The Oenophile’s Guide to the Best Las Vegas Wine Bars

Las Vegas is famous for its casinos and nightclubs, but it’s also home to some of the best wine bars in the country. Most people don’t realize that the city borders California—home to the United States’ most famous wine-growing region, Napa Valley. This means Las Vegas has access to some of the best wines in the area. There is also no dearth of fine restaurants with an impressive array of wines from around the world. You don’t have to be an oenophile to enjoy these places—but if you are one, you’ll be blown away by what these wine bars have to offer.

Next time you’re out West, check out these four Sin City wine bars that are perfect stops in between your visits to the famed gaming floors:

Vegas Valley Winery

If you’re looking for a place to get your wine fix in Las Vegas, look no further than Vegas Valley Winery. Located southeast of The Strip, this place is the only full-fledged winery in the city that produces its own wine—all available to taste in their tasting room. They have a wide selection of classic vino, but their best seller is their chilled red Zinfandel. If you’re looking for something different than reds or whites, they also have German-style Rieslings that are sure to please any palate. Because they’re affiliated with Grape Expectations, they can teach you how to make your own wine barrel using grapes from South Africa, Chile, or California, depending on the season. You can book a barrel-making lesson by contacting them beforehand or just walking into their tap room.

La Cave in the Wynn

The La Cave Wine & Food Hideaway is helmed by Chef Billy DeMarco and offers a menu of small plates paired with an exceptional wine list. Their innovative wine program includes Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, and Pinto Vinces. The dining room overlooks the resort pool, while the patio offers stunning views of The Strip. This wine bar is located at the Wynn, home to one of the best poker rooms in Las Vegas. The casino hosts low and mid-stakes regular tournaments and solid cash plays. With all this variety, there’s something for both pro and novice poker players. As such, at the end of successful games, many visitors at La Cave can find themselves celebrating next to high-flying players and celebrities.

Wally’s at Resorts World

If you’re looking to get away from the blinking lights of the Strip, head to Wally’s at the brand-new Resorts World. Located just off The Strip in South Las Vegas, this new wine bar is a great place to relax and enjoy a glass of wine with friends. Wally’s has an impressive selection of wines by the glass at different price points, with Cabernet Sauvignons at $15 and Cheval Blancs at $1200. They also have an extensive collection of wines by the bottle, which you can take home with you or add to a gift basket for your holiday presents. The atmosphere here is cozy and inviting, perfect for an evening of wine, charcuterie bites, and lounge music.

Aureole in Mandalay Bay

Searching for a unique place to enjoy a glass of wine and some delicious food in Las Vegas? Aureole at Mandalay Bay is the perfect spot. Their four-story climate-controlled wine tower offers thousands of bottles to be uncorked by flying “wine angels” and provides exceptional pairings for their seasonal delicacies. Chef Charlie Palmer, the winner of the James Beard Award, has created a menu that blends French and Asian flavors into an eclectic mix that’s perfect for any occasion. Located in one of Las Vegas’s most iconic hotels—Mandalay Bay—Aureole provides easy access to the casino floor. Here, you can easily walk to their poker room and card tables and head back to celebrate your wins.

Oenophiles want nothing more than a good glass of wine. Whether you’re looking for a romantic spot for a date night or want a break from the lively gaming atmosphere, there’s a perfect wine bar in Las Vegas for you.

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Sydney Isaacs
Sydney Isaacs

Sydney is a 29-year old American living between France and Italy. She has a WSET Level 2 certification in wine, along with a degree in environmental engineering and an MBA. She loves exploring local farmer’s markets, haunting her favorite wine bar, and discovering new restaurants.

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