The Wine Shop At Rivergate
Taps: 3 / Bottles: 40
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 5 | Reviews: 5
4.14/5 rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
My wife and I were invited to this place by some fellow beer lovers, and we were not disappointed. The Wine Shop is located in a fairly busy shopping center, easy to miss if you don't know what you are looking for.
A nice little wine shop with decent beer selection. There is a small bar with about three taps, and a fairly decent bottle selection. I did not try the food, but was impressed with the overall atmosphere of the place. The waitstaff was fairly attentive, and informative. We will definately be back when we are able to try the menu along with a good beer.
11-22-2010 19:55:18 | More by CBlack85
4.13/5 rDev -3.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Stumbled upon this place while looking for a place to eat in the area... saw craft beer signs outside and we decided to give it a try.
Good choice!! This is mostly a wine-centric shop, bar and restaurant, but it offers some good craft beer as well. Three bars on tap, including the local Thomas Creek Dirty Monk (a weird but yummy "Belgian Porter") and a Weyerbacher.
A good shelf of chilled beers for sale, at retail price and restaurant price (which carries only a $2.00 markup). Nothing crazy, but nice choices. Some locals and Southern beers like Terrapin, also Great Divide Yeti and 16th Anniversary, the usual Stone bombers... You can take them home or enjoy them at the bar with some food.
The menu is good, I had a delicious smoked-salmon-and-goat-cheese flatbread (which was more of a pizza), also fish tacos (different and tasty) and a great meat-and-cheese board that was gigantic. Fair prices too.
All in all, a really excellent choice for quality food and beer amid all the suburban shopping-mall places in Charlotte.
09-19-2010 01:56:07 | More by DoubleSimcoe
4/5 rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
I was in the whole shopping area here today and decided to give this place a look see.
A really nice wine bar with a nice atmosphere. It wasnt raucous or anything, which is typical of most wine bars, but didnt seem too pretentious or obnoxious. Loads of wine with a deli area as well.
I didnt have any food but checked out the beer selection. Pretty decent selection. There are better places in Charlotte but this place is the best within ten miles or so. The selections that stood out to me were Old Rasputin 25th anny ($20) and Great Divide Barrel Aged DIPA ($15). Other selections included typical german and belgian fare.
I will have to come back and try the food. The good thing (or bad) about this place is that all of the botlles are sold and labeled as individual sales, and I assume one can enjoy a bottled beer while eating. Seems like a pretty cool place to me.
08-20-2009 21:55:57 | More by SaCkErZ9
4.43/5 rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
The food here is really outstanding. Almost tapas-like menu that really is meant to go with their wine selection, but they have a nice beer selection also. Some good versions of basically every style, more German and Belgians, but some of everything. Nice thing is no junk, no macros. Some of the cheese, meat, home fries and chips go well with the Bernardus abt 12 or Rochefort 8. Victory Storm King and Founders Breakfast are the stouts I saw of note.
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05-30-2009 21:48:00 | More by Bung
4.72/5 rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
This is a wine bar that has a phenomenal selection of bottled beers. I'd guess around 100 are available. The selection of Belgian style ales was especially good. I did not see any beer on tap.
The atmosphere is definitely a wine bar but it's not as pretentious as a lot of wine bars. The bartender was knowledgeable and recommended Founders Breakfast Stout, which I had never had and loved.
The food is typical for a wine shop, but if you are good at pairing cheeses and beers you'll do well. They do have good soups and sandwiches.
01-09-2009 00:31:34 | More by kaiserstole20
The Wine Shop At Rivergate in Charlotte, NC
- out of 100 based on 5 ratings.