Unwind at 3 of Pretoria’s winning wine bars

03 October 2015 - 02:00 By Lisa Dewberry
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Unwind with a glass of wine at one of the city’s trendy, comfortable, or luxurious wine bars this summer

With the arrival of summer it’s time to relax with a glass of wine after a hard day’s work or live up the weekend at one of the city’s exciting wine bars.

Sophisticated late nights at jazzy Priva

Cosy Priva (pictured above) in Waterkloof Heights Shopping Centre offers a range of fine wines to go with their live jazz melodies. This luxurious venue includes a champagne and oyster bar, rooftop bar, cigar lounge and a wine cellar with hand-selected wines.

It caters specially for those older than 25, with sommeliers on hand to assist with the extensive range of fine wines, single malts, spirits and cigars. With wine events twice a month and regular private wine classes, this exclusive bar keeps wine-lovers intrigued and wanting to explore. Call 012-346-4849.

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Explore Moo Moo Wine Bar & Grill’s wall of wine

Situated in Brooklyn’s Design Square, Moo Moo Wine Bar & Grill is a one-of-a-kind wine bar where customers can feel at home while enjoying a glass of vino.

Choose from their famous, ever-changing wall of wine which stocks local treasures – well-known and lesser-known. Both beginner wine drinkers and connoisseurs will be delighted by the variety of wines available.

Pair their Chicken Composé pita with the tropical citrus flavours of Groot Constantia Sauvignon Semillon, or a wet-aged fillet with L’Avenir Pinotage Merlot: a fruit-filled lighter-style red wine. Wine by the glass is dispensed through a scientific gas method to preserve their flavour, and friendly staff happily help you find the perfect wine pairing for any dish.

Call 012-346-8888.

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A glass of poolside wine at Protea Hotel Fire and Ice Bar

Located off the Garsfontein off-ramp, the Protea Hotel Fire and Ice Bar in Summit Place, Menlyn is a chic wine bar for social trendsetters and savvy professionals. Their two outdoor living rooms overlooking a 50 metre wraparound pool are perfect spots to enjoy a glass of wine. Taste Neethlingshof Chardonnay with their Spicy Tigers: a mouthwatering salad with smoked cheese, Portuguese chicken strips and sesame grilled prawns.

Robertson Goederust Sauvignon Blanc perfectly accompanies the Grilled Greens, a sweet chilli chicken salad. From Thursday to Saturday evening, this wine bar is transformed into a party hotspot where DJs spin vibrant beats. Be sure to snap a photo at the Selfie Wall before leaving!

Call 012-471-8600.

This article was originally published in Sunday Times Neighbourhood: Pretoria. Visit yourneighbourhood.co.za, like YourNeighbourhoodZA on Facebook and follow YourHoodZA on Twitter