The beautiful city of Miami, Florida, has long attracted people from all over the world with its reputation for its sunny beaches, trendy nightlife, and delightfully diverse culture. But did you know that Miami’s little-known secret is that it is also home to some of America’s most cherished wine tasting venues, not only in Florida but in the United States at large?
Miami has something special to offer all types of wine lovers everywhere. Whether you’re a Miami local or it is your first time in the city, or whether you are a bonafide wine aficionado or you simply appreciate indulging in the occasional glass, if you want to treat yourself to the pleasures of tasting some of the finest wines offered in Miami, I’ve got you covered.
Here I have kindly taken the trouble of compiling a list of some of Miami’s top wine-tasting venues so you can spend more time wining (and dining) and less time whining about browsing the internet.
Here is a list of some of the top eight wine tasting venues in Miami:
Although not a traditional winery at a vineyard that sources its wine from grapes, this is about as close to a traditional wine tasting experience that you can find in Miami.
Named one of the top wineries in the country in 2016, Schnebly Redland’s Winery crafts deliciously unique wines and provides a one-of-a-kind wine tasting experience you will be hard-pressed to find anywhere else.
Known as the “Southernmost Winery in the United States,” Schnebly’s has it all…besides wine sourced from grapes, that is. This winery’s exotic wines are sourced from tropical fruits, making this wine tasting trip a truly unforgettable and unique experience.
Besides providing a variety of exotic wines sure to excite and delight any wine lover, Schnebly’s winery offers guided tours of their gorgeous estate, where you will learn all about the history of the winery and its unique wine-making process. Tours start at $16 and are only available on Saturdays and Sundays. Reservations must be made in advance.
Inspired by a vision to offer a place for people to experience the finest wines from around the world, D’cata Wine has built a reputation as one of the most prized wine bars and restaurants in the city of Miami, Florida.
This Miami wine bar and restaurant offers one of the greatest selections of wine in the city. They also host special wine tasting events that you can book in advance. If you’re looking for a vast selection of the finest wines to taste in the city of Miami, D’cata Wine will not disappoint.
Run by a staff of certified sommeliers, this wine shop and tasting room located in Miami’s Art and Design District will be sure to live up to the standards of any true wine aficionado. With an impressive selection of fine wines from both small and established wineries around the world, at Abaco Wine, you are sure to expand your palette and find a wine that satisfies.
Order by the glass at the bar or stop by the shop to choose from their diverse selection of bottled wine.
Although there are no large-scale, wine-producing vineyards in Miami, Cooper’s Hawk Winery is worth a stop if you’re looking for a “Napa-style tasting room” in the city.
Guided by a tasting room attendant, this unique Miami wine tasting room offers seven to eight samples of their latest wine selections. They also offer wine by the bottle and have a gift store that will satisfy your thirst for wine tasting-related merchandise.
Located in the affluent and historic Coral Gables neighborhood just southwest of downtown Miami, this wine shop offers not only an impressive variety of quality wines (and cheeses!), it also organizes and hosts wine tasting events. Clementine’s Wine Gourmet promises to deliver if you are looking for a space to throw your own wine tasting event or party hosted by experts.
Having cultivated a reputation as a hidden gem in Miami, this throwback Southern-style cocktail lounge and wine tasting bar specializes in offering a wide selection of wine produced by independently owned, small-batch wineries from all over the globe.
In addition to offering a wide variety of fine wines, Lagniappe House also provides a lively atmosphere in the heart of the city. Among other distinctions, it was named one of the “Top Wine Bars in America” by Wine Enthusiast.
A neighborhood staple for 15+ years, this Miami wine shop, wine bar, and restaurant boasts a particularly impressive selection of over 1,000 wines. If you’re looking to enjoy a glass (or three) in a laid-back atmosphere in the city, this place is a winner. In addition to their wine, they are known for their tapas.
With a vast selection of quality wine, great Spanish food, and a casual atmosphere, Happy Wine Calle Ocho offers one of the best ways to unwind in Miami.
Quality wine, a relaxing atmosphere, and friendly people are just some of the things that make this wine shop and lounge one of the best wine-tasting experiences in Miami.
Located in beautiful Miami Shores and curated by owners passionate about the wine tasting experience, Flight Wine is a small but chic neighborhood lounge that specializes in offering a selection of labels from boutique winemakers from around the globe.
Flight Wine Lounge & Shop is notable for its selection of sustainable, natural, organic, and bio-dynamic wines (also known as “S.N.O.B.” wine). However, the atmosphere here is anything but snobby.
Miami has something special for bona fide wine lovers and casual wine consumers alike.
Whether you’re looking for a more traditional wine tasting experience at a winery or a place to host a wine tasting event, to expand your palette and discover your new favorite boutique winemaker, or you simply just want to indulge in the occasional glass, you can find the perfect wine tasting spots on this list.