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The Cellar Wine and Tapas

Where to Swirl, Sip, and Savor Wine in Phoenix

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It might be easy to grab a bottle of wine and veg out on your couch, but why pass up the opportunity to play board games, listen to live music, and gab with friends at a local wine bar? Phoenix has a sample of everything — from an upscale wine bar to a speakeasy with a casual vibe, or wine tastings for the serious connoisseurs who want to have the full experience.

These 12 wine bars in Phoenix will help you narrow what you prefer, whether it is a chardonnay by the glass or a vintage red blend by-the-bottle.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Pizzicata Pizzeria Ristorante

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7212 East Ho, N Hum Rd
Carefree, AZ 85377
(480) 488-2848
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Find pizza and wine, the perfect combo, at Pizzicato Pizzeria Ristorante patio, nestled between several quaint shops. It’s easy to spend an afternoon solo with your favorite bottle or grab a late lunch with a friend. Just because it’s a pizza spot, don’t assume the restaurant doesn’t carry wines on its reserve list. The prices for bottles start at $79, but don’t worry, you have the option of enjoying an $11 glass of chardonnay or chianti, too.

2. The Whining Pig Desert Ridge

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21001 North Tatum Boulevard 1405 46-1405, #46
Phoenix, AZ 85050
(480) 534-5657
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The Whining Pig has a chill vibe with wines that come by the glass, bottle, or as a flight. Pair your wine of choice with a grilled cheese sandwich or charcuterie board. This is a place where it’s not uncommon to see customers playing board games; the atmosphere is all about kicking back and relaxing.

3. Sorso Wine Room

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15323 N Scottsdale Rd #150
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
(480) 951-4344
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Charming but modern, Sorso Wine Room appeals to those who want to people-watch while sipping a glass of pinot grigio or syrah. There are 150 wine options on the list and with the serve-and-sip wine dispensers, guests can choose whether to order a full, half, or quarter glass. The menu includes cheese boards, hummus, and bruschetta. Outdoor seating and private space is available, too.

4. Postino Kierland

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7030 E Greenway Pkwy
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
(602) 899-1111
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Postino’s Kierland is the ideal place to sit on the outdoor patio, grab a glass (or a bottle) of wine and enjoy a bruschetta board while unwinding. Every Monday and Tuesday night guests can order a bottle of wine and pair it with bruschetta choices like fig and brie, ricotta and dates, mozzarella and tomato, and spicy pepper jam with goat cheese. If bruschetta isn’t your thing, then grilled cheese, salads, and charcuterie boards are also available. Wines by the glass start at $10.

5. Terroir Wine Pub

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7001 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
(480) 922-3470
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Terroir Wine Pub in Scottsdale is for the uninitiated or novice who wants to try the wine bar experience for the first time. The patio is unassuming and there is a down-to-earth vibe that is rare for Scottsdale. The wine menu changes everyday and there are also fun theme nights that keep customers guessing. The owners reward the environmental-friendly who choose to ride their bikes with a discount on wine.

6. Lon’s at The Hermosa Inn

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5532 N Palo Cristi Rd
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
(602) 955-7878
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Plush pink bougainvilleas and overarching trees create an intimate setting for a date night at Lon’s at the Hermosa Inn. Grab a favorite wine and enjoy the upscale, but unpretentious outdoor vibe. Indoors there is a rustic wine cellar for private gatherings for up to 12 people. Wines come from Italy, Spain, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, as well as Germany and Alsace, and a sommelier is there to help navigate the 700 labels to find the right bottle to complement dinner. Special winemaker events are hosted throughout the year.

7. Duck and Decanter

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1651 E Camelback Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85016
(602) 274-5429
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Established in 1972, Duck and Decanter is the neighborhood spot that likes to cater to its community. The wine by the glass menu is exceptionally reasonable. A glass of chardonnay costs $5, while a riesling is also affordable at $6.50. The menu features several sandwiches like albacore tuna, roasted chicken, and beef pastrami.

