Are you aware that BTB Wines at 110 Main Street in Lemont was previously the old Downtown Lemont favorite, “Brandt Cellars”? So many of our visitors are pleasantly surprised and very pleased to find this out.
For many years, Brandt Cellars at 111 Stephen Street (across the street from the La Dolce Vita Restaurant) was “The Wine Shop”, and Brian Brandt was “The Wine Guy”. After Brandt Cellars closed in 2011, a new version of the wine shop called Otto-Brandt Wines Inc. opened up at 110 Main Street (across the street from the Train Station and VFW Hall) on the west edge of Downtown Lemont. In addition to unique fine wines provided by Brandt Cellars, the new business site allowed additional space for the wine shop, a bar and wine tasting area, a video gaming area, and plenty of close parking.
In January of 2019, three good friends of Brian’s (Bob, Trish and Bill) purchased Otto-Brandt Wines, renamed it BTB Wines and have been operating it since. Improvements were made to create a warm, cozy, inviting and comfortable atmosphere. BTB Wines currently has the Wine Shop area, a Wine Tasting Lounge, a Bar area for wine, mixed drinks and beer, a Lounge and a Video Gaming area. BTB Wines has all the old wine favorites that Brandt Cellars was known for, as well as many new handpicked unique and exclusive wines.
Although Brian very unfortunately passed away in July of 2020, his daughter Ashley is carrying on her father’s legacy at BTB Wines as one of the owners, with an extensive knowledge of wines, a smiling face, and her father’s passion for introducing fine wines to his customers. BTB Wines is carrying on the Brandt Cellar’s tradition of fine wines and an enjoyable personalized private wine tasting experience in Lemont. In addition, BTB Wines maintains an emphasis on having exceptional customer service, as well as creating a fun and relaxing environment to enjoy a drink, share a conversation with friends, or to try your luck on some video gaming. Stop by to check out BTB Wines, where “unique fine wines from around the world are available by the glass, bottle and case”.