Wine lovers will be delighted in Madrid. The Spanish capital is surrounded by a multitude of vineyards within an hour’s drive. But if you don’t have the opportunity to take a trip to the vineyards, you can also enjoy good wine in Madrid’s restaurants and tapas bars. During my recent visit to Madrid, I took the opportunity to check out the best wine shops in town. Here are my top 6!
Located not far from the Plaza de Colon, north of Retiro Park, this wine shop with more than 1,000 references is a real treasure trove for wine lovers. Tintoreria Vinoteca likes to put forward wines from small producers that highlight a terroir. Many of the wines are made from indigenous grape varieties. Very large selection of the best in Spain, very large choice of champagne and burgundy too. The place organizes tastings with producers. They also organize tastings with 8 or more participants. Every month, they also put forward exceptional gastronomic products. When I visited, it was artisanal sardines and pickled peppers. Delivery throughout Europe. latintoreriavinoteca.com
Just a few steps away from Real Madrid’s home, the Santiago Bernabeu stadium, Enoteca Barolo, as its name suggests, offers a wonderful selection of Italian wines. According to its owner, the place offers the widest selection of Italian wines in Spain. But not only Italian wines are available, there are also many French and Spanish wines. 2500 references in all. Enoteca Barolo organizes a lot of events around wine. We will be able to advise you since all the available products have been tasted! Delivery in all Europe. enotecabarolo.com
It’s probably not the friendliest store, but Lavinia, with its 1,200 square meters dedicated to wine and almost 7,000 references in the store, cannot be overlooked! It is of course the largest wine store in the Spanish capital. There are wines from all over the world, tasting stations, and a restaurant upstairs. In front of so many bottles, I dare you to leave without buying anything! lavinia.es ! lavinia.es
La Fisna Vino y Cata
Located in the popular Lavapies neighborhood, La Fisna is both a wine bar and a wine shop. It has more than 300 references. Any bottle from the store can be tasted on the spot, for a corkage fee of 4 euros. La Fisna offers more than 60 wines by the glass. One can nibble on a few tapas-style bites. lafisna.com
Bodega Santa Cecilia
This institution that exists since 1922 has now 4 stores in Madrid. I visited the store located in the chic neighborhood of Chamberí. There are more than 5500 references (wines, spirits and delicatessen products). You are sure to find all the great names from Spain, but also all the great international wines. But you can also find in Bodega Santa Cecilia many cheap wines. When I visited, there was a wine tasting booth with wines for less than 6 euros. There is a small bar in the store where you can have a few tapas and open a bottle of wine at the store price. santacecilia.es
Reserva y Cata
Located in the district of Justicia, is a small wine shop that has existed for almost 20 years. Here they sell mainly wines from small producers. A section is reserved for natural wines, but the main attraction in my opinion of the place is the incredible selection of sherry wines. There are more than 70 references, including some very limited productions. Reserva y Cata keeps about 700 references in store. Tastings are regularly organized.