Wine Down on St. Croix

Beautiful woman with a glass of wineSt. Croix isn’t just for rum lovers. Our little island caters to those who prefer wine too, whether you’re a casual wine-o or a sommelier.
Proudly growing each year, the St. Croix Food & Wine Experience is a week worth of events including wine tastings and pairing dinners. At Taste of St. Croix, the week’s original and signature event, wine flows as several purveyors are present to share their latest finds. Wine in the Warehouse caps off the week, hosted inside Bellows International with a hors d’oeuvres menu designed around wines. The week is on the Forbes Travel top ten list of international food and wine festivals.
A wine club exists on St. Croix with monthly tastings, typically hosted at The Galleon at Green Cay Marina / Tamarind Reef Resort on the island’s east end.
Two-for-one wine bottle night (Tuesdays) are always popular at Salud Bistro, a delicious restaurant west of Christiansted. The special is usually seafood paella and often there is live music.
If you’re looking for impressive wine lists (in addition to the aforementioned restaurants), Savant and Galangal in Christiansted will not disappoint. The later restaurant flies in special shipments of wine from Germany.
If you’re just looking to enjoy a bottle at home, Cost-U-Less mid-island has competitively priced wine and an expansive selection. Also, every grocery store and gas station on-island sell all alcohol every day of the week year-round (i.e. no Sunday or holiday restrictions, no low point beer). If you purchase a bottle at a restaurant and don’t finish it, you are welcome to take it with you (and walk out with a glass to-go). The island is laid-back about booze, unlike the U.S. mainland.
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