Best Wine Bars In Winston-Salem (2024 Update)

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Winston-Salem is in Yadkin wine country. That means there’s going to be a lot of enthusiasm around wine. Plenty of restaurants offer good wine and have wine specials, but what about dedicated wine bars? Here are our picks.

sommelier in a blue shirt and black apron pouring white wine into long stemmed wine glass. He is wearing a  ring and a bracelet on his right hand, wrist watch on his left. can't see his face.
Sommelier pouring refreshing white wine into a wine glass for a waiting customer. Where will you go in Winston-Salem for your next glass?

6th And Vine Restaurant And Wine Bar

6th & Vine is a unique, cozy wine bar with comfy couches and a beautiful patio that is a welcoming place to eat and sip one of the over 25 wines they have by the glass. They also serve local beers and cocktails, and their menu includes sharing plates, entrees, burgers, sandwiches, and salads. A Saturday and Sunday Brunch Menu is available 11am – 3pm. It is a pet-friendly restaurant in the heart of the Downtown Arts District. They have a lovely patio for outdoor seating. Wine is half-price by the glass on Thursdays and half-price by the bottle on Sundays.

6th and Vine Website

  • 209 W 6th Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-725-5577
  • Hours
    • Wed & Thurs, 11am – 8:30pm
    • Fri & Sat, 11am – 10pm
    • Sun, 11am – 8pm

The Caviste

The Caviste is a wine bar and shop specializing in small wine producers. Different wines than found elsewhere can be had here. Special Events include wine tastings and wine dinners. Comfortable, relaxing spot for wine enjoyment. They have a small plate menu by Chef John Bobby of Bobby Boy Bakeshop.

The Caviste Website

  • 1100 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-774-3775
  • Hours
    • Tues – Fri, 11am – 7pm
    • Sat, 12pm – 7pm
    • Closed Sunday

Eastern Standard

Close-up of a wine glass with white wine in it. A shelf with liquor bottles in the background
Enjoy a glass of wine from the bar at Eastern Standard. The bartenders are very friendly!
Photo by Aniya Ellison for MyWinston-Salem.com, © Cover Story Media, Inc. 2023.

Eastern Standard is an elegant and inviting cocktail lounge in the heart of Winston-Salem. Enjoy fine wine, classic cocktails, and craft beer. Small bites of food are available. “Wine Down Wednesdays” features 50% off bottles of wine and $5 drink specials all summer.

Eastern Standard Website

  • 1131 Burke Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-479-1100
  • Hours
    • Mon-Thurs, 4pm – 10pm
    • Fri, 4pm – 1am
    • Sat, 1pm – 1am
    • Closed Sunday

Melrose Cafe And Wine Lounge

wine on wall at Melrose
Enjoy a glass of wine in a relaxing space.
Photo by Aniya Ellison for MyWinston-Salem.com, © Cover Story Media, Inc. 2023.

Melrose is a California-inspired coffee and wine bar. Comfortable seating and casual atmosphere. Savory bites and desserts are available.

Melrose Cafe And Wine Lounge Facebook

  • 1608 S Stratford Road, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-448-0116
  • Hours
    • Sun-Fri, 8am – 6pm
    • Sat, 8am – 8pm

STEM Beverage And Supply

STEM is a family-owned bar with a modern vibe. They feature fine wines, cocktails, and draft beers. Charcuterie boards are available for snacking.

STEM Website

  • 626 W 4th Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-448-5609
  • Hours
    • Tues-Thurs, 5pm – 12am
    • Fri & Sat, 12pm – 12am
    • Closed Sunday & Monday

West Salem Public House

WSPH brings delicious beverages into a warm neighborhood meeting place. Their wine list is eclectic but fun. Their beer list focuses on regional and local craft brewing. Coffee is also served until 3 pm.

West Salem Public House Website

  • 400 S Green Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-289-9160
  • Hours
    • Mon-Fri, 6:30am – 11pm
    • Sat, 8am – 11pm
    • Sun, 4pm – 9pm

The Best Yadkin Valley Wineries

Wine lovers, remember we have some beautiful vineyards right in our backyard. See our list of the best Yadkin Valley wineries and visit a few.

Do you know of a wine bar we missed? Let us know in the comments.

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