It is impossible to visit Nautical Wheelers without finding something dazzling, whether it’s the latest in clothing and shoes or the latest offerings from trendy jewelry lines.
But the next time you visit Nautical Wheelers, start in the Wine Room in the back of the store and work your way forward.
The store offers over 50 labels of wine, and is always getting new ones.
“The staff is helpful and knowledgeable about the wines we carry,” said General Manager Chrissie White. “A lot of the wines are handpicked from small, family-owned vineyards. Staff can help you pick a great wine and wine accessories for yourself or as a gift.
- 202 A Craven St, New Bern, NC
- (252) 514-2553
- 411 Broad St, Oriental, NC
- (252) 249-0359
- New Bern store is open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Saturday, to 7 p.m. Friday, and to 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
- Oriental store is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week.
The wine room also features local food such as Bertie County peanuts, Local NC gold rice grown in Oriental, Bacon Salsa and Candied Jalapenos from Wilmington. Plus StoneWall Kitchen products you’ll love-jams, salsas, curds, and more. Don’t miss the new stuffed olives and bruschetta selections as well.
Nautical Wheelers provides several fun ways for you to discover and enjoy wine.
- Join the wine club and earn discounts.
- You can also now participate in wine tastings via Zoom. Sign up online, pick up the wines, plan appetizers such as a cheese board or full dinner menu and enjoy the experience virtually with other people in the community.
The rest of the store is surprising because it is a little bit of everything.
Notably, Nautical Wheelers is your downtown source for INIS soap, lotion, cologne, candles, and body butter. It is a unisex scent that customers walk in and immediately fall in love with. They also carry other lines of bath and body products, such as Thymes body soap, lotion, hand cream, and candles plus Greenwich Bay soaps from Raleigh.
You can also complete your jewelry collection there, with pieces from Silver Forest, among many other lines. Anju jewelry, for example, is made by underprivileged women in India who use recycled saris and wooden beads to make beautiful earring and necklace creations.
“We have jewelry for all styles and ages,” Chrissie said. “Rain is known for its big colorful pieces to make a statement, while Periwinkle draws younger customers to the stud trio packs with nautical themes. Silver Forest is made in the USA with assorted designs to match any outfit. Any of our pieces make fun gifts.”
If you doubt that a shoe exists that is both comfortable and cute, check out our wide assortment of women’s and men’s shoes including the brands Aetrex, Vionic, Merrell, Olukai, Hey Dude, and L’Artiste.
The clothing department features a variety of offerings from Parsley and Sage, Lulu-B, Parkhurst, Aryeh, Columbia and more.
The store also sells humorous and nautical cards. Its puzzles, which are great stay-at-home activities, feature North Carolina maps and nautical themes. You will find many colors and patterns of the World’s Softest Socks, which say they are like walking on clouds. Other gifts include Brumate, Swig, Tervis tumblers, Tilley hats, and locally painted wine glasses plus salt and pepper shakers.
Its online store is always expanding to include new items as well. Curbside pickup is offered in both the New Bern and Oriental stores. Nautical Wheelers offers free gift wrapping anytime, and they can put together a themed basket for you.
Gift certificates are available online and in-store. Nautical Wheelers keeps you up-to-date with its twice monthly newsletter that you can find on its website or in the store.
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