9 great wine bars and wine restaurants in Riga 2023
Riga in Latvia is a city with a constantly growing wine and food scene. In this guide you can check out the best wine places in the city – plus one in Jurmala –, selected by Star Wine List's ambassador Raimonds Tomsons, ASI Best Sommelier of the World 2023.
Phone: +371 26 605 930
Address: Dzirnavu iela 31, Centra rajons, Rīga
Portuguese Wine List of the Year Latvia, presented by Symington Family Estates 2023
Riviera is one of the most well-established and popular restaurants among locals in Riga. The menu reflects Mediterranean-influenced dishes which are easy to understand, fresh and simply delicious. The ambience is very friendly and humble with easygoing service and an experienced service team. The venue is located in the quiet centre of Riga, which is also a beautiful area to discover. Because of its popularity reservations is a must. Due to its long history, the wine list has organically grown and is quite extensive. The wine list is managed by Ivars Kalniņš, who is a well-respected Latvian...
Phone: +371 26 126 266
Address: Dzirnavu iela 42, Rīga
By the Glass List of the Year Latvia 2023
Nomad is a relatively new addition to Rigas's dining scene; however, it has gained high popularity among locals because of its international cuisine which pleases a broad audience. The name Nomad means traveller and reflects the philosophy of bringing together a menu that combines Pan-Asian cuisine and the culture of Western steakhouses influenced by Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, Argentinean, Peruvian and Northern American cuisine. The wine program is managed by the Best Sommelier of Latvia 2022, Dmitrijs Sinkēvičš. The wine list is compact and reasonably priced with an emphasis on Ita...
Phone: +371 22 010 696
Address: Baznīcas iela 2B, Jūrmala
Best Medium-sized List of the Year Baltics 2023
This is a legendary and very popular restaurant based in the famous and beautiful sea resort town Jūrmala, just 25 km from Riga. Its location is just perfect – next to the sea with a magnificent view not only in the summer but also during winter. The chef, Lauris Aleksējevs, is a real personality and a star among Latvian foodies. If you see him walking around singing with his guitar during service, do not be surprised. The food is really honest, casual and, as many guests describe it, simply delicious, reflecting the Mediterranean cuisine and also a few Baltic-inspired dishes. The wine list...
Phone: +371 20 112 102
Address: Jelgavas iela 42, Rīga
Max Cekot Kitchen is a fine-dining contemporary restaurant reflecting modern Latvian cuisine. They are located away from the centre of Riga, in a former wood processing factory. The atmosphere is something special and unique, with an interior designed and hand-crafted by local artisans. The restaurant is open only three days a week and offers only a tasting menu. They also have a summer garden and indoor glasshouses where they grow fresh vegetables and herbs. The wine program is run by talented sommelier Uldis Grigalis. The wine list is very classic with famous and well-respected names from F...
Phone: +371 20 609 996
Address: Dzirnavu iela 43, Rīga
Newcomer List of the Year Latvia 2023
One of the first (and one of the few) low-intervention wine bars in Riga. The main philosophy is to introduce to our conservative Latvian audience low-intervention style wines, which is a recent development in the Baltics. Besides wine, they offer perfectly served breakfasts and coffee every day until 4 PM, and during the evening they serve dinner a la carte, carefully paired with low-intervention wines and made by the products of truly local farmers. Around 90% of the wines are imported directly and include fine names like Meinklang, Weingut Pittnauer, Milan Nestarec and Testalonga, to name...
Phone: +371 22 018 800
Address: Skolas iela 18, Rīga
A fine wine importer and wine shop in the heart of Riga run by the Best Sommelier of the World 2023, Raimonds Tomsons, and the Best Sommelier of Latvia 2017, Agnese Gintere. A fine and curated collection of high-quality wines with a strong emphasis on grower Champagnes, Burgundy, Austria, Germany and Italy. All wines are sourced from the cellar doors from small producers working sustainably, and the collection includes highly allocated wines from sought-after producers like Pierre Yves Colin Morey, Egly-Ouriet, Antoine Jobard and Chartogne Taillet, to name just a few. The ambition is to enla...
Phone: +371 22 018 800
Address: Smilšu iela 3, Rīga
Austrian Wine List of the Year Latvia, presented by Austrian Wine 2023
Barents is a new and exciting project to arrive on Riga’s fine dining scene, created by wine and food lovers who really know and understand fine dining and the importance of creating a welcoming ambience. As the name suggests, the menu at Barents focuses heavily on the best seasonal seafood from cool waters with minimalistic cooking, but also includes some meat dishes such as venison to keep the carnivores happy. Headed up by innovative chef Dzintars Kristovskis, Barents offers the choice of either an à la carte or a tasting menu. The restaurant has an open kitchen, and for those who want to s...
Phone: +371 20 101 111
Address: Elizabetes iela 33-13, Rīga
Austrian Wine List of the Year Baltics, presented by Austrian Wine 2023
Noble Wine Bar is located in the beautiful and historic Art Nouveau district of Riga. It’s all about the finer details, telling stories through wine and fun, ensuring that each visit is individual in every expression. It is managed by two times Baltic Sommelier champion Ronalds Pētersons. Noble Wine shop specializes in wine producers from Europe with a strong emphasis on Champagne, Burgundy and Bordeaux. In their boutique wine shop, you can buy your favourite wine bottle or Champagne to take away, or for a reasonable charge enjoy this bottle at the beautiful venue with few tables! They ha...
Address: Antonijas iela 11, Rīga
Newcomer List of the Year Baltics 2023
A natural wine and champagne bar, born out of the team's wish to develop the natural wine and grower champagne culture in Riga with a modern and laid-back hangout space. Though the team is small, it packs a punch, bringing together charming and knowledgeable wine people who have worked in some of the most exciting restaurants and natural wine bars around the world. The bar's philosophy and approach to wine is fundamentally uncomplicated - they aim to import and serve producers that meet their values for sustainability, honouring the practice and history of winemaking. They are probably the mos...