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Premier Wine & Spirits

3900 Maple Rd
Amherst, NY 14226
Ph: 716-873-6688
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Store Hours:

  • Mon-Sat: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sun: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

About Premier Wine & Spirits

From all of us at Premier to all of you in our neighborhoods: "Thank you for shopping at our liquor store, Buffalo." Your decades of patronage has made Premier a Western New York landmark since 1943 and allowed us to become one of the largest wine and spirits stores in the country. After many years in Kenmore (the previous home of the flagship Premier liquor store), Amherst provided us with an opportunity to expand our world-class selection even more and upgrade to a state-of-the-art facility that can't be matched anywhere in the country.

Featuring display areas for staff picks, 90+ rated wines, food-pairing suggestions and special values, and tastings every weekend, it's easy to find the perfect wine for any occasion.


Founded in 1943, Premier Liquor was purchased by a group headed by Burt Notarius in 1969 and expanded several times until it is now one of the largest wine and liquor stores in the United States. Premier was one of the first stores in New York State to discount liquor, to discount wine, to advertise exact prices and to offer a large selection of imported wines.

Premier's Burt Notarius was named Retailer of the Year in 1993 by the publishers of The Wine Spectator in a poll of wine and spirits executives, and again in 1999 by the other top industry publication, Beverage Dynamics. Premier changed its name to Prime Wines in 1995 when it became part of the Premier Group, and recently back to Premier Wine & Spirits.

Awards and Accolades

Take a Virtual Tour of the Store with Google Street View Indoors

Click the navigational arrows to take a look around in our store, including peeks at our Reserve Room, where we store collections of rare and distinguished wines, and our Wine Education classroom, where we hold several tasting classes on wine each week.