Photo: Tourism Whistler / Mike Crane

In addition to exploring the mountains, add exploring the many wines of the world to your list of things to do in Whistler. All along the village stroll, lies restaurants with extensive wine lists. The lists have been designed and curated to please even the pickiest sommelier. What’s more, from tasting tours to hidden wine cellars, there’s a whole experience built around wine that’s not limited to sipping on a glass of chardonnay. If indulging in Merlot, Bordeaux, and Pinot Gris is something you’d like to do while in Whistler, here’s a comprehensive list of locations that offer the very best in wine.

The Bearfoot Bistro

The Bearfoot Bistro boasts one of the largest vino cellars in Western Canada. In among the 20,000 bottles of the world’s best vintages, there’s guaranteed to be something that sparks your interest. To get truly up close with the collection, try dining in the cellar beside the reds, whites, and rosés. Finally, attempt the Napoleonic tradition of sabering the top off a bottle of Champagne!

Alta Bistro

On top of delicious cuisine, Alta Bistro has an award-winning wine list that highlights wines from all over the world. Voted Top Whistler Wine List and Wine Program in Whistler Restaurants by Vancouver International Wine Festival, an experienced sommelier handpicks the list. Above all, the list offers many options by both the glass and bottle, allowing it to be easily sampled from.


Araxi has been consistently named best restaurant in Whistler and is located right in the heart of the village. It also possesses an extensive collection of over 11,000 bottles, made up of over 1,000 different labels. As a result of focusing on both local and international labels, the progressive list is always being updated with new worldly finds.

Basalt Wine And Salumeria

Basalt Wine and Salumeria is the perfect place for both experienced and newcomers to wine to enjoy a relaxing atmosphere while indulging in a diverse selection. Most noteworthy, Basalt looks for rare bottles and provincial delicacies to showcase on their menu.

Wine Tasting Tour

If picking one list of vintages to sample from is posing a problem, try a Whistler Tasting Tour. Taste testers can expect to go on a guided multi-course journey to the best restaurants as well as experience the perfect vino pairings. Choose to have a tour personally curated or select from the many already available.

Start your wine journey in Whistler from the moment you step out of the Adara Hotel. Guests can guarantee that their stay at our boutique hotel will be as unique as their wine experience in the mountains.

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