Let’s chat about the best places for wine in Myrtle Beach! Whether you’re looking for a great wine list at a restaurant or to pick up a bottle for your wine night in, here are the best spots to get a great bottle of wine in Myrtle Beach.
Myrtle Beach Wine Shops
- The Wine Shoppe in North Myrtle Beach is locally-owned and has a knowledgeable staff. Plus, they have weekly wine tastings!
- Total Wine Myrtle Beach is humongous and has the largest selection in the area.
- Green’s has a good selection, plus people who can answer your questions and help you pick a great bottle of wine.
- Pavilion Discount Beverage has a great variety and good prices, and people who can help, too!
- Rivertown Roasters is changing their concept, and not just selling fresh-roasted coffees from around the world! Located in downtown Conway, you can now taste wine, pick a bottle of wine, and have plans for a wine club!
Wine Tastings in Myrtle Beach
- The Wine Shoppe has weekly wine tastings
- Sign up for our Myrtle Beach Weekend List, which includes wine dinners + tastings in and around Myrtle Beach (plus other picks for your weekend!)
Myrtle Beach Grocery Stores
- Lowes Foods has the best wine selection out of all of the local grocery stores, in my opinion. It’s large, well organized, and pretty. Plus, you can always find a good deal!
- Fresh Market always has a great selection of wine, plus amazing wine snacks.
- Costco, hands-down, is the best place to buy wine. They have a superb selection and the best pricing.
- Walmart and Target have a few good go-to bottles of wine, plus I’m a huge fan of free pick-up!
Restaurants with the Best Wine Lists in Myrtle Beach
- Bistro 90
- New York Prime
- Chianti South
- Sea Blue
- 21 Main
- Aspen Grille
- For a “bang for your buck,” check out the Big Tuna in Georgetown, which rotates the wine list often!
How to pick a bottle of wine at the store
You probably have your go-to favorites. However, what if you want to try something new? There is so much mystery about wine, but don’t let it be overwhelming. Here is a super simple way to find a new wine to try.
Pick up a bottle of wine that you like. Next, identify these three things:
- The most obvious: what varietal is it? (The varietal is the type of grape.) A Cabernet Sauvignon, a Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio? Start with the type of wine you want to drink.
- Next, inspect where it was made. All wines have distinct characteristics based on a million different things, but region is a main influencer. Washington State Cabernets tend to be a smooth, clean, and crisp. Alexander Valley Cabs are elegant, balanced, have notes of dark fruits, and sometimes tobacco.
- Finally, price point – probably your main concern!
This is a simple way to discover new wines based on your past favorites. If you want to explore beyond that, go to a wine tasting – or attend a virtual tasting! Many of the California wineries offered virtual tastings, and hopefully will continue. Or, pick up the best book to learn about wine, Wine Folly. Tasting more wine thoughtfully, and writing down your tasting notes (this is a cool wine journal) will help you determine your taste.
Myrtle Beach Wine Club
Join the Good Taste Guide’s brand-new Myrtle Beach Wine Club group on Facebook – we’ll be sharing special tasting events, wine news and more!