Miami isn’t Sonoma or Napa. We’re not even Walla Walla. But even in Miami, there are places to sit, sip and compare new tastes with your favorites.
Here’s where to go in Miami when you want to go wine tasting.
Enoteca at La Centrale
At the wine mecca at Brickell’s famous food hall, wind your way through a flight of wines from Italy with guidance from sommelier Natascha Patterer from 6:30-8 p.m. every other Tuesday.
Taste three wines: Three-ounce pours $30; five-ounce pours $50
Taste five wines: Three-ounce pours $50; five-ounce pours $85
From 4-7 p.m. on Fridays, there are also free tastings at Enoteca’s wine shop.
Enoteca at La Centrale: Brickell City Centre, 601 S. Miami Ave., Suit 181-C, Miami
Happy Wine offers double the fun: There’s a location on Calle Ocho and another in Coconut Grove. The Calle Ocho store offers free wine tastings from 1-3 p.m. on Saturdays. Bonus: Saturday is also paella day, so arrive hungry.
Happy Wine Calle Ocho: 5792 SW Eighth St., Miami
Happy Wine Coconut Grove: 2833 Bird Ave, Miami
This small, friendly wine bar offers weekly tastings of six different wines from 5-6 p.m. every Saturday. $30; RSVP required. Contact Heath@Uvaggiowine.com or call 305-448-2400 between noon and midnight.
Uvaggio: 70 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
Abaco Wines and Wine Bar
This small shop – a “bespoke luxury wine shop” – hosts what it calls weekly wine celebrations which vary from week to week. Check the schedule to see what’s coming.
Abaco: 140 NE 39th St., #206, Miami Design District
You don’t even need a reservation to try the wines at Cooper’s Hawk – tastings are walk-in only. There are three menus: a sweet menu and a variety menu, both $7, and a luxe tasting for $12. You try eight Cooper’s Hawk wines with either tasting.
Cooper’s Hawk Doral: 3585 Northwest 83rd Ave., Doral; also at 10310 Pines Blvd, Pembroke Pines.
Schnebly Redland’s Winery
The good news: You can go wine tasting in the Redland! The bad news: The wine isn’t made from grapes! If you’re the bold sort, you can try wines made from mangos, lychees, avocados and other unlikely fruit.
Schnebly Redland’s Winery: 30205 SW 217th Ave., Homestead
Total Wine & More
Don’t laugh, you snobs. Total Wine has expanded its free tastings from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. For a deeper dive, visit Total Wine’s website, find your store and sign up for one of Total Wine’s many classes.
Total Wine & More: All over Miami-Dade County.