Did you know you can take a wine tour in Downtown Austin? Austin Wine Collective features three unique wine bars within walking distance near 6th Street. This post will tell you about all three, including how to visit with the Wine Passport.
Disclosure: Austin Wine Collective provided a complimentary experience for us. All opinions in this post are my own!
Why Tour Austin Wine Collective?
Checking places off your list just got more fun with Austin Wine Collective‘s Wine Passport. For $35 you’ll receive a glass of wine at all three wine bars. After purchasing your wine passport, stop by any of the bars to start your tour and get the physical wine passport. While you can complete your tour in a day, you have a month to use your passport if you want to spread it out. When you finish all three visits, you’ll receive an Austin Wine Collective t-shirt!
What is the Austin Wine Collective?
As the owners are friends and their wine bars are within walking distance, they’ve formed the Austin Wine Collective to provide special discounts and events for wine enthusiasts. We had so much fun visiting all three spots!
Wine Wednesdays are the day to check them out for 50% off self-pour glasses (Wanderlust Wine Co) and $5 off glasses (Blurred Vines and Cape Bottle Room). On the first Wednesday of the month, expect even more perks like free pedicab rides between the bars, live music, and food offerings.
The three wine bars have distinct differences and vibes, so I’ll tell you more about each one in the next sections. You can tour all or pick your favorite to visit.
In short, Blurred Vines is West Coast wines, exclusive, and elegant.
If you want to increase your wine knowledge and get exclusive access to wine, you want to visit Blurred Vines. Some of the things that make them unique are educational wine tastings, wine subscriptions with wine parties at pick-up, and an exclusive wine club with great perks.
For wines, they source from family-owned and small-production wineries.
Their cozy and sophisticated space feels like the comfort of your well-designed home and has dedicated nooks, perfect for group tastings with a dedicated sommelier or date nights. For those who want to pop in, visit for a glass of wine on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday nights. Be sure to book a reservation for groups.
901 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702
Cape Bottle Room
In short, Cape Bottle Room is South African wines, minimalistic, and easygoing.
Did you know South Africa has a thriving wine-producing environment? At Cape Bottle Room, you’ll be able to learn all about it and taste it! One wine I really enjoyed was a pinotage, a signature South African red variety. If you order a charcuterie board, you’ll also enjoy South African-style meats.
The design of the tasting room is also eye-catching in a minimalistic and sleek way. They’re open daily with tastings of three or four glasses available. If you have a group of eight or more people, be sure to make a reservation.
Cape Bottle Room
500 San Marcos St #102, Austin, TX 78702
Wanderlust Wine Co.
In short, Wanderlust Wine Co is wines from everywhere, free-spirited, and casual.
Here you’ll find a wall of 56+ taps and the opportunity to taste wine from all over the world. Using the taps is easy. You’ll be able to tap on the screen to read about each wine and then you can select a 1 oz, 3 oz, 5 oz, or 8 oz pour.
You’ll understand the vibe when you get offered wine jello shots at the entrance. 😀 They also have live music and a Spanish tapas and charcuterie counter. Featured around their building are big, colorful murals.
If you’re planning ahead for a group, you can book a 3-glass tasting with a charcuterie board online. The passport is specifically for the downtown location, not the eastside location.
Wanderlust Wine Co
610 N Interstate 35, Austin, TX 78701
Their offerings, aesthetics, and vibes may differ, but they have plenty of wine for everyone! It’s also perfect to use the Wine Passport to visit all of them to find your favorite. Get your Wine Passport here and cheers to your wine adventure!
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