Wining Your Way in Fort Myers: The Area's Top Wine Bars

Southwest Florida is home to a couple of extremely successful wine auctions that bring in millions of dollars each year for children’s charities. That kind of exposure is sure to up the ante when it comes to the wine culture of the area. 

While not all of these 10Best are traditional “wine bars”, all have what you would traditionally expect from them; fantastic lists that span the globe, price range and a healthy by the glass list.

C-Level does indeed classify itself as a wine bar and their food offerings have become so popular as well. Here you will find video concerts on the big screen while you choose from wide offerings from favorite producers as well as boutique specialties.

Angelina’s is a well-respected, Italian restaurant known for more than fantastic food and service. The posh place has won national recognition for its wine program which features much more than fine Italian wines.

Many winemakers like to travel to the area in the winter, visiting these restaurants for wine dinners where they showcase special bottles and new releases. And in the summer, many of these establishments have unbelievable weekday bottle pricing.

No matter which of these places you pick to pop a cork, you wont be disappointed by the variety. 

Cork and Barrel
Photo courtesy of Gina Birch

One of the newest additions to the Fort Myers dining scene, this feel-good tapas restaruant also has a considerable wine list to match it's varied menu. Not only is there a healthy selection of bottles and glass selections, but Cork and Barrel...  Read More

Regulars refer to the restaurant as 'Gloria's', after the chef/owner Gloria Jordan. She is passionate about food, wine, music and life in general; this passion is evident in her establishment. She is seen more often on the floor these days, than...  Read More

South Fort Myers
Fancy's Southern Cafe
Photo courtesy of Gina Birch

"Southern Sophistication" has been the long running theme at Fancy's, for both food and decor. Busting at the seams, owners expanded at the end of 2013, adding a rustic wine bar with soft, chic accents. A small loft above the bar is just big...  Read More

Fort Myers Villas

A long time local favorite for both great food and service, Bistro 41 features a sophisticated setting with fine American cuisine and great attention to its wine program. The bar is a friendly place to sample the nearly twenty-five selections by...  Read More

Blue Coyote Supper Club Sanibel
Photo courtesy of Lance Wissinger

Blue Coyote Sanibel is the sister restaurant to a private supper club in Fort Myers, however, the island location is open to the public. The bar is chic and the wine list presented at it is one that managers take great pride in; find almost...  Read More

Bonita Springs
Chops City Grill
Photo courtesy of Chops City Grill

You almost expect a good steakhouse to have an outstanding wine program, and Chop's in Bonita Springs certainly delivers. A longtime favorite local establishment, the large bar is perfect for glass sampling or enjoying one of the more than 400...  Read More

Twisted Vine
Photo courtesy of Gina Birch

Twisted Vine Bistro sits right across from the renovated riverfront in downtown Fort Myers. Known for many years as a wine bar, the selection and quality of the fermented juice still rivals any in the Downtown River District with some thirty...  Read More

Angelina's Ristorante
Photo courtesy of Angelina's Ristorante

Angelina's is more than a premiere Italian dining establishment; patrons also come here for the award winning wine selection. You can't help but notice the thirty foot wine tower in the center of the restaurant, filled with about 4000 bottles....  Read More

South Fork Grille
Photo courtesy of Gina Birch

South Fork is located in the popular Coconut Point, an outdoor shopping mall. It is a perfect place to relax with a glass after a long day of shopping, or to recharge for more. Open for both lunch and dinner, South Fork is best known for its...  Read More

C Level Bistro & Wine Bar
Photo courtesy of Gina BIrch

C Level is a small, laid back wine bar in an unassuming stretch of Bonita Beach Road, not too far from the Gulf of Mexico. Dark and comfortable, a big screen plays live concert videos from cool jazz and folk artists, among other genres. C...  Read More


Meet Gina Birch

Gina carries the rare title of "Native Floridian". Living in Southwest Florida for 22 years, she is a well known, award winning radio and TV personality. 

Besides brandishing a microphone, Gina...  More About Gina

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