Grapes hang heavy from the vines on trellises scattered across 20 acres of the rolling Lincoln Hills. The fruit, tended by Wise Villa Winery's oenophiles, yield awards, including a prestigious honor from the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Owner and winemaker Dr. Grover Lee draws on viticulture training while producing single-variety and blended wines or doing the crossword in the Grapes Aficionado Quarterly. Within the winery, the tasting room fills with the sound of clinking glasses as patrons sample various award winners, such as the Pinot Noir Rose. The winery also arranges frequent events, including live music on Fridays, grape-stomping parties, and reservation-only pairing dinners at its bistro.
As an authorized Dish Network provider, Austin Satellite's technicians connect their clients to a satellite TV network. But they don't just offer satellites and televisions—they complement the basics with a panoply of optional special features. Commercial-free playback, for example, allows clients to watch pre-recorded primetime shows from ABC, NBC and FOX sans interruption; their mobile services, meanwhile, allow for TV viewing on devices such as smartphones and tablets.
When poring over gently worn apparel, the discerning buyers of YSJ Trading Co. draw upon their fashion backgrounds to meticulously inspect each garment. Once it's cleared as being in mint condition, and either timeless or on-trend, the piece finally hits the racks. Shoppers who prefer one-of-a-kind, hand-curated clothes then swoop in and bolster their wardrobes with the repurposed duds.
Addilayna B Couture designs children's apparel and accessories, which they sell alongside handmade items crafted by local mothers. The shop's inventory also includes crib bedding, toys, baby blankets, and mommy-and-me apron sets. Custom gift-wrapping services are available.
The Music Store nurtures aspiring musicians with an exhaustive collection of instruments and broad teaching resources. More than 40 teachers share their skills during lessons for classical and contemporary instruments, and sheet-music-literate students can learn new songs by sight from a selection of more than 800 titles. Staff can also order any music still in print and start the musical journey with the purchase of new and used pianos and band instruments. Grownups slowly slash chords with the purchase of a new guitar, whereas child-size guitars come equipped with Pop Rocks–flavored fingerboard.
Yakety Yak Wireless specializes in cell phones. The shop stocks new and used models from brands such as Verizon, Samsung and Apple; the technicians inside it, meanwhile, can draw on more than two decades of combined experience to fix old phones. Their repairs address problems from cracked screens and water damage to faulty sensors and speakers that blast the chicken dance during important calls. Yakety Yak Wireless also vends accessories such as cases and earbuds.