The world-class resort experience that Whistler Blackcomb provides extends through activities, food and right into wine! The wild mountains might not be habitable to vineyard but the sought after dining that can be found in the resort creates an environment for some of the best wine menus in existence. Yes, we said in existence! The fine art of wine is taken very seriously here and so we have compiled a restaurant list for when the wine connoisseur is in Whistler!
The Bearfoot Bistro
Located in the Listel Hotel, The Bearfoot Bistro boasts a 20,000 bottle underground wine cellar, one of the largest in Canada. It houses some of the world’s best vintages. In addition to a wine menu that might make a connoisseur faint from sheer joy, the dining experience is equally as memorable!
Basalt Wine & Salumeria
A unique Whistler dining experience, Basalt Wine & Salumeria features both local and international regions. It also encourages pairing with its delicious cheese and meat offerings, accentuating the taste of your wine choice. What's more, this spot boasts an extensive wine by the glass menu, so don't feel pressured to stick to just one!
Araxi Restaurant & Oyster Bar
A full dining and wine experience, Araxi's collection is now comprised of over 11,000 bottles, with over 1,000 different labels. Their wines are stored especially in temperature-controlled cabinets or in a private wine room. The wine list is updated daily, with a broad selection of dessert wine, port, and grappa.
Alta Bistro is located on Main Street, just outside of the village. It was awarded a gold medal in Wine Program Excellence 2013, 2014, 2015 by the Vancouver International Wine Festival. Boasting a wine list that carries both local and international wines, the vin blancs, vin rose and vin rouge are all worth trying!
Whistler Tasting Tour
Having trouble deciding where to go or looking to experience as much as you can? Whistler Tasting Tour takes you on a journey through Whistler Village to the most fabulous restaurants and all in one night! At each location, wine is paired with your meal, creating a full experience for both the foodie and the wine lover.
Rim Rock Cafe
The Rim Rock Cafe is located in Creekside and is a well loved fine dining experience by locals and tourists alike. The wines at this location are selected for their ability to compliment the fish and game, often at the same time. Climate controlled cellars hold over 320 labels and the Rim Rock promises the perfect compliment to your meal.
Elements Urban Tapas Parlour
Their motto is "Great food is made better by great wine. We maintain a selection of new and old." Elements has a number of wines from all over the world but they are especially proud of their incredible BC wine selection.
So vintners, wine connoisseurs, sommeliers and oenophiles, add these restaurants to your list when making your Whistler vacation to-do list. Your best ever wine is experience is calling you- Book your adventure in wine today!