Sipping a cool glass of wine on a hot summer evening is one of life’s greatest pleasures. And whether you choose to do so indoors or out, Richmond has many excellent spots to sip your favorite varietals.
Not sure where to start? Here are 8 of our favorite places to sit back, relax, and savor a glass of vino.
Richmond’s newest wine bar (they opened in late June 2017) promises a totally unique wine experience, and they make good on this promise! You can taste just as much of any (or all!) of the 64 wines on tap as you’d like—a hi-tech dispensing system keep tabs on your total so you can settle into one of the cushy red couches or relax on the outdoor patio and tally up your faves, available for purchase in bottles at the adjacent shop.
Described as having a “casual-chic vibe,” this European-style neighborhood eatery is the ideal spot to enjoy small-batch wine or a late night classic cocktail. A pleasant patio sets the stage for some of the best outdoor dining in Richmond, making it a fabulous place to unwind on a warm summer evening.
This Italian kitchen and wine bar has an impressive list of carefully chosen wines to complement its contemporary American-Italian cuisine. Private wine rooms are available for parties or business gatherings, and an outdoor patio with a modern fire pit sets the ambiance for a romantic evening or cozy get together.
Care to enjoy the sights and sounds of Paris without booking a flight? Oui-oui! Step into this little Parisian café and settle in for a refreshing treat. You’ll find a wide variety of wine, cocktails, and other unique beverages to transport you.
Designed to promote joy and relaxation, this elegant restaurant is located just across the street from the historical farmer’s market. It’s huge wine list is designed for all budgets and there’s a seasonally-crafted tapas menu too.
Sample wines, ciders, and small plates amidst the rustic charm of this warm and inviting tasting room. Tastings are $10 and include a complimentary glass. They also encourage customers to take advantage of their “growler and go” loyalty program.
If you’re looking for classic Southern elegance that’s a bit off the beaten track, this nostalgia-filled treasure is located in the historic district of Church Hill. You’ll find expertly-crafted cocktails, as well as an innovative wine list, in this intimate and charming space.
With locations in eight states, the Cooper’s Hawk concept includes four distinct components: an upscale casual dining restaurant, full-service bar, private barrel-aging room, and Napa-style tasting room and retail gift store.
It’s evident that Richmond is passionate about its wines. So, whether you’re a discerning oenophile or simply want to relax and unwind, you’re sure to find someone who’ll be happy to fill your glass. Cheers!