If you are a true wine lover, part of the fun is discovering new wines. In Phoenix there are many great wine bars for the serious wine connoisseur that will help them broaden their horizons. Cozy, knowledgable, and sprinkled all over the valley, here is a highlighted list of wine bars for you to enjoy.
This is the sister store of Postino’s Winecafe of Arcadia just a few blocks away. Both are great places for wine, however, the local favorite is Postino Central. They have a great patio for outdoor people watching. This is a great place for appetizers, paninis and salads. The staff is very knowledgeable about the wine they carry. Tell them what you are in the mood for and prepare to be enchanted. Learn more about Postino’s Central.
Cheuvront Restaurant & Wine Bar
Twice a month a well known sommelier from the valley presents an educational wine tasting. Cheuvront gets voted many times as the best wine bar in Phoenix and has been recognized as one of the 50 hottest restaurants in the US by Bon Appetit Magazine. Recently they received the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. They fill up fast so reservations are recommended. Learn more about Cheuvront Restaurant and Wine Bar.
Do you love wine, but usually can’t afford to go to wine bars? You are in luck! Brick is the place to be for it’s casual comfortable relaxing atmosphere and with it’s extensive wine list featuring many very good, but not expensive wines. Hang out with friends and enjoy this pseudo-sophisticated lounge. Learn more about the Brick.
If you are wondering around Ahwatukee in the South Phoenix area, stop in at Caffe Boa. Founded by Scott Rennard in 1995, Caffee Boa has received many awards including Best Wine List. Caffee Boa puts on large scale wine events that any serious wine connoisseur will want to attend. Also, this is a very locally conscious restaurant getting their all their organically gown produce from places like Maya’s Farm. Learn more about Caffe Boa.
My Wine Cellar
This is another South Phoenix destination by the Ahwatukee area. Need a crash course on Wine? M Wine Cellar teaches Wine 101, a four week course that meets each Tuesday for an hour and a half. This is a nice cozy local wine bar and restaurant but is also a retail store. Here you can try before you buy. A great way to discover new wines and pairings. Learn more about My Wine Cellar.
Duck and Decanter
Started in 1972 by Dort and Earl Mettler, the Duck started as a Sandwich Bar, but was also the first to provide epicurean services to the valley. The Duck has earned over 50 prestigious awards from both local and national publications. Join the Duck at one of their weekly wine tastings or just come for their awesome happy hour. Learn more about Duck and Decanter.