• Wine Tasting in Munich

    Enjoy the impressive variety of wines

    Munich is not only known for its beer culture, but also for its popular wine and food scene. The Bavarian capital has always been the wine link between the Palatinate, Tyrol and Northern Italy, which is why the city has become one of the best places for wine lovers in recent years. Find out everything you need to know about the city’s wine and food scene and discover the best places to taste wine in Munich.

The History Of Wine in Munich

The history of wine in Munich dates back to the Middle Ages when the city was an important wine trading center. Over the centuries, the city became an important center for the wine trade, and wine was also grown in the area around Munich – for example in Freising on the Domberg. However, during the 19th century wine production in Munich was severely affected by competition from other wine regions in Germany and Europe, as well as by the growing popularity of beer.

In modern times, winemaking is experiencing a renaissance in Bavaria. For example, traditional Baier Wine is once again being grown in the rural wine region of Regensburg.

Neustift Kirche in Freising

Good Wine in Munich

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe once said: “Life is too short to drink bad wine”. So here are the best places to enjoy good wine in Munich.

Rotwein mit Snacks

Grapes Weinbar

The Grapes Weinbar near Marienplatz is known for its cozy atmosphere and offers a changing selection of wines from all over the world. Having opened in 2010, the bar boasts an impressive wine and food menu, features many wine rarities and regional delicacies. Wine connoisseurs and novices alike will find something to their liking.

Opening hours:
Mon – Thu: 06:30 pm – 12:00 am
Fri – Sat: 06:30 pm – 01:00 am
Sun: Closed

Vinothek by Geisel

Our charming Munich wine bar combines Mediterranean-inspired Bavarian cuisine with wines from around the world. The selection includes 800 bottled wines and up to 20 varietals on tap from renowned and up-and-coming winemakers. There is something for every wine lover.

Located in the Hotel Excelsior, right next to Munich’s main train station, the Vinothek is the perfect starting point for exploring Munich’s city center and a great place to end the evening in a relaxed atmosphere.

Opening hours:
Tue – Fri: 12:00 pm – 12:00 am
Sat: 04:00 pm – 12:00 am
Sun & Mon: Closed

Vinothek in München
Weißwein mit Snacks auf einem Holztisch

Frank Weinbar

Enjoy a glass of regional wine while taking in the sights of Munich! In the Frank Weinbar, located directly at the Munich Residence, the selected wines are all from winemakers in the beautiful Franconian wine region, which is characterized by a wide range of grape varieties. The wine bar’s terrace overlooks the Feldherrnhalle and is the perfect place to spend a relaxing evening. There, you can taste wine spritzers, chat with the hosts about wine, and lose track of time.

Culinary delights are also provided: In addition to small delicacies for breakfast and dinner, there are also snacks and a changing lunch menu with regional specialties.

Opening hours:
Mon – Sat: 12:00 pm – 12:00 am
Sun: Closed


Founded in 1987, the winery GARIBALDI is one of the legends of the Munich wine and gastronomy scene. In addition to 600 Italian wines from various first-class winemakers, the wine shop also offers 250 exquisite wines from other parts of the world. Regular wine tastings take place at the GARIBALDI branch at Marienplatz.

The GARIBALDI sommeliers are happy to offer advise  on the perfect  combination of wine and food. Whether you are a connoisseur or a wine expert,  allow yourself to be inspired!

Opening hours:
Mon – Fri: 12:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am – 06:00 pm
Sun: Closed

Diverse Weinflaschen in einem Weinregal

Munich is a great destination for wine lovers, with a rich history of the wine trade and a thriving wine scene. The featured wine bars offer an excellent selection of wines from around the world and are a MUST for any visitor to the city.

By Geisel


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    One of the best wine restaurants in Munich right here at Excelsior. Welcome, wine lovers and gourmets!
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    In Geisel's Weingalerie you will find perhaps the most exclusive wine selection in all of Munich. Sommelier Francesco di Carlo will be happy to advise you.


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