While Charlotte is known for the boom of breweries, where’s the credit for the wine bars? From sipping with your pup at Max & Lola Bodega to a european style cheese and wine at MERE’s wine shop, there’s definitely been an upgrade in the city’s wine scene.
Personally I’m already counting down to next year’s wine festivals, but if you’re like me and looking for a regular spot to sit and sip, look no further. Here’s a map of 20 local wine bars, from south Charlotte to University city. Want to know more about each wine bar? Click here for the ultimate guide.
300 E. Tremont Ave.
This European-styled bar serves unique wines, cheese and charcuterie boards, and more. DTR also has weekly specials and deals on select drinks and plates.
7824 Fairview Road and 1235 East Blvd., Suite I
This relaxing spot not only serves the city’s selection but also carries wines from every major wine-producing region in the world.
4905 Ashley Park Ln.
With a wide selection wine class offerings, Corkbuzz is the spot to find your niche for wine- and pair it with food.
605 Providence Road
Don’t overlook this local spot known for its wine tastings and Thursday night live music– and now, small plates to pair.
2413 Central Ave.
Plaza Midwood’s own “rustic, modern wine shop” with notable chic decor, private tasting room and twice monthly Friday night tasting events.
4331 Barclay Downs Drive
The infamous marketplace/deli/boutique combo couldn’t get better…until it featured a wine room with an expansive selection of wine to choose from.
2201 South Blvd.
This upscale wine bar, awarded for “Best Wine List” and “Best Place to Drink Wine by the Glass” offers over 70 glass selections and 100 by the bottle.
2000 South Blvd. #610
This cozy little nook has a wine bar and retail wine shop featuring eco-friendly wines and local goods.
8128 Providence Road
A quaint, chill spot has wine by the glass and bottle to pair with their locally-sourced fresh foods and cheeses.
5349 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy.
You won’t just find authentic Tuscan cuisine at Arooji’s- their wine selection from the wine cellar also makes the experience.
215 N. Pine St.
You’ll have an extensive list of wines to choose from at this wine bar, but check out the weekly live music performances and tastings too.
224 West 10th St.
Transformed from a historical 19th century landmark home, POPLAR is now a warm, relaxing restaurant featuring wines from Argentina, New Zealand, France and more.
213 North Trade St., Matthews
Combined with a brewery and taproom, Seaboard’s full retail wine bar has over 1,000 bottles to choose from- all from non-industrial producers.
9009-l J.M. Keynes Dr.
The Wine Vault calls for a relaxing atmosphere (with both their cozy indoor and outdoor seating) with wine and beer on tap.
231 N. Tryon St.
Nuzzled in the heart of Charlotte, this intimate spot has 50 wines by the glass and up to 300 by the bottle…but don’t worry, they also have 12 different flights if you can’t choose.
110 Perrin Place
As referred to as “Napa’s Top 100,” the California wine selection is offered on tap- ensuring for a fresher and better quality.
1434 Winnifred St. and 2447 Park Road B.
Come for Bulldog’s dozens of rare wines, local beers on tap and mixed drinks. This laid-back spot even offers weekly live music, event parties, game nights and more.
1829 Cleveland Ave.
Once known for having the largest by the glass wine program, Bonterra’s wine selection is like no other. There’s a wide selection to choose from, with recommended charcuterie boards to pair.