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4 Best Places to Sip Wine in Sarasota, Florida

by Sarasota Bay Club

Do you want to unwind with a glass of wine? Sarasota, Florida, offers the perfect blend of refinement and a laid-back coastal vibe, offering diverse wine bar options for any mood. 

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Here's the lowdown on four must-see wine bars in Sarasota, Florida. Cheers!


1. Block 15 Cork and Craft

The newest wine bar in Sarasota, Block 15 Cork and Craft, is your go-to destination for an unparalleled wine-tasting experience. Taking the place of the former Grand Cru Wine Bar, Block 15 Cork and Craft uses a modern, innovative approach featuring wine taps and a wristband system, which grants access to over 20 wine taps. 

This system not only tracks your pours by the ounce but also the cost, making your wine-tasting experience feel easy and limitless. Block 15 Cork and Craft caters to all with its extensive wine and beer selection, including flights, crafted cocktails, a delectable food menu, and enticing happy hour specials.



Walking into Siesta Key Wine Bar is like stepping into a friend's living room. Melanie Dodge, the proprietor, has created a great ambiance that pervades the entire place. With a catalog of 3,000 wines, Siesta Key Wine Bar has the largest inventory in Sarasota.

Whether you’re a seasoned wine connoisseur or just looking to try something new, exploring Florida’s unique regional flavors is a must for a wine tasting in Sarasota. At Siesta Key Wine Bar you can enjoy a selection of domestic, imported, and Florida wines by flight, glass, or bottle. After a day in the Sunshine State, the sweeter Florida wines can be precisely what your taste buds need.



Mattison's Forty-One is a classic wine and dining establishment. If you're looking for a romantically-lit setting with a massive, beautiful wine bar in Sarasota, look no further than this stand-alone restaurant just beyond the South Bridge to Siesta Key. They feature a generous wine-by-the-glass selection and an even longer bottle list filled with distinctive and surprising delights.



This local staple features a lounge/bar, wine cellar, and an AAA Four Diamond award-winning restaurant. Visitors come to Michael's on East for the refinement and lovely sounds of Joe Micals' piano in the bar, not to forget the extensive wine list. They have a variety of special events and promotions throughout the year so be sure to check them out!

These are just some of the places you can quench your thirst in the Sunshine State. Sarasota, Florida, has plenty more to offer. And you can find all your luxury retirement needs at Sarasota Bay Club, just a stone's throw away from downtown Sarasota’s wine bars. Schedule your private tour to discover more luxury retirement living at Sarasota Bay Club.

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