For the Wino: A Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel Wine Crawl

Couple interacting on outdoor patio

Hungry for bountiful sunshine and thirsty for natural white-sand shores? Look no further than The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel to feed that need. But let’s get literal: what about fine dining and wine tasting in Florida? When it comes to wining and dining, there’s an appetizing selection of cool wine bars and fancy restaurants on The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel. Here are a few of our favorites to add to your own wine crawl in and around the area:

STOP 1: FORT MYERS

Stop at four wine bars in Fort Myers, Florida.

Start in Fort Myers at Cork and Barrel.

Start at the cool yet cozy Cork and Barrel, a tapas and wine bar in Fort Myers. Grab your friends and grab a spot on the couches to share a bottle (or two) and some delicious appetizers. Their spacious patio also features live music, so you can kick back with some tunes to accompany your tapas.

Martinis
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Next, head to nearby Bistro 41.

Next, head over to Bistro 41, popular with Fort Myers locals and visitors alike. Featuring an expansive wine list of more than 200 bottles, there’s a quality vintage – by the bottle or by the glass – for every taste and price point. Ask nicely and the bartenders will let you sample a few.

Bloody Mary and wine on table
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While in Fort Myers, also explore Twisted Vine.

Located in the historic river district of downtown Fort Myers, the casually upscale Twisted Vine is ideal for a glass of vino before or after a show at the nearby Florida Repertory Theatre. Hungry? Foodies will delight in dishes like lobster mac and cheese, and the scallops are not to be missed, either.

Twisted Vine dinner
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STOP 2: CAPE CORAL

Stop at Cape Coral to visit the area’s best champagne and wine bar.

Make your way to Cape Coral and visit Papillon Champagne & Wine Bar.

Who says you need a special occasion to have a glass of bubbly? Take a little trip to Cape Coral and make your own celebration at Papillon Champagne and Wine Bar. The staff is friendly and eager to teach you everything you wanted to know about sparkling wines (but were afraid to ask). Try a cheese plate or indulgent spread of paté with your champagne.

STOP 3: FORT MYERS BEACH

Complete your wine crawl with one stop on Fort Myers Beach.

Head to Fort Myers Beach to end your crawl at Bayfront Bistro.

When you visit Bayfront Bistro, get ready to pair your food and wine with beautiful views of Estero Bay. Named one of “Spectacular 10 Waterfront Restaurants in the US” by TripAdvisor, this upscale-casual spot in Fort Myers Beach consistently impresses diners with their extensive wine list and inventive menu. 

Ready for your wine crawl on The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel? Before you go, be sure to schedule yourself a cab, cleanse your palate, and explore all of our dining options!

Bayfront Bistro
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