5 great wine bars and wine restaurants in Pretoria 2022
Star Wine List's ambassador Steve Steinfeld has selected his favourite wine spots in Pretoria, South Africa. Check out the venues not to miss!
Phone: +27 071 996 1708 083 467 2588
Address: 4 Daventry Street, Lynnwood Manor, Pretoria
The Lynwood eatery, by Chef Fortunato Mazzone, is a favourite amongst Pretoria’s foodie clientele. The restaurant serves up the chef’s take on his traditional Italian cuisine. The wine list opens with a map of South Africa’s wine-growing region and an aroma chart before moving onto an extensive list of Cap Classiques and Champagnes, white wines, rosés and reds – predominantly local with a few international picks here and there. It’s a list that spans both price points and styles of wine, ensuring there’s something for everyone – from the novice to the connoisseur. Such a wine lover is chef...
Phone: +27 083 467 2588
Address: c/o Lynnwood and, Daventry Street, Lynnwood Glen, Pretoria
Situated in Lynwood, Pretoria, this wine bar, bottle store and delicatessen is an Aladdin’s cave of fine wines. Each of the walls and a large part of the floorspace is dedicated to storing the veritable selection of bottles available for enjoyment – either in-store or at home. The extensive by-the-glass list features predominantly South African wines with a few international options for good measure. A white, rosé and red flight of wines are also available to order, including four 100 ml pours of the chosen selection of wines.
Phone: +27 012 346 1932
Address: Corner Pinestar &, 18th Street, Hazelwood, Pretoria
This Italian restaurant in Hazelwood, Pretoria, is as well-known for its stellar wine list as they are for its take on traditional Italian fare. The list features a suitable by-the-glass list – available in 150ml or 250ml pours, and a superb offering of local wines (with the occasional international option too), which span a host of varietals from the expected to the unexpected. While the usual likes of Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Cabernet and Merlot run a good dozen bottles long per varietal, there are also the likes of Palomino, Viognier, Sangiovese and Tempranillo, which make this an exciting...
Phone: +27 72 367 5698
Address: Plot 198, Mooiplaats, Boschkop Road, Pretoria
Situated on a plot of land in Mooiplaats, Pretoria, this country-style eatery is all about comfort and conviviality. Serving up modern bistro-style cuisine, the team compliment their culinary offering with a well-considered list of almost entirely local wines – the exception being one international bubbly. While the conventional, tried and tested names make up the majority of the offering, there’s definitely the beginning of an exciting selection of smaller scale and more interesting producers and wineries starting to make their way onto this list.
Phone: +27 12 346 4642
Address: 283 Dey Street, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria
This high-end restaurant in the up-market suburb of Brooklyn, Pretoria, serves up an array of globally inspired cuisines with a South African twist. The wine list sees a small international section which showcases wines from France, Portugal and Chile accompanied by a comprehensive offering of South African wines – ranging from entry-level to premium.