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Gary's Madison, NJ

Gary's madison - now open for in-store shopping

Gary’s Wine & Marketplace of Madison has proudly been serving the Morris County area since 1987. For over two decades, we have had our doors and our hearts open to the community by striving to build long-lasting relationships with each and every one of our valued customers and through the many area charity events that we host and sponsor.

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is always here to help with wine and food pairing, party planning or helping you select a gift for someone special.

Gary’s vision of offering “One Stop Shopping” has proven to be a key factor of the success of Gary’s Wine & Marketplace. We welcome you to explore our cheese and meat cases, chocolate and dessert cases, our giftware displays, and our extensive selection of wine, beer, and spirits.

We sincerely thank you for your patronage and look forward to continuing to serve our community.

Madison, NJ Store
Gary’s Wine & Marketplace
121 Main Street,
 Madison, NJ 07940
(corner of Main & Prospect Streets, in front of Shop & Stop)
Phone: 973-822-0200
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Store Hours
Monday—Saturday: 9 am–8 pm
Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm

Want to order Gary’s on the go? Download Gary’s Mobile Marketplace today! 

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Gary Fisch, President/CEO

When Gary was working toward his B.S. from Rider College in Political Science, he didn’t yet know where life was going to take him. Gary fell in love with wine in his senior year of college while working with his father, a liquor salesman, and decided to become an expert. He educated himself at the Sommelier Institute in New Jersey and at several of Windows on the World’s wine courses. The secret to his success is a passionate love and broad knowledge of his product — and the skill to communicate that delight. That enthusiasm and intelligence served him well when he teamed up with his brother Mark in 1987 and opened his first store in Madison, New Jersey. Three moves later, Gary’s now has stores in Bernardsville, N.J., on Route 23 North in Wayne, N.J and Closter, N.J. Gary’s expertise has earned him national media attention as “The Wine Guy” on the TV Food Network show Bobby Flay Hot off the Grill. He has made guest appearances on CNN, New Jersey 12 and Bloomberg radio and television. In January 2009, he was profiled in New Jersey Monthly’s “Power Issue” as one of the 101 Most Influential People in the Garden State. Not bad for a guy who simply loves to share his enthusiasm for wine!
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Dave Thompson, General Manager

I started working for Gary’s in Bernardsville when I was a student at FDU in 2003 and never left. I was hooked. Over the years working here and in restaurants across NJ, I have developed a passion for both food and wine. Working at Gary’s is a great outlet for me to continue indulging in good food, good wine, and good spirits. I have held many roles in the ten plus years I have been here, including Gourmet Manager, Assistant General Manager and now General Manager of the Madison store. I love what I do and everyone I work with! Working in upscale retail is rewarding and challenging in many ways. The market is always changing and as a manager, I am able to exercise creative thinking to keep up with the demand of the consumer and the evolving industry of wine and gourmet foods. When it comes to beverages, I don’t discriminate and find some beauty in them all! I love to pair my meal with the perfect cocktail. Whether it’s a nice bourbon with delicately marinated grilled chicken or a crisp, refreshing microbrew with a killer burger, I am all IN…savoring every moment. Life is good! Cheers!!!

Rick Bedkowski, Wine Team

I went to art school in New York City and while I was putting myself through school, I worked in a well-known steak house for extra money. I was there for over five years and slowly came to appreciate wine and spirits more and more. Spanish wines, Tequilas, and cream soda are what I enjoy most.

Paul Gatzke, Gourmet Manager

After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, I honed my chef skills in NYC and with my own catering business in North Jersey. I took a brief hiatus from my culinary career when I moved to Fort Lauderdale and dove headfirst into the cruise travel business. My new career took me to all four corners of the earth. I was able to experience first-hand the culinary tastes and techniques of Europe, Asia, the Far East and South America. You can take the boy out of New Jersey, but you can’t take New Jersey out of the boy. In 2012, I returned to my true home, the great Garden State. Gary’s and I found each other, and I have been back to my culinary roots ever since. Fine cheese, fine wines and good gin are passions. Bear Boat Pinot Noir paired with sweet Abbaye de Belloc really makes my day. I love chatting with my guests about all things gastronomic. Come visit me in Madison’s Gourmet Department!

Rich Isel, Wine Team Leader

After working with a landscaping company for a number of years, I have been on the staff here at Gary’s for over 12 years. Initially a beer person, I became more and more interested in wine at our in-store sales presentations and by talking with visiting winemakers and importers. The store has sent me on trips to Napa and Sonoma in California, and to visit wineries in Chile and Argentina. My wine preferences include whites from France, especially the Loire, Alsace and Champagne, as well as New Zealand. In reds, I am fond of Argentina, Southern France, California, and Italy.

Jen Neistein, Front End Team Lead/ Gift Team Lead

I started working at Gary’s in May of 2015 as a cashier/gift associate while completing my undergraduate degree at Fairleigh Dickinson University. After graduating in 2016 with a Bachelor in Business Management, I wanted to get more involved in the company. The culture of Gary’s, the wonderful people that work here, and my own personal interest in learning more about the wine industry sparked a passion in me. I got my first taste of wine while traveling through Israel during the summer of 2017. It was there I visited the wineries and tasted the very best from Barkan, Golan Heights Winery and Segal wineries! When it comes to personal tastes, I enjoy Pinot Grigio, dry red wine, tequila, or whiskey. As a self-acclaimed foodie, our Gourmet Department is one of my favorite places in-store. Next time you’re in Madison looking for the perfect gift basket ask for me! I would be happy to assist you with creating a beautiful and especially tasty gift for that special someone.
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JEREMY ROKOSKY, BEER MANAGER

I started working as a stock associate/beer help in the Bernardsville location in August of 2015. After four great years of training and learning in the beer department, I became Beer Manager at the Madison store. My time at Gary’s has helped me hone my palate to appreciate all beers, though I prefer drinking kettle sours and bitter IPA’s! In my free time I enjoy going on trips to Vermont or seeing concerts (Mostly Phish! Go figure!). Stop in and look for me if you need beer suggestions!

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MICHELLE LEE, BOOKKEEPER

I started seasonal in 2018 and was promoted to full time in 2019. I studied at Bloomfield College and found my way into Gary’s. Learning about wine and spirits in an upbeat environment captivated me. My new loves are pinot noirs and cabernets. My favorite day of the week is working the tasting bar on Saturdays where we all can share our appreciation for various wines.

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DENNY HARRINGTON, WINE ASSOCIATE

In 2018 I happily joined the Gourmet department with an already-established love of cheese and meat. After honing my abilities, I accepted a position in the wine department to take on a new challenge. My favorite libations include Gin, Rosé, bold Cabs and IPAs. Outside of Gary’s, you may find me cooking, composing, writing poetry or searching for something new to study (with tea in hand).

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CHRISTOPHER GERVASIO, MANAGER / WINE TEAM MEMBER

I started at Gary’s in Wayne in 2013, then I joined Madison in 2019! Working at Gary’s has opened my passion for food, wine, spirits, and especially beers! During my down time, I like to get lost in books, video games, and brew my own beer! Opening my own brewery is one of my biggest goals in life. When it comes to my favorite drink, it all depends on the weather or mood. My go to’s are Spanish reds, Pinot Noir, Rieslings, Microbrews, Scotch, and Bourbon!