Berlin and natural wine, that simply fits. The characteristics honest and authentic apply to the city just as well as to the natural grape juice. For some time now, natural wine has been experiencing a real hype that is increasingly taking over Berlin. No additives, no frills - natural wine does not try to pretend and comes into the glass as it is. And because Berlin also ascribes some of these qualities to itself, the density of bars and restaurants that serve natural wine is steadily increasing. At these places you can get the finest natural wine in Berlin.
Natural wine with neighborhood flair at Konträr
If you want to taste your way through a wide range of natural wine, Konträr is the right place for you. Located in the quiet Winskiez, the bar with neighborhood flair has been serving natural wines since 2021 and has since made a name for itself among connoisseurs and gourmets. The wine list offers a colorful spectrum of white, orange and red wines from Austria, Germany, Spain and France. If you're lucky, landlord Taran will give you an individual recommendation for your next bottle. This is best enjoyed with the homemade and probably best tapas in the district, which are served alongside natural wine at Konträr.
Recorder: seafood and natural wine in the Bergmannkiez.
A glass of (natural) champagne tastes best with oysters. At Rekorder, they know that and have dedicated themselves to grape juice made from natural grapes, in addition to fish dishes. Located in the popular Bergmannkiez neighborhood in Kreuzberg, the bar offers natural wine for beginners as well as longtime fans. Refreshing Pet Nat, funky Riesling or silky Blaufränkisch are served at Rekorder in a harmonious ambience. The stucco ceiling of the bar regularly showcases young photographic artists from the city, whose work is best philosophized over a few glasses of natural wine.
Pure indulgence at Estelle
Brunch, after-work drink or dinner after all? At Estelle, natural wine is available at any time of day or meal. Because only the best is put on the plate and in the glass at the restaurant on Kopenhagenerstraße in Prenzlauer Berg, you'll find one or two vinophile surprises on the menu. Whether juicy, funky or classic, with French toast, pizza or seasonal delicacies - Estelle is the place for connoisseurs.
Sustainability in perfection at Otto
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If you want to drink carefully selected natural wines in Berlin, you can't miss Otto. The eatery on Oderberger Straße is a pioneer in sustainability, offering a fine selection of modern German dishes as well as a wide-ranging natural wine menu. The Otto pours regional drops mixed with wine from France or Austria - all natural and sustainably produced, of course. The selected natural wines can be enjoyed in a rustic atmosphere for lunch or an extended dinner. Be sure to try them!
Sofi The Bakery: neighborhood bakery with natural wine in Mitte.
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Bread and wine are considered deeply traditional foods. At Sofi, Danish star restaurateur Frederik Bille Brahe combines these two goods at the highest level of quality, offering crusty sourdough bread and sweet or savory pastries, as well as a select range of natural wines. Sofi knows that bread and wine work well together and pours Natural Wines from red to white, and from orange to bubbly, in the atmospheric Sophie-Gips-Höfe in Berlin Mitte. Tip: It pays to be there early - the goodies at Sofi sell like hotcakes.
Natural Wine and Minimalist Chic
Le Balto doesn't want to be just another wine bar in Berlin, and it pulls it off with a minimalist atmosphere, tapas, and the centerpiece of the bar: the well-stocked natural wine shelf. As the little sister of Shakespear&Son and Fine Bagels, Le Balto serves selected natural wines from Austria, France or the Czech Republic from the tap and, of course, also from the bottle. A bookshelf on the wall and a painting on the ceiling in combination with the finest natural wine drops make Le Balto Berlin's new favorite natural wine bar.
Natural Wine Oasis in Neukölln
Amidst the hustle and bustle of Neukölln, a natural wine oasis is opening up with jaja on Weichselstraße. The wine bistro has made it its vision to let only ethically justifiable products pass over the counter. The range at jaja includes a total of 200 different natural wines, mainly from France, and sourced from winegrowers who follow the same philosophy as jaja - namely to treat nature with full respect.
wine as a best friend
If you want to drink fine, select drops in Berlin, you have to pay Freundschaft a visit. Since opening its doors in 2017, the bar in Berlin Mitte between Bahnhof Friedrichstraße and the University Library has seen itself as the best friend of wine fans-fromclassic to natural wine. All the treasures of the spectrum wander over the 26m-long counter in the pub, from fresh pet nats to elegant champagnes, intense whites and earthy reds. Johannes and Willi's portfolio is carefully curated, and because best friends are careful not to look too deeply into the glass, Freundschaft also serves a fine selection of bar food.
