Sit Back and Sip at the Best Wine Bars in Palm Springs

While there may not be vineyards in Palm Springs, you can still get your wine tasting on at the desert's best wine bars. Tasting rooms and restaurants serving extensive and hand-selected wine lists cater to wine aficionados of all types in Palm Springs.

You'll find a handful of wine bars throughout the desert, such as 3rd Corner Wine Shop & Bistro in Palm Desert. The retail wine store and restaurant combo offers more than 800 wines, which you can either purchase to take home or enjoy with dinner on the patio. Further east, you can stop by The Wine Bar at Old Town La Quinta, which boasts more than 300 different varieties and special tasting events. Plus, you can sit back with your favorite wine and a selection from the vino-friendly food menu while enjoying the live music that often fills The Wine Bar on weekends.

Local restaurants also serve up an impressive array of wines. Tinto in Palm Springs, for example, gets its name from the Basque word for red wine. Fittingly, the Jose Garces restaurant offers an impressive list of hand-selected Spanish red wines. The Mediterranean-inspired Figue restaurant in La Quinta is also known for its impressive wine list, which includes both Old World and New World Mediterranean varieties.

If it's time for a glass of wine, check out the full list of the desert's best wine bars below.



Alicante opened in downtown Palm Springs in early 2013, serving authentic Spanish dishes and tapas on South Palm Canyon Drive. Your tapas spread or Spanish-inspired entree is best enjoyed with a glass of wine from Alicante's discerning wine...  Read More



Fantasy Springs Casino offers a range of nightlife options, from concerts to sports bars. It's the 12th Floor Cocktail Lounge and Wine Bar atop the Indio casino, though, that attracts a sophisticated crowd looking for good wine, a relaxed...  Read More



Cigars, craft beers and wines are the name of the game at Fame Wine and Cigar Lounge in downtown Palm Springs. The ever-evolving wine list includes whites, reds and sparkling varieties, plus champagne for those special occasions. Some of the...  Read More



Tucked away inside the charming Old Town neighborhood, The Wine Bar at Old Town La Quinta is a beloved wine shop in the desert. The Wine Bar carries more than 300 varieties of wine from around the world, all hand-selected by owners Robert and...  Read More

North Palm Springs


After dinner, there's no better spot to indulge your sweet tooth and your inner wino than at Crave. This dessert bar has quickly earned a reputation across the desert for its freshly baked cheesecakes, lemon bars and pies, as well as its white...  Read More

Spencer's Restaurant


Spencer's is one of Palm Springs most iconic restaurants, known for its French- and Pacific Rim-influenced American fare. Its wine cellar is equally impressive, boasting a worldly selection of labels from France, New Zealand, Austria, Spain and...  Read More


Meet Marissa Willman

Marissa Willman moved to the Coachella Valley in 2001 and loves discovering the best that the desert has to offer. As a Palm Springs local, Marissa enjoys sharing her knowledge of this desert...  More About Marissa