Wine Tasting in Berlin: 9 Places You Have to Try
The German capital, Berlin is a popular stop for many European visitors. It is famous for its many art museums and galleries like the Museum of Arts and Crafts, The Berlin Cultural Forum, and the East Side Gallery as well as the Egyptian Museum, the Berlin Wall Memorial, and the Jewish Museum of Berlin. Berlin also has nearby destinations ideal for day trips.
We suggest that while here, you also try Berlin wines. And while you are planning your night out, you may want to check out our expert guide on things to do at night in Berlin in case you get tired of wine tasting. Berlin's famous nightlife is full of exciting dance clubs, major attractions, local pubs, and some of the best wine bars in the country.
There are many Berlin tours you can enjoy that will have you trying different German wine and brewery tours with free beer and complimentary shots. Enjoy wine tastings with a local wine expert where you can get a glimpse at modern winemaking or just visit a few Berlin wine bars or restaurants so you can eat and drink.
If you want to wine and dine, Berlin has some of the most romantic restaurants in Europe. You can enjoy Michelin star food with a bottle of German wine and cheese while dining outside under the stars or try a tasting menu from a world-famous chef with delightful wine pairings. But first, find a Bounce storage site to leave your luggage or large bags for safekeeping. Why carry more than you have to?
LaVida Wine Club
Near the Brandenburg gate, Berlin Central Station, Berlin Cathedral, and the Pergamon Museum, this cozy wine bar is a good choice for those who want an intimate and friendly experience between history lessons. Enjoy new and unique flavors of wine, with tasty paired snacks and tapas while you listen to terrific music.
Located in Gendarmenmarkt Square alongside the Berlin Concert Hall, this small wine boutique is a popular club so it is best to make a reservation in advance. Speaking of concerts, LaVida has its own all summer long. Order by the glass or the bottle, the selection is extensive.
During the show, enjoy a few glasses of unique wine and tapas or a cup of coffee. Everything is good here and the prices are not bad either. This is a local favorite too so pick a concert and book your date or you will not have a place to sit. Check the dates because concerts are seasonal.
Address: Taubenstraße 20, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Wine Tasting Tour
Whether you are looking for German wines or international drink specials, this exclusive wine tasting experience will make sure you get the chance to try it all. The excellent tour options tailored to your interests make this the perfect wine tour for anyone.
There are three different winery tour choices provided by Viator. The two-hour tour takes you to two of the best wine bars in Berlin's Old Town. It is one of the best wine tours in Berlin. See the old town highlights as your local guide teaches you how to read German wine labels by the sweetness, dryness, ripeness of the grapes, and origin. or a small winery and taste four or five German wines with appetizers.
The three-hour tour offers a private guide in Old Town with five different wine samples with cheese, bread, and fruit. The five-hour tour takes you to a local winery with private transportation. You can book your wine tour on the website with free cancellation up to 24 hours in advance.
Address: King Friedrich II of Prussia Unter den Linden 9, 10117 Berlin, Germany
One80 Berlin Pub Crawl
With this 1.5-hour Berlin tour, you will skip the line with VIP entrance to get right into the most exclusive pubs and clubs. From the hidden gems to the most popular club in the city, this tour is a great way to spend an evening with friends. At your first stop, get to know your guide and fellow tourists with a drink or two.
Then, move on to three more venues including a dance hall, pub, and popular bar. This tour is always unique as the tour guide chooses four different stops like techno bars, cocktail lounges, and dives. At the most popular dance club in the city, you get VIP treatment as well as delightful wine tasting and creative cocktails.
This is a four-hour tour with complimentary shots and drinks all night. However, at one of the clubs, you will enjoy a 1 1/2 hour open bar at a cost of €20 so make sure you have some euros on you. They also have free cancellation within 24 hours of the date.
Address: ONE80° Hostel Berlin Otto-Braun-Straße 65, 10178 Berlin, Germany
Berlin Wine School
When you want to learn all about wine, the best place to go is school. Berlin Wine School has different kinds of classes in the heart of the city run by actual wine scholars. This place is casual but professional and friendly so everyone feels at home. And it has won several awards over the years.
Founded in 1969, this world-renowned wine school has classes from one-day courses to full seven-day courses where you end up with a certificate from the Wine Scholar Guild. The basic one-day course introduces you to wine preparing, serving, storing, as well as food pairing.
You do not have to stop at wine tasting though. BWS also has workshops on sake and spirits. You will have to book your spot about a month in advance at least as there is limited seating. The reviews on this place are incredible and you will get your fill of wine tasting as well as teaching.
