Most Sought After Wine Spots in Beverly Hills (Part I)

Beverly Hills–From secret underground hotel wine cellars to $12,000 bottles of wine, Beverly Hills has some rare finds packed into its five-square mile radius. Read why wine connoisseurs will travel whatever distance it takes to sip wine in 90210.

The Cheese Store of Beverly Hills (image credit: BHCVB)

The Cheese Store of Beverly Hills
419 North Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

The Cheese Store of Beverly Hills is one of Beverly Hills’ most treasured shops and regularly tops any list of best gourmet food or cheese shops in Los Angeles. While known for stocking hundreds of rare and hard-to-find cheeses, they also offer charcuterie, caviar, truffles, and unique takes on kitchen staples like Himalayan fine pink salt, French lavender honey and black currant vinegar. A few lucky patrons may even have a chance to visit the store’s secret wine cellar, which consists of 12-seat, private tasting room. Only available by booking far in advance, the tasting room provides an intimate, rustic European experience surrounded by framed mementos of the local legends who have been customers, amidst an upright piano that’s always in tune.

Héritage Fine Wines (image credit: BHCVB)

Héritage Fine Wines
9400 South Santa Monica Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

French owner Jordane Andrieu set up shop in Beverly Hills after six years in Burgundy. His background has led to a beautifully curated wine selection of organic and biodynamic bottles as well as rights to be the only U.S. retailer for many labels from French regions such as Burgundy and the Loire Valley or Languedoc Roussillon. Bottles of wine, which line the walls of the intimate space he renovated in collaboration with John Legend, range anywhere from $25 to $4,800.

Jean-Georges at Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills (image credit: BHCVB)

Jean-Georges at Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills
9850 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

With restaurants that adorn the global landscape from New York City to Japan, Jean-Georges at Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills is the first West Coast venture by Michelin-star and celebrity chef, Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Toast to the finer things in life with the restaurant’s extensive Champagne menu, which boasts one of the largest collections of Champagne in the city. Selections date back to the 1980’s and a number of vintage Cristal are sent directly to the restaurant from distinguished Champagne houses, including Dom Perignon.

Maude, Beverly Hills (image credit: BHCVB)

212 South Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

The first solo restaurant of celebrity chef Curtis Stone, Maude offers a chef’s table experience in the heart of Beverly Hills. Four different wine-inspired menus are introduced throughout the year to the 24-seat restaurant featuring a menu based on the Maude team’s research and travel. Past and upcoming tasting menu inspirations hail from wine regions including Rioja in Spain, Burgandy in France, Central Coast in United States and Piedmont in Italy.