8. Zinqué

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4712 N Goldwater Blvd Suite 110
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(623) 745-9616
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A French experience in the middle of Scottsdale? Yes, it is possible at Zinqué. Indoor dining has a French bistro vibe with hightop tables and a wine bar, while the outdoor are has a fireplace surrounded by trees. The wine menu is small, but mighty since it focuses on bottles imported from all over the world. Pair a pinot with tuna tartare or a salmon dish.

9. Kazimierz Wine & Whiskey Bar

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7137 E Stetson Dr
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(480) 946-3004
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If selection is what you’re looking for, Kazimierz Wine & Whiskey Bar is eager to please with over 2,000 wines on hand. It’s also a “secret” speakeasy to enjoy live music with a wine glass or a few bottles on hand. The wines by the glass are available for whites, reds, and Champagne.

10. Su Vino Winery

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7330 E Main St Suite 105
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(480) 994-8466
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Board games, as well as the complete wine experience is yours for the taking at Su Vino Winery. The tasting menu includes five tastes for $10 or five tastes of the reserve flight for $15. There is also a chocolate and wine flight and wines by the bottle. Infusion and dessert wines are also on the menu. You could spend an entire weekend without the cost of a flight to California to get your winery experience.

11. Peacock Wine Bar

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1525 N Gilbert Rd c108
Gilbert, AZ 85234
(480) 590-1586
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You don’t need to travel to Napa or Sonoma Valley for a wine tasting. Peacock Wine Bar offers “Wine Lover’s Choice”: Guests can choose up to four reds and whites for a tasting for only $28. Pair cheeses or chocolates with your wine for an additional $7. The seating arrangements are cozy and light music plays in the background to create a chill vibe. The charcuterie boards are a customer fave.

12. The Cellar | Wine & Tapas

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5030 Warner Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85044
(480) 598-9463
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The Cellar is serious about wine. The space is ripe for an intimate evening enjoyed on the patio or a cozy indoor gathering with friends. Every Tuesday, guests have the opportunity to try a wine flight from different regions, on Wednesdays guests are eligible for half-off on bottles after 5 p.m., and on Thursdays combine a glass of wine and bruschetta boards for $25. Pair your choice of wine with fan favorites like the lobster roll and cauliflower tempura. If you’re a wine aficionado, the Cellar offers a chance to join its wine club. Several discounts are available all month with the membership.

1. Pizzicata Pizzeria Ristorante

7212 East Ho, N Hum Rd, Carefree, AZ 85377

Find pizza and wine, the perfect combo, at Pizzicato Pizzeria Ristorante patio, nestled between several quaint shops. It’s easy to spend an afternoon solo with your favorite bottle or grab a late lunch with a friend. Just because it’s a pizza spot, don’t assume the restaurant doesn’t carry wines on its reserve list. The prices for bottles start at $79, but don’t worry, you have the option of enjoying an $11 glass of chardonnay or chianti, too.

7212 East Ho, N Hum Rd
Carefree, AZ 85377

2. The Whining Pig Desert Ridge

21001 North Tatum Boulevard 1405 46-1405, #46, Phoenix, AZ 85050

The Whining Pig has a chill vibe with wines that come by the glass, bottle, or as a flight. Pair your wine of choice with a grilled cheese sandwich or charcuterie board. This is a place where it’s not uncommon to see customers playing board games; the atmosphere is all about kicking back and relaxing.

21001 North Tatum Boulevard 1405 46-1405, #46
Phoenix, AZ 85050

3. Sorso Wine Room

15323 N Scottsdale Rd #150, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Charming but modern, Sorso Wine Room appeals to those who want to people-watch while sipping a glass of pinot grigio or syrah. There are 150 wine options on the list and with the serve-and-sip wine dispensers, guests can choose whether to order a full, half, or quarter glass. The menu includes cheese boards, hummus, and bruschetta. Outdoor seating and private space is available, too.

15323 N Scottsdale Rd #150
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

4. Postino Kierland

7030 E Greenway Pkwy, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Postino’s Kierland is the ideal place to sit on the outdoor patio, grab a glass (or a bottle) of wine and enjoy a bruschetta board while unwinding. Every Monday and Tuesday night guests can order a bottle of wine and pair it with bruschetta choices like fig and brie, ricotta and dates, mozzarella and tomato, and spicy pepper jam with goat cheese. If bruschetta isn’t your thing, then grilled cheese, salads, and charcuterie boards are also available. Wines by the glass start at $10.

