#155 of 198 Destin Restaurants

Wine World

Wine World - Award-Winning Selection Paired with Friendly Advice
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Wine World is a premier destination in Northwest Florida for wine lovers to unearth a new treasure (and to pick up some snacks to go with it). Perfect for a picnic, the staff would be happy to help you discover wines from their award-winning selection. In addition to an upscale shopping experience, the retail location also holds wine and beer tastings that can quickly become the highlight of your day.

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

Wine lovers don’t have to be told that this drink is more of an experience than it is a liquid in a glass. The complex flavors can make you taste food in a whole new way as you learn more about your personal palate. But even if you don’t want to delve into the specifics of the nose and legs of the wine, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it.

If you’re looking for a place in Northwest Florida that will open your eyes to new vintners and techniques, Wine World can help. Founded by Chan Cox in 2000, his store was created to help shoppers either discover or expand their love of quality beverages. And while the name of his emporium might suggest that only wine is sold here, you’ll also find a range of beer and liquor options to round out your order. 

And if you’re looking for a few eats to go along with your wine, you’ll find gourmet cheeses and other snacks that will enhance the flavors of each bite and every sip. Chan Cox was interested in sharing his passion with the people of Northwest Florida and encouraging a way of life for his customers. 

When you take the time to indulge in little luxuries, like shopping in an upscale environment with a unique ambiance, you’re elevating an ordinary day to something just a little more special. Explore the award-winning wines and delight in finding a new favorite. 

Events and Festivals 
Wine World offers its customers beer and wine tastings every week, giving everyone a chance to try before they buy. Special events and festivals attract wine and beer lovers from all over the world to come together and celebrate and share their love of fine beverages. 

Wine World was voted Best of the Emerald Coast for its wine list from 2012 – 2014, a feat that shows the staff’s commitment to updating their selection as new blends and brands make their mark on the wine world. Pick up a premade gift basket to bring a treat to someone you love or have a bottle custom engraved for a special occasion.

Wines of the World
This full-service retailer offers wines from more than 15 countries, including South Africa, Israel, and Hungary. Along with classic varietals like merlots and malbecs, Wine World also offers less well-known wines such as Nebbiolos, grillos, and riojas. Pick up a bottle of pinot grigio to enjoy with your grilled fish, a malbec to enjoy with spicy sausage or a buttery chardonnay for your creamy crab dip. 

If you happen to find a bottle that you can’t live without, Wine World would be happy to ship it to you via their online portal. The way we drink wine has everything to do with the circumstances. Whether enjoying on its own or pairing with a good steak, Wine World can help you find the perfect bottle for you. 

Insider Tips:
– Wine World offers weekly beer and wine tastings, so call ahead to take advantage of their special events.
– In addition to wine, this retailer sells liquor, beer, unique accessories, gourmet cheeses, and gifts. 
– The staff is happy to accommodate special requests if you’re craving a specific bottle you can’t find. 
– Wine World is happy to engrave a bottle of wine or spirits for a special occasion.