Visitors who love wine as well as the myriad foods that accompany it, will absolutely love Vintij Food and Wine. This establishment in Destin functions as a market, restaurant and wine bar all rolled into one. Inside, the knowledgeable proprietors as well as their staff have provided a casual, unpretentious place to explore the world of wine without feeling overwhelmed with the amount of information that comes in a bottle, whether it’s produced a few miles away or on the other side of the planet.
For more than two decades, Todd Reber, founder and owner, has showcased his love for wine, food and the local community. On the shelves, visitors will find a curated selection of varietals. Try an Alvarinho from Portugal, it’s a crisp white that chops through many seafood dishes or a hearty and robust Montepulciano or Barolo to pair with any red meat based dish. Additionally, ask for a preference towards specificity as well, whether you are searching for something from Australia, Chile, Argentina, France, Italy or even places like Hungary, Vintij
always has something extraordinary from these regions. Furthermore, the shop/restaurant still has a wide selection of aperitifs, champagne, beer, cognac, fortified wine like port and Madeira as well as some interesting items from the cordials selection.
What to Eat at Vintij
Vintij Food and Wine
is open for lunch and dinner daily as well as a weekend brunch. However, any time you visit, the kitchen always prepares an excellent selection of dishes to pair with your wine, beer or cocktails. The breakfast/brunch options include classics like eggs benedict, a quiche of the day, blue corn pancakes and an impressive version of the Mexican hominy stew called Posole.
At lunch, the items only get better with the popular, decadent short-rib poutine, an oyster BLT and a Cuban sandwich that can rival some of the most lauded places in Miami (Versailles look out!). At dinner, the Pecan Chicken served with a smoked tomato chutney is something out of this world while the Pan Seared Sockeye Salmon provides a remarkable dish that won’t be soon forgotten.
In addition to superb service and selections, Vintij Food & Wine hosts private events which include wine tastings, seminars, workshops, wedding preparations and receptions, birthdays, work groups and much more. Basically, Vintij is a one stop shop for oenophiles, but it is also a great place to dine, even if you don’t drink wine! Contact us
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Nearby Activities and Attractions to Enjoy
When a stop at Vintij Food & Wine is on your list of must-do activities during your time in Florida, the results are sure to satisfy. Once you’ve had your fill of browsing and enjoying fantastic fare, this establishment’s location at 500 Grand Boulevard in Miramar Beach puts you right in the heart of even more fun to be enjoyed! Many travelers that set their sights on this area are motivated to make the absolute most of every moment of their getaway, and it’s not a difficult thing to do. The following are just a few of the many potential places to expand on the fun when Vintij Food & Wine is on your daily agenda.
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
Sometimes there’s nothing more fantastic than pairing flavorful getaway moments like those enjoyed at Vintij Food & Wine with open-air experiences that get you into nature and indulging in the beauty that surrounds you. Fortunately, this is possible to achieve when you follow up your palate-pleasing adventure with a trip to nearby Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. Located at 7525 W. County Highway 30A in Santa Rosa Beach, this inviting and scenic destination is a thrilling place to enjoy the beach, discover incredible dune lakes, or make the most of fishing opportunities with easy access to the waves. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park is also the perfect place to lace up your hiking boots and hit one or more of the many trails that wind through this natural preserve. Those that are interested in wildlife spotting or birding will find ample opportunities to do both—so be sure to bring your binoculars and a camera when your plans bring you this way!
Emerald Bay Golf
For some Emerald Coast travelers, a trip just isn’t complete without time spent on the greens and when you fall into this category, a stop at nearby Emerald Bay Golf Club is for you. Lcoate at 4781 Clubhouse Drive in Destin, Emerald Bay Golf is a beautiful place to work on either your short game, long-game or both. The course features 18 holes and a wide variety of water features that make it as challenging as it is fun! You don’t have to be an expert golfer to make the most of a stop here and when you’re done, the course also hosts an on-site restaurant to enjoy. The Emerald Bay Golf Club is open daily between 6:30 am and 6:00 pm, making it convenient to plan a tee time around your schedule.
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