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.

Curated Selection

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.

Private Events

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 today to learn more atout Vintij and other amazing restaurants!

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