7030 E Greenway Pkwy
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

5. Terroir Wine Pub

7001 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85253

Terroir Wine Pub in Scottsdale is for the uninitiated or novice who wants to try the wine bar experience for the first time. The patio is unassuming and there is a down-to-earth vibe that is rare for Scottsdale. The wine menu changes everyday and there are also fun theme nights that keep customers guessing. The owners reward the environmental-friendly who choose to ride their bikes with a discount on wine.

7001 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85253

6. Lon’s at The Hermosa Inn

5532 N Palo Cristi Rd, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

Plush pink bougainvilleas and overarching trees create an intimate setting for a date night at Lon’s at the Hermosa Inn. Grab a favorite wine and enjoy the upscale, but unpretentious outdoor vibe. Indoors there is a rustic wine cellar for private gatherings for up to 12 people. Wines come from Italy, Spain, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, as well as Germany and Alsace, and a sommelier is there to help navigate the 700 labels to find the right bottle to complement dinner. Special winemaker events are hosted throughout the year.

5532 N Palo Cristi Rd
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

7. Duck and Decanter

1651 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016

Established in 1972, Duck and Decanter is the neighborhood spot that likes to cater to its community. The wine by the glass menu is exceptionally reasonable. A glass of chardonnay costs $5, while a riesling is also affordable at $6.50. The menu features several sandwiches like albacore tuna, roasted chicken, and beef pastrami.

1651 E Camelback Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85016

8. Zinqué

4712 N Goldwater Blvd Suite 110, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

A French experience in the middle of Scottsdale? Yes, it is possible at Zinqué. Indoor dining has a French bistro vibe with hightop tables and a wine bar, while the outdoor are has a fireplace surrounded by trees. The wine menu is small, but mighty since it focuses on bottles imported from all over the world. Pair a pinot with tuna tartare or a salmon dish.

4712 N Goldwater Blvd Suite 110
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

9. Kazimierz Wine & Whiskey Bar

7137 E Stetson Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

If selection is what you’re looking for, Kazimierz Wine & Whiskey Bar is eager to please with over 2,000 wines on hand. It’s also a “secret” speakeasy to enjoy live music with a wine glass or a few bottles on hand. The wines by the glass are available for whites, reds, and Champagne.

7137 E Stetson Dr
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

10. Su Vino Winery

7330 E Main St Suite 105, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Board games, as well as the complete wine experience is yours for the taking at Su Vino Winery. The tasting menu includes five tastes for $10 or five tastes of the reserve flight for $15. There is also a chocolate and wine flight and wines by the bottle. Infusion and dessert wines are also on the menu. You could spend an entire weekend without the cost of a flight to California to get your winery experience.

7330 E Main St Suite 105
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

11. Peacock Wine Bar

1525 N Gilbert Rd c108, Gilbert, AZ 85234

You don’t need to travel to Napa or Sonoma Valley for a wine tasting. Peacock Wine Bar offers “Wine Lover’s Choice”: Guests can choose up to four reds and whites for a tasting for only $28. Pair cheeses or chocolates with your wine for an additional $7. The seating arrangements are cozy and light music plays in the background to create a chill vibe. The charcuterie boards are a customer fave.

1525 N Gilbert Rd c108
Gilbert, AZ 85234

12. The Cellar | Wine & Tapas

5030 Warner Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85044

The Cellar is serious about wine. The space is ripe for an intimate evening enjoyed on the patio or a cozy indoor gathering with friends. Every Tuesday, guests have the opportunity to try a wine flight from different regions, on Wednesdays guests are eligible for half-off on bottles after 5 p.m., and on Thursdays combine a glass of wine and bruschetta boards for $25. Pair your choice of wine with fan favorites like the lobster roll and cauliflower tempura. If you’re a wine aficionado, the Cellar offers a chance to join its wine club. Several discounts are available all month with the membership.

5030 Warner Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85044

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