Best Wine Bars in Saint-Emilion: the Local Wine Guide's Recommendations

One of my most popular Bordeaux wine tours is to Saint-Emilion.

Saint-Emilion is a charming town on the right bank of the river Dordogne, less than an hour away from Bordeaux.

Its history goes back to the 8th century. Surrounding Saint-Emilion are the world-renowned vineyards such as Chateau Pavie, Chateau Angelus, Chateau Cheval Blanc, Chateau Ausone, and about 800 other wineries. 

Since 1999, Saint-Emilion and the vineyards are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

Enjoy the views of the vineyards from the high point of Saint-Emilion, walk the cobbled streets, and taste the best of Bordeaux wines in the atmosphere of a Medieval town.

To experience the best of what Saint-Emilion has to offer, you must stop at one of the local wine bars.

Keep in mind that some of these places are operating on a restaurant license, so you may need to order a little appetizer plate which I am sure will complement local wines nicely. A plate of smoked duck meat or some Comte cheese will go well with the Right Bank wines of Saint-Emilion and Pomerol. 

The wine and Champagne bar and lounge tucked away from the crowds with a cozy courtyard terrace. A good selection of wines by the glass.

Sous la Robe offers tapas, cheese plates, foie gras, smoked meat, and fish plates which pair well with the wine.

We enjoyed the friendly and professional service by Charles and Dany.

I recommend booking a table, especially for the live music nights. Inquire about the Wine Tasting offer.

Open every day from 4 pm.

21 rue André Loiseau

Phone: +33 5 57 24 56 80 

Book by phone or through the Facebook page.

L’Envers du Decor which can be translated as “behind the scenes” is a bistro which for 30 years had been functioned as a club