Address: Kastanienallee 82, 10435 Berlin, Germany
Looking for a large selection of wines from all over the world in one place? Planet Wein is a beautiful wine shop featuring over 500 types of wine from local to international. There is a wine bar where you can enjoy wine tasting by the glass or you can purchase a bottle.
The most popular way to enjoy this small winery is to visit the vinotheque where they open every bottle for a small fee. Locals love this place because the wines change monthly and they also serve champagne and food. You get small dishes of food to eat along with your wines.
Are you a fan of rooftop bars and places with a nice view? The seating here is special too as you can enjoy the sunshine on the terrace that also shelters you from any unfriendly weather. The local wine expert of Berlin will also give you a history of each wine if you ask or you can try the Vinophiles Evening Program for a taste and history of the best food and wines available.
Address: Eingang, Mohrenstraße, Charlottenstraße 30, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Spree Berlin Dinner Cruises
Take a catamaran trip on the River Spree while you enjoy dining on local favorites from a well-known chef. Start off with a glass of the finest wine, sailing westward on the Spree along the charming districts of Friedrichshain, Mitte, and Kreuzberg. Be sure to have your camera ready as you pass the Berlin Cathedral and other famous attractions.
The photos you can get of Museum Island from this cruise are unlike any you can get on land as you experience a two-course meal including dessert and drinks. The German potato salad with fresh oranges and herbs is perfectly paired with the wine and the pork tenderloin is mouthwatering.
You will spend approximately two and a half hours seeing the city from the Spree as you listen to the local expert teach you some of the history of the Berlin wall and other interesting places. This is not a wine-tasting tour. Rather, it is an evening cruise with a delicious meal that serves the best wines.
Address: Wintersteinstraße 24, 10587 Berlin, Germany
Berlin Sunset Dinner Cruises
Every visit to Berlin should include one of these special tours that include a sensational view of the sunset from your dining table. The scenic cruise is selective and gives you plenty of room to walk around and mingle between courses with only a dozen tables per trip.
Whether you are there for the view or just want to eat on the water, this is the best of the Berlin tours. Seeing Berlin from the water is a whole different experience as you get unique views of the Berlin TV Tower and the Reichstag Building. Where else can you enjoy sightseeing while experiencing a delicious three-course meal?
Your first site is the Reichstag Building, the historic office of the Bundestag Parliament, where you get a spectacular view of the large glass dome. Then, see the Berlin Tower, which is just over 1,200 feet tall. Finally, see the Bundeskanzleramt der Bundesregierung, or the White House of Germany as the sun sets while you enjoy a glass of wine.
Address: On the south side of the river by the Reederei Becker sign, Schiffsanlegestelle Caprivibrücke Wintersteinstraße 24, 10587 Berlin, Germany
Volkspark am Weinberg
The only public park in Mitte, this 11-acre green space is surrounded by wine bars and enchanting eateries where you can enjoy Berlin wine with a stunning view of the city. First, in the middle of the park, Coccodrillo serves true Italian food with over 30 different wines from all over. Enjoy pizza, pasta, and drinks on a sunny terrace.
In the northwest corner, Bean is a more sophisticated establishment serving delectable steaks, veal, and other dishes with natural wines and champagnes made locally. Bar Milano just to the south serves refined bites, cocktails, and wines in a modern but vintage bar. You can even learn a bit about modern winemaking if you pay attention here.
Beavis Bar is a small space with unusual and unique drinks and wines to enjoy in the northern section of the park. Right next door, vegetarians will enjoy The Butterfly Lovers Asian food with saki and other natural wine. The park even has a beer garden on the east side that serves eight types of wine as well as beers, cocktails, and tapas.
Address: Veteranenstraße 9, 10119 Berlin, Germany
Right outside the park, the Weineriei boasts several wine establishments including the Forum Wine Bar, The Wine Shop where you can buy what you like by the bottle, and Edel & Faul Wine Events. The events range from a private wine tasting tour to food and wine festivals.
If you want an intimate wine tasting, choose Forum. This classic spot is casual and comfortable with a variety of wines and snacks. There is indoor and outdoor seating with plenty of room for everyone. No reservations are needed but get there early if you want a seat.
The event space at Edel & Faul is run by the Weinerei family including Jurgen Stumpf who hosts "wine flights." These are stories that take you through different times and spaces with various memories and wines to enjoy. You do have to register for those in advance.
Address: Fehrbelliner Str. 57, 10119 Berlin, Germany
During your stay, check out our guide on 3 days in Berlin where we share a plethora of fun activities you may want to enjoy. From museums to parks and everything in between, you can find all sorts of great things to entertain you in Germany's capital city. You can try many different food choices at famous restaurants (read our guide on What to Eat in Berlin) or just visit a tiny wine bar for a drink on the way through the city.