Wine & Dine
Merlot and mountains. Pinot and swaying palms. Chilled prosecco and sparkling pools. In Greater Palm Springs, wine pairings are more than a matter of taste—they are an experience. Nothing brings out the beauty of a desert sunset or the freshness of a farm-to-table meal than uncorking a bottle (or two) of your favorite blend. And with an array of eateries, bars and lounges offering reds to whites to rosés, there’s something here for everyone.
Sip small-batch varietals and savor fancy cheese plates at V Wine Lounge in Palm Springs. (Their midcentury-inspired décor will give you all the vintage feels.) Taste old-world wines while enjoying fairway vistas at Bellatrix. Or use the flashlight on your phone to read the craft wine menu at Dead or Alive, a hidden Greater Palm Springs gem with seriously cool speakeasy vibes.
Many Greater Palm Springs restaurants are also known for their award-winning wine lists and on-site sommeliers. Pair a California cab with your chateaubriand at The Steakhouse at Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa or ask for help selecting a unique and rare wine at The Edge Steakhouse at The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage, where the list is updated almost daily. And if you’re feeling adventurous, book a private wine country hummer tour to Temecula, just over an hour away and home to more than 30 wineries.