Our Story

Like so many stories it is hard to say where the story of 208 began.  Just prior the the Covid pandemic James had opened his first venture into the wine industry with a retail and tasting room type experience with his family in Bloomington, Indiana.  From the beginning people loved the concept, the wines, the food, the live music, but having only been open 3 months when the lockdowns began the dream quickly turned into an all-out scramble to keep the lights on.  That store survived until it's first birthday, but there was no viable option that would have kept it going  long enough to outrun the virus so they family decided to close the doors. read more

Our Furnishings

Both James and Christina are northerners (Yankees, even) who transplanted to this beautiful city.  We both found our way here after captured by the spell Savannah casts on its visitors.  Given that we are both history nerds we have always loved the layers up layers of history that Savannah has, especially in the Historic District.  Everywhere you look there are multiple stories to be told of comings and goings in this port city for the past 300 years. read more

John Stoddard and Stoddard's Upper Range

The building where 208 Wine Bar resides has graced the Savannah waterfront since 1859.  It has more than 160 years of history housing various commercial enterprises from cotton to antiques, and now, great wine. read more