Savoring a glass of quality wine is a delicacy that simply must be enjoyed every once in awhile. Thankfully, there are several places in and around Toledo with wonderful wine selections, whether you’re looking to sip on a glass while you catch up with friends, paint a landscape or grab a bite to eat. You may even be looking to purchase an entire bottle to bring to your next gathering!
However you’re looking to enjoy your wine, we’ve got some ideas of where you might go in the Toledo area.
Unwind at a Wine Bar
Photo Courtesy of Veritas Cork & Craft
Veritas Cork & Craft is perhaps the best source for wine in the city. You may enjoy a glass or bottle in their bar space with a full-service lounge, pairing it with a small plate of tapas. If you stumble upon your new favorite wine, you may even purchase a bottle or two in their updated retail space with a small selection of unique, rare and boutique wines along with everyday favorites. While they still sell retail wine, Veritas has recently transformed their retail space into an area for tastings and events!
Zinful is a quaint tasting boutique in Perrysburg, offering an impressive array of fine wines, cigars and craft beers. They host weekly wine and beer tastings and wine classes, and even have the capacity to host private parties and events in their dynamic setting. Their wines are hand-selected to offer the highest quality and value in each varietal, and their knowledgeable staff will help you select the perfect wine you’re searching for!
This cozy and long-standing Italian restaurant has an attached wine bar that makes this local favorite in West Toledo even more unique. Calvino’s serves premium foods with a Mediterranean influence, and they are best known for their pizzas and delicious homemade bread. Their attached wine bar boasts a wide selection of wines to enhance your dine-in or carry-out experience.
Paint With Wine in Hand
Photo Courtesy of Wine & Canvas
Wine & Canvas is a social phenomenon stretching from coast to coast, and we are so glad they have a Toledo location! Those with all levels of artistic experience are welcomed to follow the step-by-step instruction of a talented teacher as you work to create your very own masterpiece. The experience is enhanced with their full-service bar offering wonderful wines, beer and creative cocktails.
With two locations — in Toledo and Perrysburg — this popular local hot spot is the perfect outing for friends, family, co-workers or couples. You are guided step-by-step through the process of painting a wall-worthy piece of art that you’ll want to display at home. While Uncork the Artist does not provide drinks on site, you are invited to bring your favorite bottle of wine to the class while you create your masterpiece!
Pair Wine With Your Meal
Like any great Italian restaurant, Rosie’s Italian Grille boasts an exquisite wine menu, featuring sparkling, Italian, white and red wines — and even wines perfect for enjoying on their outdoor patio! Overwhelmed? Their intelligent staff is happy to steer you in the right direction.
In addition to their delicious cuisine, Registry Bistro has one of the best wine selections in the area. While their wine list is average in size, it is quite impressive in content. Their expert staff hand-selects boutique wines from both new and old world regions, featuring seasonal selections that perfectly complement their menu.
While Manhattan’s Pub ‘N Cheer has a full bar with wine options, their monthly wine dinners are a special treat for local wine connoisseurs. Chef Ian Regents has an innate ability to pair wine perfectly with his creations. Stay up to date about upcoming wine dinners by following Manhattan’s on Facebook!
This is another Italian restaurant in town with a wonderful wine selection. Order a red or white by the glass, or order from their new “wine on tap” list! This trend-setting method of wine delivery provides a single glass of fresh wine, just as the winemaker intended it to be. This ensures excellent quality and the ultimate freshness.
Purchase a Bottle of Wine
The Andersons is a general store known throughout the region for their superb selection of wines. You will find virtually any variety of wine you’re searching for in their expansive wine and craft beer section! Head to their locations in Maumee or Toledo to see their amazing wines for sale.
A visit to Holloway Beverages is well worth the trip to Holland. Whether you’re looking for top-of-the-line equipment and ingredients for brewing your own beer at home, or you’re searching for some of the best wines in the region, Holloway has you covered! They have over 1,000 wines to choose from in addition to over 500 craft beers.
Who serves your favorite wine in town? We’d love to know!