Drinks and dinner with an apothecary flair at Ora
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Located in the former Oranien Apotheke in the heart of Kreuzberg, Ora impresses on three levels: charming ambience, exquisite food and a wide selection of natural wines. Quality wines from great vineyards as well as experimental drops from lesser-known regions can be found on the constantly growing wine list. Invites you to taste through!
Natural wine and Tapas Deluxe at Bar Sway
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Looking for the perfect place for your next Friday night hang out? Off to Bar Sway! Since October 2022, Bar Sway on Pannierstraße in Neukölln has been meeting up for natural wine, tapas and house music in a relaxed living room atmosphere with an in-house DIY sound system by H.A.N.D.HiFi. The natural wines are curated by bar owner and DJ Jamie Tiller. The Bar Sway offers classic natural wine mainstay's like Patrick Bouju and Gut Oggau, but also exciting upcoming natural wine producers - from Germany to Greece. Enjoy Italian pecorino with honey or Spanish sardines with grilled lemon. The turntables are turned by befriended DJs.
Michelberger: dining and natural wine drinking as an experience
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In the middle of Warschauerstraße, the Michelberger restaurant is an oasis in the hustle and bustle: regional ingredients processed into innovative dishes are accompanied by low-intervention and natural wines. The Michelberger concept is based on organic, biodynamic and sustainable products that are sourced from the restaurant's own farm in the Spreewald and creatively processed. The menu is never written down, which allows for dynamic and interactive storytelling between guests and waiters. The same goes for the natural wine accompaniment, which is meant to be an experience in itself. From funky and juicy pet nats to classic red wines, the menu features well-known producers of biodynamic viticulture as well as advanced young winemakers on the natural wine scene. Ready for a special dining experience?
Natural wine deluxe at Café Frieda
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Café Frieda in Helmholtzkiez opened its doors in 2021 as the little sister of Mrs. Robinson and has since become a fixed address for exciting natural wines. Frieda focuses on biodynamic and low-intervention wines from near - such as Germany, Austria, France - and far - from Georgia or Portugal. At Frieda, natural wine is always in the glass, whether for brunch with hand-rolled croissants, a little later with aperitivo and homemade sourdough bread on the terrace, and even more so for dinner in an elegant evening atmosphere with Dry Aged Duck or Seabrass Crudo. The wine list is curated in an eclectic way and satisfies any natural wine thirst.
Wine Damager: Natural wines with Rapper Tony D.
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A stone's throw from Rosenthaler Platz, really good natural wine is served. Behind the counter: Tony D, former rapper and co-founder of Aggro Berlin. Besides beats and rap music, Tony is really into natural wine, which he sells in his shop in Berlin Mitte. His carefully selected selection includes small natural wine producers as well as evergreens of biodynamic viticulture from Germany to great classics from Bordeaux and Burgundy. You can either taste the wines on the spot, Tony always has the right bottle ready, or you can save your thirst and drink the newly acquired bottle of natural wine at dinner with friends.
Natural wines and Woodfire Quisine at ITA Bistro
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In the Helmholtz neighbourhood of Prenzlberg, a new Woodfire Kitchen concept is opening up with the ITA Bistro in Lettestraße. Cooking is done exclusively in the stone oven, where seasonal products are conjured up into modern dishes. The carefully curated natural wine selection at ITA is still small but fine. From rare and selected drops of different natural wines, mainly from France and Italy, the ITA Bistro pours a modern natural wine style into the glass and delights with smoky snacks, homemade bread and crisp salads.
Bar Normal: Berlins new Natural wine hotspot
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If you want to drink carefully selected natural wines in Berlin, you can't go past Bar Normal. The chic corner bistro on Oderberger Straße and Kastanienallee offers a fine selection of modern, French-inspired dishes as well as a wide-ranging natural wine menu. From Ganevat to Sylvain Pataille or Mark Angeli and Lichtenberger González, sommelier Alex Kanastab shows a stylish hand in designing the wine list. Bar Normal pours natural wines from France, Austria, Italy and Georgia - all naturally and sustainably produced, of course. Must visit!