Yet another new trend that has taken over the airwaves in recent months, natural wine is having a serious moment and we are here for it. Whether or not you actually care about things like “skin contact”, “sauvage”, or “LoFi”, if you’ve taken a dive into natural wine lately, you’ll have noticed a distinct difference in both flavor and branding from your usual supermarket choices. If you’re curious or have become a believer, here are some great places to stock up around town:
It’s quite clear that the branding that goes into natural wine bottles is a constant rotation of hand-crafted art, and what better way to enjoy the designs than with the breathtakingly bohemian backdrop that Margot Natural Wine Bar provides. After a successful pop-up at Nikki Beach, the team behind Bar Lab have made a breathtakingly Instagrammable home in Downtown we love to swoon over.
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Another new addition to the roster, Ciao Bella brings natural wine selections to Wynwood–as if the arts district needed another reason to love it. From the same wonderful souls that brought the neighborhood Charly’s Vegan Tacos, this adorable new pop-up is a welcome change from the usually bumping nightlife options that surround it. Live jazz, great vibes, and of course an impressive selection of wines.
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Many beloved restaurants have had to make shifts and adjustments during the pandemic period. The team behind the Spanish-fueled NIU Kitchen and Arson in Downtown have curated a badass natural wine concept that went from pop-up to full market over the past year due to an increasing cult following. Wine Medium is their way of bringing crisp, natural goodness to the bustling neighborhood and they sure to have some gems to taste.
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Pretty much the man that started it all. Originally in Miami Shores, Lucio’s Wine Shop has kept and significantly grown its cult following in his new Ebb & Flow location in Little Haiti/Little River. You’ll be greeted by the man himself, arguably the most knowledgable maestro on the subject of natural and bio wines in town. He’ll help you make your selection, and you’ll have to say goodbye to his nearly 20-year old ‘gato’ on the way out.
The earth-tone, Sedona-inspired aesthetic is very on trend these days, so it was only a matter of time until a concept mastered the lewk. La Natural in Little River has done so perfectly, evoking a stripped-down lifestyle surrounding ethically food and, of course, natural wines. The menu features a veggie-forward selection of dishes, but it’s the pizza that’s the real stunner…naturally leavened as you’d expect.
A concept that’s inspired by communal sharing of literature and breaking bread? That does sound like paradise to us. Paradis Books & Bread is an adorably new concept to the North Miami area and features an evolving menu based on recipes that have inspired their taste buds over the years. The books are both new and used and run the full gamut of critical studies, the bread is homemade and dreamy, and the wine is artfully curated from conscious makers around the world.
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More on the high-end side of things, this wine bar is a serious gem shining in the Miami Design District. Abaco Wines & Wine Bar offers everything for curated boxes to intimate wine tastings, all geared to getting you familiar with the evolving trends in the wine industry, especially focusing on natural wines. It’s a bespoke option for the budding sommelier looking to impress.
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Miami Shores is one of those neighborhoods that is secretly filled to the brim with hidden gems worth venturing out for. Flight Wine Lounge & Shop is one such treasure, specializing in all kinds of wines including those of the natural persuasion. Like some of our other favorite Spanish wine shops in town (El Carajo, Happy Wine etc.), Flight offers tapas and a lively atmosphere all fueled by a love of the grape.
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