Once again voted the best Wine Festival and Event of 2017 by The Georgia Straight, the 2018 Vancouver International Wine Festival has made its way back into the city. It's no surprise that the coveted event is one of the world's biggest as there are "173 wineries from 15 countries [that] will travel to Vancouver to pour and discuss their wines at 51 events over [the span of] eight days." In honor of this year's festivities, here is our list of our top 5 wine bars in Vancouver:
In no particular order, these are our favourite wine bars in Vancouver.
Home to one of Vancouver's top Bar Managers Sabrine Dhaliwal, Uva is the destination for creative cocktails and classic wines. Sharing a kitchen with their stylish sister restaurant Cibo Trattoria, Uva offers everyday lunch and late night menus, in addition to their specially crafted cocktail lists. Whether it's a mimosa in the morning, or a glass of chardonnay in the evening, Uva Wine and Cocktail Bar has something for everyone.
If you're looking for a welcoming date night venue, Brix and Mortar is where you want to be. Housed in Yaletown's 1912 heritage brick building, Brix and Mortor offers contemporary Canadian cuisine, inventive cocktails, and a selection of over 50 different types of wine. Though the restaurant is spacious, the atmosphere is warm and inviting and their renowned wine menu is paired with friendly staff. PS: at their Live Music Mondays from 7:30 - 11:00pm, you'll receive 30% off wine bottles under $100!
Situated along the beautiful waters of False Creek, The Wine Bar is a small but mighty establishment. They easily have one of the best happy hours in the city and next door is their sister restaurant Provence Marinaside. Daily from 3pm to 5pm, both establishments have house wines, and bites, ranging from $4 - $9! With a wine collection including over 50 different types of wine by the glasss and a selection varying from BC to France, The Wine Bar is the perfect spot to kick back and relax.
Charcuterie and wine? Yes please. Gastown's The Salt Tasting Room is the hottest spot in Vancouver for 2017 food trend: charcuterie boards. Their premise is very simple, do-it-yourself or we can help! They offer a rotating selection of meats, cheeses and condiments for guests to chose from and if you can't decide, then they expertly craft a unique board for you. Their staff are knowledgeable, passionate, and you're guaranteed to have a unforgettable meal!
Though not technically a Wine Bar, CinCin Ristorante is home to 2017 Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers (CAPS)'s Best Sommelier of B.C. winner Shane Taylor. You can't have an award winning sommelier without an award winning wine collection, and CinCin has just that. Their vast collection houses over 1000 labels from around the globe, in a premium cellar, ensuring each glass is top quality. If you find yourself at CinCin one night, Mr. Taylor's award winning expertise paired with CinCin's Chef Andrew Richardson's thoughtfully created dishes never disappoints.
We hope you enjoy Vancouver top wine bars!
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