Wine Tastings

There's no better way to find a wine you love than by tasting as many as possible. Luckily for those of us who live in Austin, we have lots of wine tasting opportunities! Because of the social nature of wine tastings, we also think that it's a great date idea. Some of our favorite local wine bars hold regular tasting events, which makes it easy to find a great bottle to drink, take home, or serve at your next party.

Uncorked Tasting Room and Wine Bar
900 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78702
Phone: (512) 524-2809

Uncorked offers two kinds of wine flights: those matched to the season, stock, or whim of the management; and those chosen by the taster. The flight menu is extensive, featuring excellent wines from every corner of the world. In addition to their ongoing wine flight offerings, Uncorked often holds tasting events for their Uncorked Club members. Membership is free and you'll be alerted of any upcoming events by email.

House Wine
408 Josephine St
Austin, TX 78704
Phone: (512) 322-5210

One of our favorite wine bars is the laid back House Wine, which holds wine tasting classes every Tuesday evening at 7:30pm. For just $25 you'll get to taste five different types of wine, which are accompanied by cheese and instruction from local wine experts. In addition to the wine tasting events, House Wine offers live music and an open mic night every Monday.

Water 2 Wine
4036 South Lamar Blvd Ste 100
Austin, TX 78704
Phone: (512) 428-9463

Water 2 Wine, the wine bar that also allows you to create and bottle your own vino, is one of the best places for wine tastings in Austin. Not only do they regularly hold events with free wine tastings, but they also offer unlimited tastings for pre-scheduled private parties. Having a bachelorette party? How about a big birthday shindig? Water 2 Wine will let you bring your own food while they provide the wine. Also ask about their food pairing events and wine education classes.

Cru Wine Bar
238 W 2nd St
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 472-9463

Cru offers one of the most extensive collections of wine at any given moment, making it one of the best places for wine tasting in Austin. Each day, Cru offers 12 different wine flight groupings, with each flight consisting of 3 different wines. These flights are constantly revolving to keep regulars on their toes. Cru always has at least 50 wines available by the glass or flight, as well as a fantastic half-price deal for champagne on Tuesdays.

East End Wines
1209 Rosewood Ave
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 904-9056

Free wine tastings every Friday night. Need we say more? Okay, if you need even more convincing, consider this: East End Wines is one of the most well-respected wine shops in Austin, and people often drive out of their way to come here, both for the selection and the service. The owners taste every single wine to ensure that they meets their standards before putting anything on the shelves. Oh, and did we mention that their wine tastings are absolutely free?