Wine Bars & Wineries
First came the Earth, sky and oceans. Then came grapes, and then came wine; one of mankind’s oldest and most beloved beverages, with archeological references dating it back to 6,000 b.c.
In the past few decades, wine’s popularity has exploded. In 2011, U.S.A. Today reported U.S. wine sales, for the first time in history, exceeded those in France. Here along the Grand Strand, the options for enjoying wine start at the grocery store and go all the way to fine dining restaurants with award-winning wine lists.
Myrtle Beach wine bars, focused on pairing really good wine with really good food, are another growing option. Whether your preference is for cool, crisp white wines, medium bodied pink or blush wines, or deep, rich reds, there’s a perfect flavor and style for all (21 and over, of course).
Did we mention that the medical community says moderate wine consumption is probably good for you? So, wine not? Enjoy! Here’s a look at some of the area’s best wine shops, wine bars, wineries and Myrtle Beach restaurants serving fine wines.
The Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro
Situated in a beautiful 100-year-old Victorian home in Little River, the Brentwood is one of the Grand Strand’s beloved French-American restaurants, featuring fine food and fine wine. In the Wine Bistro, you’ll find $5 appetizers and affordable wines by the glass or the bottle. Or dine in one of the five private dining rooms for a casual but upscale experience. Wine lovers will be impressed by the extensive wine list.More Info
SeaBlue Restaurant & Wine Bar
Called sophisticated and luxurious” by discriminating diners and food critics, Sea Blue has become the in” place for locals in the know, and for lucky visitors looking for that something special. Sea Blue is urban, hip, and yet still comfortable, and its food and wine list are second to none. Voted as one of the Top 100 Restaurants in the U.S.” Sea Blue promises an excellent wine-lover’s dining experience.More Info
The Aspen Grille in Myrtle Beach prides itself on delivering a casual, fine-dining experience. Classy and stylish, the intimate restaurant is known for its fabulous seafood, beef, chicken and pasta dishes, and also for its extensive wine list. From interesting newcomers, to old-world classics, Aspen Grille’s ever changing wine list keeps casual wine lovers and connoisseurs coming back for more.More Info
Perrone's Fine Food & Wine Market
For many years Chef Steven Perrone and his wife, Eileen, built a reputation at Perrone’s Fine Food and Wine Market as an excellent source for gourmet carry-out dishes and beautifully elegant catered affairs. After years in the restaurant business, in 2002 the Perrones pooled their talents to open Perrone’s Fine Food and Wine Market in Pawleys Island.More Info
Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
This Southeast regional chain offers a contemporary American-Italian dining experience in a classic setting. Located in the trendy Market Common shopping district, Travinia is an excellent gathering spot for families and friends or for a romantic party of two. Travinia’s motto is 100 percent fresh,” and an emphasis is placed on offering lighter fare and a gluten-free menu to go with the traditionally calorie-heavy Italian cuisine.More Info
Wine & Design
Wine & Design is the place to go if you feel like you need to get in touch with your creative side, while sipping on some of the good stuff. Whether you have the urge to experience a couple of hours as a starving artist or a highly sought after master painter, this North Myrtle Beach studio is a great place to start.More Info
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