Separating The Grapes And The Wine
There is a misconception that you can only get the best wine experience in the Cape. But the truth is that Johannesburg is certainly a contender when it comes to a fantastic wine experience.
If you like to sip a good glass of wine or enjoy a candlelit dinner completed with your favourite red or white, this is just for you.
Joburg has many wine tastings and wine journeys for you to explore.
Situated on a bustling street in Rosebank, Publik is a wine bar surrounded by creativity and art.
They have unique wine that always get patrons talking. But this is exactly what Publik is all about - starting a conversation about amazing wine. Their wine options change frequently, ensuring there is always something new for you to explore.
Stop by and try a pairing of their quality wine and delicious food, you won't be disappointed.
Address: 2 Bolton Road, Rosebank, Johannesburg, Gauteng.
Great Domaines prides themselves on their fine wine. Their passion for this beverage shines through, offering some of the best wine from around the world.
This wine spot offers select rare wine from France, Italy, Lebanon and Portugal, among others. Their rare selection of wine includes a choice range of Chateaus as well as Northern and Southern Burgundy Domaines.
Address: 2 Jameson Ave, Melrose Estate, Johannesburg, Gauteng.
Ivy Champagne Garden
Champagne, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, stands out. This drink is not only for events and celebrations. Just as with wine, champagne should be enjoyed every now and then. Ivy Champagne Garden brings together Africa and Asia with their range of champagne.
This should definitely be on your bucket list if you are a lover of all things champagne.
Address: 3rd floor, 2 Arbroath Road, Bedfordview, Johannesburg, Gauteng.
Verdicchio Restaurant & Wine Cellar
Situated at Montecasino, Verdicchio is a Tuscan-style Mediterranean restaurant offering a healthy choice of wine.
This restaurant is a great place for those looking to pair their meal with a delicious glass of wine. The ambience at Verdicchio completes the romantic and cosy setting.
Address: Shop 9, Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways, Sandton, Johannesburg, Gauteng.
Gallagher The Wine Garden
If you are looking for something that is secluded and allows you peace of mind then Gallagher Wine Bar should be your regular spot.
Part of a convention centre in Midrand, this is the spot to meet other wine lovers and enjoy good wine and delicious food.
Address: Gallagher Convention Centre, Richards Dr, Halfway House, Midrand.
Gerakaris Family Wines
Gerakaris is a winery that welcomes you to host events, such as corporate parties or birthdays. Situated near Delta Cafe, this is the perfect spot for any occasion as you can get the beautiful surroundings and exquisite wine of Gerakaris along with yummy food catered by the cafe.
Address: 20 Marlborough Avenue, Craighall Park, Johannesburg, Gauteng.
Reciprocal Wine Company
If you love the idea of getting home, putting up your feet and enjoying a good glass of wine, then Reciprocal Wine Company is the place for you.
This online store has a wide variety of brands to choose from. They also provide customised wine cellars, perfect for any wine connoisseur.
Address: 1 Rockridge Road, Parktown, Johannesburg, Gauteng.
Urban Cellars designs and builds wine rooms and basement cellars for those looking to start their own collection of wine. Whether you're looking to get a big or small wine cellar, this is the place to call.
Address: Johannesburg, Gauteng.
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