It’s time to unwind with your favorite red, white or rosé on National Wine Day this Saturday, May 25.
Although California is responsible for 81 percent of U.S. wine production, Floridians sure know how to enjoy it. From Miami to Fort Lauderdale to West Palm Beach, celebrate National Wine Day at these 10 spots in South Florida.
Sit back, relax, and take in waterfront views with a glass of vino in hand at Shooters Waterfront. This Fort Lauderdale staple is serving up its fan-favorite signature Sangria Martini ($12). The drink is made with a winning combination of Grey Goose vodka, elderflower liqueur orange juice, then topped off with pinot noir and garnished with a mint sprig and raspberry.
3033 NE 32nd Ave. Fort Lauderdale; 954.566.2855; shooterswaterfront.com
Fern Street Wine Bar & Kitchen
Located in downtown West Palm Beach, Fern Street Wine Bar & Kitchen offers Charcuterie options, plated meals and soon-to-be-offered specialty pizzas cooked with an imported Italian wood fire oven. Pull up a chair and try chef Chris Healy’s current favorite wine, Pinot Noir Estate Willamette Valley. Guests can also enjoy live music Wednesday through Saturday nights.
501 Fern St. Ste. 104, West Palm Beach; 561.629.4006; fernstreetwpb.com
Circle House Coffee
In addition to delivering daily caffeine jolts with handcrafted coffee, Circle House Coffee also offers a boozy buzz with wines on tap. Founded by retired NFL linebacker Stephen Tulloch, the shop welcomes wine lovers to celebrate with a tempting selection of specially priced wine and sangria. A selection of local brews from Wynwood Brewery Co., Funky Buddha and City Brewing are also featured on the menu. Slide by during happy hour from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., and enjoy $2 off wine and draft beer.
727 NE 3rd Ave., Ste. 100, Fort Lauderdale; 954.870.6456; circlehousecoffee.com
The Parched Pig
The Parched Pig was opened by Coolinary Cafe owners Jenny and Tim Lipman in January 2017, and it has been a hit ever since. With its comfortable, laid back atmosphere and stellar wine selections (we recommend the light and crisp Frico Frizzante by Scarpetta), you’ll feel right at home.
4580 Donald Ross Road Ste. 100, Palm Beach Gardens; 561.360.3063; thecoolpig.com/parchedpig
Lona Cocina Tequileria on Fort Lauderdale Beach is offering its Lona’s Beachfront BBQ on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pair the Mexican eatery’s National Wine Day selections with its Lona’s charcoal grilled Tacos al Carbon, made-to-order chilaquiles. If you’re not in the mood to celebrate this wine-tastic holiday, stop by anyway to enjoy Lona’s Boozy Watermelon Agua Fresca or Lona Margarita.
321 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954.245.3069; lonarestaurant.com
If you’re looking for an extensive list of options this National Wine Day, pull up at chair at Seasons 52’s Wine Bar in Palm Beach Gardens. Aptly named, 52 world-class wines at its Wine Bar are offered by the glass. The Wine Spectator award-winning list features every option you could possibly desire, from organic wines to delicious innovations from guest-favorite producers, such as Caymus and Lafite.
11611 Ellison Wilson Road, Palm Beach Gardens; 561.625.5852; seasons52.com
Located inside the five-star Acqualina Resort and Spa in Sunny Isles, boasts elegant interiors for a first-class experience. With a carefully curated wine and champagne menu, guests can sip in style and splurge on a glass of Perrier Joet, Grand Brut ($30) or Cabernet Sauvignon, Ferrari Carano ($19) while surrounded by an exclusive art collection, featuring an Andy Warhol original.
17875 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach; 305.918.8000; acqualinaresort.com
Carrabba’s Italian Grill
Even though National Wine Day is technically only one day, Carrabba’s Italian Grill is celebrating all of Memorial Day weekend. From Friday, May 24 through Monday, May 27, Carrabba’s is offering endless glasses of blackberry, peach or red sangria all day for $13 with the purchase of an entrée.
11201 US Highway 1, North Palm Beach; 561.630.7386; carrabbas.com
The Pan-Asian, Latin-fusion eatery along the Las Olas waterfront serves up a large assortment of wines on the daily. Celebrate National Wine Day at Casa Sensei with the SunSpritz cocktail ($12) made with G.H. Mumm Brut Champagne, Aperol, Ramazzotti Aperitivo and fresh citrus; or indulge with Mumms the Word ($12), complete with G.H. Mumm Brut Champagne, Domain De Canton, ginger liqueur, kiwi purée and lemon juice.
1200 E. Las Olas, Fort Lauderdale; 954.994.1768; casasensei.com
Villa Azur’s La Côte d’Azur
In the heart of South Beach, this unique space combines dining, entertainment, music, and art into one. The restaurant serves avant-garde French-Mediterranean fare with an international twist complemented by an extensive wine list featuring selections from France to Austria. Though luxe and whimsy with nightly dinner parties and guest DJs, Villa Azur is approachable and welcoming. It is the perfect spot for an intimate outing for two, yet still lively enough for a party of five or more.
309 23rd St. Miami Beach; 305.763.8688; villaazurmiami.com
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