Gates Circle Wines & Liquor


Taking Care of our Customers

Local Delivery – Curbside Pickup – Covid-19 Protection

Covid-19 has affected all of us and we’re here to make your wine and liquor purchases as safe and easy as possible.

Whether you want to purchase your favorite beverage, or browse our shelves, you can comfortably do this from your computer or smartphone. Our online portal easily allows you to place your order and either have it delivered or will bring it to your car when you arrive. When completing your order, you can select from Curbside Pickup or Local Delivery. When you enter your ZIP code, the system will determine our delivery option available. As we have drivers out most of the day, most orders are delivered inside of 2 hours. If your order is over $100, we’ll even deliver it for free!

For your safety, when you visit our store, we request that you wear a mask upon arrival and practice social distancing by staying 6’ apart at the cash stations. We sanitize our whole store each night.

Buffalo & Western NY’s leading Wine destination

As Buffalo’s leading wine and liquor destination, we specialize in providing the very best products to suit any occasion and budget. We feature wines from all major growing region in the world and across hundreds of grape varietals. We offer one of the largest assortments of New York State wines in the Buffalo area, constantly bringing in new or limited supply wines for you to experience. In addition to most popular spirit brands and locally distilled products, we have an unbeatable collection of small batch whiskey, artisan gin, authentic tequila, and liqueurs in every category. Our staff are highly trained to assist you and make your shopping experience as memorable as possible. We can easily find the perfect item to compliment your dinner party or relaxing evening.

131 years in Buffalo

Gates Circle Wine & Liquor traces back its beginning to the 1889 grocery and liquor store opening of Faxon, Williams and Faxon, originally located in downtown Buffalo. After the repeal of prohibition, the Faxon, Williams and Faxon liquor license were transferred to a new location where the business would come to bear the name it has today. In 1939 the business was purchased by John Carscallen and Joseph Collins before coming under the ownership of John’s son, Jan Carscallen in 1979. This past year Lesle, Jan’s daughter and her husband, Matt, bought the business from her father.  They have been running the business for this past 10 years.  As a family owned business, Gates Circle Wine & Liquor has been proudly offering a premium selection of fine wine and liquor to Western New York residents for over 130 years. Today, Matt and Lesle are joined by Matt’s brother-in-law, Frank Soto, who manages daily operations and his daughter, Sabrina who has been with Gates Circle Wine & Liquor for over 10 years.

Gates Circle Wine & Liquor strongly believes in giving back to the community that supports us, and we sponsor several local events throughout the year, including the Buffalo Zoo’s Wines in the Wild fundraiser and the Elmwood Street Festival. If you’re a regular customer or a new arrival, thank you for your continued patronage.