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A Wine Lover’s Guide to the Best Wineries, Tasting Bars, and Wine Markets in New Orleans

WHERE TO DRINK WINE IN NEW ORLEANS: THE TOP WINERIES, WINE BARS, AND WINE MARKETS

Some of the best spirits of New Orleans grow on a vine. Hidden between the neon lights and dimly lit cocktail bars of New Orleans live the best wine markets. Famous Mardi Gras krewes honor the gods of wine, grapes, and corks for a reason. New Orleans’ wineries, wine bars, and wine markets are the best places to sit back, relax, and sip the perfect glass of wine.

Saint-Germain Wine Bar

For an exclusive Parisian-style wine-tasting experience, Saint-Germain Wine Bar in the Faubourg Marigny is the spot. The reservation-only tasting bar has domestic and international natural wine selections and an impressive small bites menu. Outside, the lush backyard patio has a laid-back atmosphere similar to the wine bars of South France.

Bacchanal Wine

Bacchanal Wine in the Bywater is a one-stop shop. Its wine bar and spacious courtyard host the neighborhood’s favorite backyard parties. Visitors will find a local jazz band and happy hour specials every day. The wine selection is vast and diverse, and each item on the seasonal small plates menu pairs well with every glass.

Patrick’s Bar Vin

An elegant and classic wine-tasting experience awaits those who visit Patrick’s Bar Vin. The upscale wine bar lives in the depths of the French Quarter and shares a wall with the charming Hotel Mazarin. Van Hoorebeek, the owner, is king of the Mardi Gras group Krewe of Cork and values all things food, wine, and fun.

Oak and Ale

Oak and Ale in Uptown boasts fine wines and good times. The wine bar serves a variety of reds, whites, and sparkling wines alongside craft cocktails and tasty small plates. On the weekends,  local live music fills the lively space.

Wine Institute New Orleans (WINO)

Wine Institute New Orleans (WINO) is a tech-heavy wine bar unlike any other in the city. In the Central Business District, wine connoisseurs can access 120 wines on automated tap machines. The bar also hosts classes and seminars for those interested in expanding their knowledge.

Faubourg Wines

Faubourg Wines is the Marigny’s favorite wine shop and bar. The shop specializes in small-batch and rare wines but has a range of selections to fit everyone’s budget. In addition to bottles of reds, whites, and sparkling wines, Faubourg Wines offers spirits and small bites like tinned fish and crackers. Visitors can indulge in different wine tastings weekly.

Delachaise

Whether indulging in a warm red wine in the winter or a frozen rosé in the summer, Delachaise has everything. The upscale spot on St. Charles Avenue boasts house pours, charcuterie boards, and an aesthetic atmosphere. Over 350 wines appear on the menu, of which 36 are always under $36.

Orleans Grapevine

Trade a night of busy bars on Bourbon Street for a cozy evening out with friends at Orleans Grapevine. The old-fashioned wine bistro lives in a historic building hidden within the French Quarter. Flights of wine appear on the menu, making it easy to test which wine pairs best with the restaurant’s French-inspired cuisine.

Swirl Wine Bar and Market

Swirl Wine Bar and Market treasures fine bottles of vintage Italian wine, charcuterie boards, and sustainable practices. The casual wine shop in the Esplanade Ridge area offers a variety of affordable wines and small plates. Wine-tasting events, like Friday Night Wine School, grace the market’s calendar monthly.

Experience New Orleans at J Collection’s Hotel Mazarin

The J Collection represents a portfolio of independent and branded hotels in New Orleans. J Collection’s vast destinations ensure a hotel for everyone and any occasion. One of the best hotels to experience New Orleans is the Hotel Mazarin, located at 730 Bienville Street, New Orleans, Louisiana. Book a stay with the Hotel Mazarin and create one-of-a-kind New Orleans memories.