New Orleans Wine Bars: A Guide to the City’s Finest Vino Ventures

Outdoor entertainment and drinks at Bacchanal Wine Bar in NOLA

The Big Easy should be on everyone’s bucket list. It’s home to a unique and vibrant blend of cultures, history, music, and cuisines that culminate into a one-of-a-kind experience. Whether you’re here to experience a festival, take in the stunning architecture, or sample the stunning cuisine, you should definitely find some time to visit a wine bar or two!  

Best Wine Bars in New Orleans

You won’t find any wineries in New Orleans, but you’ll find your fair share of fun and unique wine bars while you’re here! Some of my favorite spots will require you to venture outside of the French Quarter. It’s a great way to experience more of the heart and soul of New Orleans. 

The Funky corner wine shop of Bacchanal Wine
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A bar tender mixing drinks at Bacchanal Wine
Staff members at Bacchanal Wine pose for a photo behind the bar

Bacchanal Wine

If you only have time to visit one place while you’re here, make sure you visit Bacchanal Wine! This funky little wine shop might appear unassuming from the outside looking in, but it doubles as New Orlean’s largest backyard party. It’s truly an experience like no other! 

Here, you can let your hair down and explore great wines without any of the pretense or stuffiness you might find at more traditional wine bars or tastings. You’ll get to relax on the outdoor patio sipping wine, listening to live jazz, and eating gourmet dishes off of paper plates.

You might consider coming for the great happy hour specials and free wine tastings, but you’ll end up staying for the wonderfully unique atmosphere. 

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Patrick of Patrick's Bar Vin serves customers from behind the bar
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Patrick’s Bar Vin

If you’re looking for a great wine bar in the heart of the French Quarter, you should check out Patrick’s Bar Vin, located inside Hotel Mazarin. Personally, I think everyone should experience Mardi Gras in New Orleans at least once, and this is the perfect place to do it! 

You can come anytime of the year, though, to discover Patrick’s celebrated wines, plush leather seating, a verdant brick courtyard. 

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Bayou Wine Garden

If you’re looking for a more relaxed experience and want to sample some of New Orlean’s signature cuisines, Bayou Wine Garden features an impressive menu. The crawfish is unbelievably delicious. They also have a great happy hour deals, and they’re even dog friendly. 

Come enjoy the outdoor seatings, and have a beer or a glass of wine while you watch the game. You might even pet a few cute dogs while you’re at it!

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Orleans Grapevine Wine Bar & Bistro

Are you looking for some casual fine dining? Maybe trying to get a taste of local life? Orleans Grapevine Wine Bar and Bistro is a charming, historical two-story structure that’s been serving up fine fare with a Creole flair since 1808! 

Located within the French Quarter, you’ll find an extensive wine list, delicious food, and plenty of history all around you. 

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Chicken and waffles
shrimp and grits

The Tasting Room

This cocktail and wine bar in the Lower Garden District of New Orleans will tempt you with a mélange of flavors from food, wine, and spirits. The curated wine and spirit list is designed to challenge your taste buds and features exceptional offerings from all over the world!

After you’ve perused the wine selection and had a glass of wine – or a few – why not try a Bourbon Flight? Or a signature cocktail? Better yet, pair that with a charcuterie board!

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The Wine Institute of New Orleans has a huge selection of wines from all over the world to choose from – delivered to you via an innovative enomatic wine serving system. 

Found in the Central Business District, this wine shop offers up small plates and a casual atmosphere. If you’re relatively new to the world of wine, they even have fun, educational tasting experiences. 

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NOLA Tropical Winery

NOLA Tropical Winery is New Orleans’ only winery tasting room. When I made my first-ever trip to the Big Easy, I knew I couldn’t leave the city without visiting them first! This gem is tucked away in the Warehouse District, but if you’re looking for some unique wine options, prepare to be blown away by the tropical selection. 

They’ve got everything from “Bourbon Street Blueberry Pinot” and “Big Easy Peach Chardonnay” to “Bywater Bing Cherry Cabernet.” But these funky wines don’t just sound amazing – they taste amazing too! 

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Frequently Asked Questions About New Orleans Wine Bars

Does New Orleans have wineries?

The French Quarter is the perfect place for jazz, gumbo, and beignets, but it’s not the best place for growing wine. Even though you won’t find any wineries here, New Orleans is still full of fantastic wine bars! When it comes to wine tasting New Orleans, the only winery option you’ll have is NOLA Tropical Winery. 

Does Louisiana have any wineries?

Yes! If you venture outside of New Orleans during your stay, there are several wineries located throughout the State of Louisiana. 

When did Bacchanal New Orleans open?

Bacchanal Wine first opened in 2002 as a sleepy wine shop, but great into what it’s become today – an incredible backyard party with live music, delicious foods, and of course, great wines! 

What is New Orleans famous for?

New Orleans is known for so many things, like its epic Mardi Gras celebrations, rich jazz culture, and finger licking creole cuisine – just to name a few! 

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