Top 10 Spots To Drink Wine In Joburg

If you love wining and dining, or just plain wining, then be sure to check out my list of Top 10 Spots To Drink Wine In Joburg.


Turn ‘n Tender – Bryanston

I visit Turn ‘n Tender in Bryanston pretty often, and I know for a fact that they have some of the best and most perfectly prepared steaks in Joburg! They also offer an extensive range of bubbly, sauvignon blanc, semi-sweet wines, rosé, shiraz, merlot and red blends on their wine list! So, no matter what your taste in wine is, they are sure to have your favourite.

For more info, check out their website.

Social On Main  Bryanston

Whether you are looking to have a get-together with friends after a long and busy week at the office or are looking for a great place to wine and dine, then head down to Social on Main in Bryanston. The bar is stocked with a great selection of craft beers, there are plenty of interesting cocktails and mojitos for you to try and, last but not least, a good selection of local wines, from dry and sweet to everything thing else in between! This spot is fairly popular so make a booking to avoid disappointment.

For more info, check out their website.

Five Hundred at The Saxon  Sandhurst

For an exceptional fine dining experience you will never forget, book a table at the Five Hundred Restaurant. They offer divine four- or six-course menus for you to indulge in and savour, with each course being complemented by a perfectly paired glass of the finest local and international wines to accentuate the flavours of your meal. Booking is essential, so be sure to make a reservation.

For more info, check out their website.

Chaplin’s Grill  Hurlingham

I have been to Chaplin’s Grill a few times, and I can’t help going back for more! They serve great steaks in both ladies’ and mens’ sizes (prepared and grilled to perfection), have an interesting collection of craft beer and also a nice selection of wines to complement your meal. They host wine pairing dinners and wine blending evenings … perfect if you are looking to treat yourself to some fine wining and dining! So, keep your eyes peeled on their Facebook page for the next wine event.

For more info, check out their website.


Verdicchio – Montecasino, Fourways

If you are looking for a dining experience with an Italian charm, Verdicchio Restaurant and wine cellar at Montecasino is just the place to visit. The restaurant will make you feel as if you are right in the heart of Tuscany. And, owing to it being a wine cellar restaurant, they hold regular wine tastings with the involvement of a number of wine estates and specialist wine shops. Their wine list includes a range of the Cape Wineland’s finest, from Meerlust to Veenwouden and Thelema.

For more info, check out their website.

Ga Rouge Restaurant And Wine Cellar  Centurion

For some country charm and fine wine in Pretoria, Ga Rouge Restaurant and Wine Cellar is ideal if you’re looking for some relaxation, good food and a glass of wine. They also host wine tastings so be sure to keep an eye out if that sounds good to you!

For more info, check out their website.

La Campagnola  Bryanston

With one of the most extensive wine lists in the country, including French vintages and other vintage champagnes at very good prices, this is definitely the place to go if you love your wine. Wine and dine in superb Italian surrounds and relax with a glass of your favourite wine. There’s definitely no better way to wine, dine and relax than this.

For more info, check out their website.

Browns of Rivonia  Rivonia

Dine amongst the thousands of wine bottles housed at the Browns of Rivonia. They have a large selection of wines for you to choose from to complement your dining experience. And, on select evenings, they host a night of fine dining, where you will be treated to a four or five-course meal perfectly matched with designated wines from featured estates.

For more info, check out their website.

Maximillien  Sandton

Whether you are looking for a fine dining experience or just want to catch some after work glasses of wine or sundowners, Maximillien offers you a stylish getaway in the heart of Sandton. Their wine list offers a variety of wines, champagne and rosés for you to choose from, and are all conveniently labelled so you know which wine will go perfectly with your meal.

For more info, check out their website.

The Marion Restaurant – The Marion On Nicol, Sandton

The Marion Restaurant has a great selection of fine wines, ports, sherries, cognacs and whiskey on offer. Situated in the heart of Sandton, the Marion Restaurant offers you a dining experience that will tickle your taste buds if you are looking for a bite to eat. And, if you are rather just looking for a spot to unwind or meet up with friends, their sophisticated cocktail bar is just the place to sit back and relax.

For more info, check out their website.

By Kim Brown
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