About Us

Opened in 1897, by Cornelius Leary, Leary’s is the Bay State’s oldest purveyor of Wine and Spirits. Cornelius used horse and wagon to sell his libations in the area. Customers living nearby, brought their own pails to Leary’s to fill them from large barrels.

Today, with stores in Newburyport and Amesbury, Leary’s strives to offer its customers the best prices, selection, and service possible. We have some of the most extensive selections of beer and wine on the North Shore and a very knowledgeable, helpful staff.

The fact that Leary’s has been voted the #1 wine shop in the area for 12 straight years validates our mission of being the north shore’s premier fine wine destination.

We also carry a selection of fine cheeses, pâtés, sausages, and marinated meats, and in our Newburyport store, we’ve partnered with OTTO from Portland, ME for takeout and delivery pizza.

Wine Tastings & Classes

In addition to weekly wine tastings every Saturday, we have several annual in-store “Wine Extravaganzas” where we pour over 100 wines. We also conduct regularly scheduled wine education classes in our own classroom and on-site with select purveyors. Wine makers, vineyard owners and professional wine educators from around the world will share their knowledge and experiences with you in a comfortable setting right inside our own store.

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