In early 2006, proprietor Dominick Paul Cerrone had an empty building and a vision. By April 2006, he had filled Wheeling’s revered L.S. Good Mansion with an unparalleled selection of wines that the city had never seen before. For the first time, a whole world of wine came to Wheeling, all in the splendors of Wheeling’s showpiece Victorian town home. The store’s impressive selection of European holdings in particular soon drew the attention of wine lovers throughout the entire Pittsburgh market and to this day attracts thousands of customers a year from Wheeling and well beyond.
The proprietor’s love of wine comes from an Italian upbringing – having wine on the table every week – and the conviction that good wine should be a commodity, not a luxury. At Good Mansion Wines, we firmly believe that there is a wine for every occasion, and that the best of those is at the table with food. An extensive Italian selection, the largest in the tri state area, offers wines from all 20 Italian regions that beckon back to the Sunday dinner table of Dominick’s childhood days. Extensive German, French, and Spanish selections fill out the large “Old World” offerings. There is also a large “New World” selection and a comprehensive list of West Virginia wines. Together, the portfolio constitutes one of the most thorough selection of wines in the Mid-Atlantic region, according to industry associates.
Based on the same philosophy, Good Mansion Wines offers a charcuterie in the back of the shop, complete with over 100 imported cheeses and salumi. It also directly imports hundreds of top of the shelf Italian food products that are rarely available in America, featuring a large selection of highly internationally awarded olive oils, traditional and IGP balsamics, regional pastas and rices, panettone and pandoro, condiments, vegetables in oil, fresh truffles and truffled products, tomato products and jams.
A large bakery/cafe in the rear offers French desserts and pastries made by the resident patissier from Paris, as well as homemade French baguettes and breads, homemade egg and semolina pasta, Thierry Atlan macarons and chocolates and Italian coffee drinks. During lunch from 11 am to 2 pm, a selection of sandwiches on the shop’s homemade baguettes, plus quiche and soups are offered. Neapolitan pizzas are offered during lunches on Fridays and Saturdays.
Proprietor Dominick Paul Cerrone in the bakery at Good Mansion Wines.