When you think of the best places to taste wine in the U.S., Fort Lauderdale probably isn’t the first city that comes to mind. We may not be Napa Valley, but there are still several spots to sip and savor some fabulous wines here! Whether you prefer reds, whites, or rosés, you’ll love wine tasting in Fort Lauderdale. Keep reading to learn about the best wine bars and shops in “The Venice of America,” then be sure to reference our free Travel Guide for more local recommendations!
3 of Our Favorite Spots for Wine Tasting in Fort Lauderdale
If you’re searching for a tried-and-true place to discover fine global wines (and taste them in a comfortable, homey setting), look no further than Wine Watch! Advertised as “a very special wine boutique,” this shop hosts fun monthly events and offers themed tastings. We recommend trying one of their region-specific tastings. These rotating events feature wines from some of the world’s finest winemaking regions like Bordeaux, Burgundy, Chile, and Argentina. Find Wine Watch at 837 Northeast 3rd Avenue. The wine bar section of the shop is open from 6 to 11 p.m. Thursday-Saturday.
33rd Street Wine Bar
Another one of Fort Lauderdale’s best wine tasting spots is 33rd Street Wine Bar. This is the place to be if you love your wine with a side of tapas! Here, you can try some of the 120 wines in stock at any given time—and have a blast doing it! Be sure to come on Wine Down Wednesdays for curated specials. This spot is located in the North Beach Arts District at 3337 Northeast 33rd Street.
The Best Cellar
Staying near Wilton Manors? If so, we recommend checking out The Best Cellar! This locally owned wine boutique offers owner-led tastings four times per week. The Best Cellar is an unassuming spot, but it concentrates on quality wines from small-estate vineyards. You’ll love meeting other wine aficionados at the sit-down tastings! Find this cozy shop at 1408 Northeast 26th Street in Wilton Manors.
Where to Relax After Wine Tasting in Fort Lauderdale
Whether you prefer a relaxed evening swirling and sipping or a festive night out at a Fort Lauderdale rooftop bar, you’ll need a place to rest and relax at the end of the evening! At Fort Lauderdale Stays, we offer the most beautiful vacation rentals and best service in the city. Book one of our exceptionally maintained homes and you’ll be close to all of the city’s best attractions. You’ll also have access to premium amenities and spectacular views! Our properties offer access to plenty of Fort Lauderdale nightlife, coffee shops, and restaurants. You’re sure to fall in love with one of the best places to stay here in “The Venice of America!”