The Magnolia State has a long history of Old South elegance, and wine bars are the ultimate in sophistication. We've selected our ten favorite places in the state to enjoy a glass of vino. Relax and indulge at one of Mississippi's 6 finest wine bars.
BR Prime is the steakhouse inside of Beau Rivage, one of the Gulf Coast's finest casinos. They are regularly recognized by Wine Spectator magazine. Enjoy a selection from BR Prime's floor-to-ceiling wine display at the modern bar, or be seated in the dining room for fine dining selections, including Kobe beef and both South African and Maine lobsters.
Cora is a fresh and fun wine bar located in the grand White House Hotel, a recently renovated hotel overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. The bar features an EnoMatic wine service system, which precisely pours one, three, and five-ounce servings and ensures that all of the 40 wine selections on tap are always fresh.
CAET (pronounced Kate) is an upscale casual wine bar in Ridgeland's artsy Fondren district opened by the owners of Walkers Drive-In and Local 463. CAET has also been recognized by Wine Spectator magazine. The full bar offers over 30 wine choices available by the glass, which pair perfectly with their menu. For a high-end take on comfort food, try the pork belly grilled cheese or the lamb sliders.
Mignon's is the steak and seafood restaurant located inside the Palace Casino in Biloxi. Another winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, Mignon's offers frequent wine pairings and tastings. Their dining options consist of classic steakhouse selections combined with upscale Southern fare, including crab beignets and pork belly and sweet potato hash.
Known as one of the finest restaurants in Hattiesburg, Crescent City Grill is a project of restauranteur Robert St. John and is another recipient of Wine Spectator's Best of Award of Excellence. Crescent City Grill offers the largest selection of wine in the state, with a wine list featuring over 1,000 labels. Sit at their mahogany bar and enjoy a fine wine paired with fare that is always made from scratch.
SeaGrapes Wine Café is a cozy and comfortable wine bar in downtown Gulfport. Relax and enjoy the ambiance after work with a glass from their wine cellar. When you get hungry, sample a charcuterie plate or some of their gourmet bruschetta. The menu also lists a pizza selections from Tony's Brick Oven Pizza, which is right next door and enjoys a partnership with Seagrapes.