There’s no need to travel to Italy for fine wine. Sip these local wines, along with a bouquet of aromas and flavors from around the globe. From downtown to the outskirts of the county, visit these top wine bars in St. Louis. Enjoy a dry wine with a meal or savor a robust selection. Add a taste of sweet wine while listening to music or enjoying a conversation with friends.
Ernesto’s Wine Bar
2730 McNair Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63118
Stop by this tucked-away Benton Park neighborhood gem on the corner of McNair and Lynch that offers an environment that is intimate with comfort. Ernesto’s invites customers to celebrate life with its artisan wine list, delicious cheeses and fine food. Enjoy your red or white wines, dry, sparkling or with dessert. Attend one of the many wine-tasting, chocolate and wine events, or just sit back and listen to live music. Ernesto’s knows its wines and offers a full wine menu for you to make your selections.
Rendezvous Café and Wine Bar
217 S. Main St.
O’Fallon, MO 63366
Step into this cozy coffee shop environment in downtown O’Fallon and you’ll be welcomed as if you are a close friend or family. Sit on the comfortable couches and enjoy some live music, select a table or enjoy the outdoor patio on a nice day. Learn about a wide variety of wines at wine-tasting events. This neighborhood wine bar is a fun place to celebrate a birthday. Come for a meal, enjoy live music, host a meeting or express your artistic side with wine and painting events.
Sasha’s Wine Bar
706 DeMun Ave.
Clayton, MO 63105
Slip into this neighborhood wine bar and relax. Sasha’s has everything you’re looking for. The employees will cater to your tastes and recommend their favorites. Choose from wine tastings or glasses of wine served with small plates of hot or cold dishes, crepes or one of the best Greek salads in the area. Enjoy a half bottle in the outdoor seating or pick up a bottle to go.
Copia Restaurant and Wine Garden
1122 Washington Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63101
Stretch out in plenty of roomy space and savor a vast array of wines along with an abundant food menu. Take in the ambiance of a winery in downtown St. Louis at this place that’s dubbed an urban winery. The owners strive to please their customers by providing a wide range of wines at reasonable retail prices. Enjoy the restaurant alone or as part of a large wedding reception or company event, able to accommodate a party as large as 1,000 people. Sit in the wine garden year round with its retractable roof, wine country landscape designs and water sounds that will make you forget you are in the middle of a large city.
Vino Nadoz Wine Bar
16 The Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63117
Come to enjoy the ambiance and delicious food with a glass of wine. This intimate wine bar is a great place to impress a date or to enjoy a quiet evening alone. This upscale hangout in Richmond Heights is a welcoming place to savor a variety of wine. Enjoy your vintage glass by itself or paired with tapas or scrumptious desserts. Sip on Dubonnet Rouge, Lillet Blonde, Williams Purkhart Pear, Pimm’s No. 1 Cup or your choice of wine by the glass.
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