Culture Wine Bar

Wine Bar

Cape Town, South Africa

Culture Wine Bar Wine List

About Culture Wine Bar

The South African wine industry's inner circles are flocking (socially distanced and masked, of course) to Culture Wine Bar on Cape Town's famous Bree St. The bar is super vibey with inviting burnt sienna hues, mood lighting, and a range of overstuffed booths, high top places to perch. Or you can park yourself at the bar and pontificate with the very knowledgeable staff.

About the Culture Wine Bar Wine List

The wine list, curated by renowned Chef Matt Manning of Grub & Vine, boasts wines from Burgundy to Bot River. The offer by the glass changes daily or hourly depending on demand, and they have a great list of bottles with very limited production.

The wine list is broken down by the "Fresh & Smashable," like the famous Costa del Swart Fauxjolais by The Wine Thief. Then, when you are looking to really nerd out, you can check out the "For the Geeks" section, where you can find some Grenache Gris from FRAM wines and Momento. If you are looking for the classics, "Good Old Proper Juice" has you covered with the Alheit Vineyards Cartology and, of course, the coveted Sadie Family Wines Palladius. If you want to venture outside of South Africa, "All around the World" offers wines from France, New Zealand, and Italy.

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  • Fantastic wine list with loads of fun and discoveries. Blend of quirky and well-known wines. Lovely representation of local and international producers. Tradition meets the modernity. Well done!

  • A wine list that has depth, width and personality. It ranked highly in all categories and seduced our judging panel on more than one occasion. A lot of knowledge, skill, care and passion have gone into it. Amazing job! says jury member Julie Dupouy-Young about Culture Bar winning Grand Prix 2023.

    She continues: It's a superb list paying great tribute to South African wines and wines from the rest of the world. Featuring some of the wines in two different ways - by grapes and by style - is clever and super consumer-friendly. The list is clear, easy to read and offers a great selection of wines for all palates. Exciting selection of older vintages and large bottles. A beautiful list that will enthuse all wine lovers.

  • Culture’s sparkling wine list is full of bubbly treasures featuring not only a fine selection of Cap Classique but also exciting Pét-Nat styles, sparkling wines from the Loire, Tasmania and the UK and a fine selection of Champagnes including sought-after growers and well-known respectable houses, says jury member Raimonds Tomsons, ASI Best Sommelier of the World 2023 about the gold for Best Sparkling Wine List 2023.

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