10 Best Wine Bars in Scottsdale: Where to Sip, Savor and Unwind

Although Arizona may not yet have achieved fame for its small but burgeoning wine scene, Scottsdale has certainly made a name for itself when it comes to great wine bars.

The city is home to dozens of fine wine bars, including 5th and Wine, a downtown favorite known for its lively happy hour and large tasting room. This is the place to go if you're looking to socialize with fellow oenophiles.

For late night imbibing coupled with excellent people-watching, head to RnR. At first glance, this two-story restaurant and bar may look like your typical sports bar. But it also happens to be an excellent wine bar. The bar boasts a cellar packed with more than 1,800 bottles.

For a wine bar that will make you feel like you've been transported to a Mediterranean village, head to Kazimierz World Wine Bar, where wine casks, oak barrels and live music create an intimate, otherworldly ambiance. Check out the bar's "Top 50 Wine List," a helpful primer for new wine enthusiasts on the hunt for a favorite variety or bottle. 

For that kid-in-a-candy-shop feeling, head to Sorso Wine Room, a new addition to the Scottsdale wine scene that features a state-of-the-art WineEmotion wine dispenser. Just bring your glass and choose from a selection of 32 wines. 

The AZ Wine Company is a relaxed yet stylish wine bar with a large and varied selection of wines. Dozens of wine bottle can be enjoyed by the bottle, and the bar is a great place to discover new favorites, or pick up a bottle of your favorite...  Read More

This elegantly hip restaurant is famous for its burgers, sandwiches, and "galettes," a crispy flat bread topped with cheese, olives, bacon, and onions. Although the fare is simple, the preparation is perfection. Expect to be impressed by fresh...  Read More

Located in two-story, modernist-industrial building in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale, this stylish gastropub is a popular destination for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night eats. There are 30-plus TVs so you can catch the game, or sit on...  Read More

Grape Wine Bistro is a stylish bistro and wine bar that specializes in Italian food and steak. Casual yet refined, Grape Wine Bistro features more than 200 wines that were carefully curated for their memorable flavors. From California to Italian...  Read More

Su Vino Winery is a family owned and operated winery and wine bar located in Scottsdale's bustling arts district. The wine made at Su Vino has won more than 40 medals. Su Vino is the first winery in the Phoenix Metro area and the first to offer...  Read More

Sorso Wine Room is a stylish wine bar and cafe at the posh Scottsdale Quarter shopping center in north Scottsdale. The bar is home to a state-of-the-art WineEmotion wine dispenser, which features an eclectic selection of 32 wines. Simply grab a...  Read More

Terroir Wine Pub

If wine bars rub you the wrong way, it's time to give it another go with a visit to the Terroir Wine Pub in Scottsdale. The first house rule is: leave snobbery at the door. The second house rule? Have fun. This friendly wine pub features an...  Read More

Tucked away from the bustle of Scottsdale, this wine bar has a distinctly subterranean feel, thanks to subdued lighting, softly-playing jazz, and wine casks that line the walls. The decor is heavy on stained glass and stone, imbuing the spot...  Read More

Simple food and great wine make for a winning combination at 5th and Wine, one of the most popular wine bars in downtown Scottsdale. The restaurant/wine bar features a 60-seat dining room (which fills up fast on the weekends), a comfy soft...  Read More

The Toasted Cork is a modern neighborhood wine bar with an approachable wine list designed to appeal to both newcomers and connoisseurs. Executive Chef Jaime Ramirez offers a menu of elevated bar bites, including cheeses and small plates that...  Read More


Meet Patricia Escarcega

Patricia Escarcega has lived in the Arizona desert since she was a teenager. She works as a writer and editor in Phoenix with her four dogs and two cats.

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