On September 29, America’s largest independent retailer of fine wines, spirits and beers, Total Wine & More, opened a new location in Woodland Hills, California, expanding the company’s presence in the greater Los Angeles area amidst a whirlwind of anticipation. The new shop, located at 6232 Topanga Canyon Boulevard Suite 1380, celebrated its grand opening in style with live music, free wine tastings, special giveaways and even celebrity appearances, and in kicking off its commitment to the local non-profit community, Total Wine & More partnered with theValley Cultural Center, donating 10-percent of all wine sales during opening weekend to the arts-centric organization.

Further, Total Wine & More has also partnered with Young Warriors, a mentoring program for boys between the ages of eight and 18 living in poverty, with Total Wine & More representatives announcing their intentions to make a “substantial donation” to the program. Young Warriors board member and NFL Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson made a special appearance to sign autographs at the Woodland Hills Total Wine & More grand opening on Thursday, September 29 at 6 pm.

“Total Wine & More delivers exactly what customers are seeking – service, selection and price,” said David Trone, who co-owns Total Wine & More with his brother Robert. “Our investment into Woodland Hills goes beyond bricks and mortar; we are committed to this dynamic community, and look forward to supporting local businesses and charities as we bring our customers the very best products at the most competitive prices.”

The new Woodland Hills Total Wine & More location, which boasts 25,000 square-feet of retail space, offers a dizzying array of more than 8,000 wines, 3,000 spirits and 2,500 beers, including hard-to-find labels and locally-produced product. Characterized by a bright, open design aesthetic, the new store features Total Wine’s signature blend of cutting-edge technology and customer convenience.

“Our partnerships with Valley Cultural Center and Young Warriors are the first of many donations that the new Woodland Hills Total Wine & More store will make in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles,” added Edward Cooper, Total Wine’s vice president for Public Affairs and Community Relations. “Not only that, but our stores deliver the ‘wow factor’ that today’s customers deserve; from exploring aisles filled with unique wines or a local brew to using our state-of-the-art app that seamlessly pairs one’s favorite foods with wines at a variety of price points and more, we are consistently focused on providing the ultimate customer service experience.”

Total Wine & More has the distinction of being a four-time National Retailer of the Year, recognized by Beverage Dynamicsin 2008, Market Watch in 2006 and Wine Enthusiast in 2004 and 2014, and is the only retailer in the country to have twice been named Wine Enthusiast’s Retailer of the Year.