Do you like rosé? Of course you do, because it’s tremendously versatile - great for a Saturday night blowout, a Sunday afternoon when you’re just hanging at the beach, or a random Tuesday night, paired with whatever leftovers casserole you’re throwing together. So here are 16 spots to stock up on rosé from Provence, one of the best rosé-making regions in the world.
All restaurants featured on The Infatuation are selected by our editorial team. The LA Provence Rosé Map is presented by Wines of Provence, and includes places where you can find Iconic Provence rosés from across the region. Wines of Provence, known in France as the Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins de Provence (CIVP), is an organization representing about 650 wineries and trade companies from the Provence region.
Wally's Beverly Hills
If you live or work in Beverly Hills, there are a few things you know. First, don’t ever overpay for parking when there are so many public lots. Second, just because Leo is eating there, doesn’t mean the restaurant is good. And third, if you need a bottle of wine, Wally’s is the best place in the city to get it.
K&L Wine Merchants
Right in the middle of the most chaotic part of Hollywood is K&L Wine Merchants, a massive wine shop with bottle-filled walls so high you’ll wonder what their yearly ladder budget is.
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AOC, the small-plates spot in Beverly Grove, serves exactly the kind of food you want to drink with rosé: Bacon-wrapped dates stuff with parmesan, Spanish fried chicken with romesco aioli, and blistered tomato focaccia.
One of LA’s biggest wine shops, Wine House has over 6,000 different options. Meaning - and we mean this literally - you can find any kind of rosé you’re looking for here.
Esters Wine Shop & Bar
That textbook they hand you when you sit down at Esters is the wine list, and, fortunately, you don’t really need to learn from it. Because all you have to do is tell one of this Santa Monica spot’s super-knowledgeable servers what you like, and they’ll be able to pick out a bottle of something great out for you.
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You know Dudley Market as the incredible seafood spot your friend in Venice will never shut up about. And somewhere along the way, that friend has also probably mentioned how good the wine selection here is. Which makes sense - because two of the owners are sommeliers, and really know how to put together a wine list.
DTLA spot Redbird was built inside an old cathedral, and, unlike any church service we’ve ever been, to they have a massive wine selection and a great upscale American menu.
Lincoln Fine Wines
Lincoln Fine Wines in Venice has an incredibly diverse wine selection, with options ranging from under $10 to over $1,000 - whatever you’re looking for, there’s a good bet they’ll have it.
Hollywood’s tiny French bistro Petit Trois is one of the first places we’ll go when we’re allowed to be around people again. Ironically, we’ll be going their to sit alone while we eat an extremely perfect French omelet, and drink an entire bottle of wine.
There’s no question that your meal at Republique is one of the most memorable you can have in LA. The excellent wine options are going to be a big part of that journey - along with some damn good pastas and meats.
Mel & Rose
Most wine shops have a section of their store dedicated to rosé - but Mel & Rose has entire sections of their store devoted to every region for rosé, from Provence, to Loire, to the North Coast.
All-day DTLA restaurant Zinque is a spot where you’ll come in the morning to order some coffee and get a bit of work done, and before you know it, it’s 4pm, you’re three glasses of rosé deep, and have written half of a novel.
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If you’re looking to close a deal (or book dinner for a boss trying to close one) Tesse is one of the best spots in the city to do it. This Sunset Strip restaurant serves all kinds of house-cured charcuterie to drink along with a bottle (or three) from their cellar.
The Santa Monica outpost of Wally’s is just as good as the Beverly Hills when it comes to picking up some dinner and a whole lot of wine. Know that if you’re hungry and you don’t order the salami picante pizzetta, you’ll never forgive yourself.
The Courtyard Kitchen
We’re not sure why Santa Monica’s Courtyard Kitchen flies so far under the radar: It’s a quiet spot in a busy part of town, and they’ve got an excellent patio for eating oven-baked eggplant parm, short rib with polenta, and kale pesto fettuccini.
Jar is the kind of restaurant that all parents love, so if your parents ever visit LA again (TBD at this point, really) take them here. The thing you’re going to order is the famous pot roast, which really is as good as everyone says it is.