Perched on a quiet corner in St. Louis’ Shaw neighborhood, Wild Olive Provisions specializes in wine – one of owners Scot Martin and Nerida Wilbraham’s greatest passions – as well as cheese and craft beer. “I would live on cheese, bread and wine if my metabolism would let me,” says Wilbraham with a laugh.
Most of the wine comes from small producers in California and Australia; Martin and Wilbraham draw on their knowledge and personal experience – they both lived in San Francisco for many years as well as Wilbraham’s native Australia – to curate the selection.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Wild Olive Provisions has continued to serve the community – albeit in a more cautious fashion. A majority of the shop’s products are visible from the sidewalk, so customers can window shop and then order their groceries at a window in the door, which Martin built in response to the current situation.
“We’re doing everything we can to keep customers safe but also provide a bit of normality,” says Wilbraham.
Wild Olive Provisions, 2201 S. 39th St., Shaw, St. Louis, Missouri, 314.300.8089, wildoliveprovisions.com