought-provoking classes once a month, and are proud to count some of the most knowledgeable people in the industry among our team members.
Since 1975.

Since 1975.

When Lauren Hokin's grandmother, Connie Barnum, opened Glen Liquors in 1975, it was a tiny package store across from the Noroton Heights train station. During the next five decades, the store became a part of the fabric of the Darien community. Here we are almost 50 years later in a new location, with a new look and the same thoughtful approach to sharing our favorite grapes, grains + gifts to elevate your toasting, pairing and entertaining experience.
Gifting. Made. Easy

Gifting. Made. Easy

Corporate Gifting
Give a gift that stands out. Simply give us your budget and preferences and we will handle the rest-stunning packaging, personal notes and delivery.
Monthly Wine Club
Give a gift that lasts all year. Our popular Monthly 5-Pack curates a selection of 5 sommelier-approved wines and includes tasting notes with food pairing suggestions in a beautiful Town...
Curated Cocktail Kits
We will beautifully package all of the ingredients alongside a stunning recipe card for a unique occasional gifts.
Gift Cards
Not sure what to buy for that special someone? Give a spirited gift with a Town Cellar Gift Card.
Elevated Events.Elevated Events.

Elevated Events.

Sip + Savor

The Town Cellar hosts curated, educational wine and spirits tastings for groups interested in expanding their horizons.
Every Friday, we invite you to visit The Town Cellar for a complimentary pour to savor the best of the season. One Thursday a month, we host a monthly wine class that’s open to the neighborhood. Our classes are a fun and low-key way to learn more about a region, grape variety, production method and more. Scroll to learn more.
Your place or ours.

Your place or ours.

TC Tasting Room Events
The Town Cellar offers 2-hour tasting events in our tasting room. Offered for 10-25 guests, our experts will curate a selection of wines based on your preferences | Starting at $65/pp.
In-Home Events
Bring The Town Cellar to you! Our sommeliers will curate a private tasting at your place. Our in-home events are completely customizable to your preferences | Pricing Upon Request...
Curate + CollectCurate + Collect

Curate + Collect

Meet The Merchants

Meet The Merchants

Our shopkeepers are a curated collection of dynamic women—oenophiles, sommeliers and craft mixologists take shopping for wine and spirits seriously. With over fifty years of combined expertise ranging from Manhattan to Madrid, our passionate team is here to help you elevate your sipping experience. Scroll down to meet the TC Team.

Our Team

Our Team  - #1
Lauren Hokin, Owner
Lauren’s grandmother, Connie Barnum, started Glen Liquors, the predecessor to The Town Cellar nearly, 50 years ago. Since a very early age, Lauren’s been hanging out behind the counter at the store, swiping lollipops and trying to figure out how the cash register works. As a bigger kid, she developed a keen interest in all things... Read More
Our Team  - #2
Michelle DeWyngaert, General Manager
Michelle’s last name literally translates to “Of the Vineyard” which tells you they inherited both their passion for wine and their fascination for how it’s made. They are committed to connecting people to incredible vineyards and winemakers from around the world and believe that quality farming leads to quality wines. Over the last... Read More
Our Team  - #3
Zoe Shyn
Zoe has worked in several different fields through out her career, but her great love is the wine industry. After signing up for a few casual wine classes 15+ years ago, she decided to pursue her Certified Sommelier certification from the Court of Master Sommeliers. This was an eye opening experience and confirmed what she thought-... Read More
Our Team  - #4
Claire Stein
With French-Italian roots (French mom, Italian dad), the culture of wine was always present in Claire’s upbringing. Traveling, discovering different cultures, people, and cuisines has always been part of her DNA as she grew up changing countries frequently, immersing herself in multilingual and multi-cultural environments. Claire lived... Read More


1089 Post Road Darien, CT 06820
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Tuesday 10 AM–7 PM Wednesday 10 AM–7 PM Thursday 10 AM–7 PM Friday 10 AM–8 PM Saturday 10 AM–8 PM Sunday 12 PM–6 PM Monday Closed