Best Wine Bar Restaurant in San Diego

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Wine. One of Cafe 21's many loves.

With our unrivaled decor and ambiance and a spectacular wine list, we might go as far as to say that we are the best wine bar in San Diego. Of course, this depends on your criteria, but for us we know we are the perfect wine bar when you take the following into consideration: a fantastic wine selection and beautiful spaces in both the Gaslamp and University Heights to enjoy said wine selection. So if your google search bar currently says 'wine restaurants near me' and you happen to be in the heart of downtown San Diego or on the main drag of Adams Avenue, then we hope you hop in and give us a try. After all, we are all the same, true San Diego wine lovers.

BUBBLY

  • Rosé Cab Franc
    Bouvet Brut • Loire, France | Raspberry, Quince, Earthy Notes
    8/26
  • Prosecco
    Voga • Conegliano, Italy | Refreshing, Citrus Fruits, Crisp, Sustainable
    32
  • Champagne
    Taittinger • Champagne Region, France | Peach, White Flowers, Vanilla, Sustainable
    75

ROSÉ

  • Sangiovese Rosé
    Alexander Valley • Sonoma, CA | Guava, Peach, Berry, Mint
    10/32
  • Rosé
    Louis Jadot • Mâconnais, France | Floral, Fruity, Fresh Red Currant, Raspberry
    9/29

WHITE

  • Moscato Vino
    CasaSmith • Columbia Valley, WA | Elderberry Blossom, Wisteria, Honeysuckle, Sustainable
    8/26
  • Pinot Grigio
    Masi Masianico • Veneto, Italy | Tropical Fruit, Honey, Dry Citrus Finish, Sustainable
    8/26
  • Pinot Gris
    A to Z • Newburg, OR | Lime, Kiwi, Orange Zest, Basil
    12/38
  • Sauvignon Blanc
    South Coast Winery • Temecula, CA | Gooseberry, Wild Flowers, Kiwi, Lime
    8/26
  • Sauvignon Blanc
    Momo • Marlborough, New Zealand | Lemon zest, Passionfruit, Currant
    11/35
  • Sauvignon Blanc
    Squealing Pig • Awatere Valley, New Zealand | Green Pineapple, Passionfruit, Citrus
    12/38
  • Big Wave Blend
    California Girl • Temecula, CA | Tropical Fruit, Floral, Estate-Grown
    8/26
  • Viognier Marsanne
    Treana • Paso Robles, CA | Dried Pear, Lemon, Oak, Spices
    12/38
  • Chardonnay
    Indaba • Western Cape, South Africa | Crisp, Butterscotch, Oak
    8/26
  • Chardonnay
    Carmenet • Sonoma, CA | Apple, Banana, Vanilla
    8/26
  • Chardonnay
    Trinitas Careros • Napa, CA | Citrus, Creamy, Butterscotch, Oak
    13/41
  • Mildiani
    Tsinandali, Georgia | Wildflowers, Quince, Grapes
    9/29
  • Mildiani
    Rkatsiteii, Georgia | Citrus, Apple
    8/26
  • Qvevri Bouquet
    Mildiani • Kakheti, Georgia | Oak, Dry Herbs
    15/47
  • Mildiani
    Alazani Valley, Georgia | Rkatsiteli Grapes, Oak Accents
    8/26

PORT

  • Port Noval Black Porto
    Quinta do Noval • Douro, Portugal | Raspberry, Sweet Spice
    8

