At a tiny spot where food and wine share the spotlight, a good list is to be expected. For a unique experience, hand yourself over to owners Will Trow and Thomas Dahlgren and let them pour something from their eclectic selection of open bottles.
1005A 1 St. S.W., 587-349-2656, barvonderfels.com
Just as the restaurant menu changes often at this wine-and-snack bar, so too does the wine list. Setting it further apart is this spot’s focus on natural wines — those made with very few additives and interventions by the winemaker.
306 17 Ave. S.W., 403-452-4694, pigeonholeyyc.ca
With a massive cellar taking up the vaults of this one-time bank, Teatro has the right bottle for any wine desire. Some 10,000 bottles with about 800 labels are stored below the restaurant, ready to be enjoyed.
200 8 Ave. S.E., 403-290-1012, teatro.ca