Perched on the outstretched, wildflower-studded cusp of the Texas Hill Country, San Antonio’s incredible location boasts its fair share of perks...including easy access to one of the nation’s top wine destinations.
Needless to say, this delicious phenomenon does not go unnoticed or unappreciated by wine lovers across the Alamo City.
As we approach National Wine Day on Friday, May 25th, we wanted to give you the opportunity to say “cheers” with a glass of Texas vino. Below are a few popular wine joints across the city that carry high-quality Texas wine.
Grab a glass (or a bottle) and say "cheers" to the Lone Star State!
Max’s Wine Dive SA | 340 E Basse Rd. Ste 101 | Central San Antonio
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Exuding that classic Texas combination of glam and laid-back, MAX’s Wine Dive prides itself on high-quality vino in a totally unpretentious atmosphere. Case and point: the “Wine Dive mantra”: Fried chicken and champagne?...Why the hell not?!” We can’t argue with that. Head to the San Antonio location (340 E Basse Rd) to grab a glass of Tranquilo Cellars El Sueño 2010, a Tempranillo blend, that Kim McPherson (one of the state’s leading winemakers) created to run exclusively at MAX’s Wine Dive.
High Street Wine Co | 302 Pearl Pkwy #104 | Central San Antonio
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A relatively new addition to San Antonio’s wine community, High Street Wine Co hails from the Pearl District, where guests can enjoy a highly-curated seasonal wine list selected by beverage director Scott Ota and his team of sommeliers. A few Texas selections they recommend are: Duchman Family Vineyards, McPherson Cellars, and Bending Branch Winery.
Copa Wine Bar | 19141 Stone Oak Pkwy Suite 704 | Stone Oak
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Located in the northside Stone Oak neighborhood, Copa Wine Bar specializes in everything from European to domestic to rare and vintage brands. Created by business-savvy (and wine-loving) longtime San Antonio residents Jeff & Angie Bridges, Copa Wine Bar features “the best selection of wine in the San Antonio area.” They recommend Kuhlman Cellars and McPherson Cellars when it comes to Texas wine!
Zinc Bistro & Wine Bar | 207 N Presa St | Urban San Antonio
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A very Texan take on European elegance, Zinc Bistro & Bar offers the quality of a high-end wine bar with the comfort food of a Southern kitchen. Housed in a historic building in the heart of downtown, Zinc is a self-proclaimed “oasis of good taste and sophistication” amidst kitschy tourist traps. Looking for a Texas wine? Zinc recommends grabbing a Cabernet from Becker Vineyards (a family-owned Fredericksburg gem).
Joe Saglimbeni Fine Wines | 638 W Rhapsody Dr | North Central San Antonio
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A unique fine wine and liquor store in North San Antonio, Joe Saglimbeni Fine Wines was opened by two brothers who are no strangers to the world of fine wine (their father Louis Saglimbeni opened the family’s first wine store in New York mere days after the repeal of Prohibition!). Devoted to high quality and excellent customer service, Joe Saglimbeni Fine Wines was named “Best Wine Shop” by the SA Current’s readers in 2013.
Pig Liquors | 519 S Presa St | Southtown
A quirky Southtown favorite, Pig Liquors is a quirky quick-stop shop for fine wine top-shelf spirits, and...vintage finds? Owned and operated by the wildly creative SA native Anet Alaniz, Pig Liquors is a one-of-a-kind boutique shop determined to keep the “funk” in Southtown.
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