RED

  • Khvanchkara
    Teliani Valley, Georgia | Strawberries, Raspberries, Walnuts, Cardamom
    16/52
  • Sangiovese
    South Coast Winery • Temecula, CA | Ripe Cherries, Tangy Acidity, Spices
    8/26
  • Pinot Noir
    Laurier Vineyards • Sonoma, CA | Black Cherries, Raspberry, Clove
    9/29
  • Pinot Noir Whole Cluster
    Willamette Valley Vineyards, OR | Ripe Cherry, Baking Spices, Hints of Cocoa, Earthy, Sustainable
    15/47
  • Pinot Noir
    Emeritus • Russian River Valley, CA | Cassis, Soft Tannins, Dry Farmed, Estate-Grown + Bottled
    25/77
  • Merlot
    South Coast Winery • Temecula, CA | Rich Fruits, Oak Round Tannins, Estate-Grown, Sustainable, Vegan
    9/29
  • Old Vine Zinfandel
    Trinitas • Mendocino, CA | Spice Forward, Oak, Juicy Fruit
    13/42
  • OLD VINE ZINFANDEL
    TRINITAS, MENDOCINO
    Spicy, Oak, Juicy Fruit
    13/42
  • Petite Syrah
    Spellbound • Napa, CA | Cassis, Plums, Pepper, Spices
    9/29
  • Petite Syrah
    Harlow Ridge • Napa, CA | Raspberry, Red Currants, Plums, Vanilla, Clove, Black Pepper
    8/26
  • Syrah
    Alexander Valley • Sonoma, CA | Blackberry Jam, Cherry, Plum, Vanilla
    11/35
  • Malbec
    Camila • Mendoza, Argentina | Plum, Cocoa, Silky Tannins
    10/32
  • Malbec
    Finca Decero • Mendoza, Argentina | Violets, Light Raisin, Currants, Blackberries
    11/35
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
    Wild Horse Peak • Temecula, CA | Rich Berries, Black Pepper, Caramel
    8/26
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
    Rare Earth • Napa, CA | Plum, Cherry, Vanilla
    8/26
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
    Harlow Ridge • Napa, CA | Coffee, Chocolate, Vanilla
    9/29
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
    The Girls • Lake County, CA | Dark Cherry, Cassis, Earthy, Cocoa
    10/32
  • Cotes du Rhone
    Chapelle St. Arnoux • Rhone Valley, France | White Pepper, Dark Cherry, Smoky
    12/38
  • Meritage
    Trinitas • Napa, CA | Cherry, Plum, Cassis, Cedar, French Oak
    16/50
  • Red Blend
    Farmers of Wine • Bardolino, Italy | Intense, Bright Grape Aromas, Jammy, Flowery
    11/35
  • Red Blend
    Predator • Napa, CA | Raspberry Jam, Caramel, Cinnamon, Oak
    8/26
  • Red Blend
    Passione • Sentimento, Italy | Red Berries, Spices
    12/38
  • Tempranillo
    Viña Zaco • Rioja, Spain | Vibrant, Oak, Robust Black Cherry + Plum Flavors
    10/32
  • Mukuzani
    Tsinandali, Geogia | Cherry, Oak
    9/29

Wine, It's What's for Dinner

Maybe it is time to unwind with a glass of wine with no particular occasion in mind or you are hoping to celebrate with loved ones over a bottle of wine, dinner, and a live music show, then we take pride in being the curators of your wine endeavors. Both our locations have amazing outdoor patios, ideal for outdoor wine drinking and on top of that, our downtown location features live music nightly.

Our Wine Curators

We must mention that the true Cafe 21 wine curators are Chef Leyla and Emran Javadov, who you just might catch one day on the outdoor patio tasting wines. This seems to be an ongoing quest for them, always finding and offering a wide selection of unique, delicious, and affordable wines. So with each swirl and sip, please know that they always have you in mind and of course, have no doubt that quality is never compromised as they work with the best purveyors to get you the best wine from local and international wineries.

There are so many places to drink wine in San Diego and we hope you give either Cafe 21 Gaslamp or Cafe 21 University Heights a try. Our knowledgeable staff will curate you through our wine list and we hope to be your go-to wine bar in San Diego.

Cafe 21 is committed to sustainability and a true farm-to-table experience. We work with the best ingredients from locally grown produce, hormone-free grass fed meat, wild seafood, and antibiotic-free Mary's Free Range Chickens. We partner with local organic Tom King Farm, to bring you the freshest, local, seasonal, and organic produce. We love hand making our own sourdough bread, using organic flour and a very special starter named Lola. We make all our food from scratch, with love. *Please inform us of any allergies you may have. As delicious as it may be, consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs
may increase your risk of foodborne illness.*

Please note that our menu is seasonal and prices as well as menu items are subject to change. We do our best to keep the most current menu updated and the most correct version of our menu is directly on our site.