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The Ultimate Toronto Wine Bar Guide

Published On
Apr 28, 2022

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Unlike having beers at a pub, enjoying a glass of rosé in a dimly lit wine bar is a relaxing experience that you can do alone, on a date, or with a group of friends. 

Wine is truly a sophisticated drink from its fruition from the ground, up to the way it is aged and served to our tables. Known to be produced for over thousands of years, countries and different cultures have defined and refined their own methods of fermentation to add depth of flavour, texture, and aroma. And some of those amazing wines have found their way to our very own hometown, Toronto. 

Let’s dive right into the top wine bars in Toronto! 

Best Wine Bar Toronto List: Our Top Picks In The City

Whether you’re out for a girls’ night, date night, or are looking to grab a unique bottle of wine you’ve never tried before to enjoy at home, here are some of the best Toronto wine bars! 

1. Paris Paris

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Our Rosé Recommendation:

For a glass of crisp crystalline magic, you can sip on the Kristinus ‘Róka’ Rosé. This ethereal wine feels like a mildly wild watermelon jolly rancher, freshly charged rose quartz, and a summery sea breeze whooshing through your hair.

2. Paradise Grapevine

Conveniently located along Bloor west of Christie Pits, this Toronto wine bar is a popular venue for those who like to dine and sample their fine list of wines from all over the world. This famous wine bar in Toronto even has their own line of cellar wines. So, if house wines are your thing, follow the signs to Paradise Grapevine.

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Our Rosé Recommendations:

The strong points of this rosé lie in its delicate grenache, cinsault, and cabernet Sauvignon components. Another plus point is that the bottle is *chef’s kiss* so pretty! 

Another revitalizing and aesthetically gorgeous rosé that you must try is the 2020 Lunedi. This palate pleaser is made from primitivo and hails from Campania, Italy. 

3.  Chez Nous

Chez Nous is a wine treasure trove wherein you can discover a myriad of wine gems. Its casual aesthetic will encourage you to relax while you sip on their famous wines and snack on a curated charcuterie board. Really, sometimes, all you need is meat, cheese, olives, chocolate — and of course, wine!

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Our Wine Recommendations:

The fruity notes are strong in this one, and it doesn’t even come as a surprise, because Syrah is quite famous for their prominent blueberry, blackberry, and licorice flavours.

Rosé wines are known for their distinctive charm, and the Rosé Moira by Malivoire simply lives up to that reputation. 

4. Boxcar Social

Boxcar Social specializes in coffee, wine, beer, whisky, and fun! On top of that, you will fall in love with their simple yet artistic ambiance that will refuel your energy. If you’re a fan of dining in bright places, wander on over to their Riverside location that is drenched in golden light. 

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Our Wine Recommendations:

Live la vie en rose when you sip on the Txacoli Rosé, a rich wine that embodies the spirit and history of the Basque region. This traditional wine is brimming with bright flavours and the sweet aroma of strawberry, prickly pear, mint, and apricot. Cap the experience off with a touch of fizz and a prominent salinity.

5. Cibo

If you’re feeling that rustic Italian flair, Cibo is the place to be. With an inviting atmosphere, an amazing menu, and top-tier wines, it’s quite impossible to not love this Toronto wine bar. 

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Our Wine Recommendations:

This zestful dusty pink blend of Syrah and Mourvèdre will give you life. Incorporated with invigorating notes of raspberry and watermelon, you’ll be sipping on summer.

6. Harbour 60

Harbour 60 was established to give you nothing less than the best. Aside from their unparalleled menu of cuisines and wines, Harbour 60 delivers a luxurious yet laid back atmosphere that you will fall in love with.

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Our Wine Recommendations:

Vidal Ice Wine is sweet as cola, and it’s the perfect choice for those looking for a night cap that satisfies their sweet tooth.

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Come for the Wine and Stay for Vibe at Rosé Picnic

After you’ve warmed up your palate at the best wine bars in Toronto, it’s time to head to the main event: The Rosé Picnic!

The long wait for festival season is over — on August 6 at the CNE Bandshell Park, you will get to imbibe into a fine selection of rosé wines, beer, and spirits as you dance to live music, and snack on delicious food curated by Mark McEwan.

Get ready to see life through rosé-coloured glasses at the most exciting picnic of the year.  Book your tickets today!

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