Come and visit our new location, Black Chicken Fine Wine & Craft Beer in Downtown Historic Waxhaw!
OPC 2013

This year Jason was invited to participate in Oregon Pinot Camp.  Oregon Pinot Camp is a three day event hosted by a group of Oregon wineries to help promote an understanding of their wines.  The campers participate in workshops that range from learning about the different soils, vineyard management, production, etc. and of course a lot of tastings.  Come visit our shop and pick Jasons brain on the many things he learned on his trip and pick up an awesome bottle of Oregon Pinot!

June 22, 2012

On June 21st the Black Chicken Wine Cellar celebrated it's second anniversary!  A big thank you all of our friends who have supported us.  We love being a part of the Matthews Community and your local wine shop!

The Black Chicken gets more press!  This time in the Matthews-Mint Hill Weekly!

Don’t be Chicken, try wine

Jason Niec, 31, is owner of the Black Chicken Wine Cellar which opened last month in downtown Matthews.
Black Chicken Wine Cellar opens in downtown Matthews

July 30, 2010

Downtown Matthews is now home to a unique wine shop. Stop into the Black Chicken Wine Cellar and you’ll discover the owner has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology but a true passion for wine. 

Jason Niec, 31, was introduced to wine as a master’s student at Florida Atlantic University when he took a job at a wine bar. He didn’t know anything about wine and, in fact, didn’t even drink it. Soon after, though, he nixed plans to earn his master’s in speech pathology and stuck with wine.

“At first I was like, ‘I know beer, not wine. Why do I want to do that?’” Niec said. “But I just fell in love with wine. I learned by doing: hosting wine tastings and serving customers. I soon learned the nuances of wine, the differences.”

At Black Chicken customers can choose from an array of red or white wine by the glass, ranging from $5 to $11, including Le Lapin Multiplicity from Paso Robles; Casa Marguery Malbec from Mendoza; Ehlers Estate Merlot from Napa Valley; Charles de Fere Jean-Louis from France; and Annabella Chardonnay from Napa Valley. The shop at 131-1B Matthews Station St., has been open for more than a month now and already has regulars, Niec said. And those regulars already have their favorites, he said. The best-selling wines so far are Vines Tempranillo from Spain, $5, and Southern Belle Shiraz from Mclaren Vale, $11, Niec said.

Moving to Matthews in 2008, Niec said he wanted to start his own business and opted for “something different.” He coined the Black Chicken name from the logo of his favorite type of wine, Chianti Classico. At the shop, which features wood wine racks and a bar Niec built himself, customers also can book private parties and Niec will host occasional wine tastings too.

“I thought that this town was ready for something grown up. Something more adult but not loud and sports bar-like,” he said. “We are a wine shop, but it’s not an exclusive wine shop and you don’t have to know a lot about wine to come in here. You tell me what you like and I’ll help you. Don’t be intimidated because I didn’t know anything about wine when I started out.”

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The Black Chicken gets some press in the Charlotte Observer!!!

Sip of the Week

Old Patch Red, Trentadue Winery,

North Coast, California

$14.50 at Black Chicken Wine Cellar.

This is a fun red wine, almost bursting with the fresh fruit flavors of summer. It's a blend, mostly zinfandel and petite syrah, with some others thrown in for flavor. Ripe, smooth and velvety with flavors of cherry and blackberry, this is a great choice with whatever you have sizzling on the grill. I found this at the charming new vest-pocket-sized wine shop, the Black Chicken, in Matthews Station (by the Matthews library). Catherine Rabb

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The best dang chevre you'll ever eat!

$5 Wine specials starting June 28th!  We will offer both a red and a white wine for $5 per glass! 

15 Wines by the glass!

Over 250 wines by the bottle

20 Import Beers and Micro Brews

Check out our outdoor seating area!