Paris Natural Wine Guide
In true pineapple fashion, we flew out to France back in June for a month-long wine tour of Paris. After getting over the post-vacation blues, we compiled a list of must-visit wine spots ranging from shoebox-sized wine-stitutions to globally-inspired daytime joints. Read on and bookmark for later reference — and keep your eyes peeled for our fave women-powered wines at each place.
While most people go nuts for their delicious cookies, we’re completely enamored with the natural wine-paired and seasonally-inspired Middle Eastern cooking from wife-husband team Moko and Omar. Pro tip: stick around for the dessert course and take their seeded, chocolatey cookies home for later!
A well-curated and well-placed wine shop nestled next to Le Chateaubriand, a favorite restaurant, and Fromagerie Goncourt, a cheese shop with so many women-made cheeses that we always discover something new. This summer, we were blessed with Marie Rocher’s magic from the Loire Valley.
Wine we pine for: Marie Rocher’s “Les Valseuses” Gamay pet-nat
Camille Fourmount’s “iconic” gem box of a wine bar that’s blissfully heavy on beige foods (i.e. French cheeses and pork in all forms). We’ll always say yes to an order of her famous orange-zested white beans, but we’re really there for the utterly drinkable wine wall (and fridge!).
Wine we pine for: Athénaïs Beru’s Chardonnay
Definitely takes home the blue ribbon prize for best all-around meal we had in Paris, thanks to its completely unparalleled wine list, super fresh seafood and the friendliest service. Our advice: make it a lunch date and don’t forget to order the maple syrup tart!
Wine we pine for: Mas Foulaquier Pierre de Rosette
A one-woman run cave à boire et à manger (food and drink cellar) with a totally gram-worthy wine wall, owner Julie dreams up a new menu everyday and has a standout selection of uncommon(ly good) wines we didn’t see anywhere else in town. Grab a bottle or two for a picnic at the nearby Parc du Belleville.
Wine we pine for: Anna, Andre et Yann Durrmann’s Rouge de Pinot Noir, Vin d’Alsace
With signature great hospitality, a unique wine selection, and simple veggie-forward plates, owners Camille and Victor prove there’s nothing better than early June in Paris. (Catch us scrolling through their IG feed until we get to go back on our next trip!)
Wine we pine for: Mylène Bru’s Vin de Table “Lady Chasselas” Blanc; Weingutt Schmitt Rosé