photo: Deutsches Weininstitut – Sponsored
Berlin has the fantastic reputation of a multicultural melting pot that is brimming with plentiful international influences in every area of life, from arts and culture to food and drinks. And while we remain grateful to live in a place where authentic alcoholic beverages from all corners of the world are readily available, we’re excited for the “Day of the Open Wine” – a unique occasion to dig into – or maybe rather drain up – a topic that we all might have previously slightly neglected, namely: German wines!
The “Day of the Open Wine” (Tag des offenen Weins) is part of the nationwide event “WeinEntdecker-Wochen” and is coming to Berlin for the very first time on the 22nd of September from 14:00 to 18:00. It’s a real treat for all the wine lovers out there – just for 5 EUR, you’ll be able to discover three different German wines. Over 30 wine shops all over town are participating – and below, you’ll find our curated guide to 6 of them. Call up your buddies and take a relaxing afternoon stroll through Berlin – with such delightful stops along the way, who knows where you might end up?
Goldhahn & Sampson
‘’Day of the Open Wine’’ is a perfect excuse to visit the Goldhahn & Sampson shop in Wilmersdorf if you haven’t done so yet. This unique location actually offers way more than wine – it is a boutique for artisanal food products, also functioning as a bookshop and a cooking school. The store in Wilmersdorf is their second location in Berlin – make sure you check out their first shop in Prenzlauer Berg, too!
Goldhahn & Sampson, Wilmersdorfer Str. 102/103, 10629 Berlin – Wilmersdorf
photo: Goldhahn & Sampson
The Chateau9 in Charlottenburg will blow your mind with their wine selection before you even reach for the first glass, as you can choose from over 350 wines. This fact, together with their offerings of specialty foods and stylish design, is a winning combination that just can’t fail to make your evening special.
Chateau9, 78 Bismarckstraße, 10627 Berlin – Charlottenburg
Baden im Wein
This wine shop has a most picturesque location: right in the heart of Prenzlauer Berg, between the U-Bahn stations Eberswalder Straße and Senefelderplatz. For the ‘’Day of the Open Wine’’ event, they’ll be offering some ‘’white wines out of the mainstream’’. Interestingly, apart from snack plates, you’ll also find beer on their menu.
Baden im Wein, Schönhauser Allee 155, 10435 Berlin – Prenzlauer Berg
photo: Baden im Wein
It’s hard to walk past a store with such an intriguing name! Especially when it happens to be that cool natural wine shop and sometimes tasting room in Berlin’s most trendy district. Still, Rocket Wine is a very customer-friendly location with a laid-back vibe and there’ll always be someone to assist you with your choice!
Rocket Wine, Linienstraße 114, 10178 Berlin – Mitte
photo: Rocket Wine
Schöneberg is one of the most underrated corners of Berlin. It’s a shame people don’t venture there more often, as it truly is full of surprises – just like the Weinzimmer. The old wooden furniture gives the place a unique vibe together with a devoted team that claims ‘’wine is their true calling’’.
Weinzimmer, Grunewaldstraße 9A, 10823 Berlin – Schöneberg
This wine shop in Kreuzberg has been operating since 1978, undoubtedly becoming one of the most long-standing establishments of this kind in Berlin. Their experienced team will guide you through the rich selection of wines – including bottles from Germany, France, Austria, Italy, Spain, and Portugal.
Weinkeller Reiner Türk, Blücherstraße 22, 10961 Berlin – Kreuzberg