"What you get from Steve Baker is honest, experienced wine recommendations. Steve's uncompromising passion for hard-to-find artisan wines, made with a commitment to place, sets Authentica apart."


I hate “mission” statements

There is so much that is artificial and contrived in today’s world, including just about all “mission statements” - and whole lot of wine. How about this: I started Authentica in 2009 because I wanted to represent and support only hardworking, sincere and authentic small artisan producers of the world whose wines I found inspiring and worth championing.

Ten years later I’m still inspired by those kinds of producers and their wines, and I work hard every week to bring them to the attention of my valued customers and wine club members. 

Authentica is not a typical wine shop. You won’t find silly “rewards” cards, phony promotions or wine of the month clubs. However, you will find a shop full of carefully curated artisan wines from around the world - many of which change weekly - displayed in a friendly, casual setting; and unpretentious, individualized customer service.

Hours may be limited and our focus is our own, but our dedication to outstanding artisan wines that will inspire and speak to you is as strong as it was when we first opened our big red, 12 foot high door on Park Street in the very beginning. 

It’s a simple and honest “mission” and one we work hard to carry out every week and for every customer. We hope you’ll visit soon for a taste or a chat and find out what Authentica is all about. - Steven Baker