The wine culture in North Carolina is vibrant, and nowhere is that clearer than at the state’s many superb wine bars. From a dry pinot noir to a bright sauvignon blanc, North Carolina’s wine bars will satisfy any palate. With a carefully-curated wine selection and calming ambiance, here are the 5 best wine bars in the state.
The Fortunate Glass Wine Bar of Wilmington offers a variety of wines to make you swoon. A variety of 350 different wines to be bought by the bottle and 60 wines to pour into your glass. Enjoy your wine in a cozy environment with a knowledgeable staff. Pair your choice of wine with a food off the food menu including cheeses, cured meats and more! A bonus, every Tuesday, the Fortunate Glass hosts a free wine-tasting.
Feel both artsy and tipsy as you enjoy the beautiful artwork and wine that Vita Vite has to offer. May you be a fan of red, white, or rose wine, the wine bar has a wine you will want a glass of. As you take in the scenery of hand-selected art and your wine, consider taking home one of the pieces if you fall in love!
Named the best wine bar in Raleigh, taste from the South American wine selection, and savory foods to compliment off the menu such as: several desserts, a cheese and meat platter, empanadas, or tapas. Vinos Finos Tapas and Wine Bar offers a warm, friendly atmosphere to take in the delicious options and helpful service.
Located in downtown Durham, enjoy a food menu from all over the world and many sparkling, white, orange, red, and dessert wines to fill your glass. Feel fancy while in a casual, down-to-earth setting. If you want to brush up on your wine knowledge, join in on the monthly win tasting classes at Bar Brunello where you will taste five wines and learn a bit along the way. Owner Esteban holds a true passion for wine and if you sit at the bar long enough, you will get many personal stories and wine knowledge to enjoy!
A divine wine selection and beautiful scenery, oh my! Peak of the Vine of downtown Apex offers a full menu to select from and unbeatable weekly specials. On Monday’s, drink a $5 glass of wine, Tuesdays for a percentage off the bottles on the Lounge Tasting List, and on Wednesdays enjoy a $7 Spanish Style Sangria. On Thursdays at Peak of the Vine, take part in live music at 6pm and after a long week, Friday offers the occasional wine tasting. Saturday, enjoy the live music at half past 8 and on Sunday, look into the discounts off certain retail wine bottles!