Best Wine Bar Restaurants 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

  • ROSE CAB FRANC
    BOUVET BRUT, FRANCE
    Raspberry, Quince, Earthy Notes
    8/26
  • PROSECCO
    VOGA, CONEGLIANO, ITALY
    Refreshing, Citrus Fruits, Crisp, Sustainable
    32
  • CHAMPAGNE
    TAITTINGER CHAMPAGNE, FRANCE
    Peach, White Flowers, Vanilla Pod, Brioche, Sustainable
    75

ROSÉ

  • SANGIOVESE ROSE
    ALEXANDER VALLEY, SONOMA
    Guava, Peach, Berry, Mint
    9/29
  • ROSE GRENACHE GRIS BLANC
    LOUIS JADOT, MÂCONNAIS, FRANCEFloral and Fruity, Fresh Red Currant, Raspberry
    8/26

WHITE

  • MOSCATO VINO
    COLUMBIA VALLEY, WASHINGTON
    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, OREGON
    Lime, Kiwi, Orange Zest, Basil
    10/32
  • SAUVIGNON BLANC
    SOUTH COAST WINERY, TEMECULA
    Gooseberry, Wild Flowers, Kiwi, Lime
    8/26
  • SAUVIGNON BLANC
    MOMO, NEW ZEALAND
    Lemon zest, Passionfruit, Currant
    11/35
  • SAUVIGNON BLANC
    SQUEALING PIG, NEW ZEALAND
    Green Pineapple, Passionfruit, Citrus
    12/38
  • BIG WAVE BLEND
    CALIFORNIA GIRL, TEMECULA
    Tropical Fruit, Floral, Estate-Grown
    8/26
  • VIOGNIER/MARSANNE
    TREANA, CALIFORNIA
    Dried Pear, Lemon Pith, Oak Spice
    10/32
  • CHARDONNAY
    INDABA, SOUTH AFRICA
    Crisp Fruit, Creamy Butterscotch, Oak
    8/26
  • CHARDONNAY
    CARMENET, CALIFORNIA
    Apple, Banana, Vanilla
    8/26
  • CHARDONNAY
    TRINITAS CAREROS, CALIFORNIA
    Butterscotch, Creamy Citrus, Oak
    9/29
  • TSINANDALI
    MILDIANI, GEORGIA
    Wildflowers, Quince, Grapes
    9/29

PORT

  • PORT NOVAL BLACK PORTO
    QUINTA DO NOVAL VINHOS, PORTUGAL
    Juicy Red Fruit, Sweet Spice
    8

RED

  • KHVANCHKARA
    TELIANI VALLEY, GEORGIA
    Semi-Sweet, Berries, Walnuts, Cardamom
    16/52
  • SANGIOVESE
    SOUTH COAST WINERY, TEMECULA
    Ripe Cherries, Tangy Acidity, Spice
    8/26
  • PINOT NOIR
    FOUR SISTERS, AUSTRALIA
    Cherry, Black Tea, Bright & Light Bodied
    8/26
  • PINOT NOIR
    LAURIER VINEYARDS, CALIFORNIABlack Cherries, Raspberry, Clove
    9/29
  • PINOT NOIR
    WHOLE CLUSTER, OREGON
    Ripe Cherry, Baking Spices, Hints of Cocoa & Earth, Sustainable
    15/47
  • PINOT NOIR
    EMERITUS, RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY
    Cassis, Soft Tannins, Biodynamic, Dry Farmed, Estate Farmed & Bottled
    25/77
  • MERLOT
    SOUTH COAST WINERY, TEMECULA, CALIFORNIA
    Rich Fruits, Oak Round Tannins, Estate Grown, Sustainable, Vegan
    12/38
  • OLD VINE ZINFANDEL
    TRINITAS, MENDOCINO
    Spicy, Oak, Juicy Fruit
    13/42
  • PETITE SYRAH
    SPELLBOUND, NAPA VALLEY
    Cassis, Plums, Pepper, Brown Spices
    9/29
  • PETITE SYRAH
    HARLOW RIDGE, CALIFORNIA
    Raspberry, Red Currants, Plums, Vanilla, Clove, Black Pepper
    8/26
  • SYRAH
    ALEXANDER VALLEY, SONOMA
    Blackberry Jam, Cherry, Plum, Vanilla
    10/32
  • MALBEC
    CAMILA, ARGENTINA
    Plum, Cocoa, Silky Tannins
    8/26
  • MALBEC
    FINCA DECERO, ARGENTINA
    Violets, Raisin, Currants, Blackberries
    10/32
  • CABERNET SAUVIGNON
    WILD HORSE PEAK, TEMECULA
    Rich Berries, Black Pepper, Caramel
    8/26
  • CABERNET SAUVIGNON
    RARE EARTH, CALIFORNIA
    Plum, Cherry, Vanilla
    8/26
  • CABERNET SAUVIGNON
    HARLOW RIDGE, CALIFORNIA
    Coffee, Chocolate, Vanilla
    9/29
  • CABERNET SAUVIGNON
    THE GIRLS, LAKE COUNTY CALIFORNIA
    Dark Cherry, Cassis, Mother Earth, Cocoa
    10/32
  • COTES DU RHONE
    CHAPELLE ST. ARNOUX, FRANCE
    White Pepper, Dark Cherry, Smokey
    8/26
  • MERITAGE
    TRINITAS, NAPA VALLEY
    Cherry, Plum, Cassis, Cedar, French Oak
    20/62
  • RED BLEND
    FARMERS OF WINE, BARDOLINO, ITALY
    Intense and bright aromas in the grapes, with a Fruity and flowery Bouquet
    10/32
  • RED BLEND
    PREDATOR, NAPA VALLEY, CALIFORNIARaspberry Jam, Caramel, Cinnamon, Excellent Oak Integration
    10/32
  • RED BLEND
    PASSIONE SENTIMENTO, ITALY
    Red Berries, Spices
    12/38
  • TEMPRANILLO
    VIÑA ZACO, RIOJA, SPAIN
    Kick to the palate, lots of oak, then robust black cherry and plum flavors
    9/29
  • TSINANDALI
    MUKUZANI, GEORGIA
    Cherry, Wood
    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.

**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.