If you think of rosé as something to drink at a picnic in the park, an afternoon on the beach, or any time white linen clothing threatens to make an appearance, that’s OK. Rosé is indeed ideal in those situations. But that’s not the whole story. It can also be great to pair with food, complex enough to derail the conversation at book club, and special enough to impress bosses or in-laws. Whether you want to drink it at an outdoor table near the water, or you’re looking to stock your wine rack, here are 16 spots to find rosé from Provence, one of the best rosé-producing regions in the world.
All restaurants featured on The Infatuation are selected by our editorial team. The NYC 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.
Just as it’d be strange if Texas Roadhouse didn’t serve chicken fried steak, it’d be odd if St Tropez didn’t serve rosé. The beachside city is in Cotes de Provence, and while this West Village wine bar doesn’t have views of yachts cruising up the French Riviera, it does offer wines made on vineyards that have those views.
Empire State Of Wine
When it comes to Provence rosé, this Flatiron wine shop offers easy drinking bottles that cost as much as a car wash, methuselahs (six-liter bottles) that cost as much as a pre-owned car, and a whole lot in between.
Rosé is a bit like ceviche. They’re both pleasant to look at, they run the gamut from light and simple to layered and complex, and they’re exactly what you want on the table when the sun seems to have taken a particular interest in your discomfort. They both should be on your table at this Peruvian spot on the Upper East Side.
Astor Wine & Spirits
If you’re someone who lets people pass you in line because “tall” and “grande” both seem like such good options, then you might have some trouble at Astor. This wine shop in Noho is massive, and it can be a bit overwhelming if you don’t know what you’re looking for. Fortunately, you do know, and Provence rosé is easy to find. You can also order through their website.
Chambers Street Wines
Whether you just know that you want something salmon colored, or you want to discuss a specific winemaker’s feelings about spontaneous fermentation, the staff at Chambers Street will make sure you walk out with something delicious. If you’d prefer to shop online, you’ll also find detailed descriptions of their mostly natural and small-production wines on their website.
Columbia Wine Co
There are some things that you don’t realize you need until you really need them, like iCloud backups or a friend who interprets dreams. Another one we’d add to the list is same-hour wine delivery, which you’ll find at Columbia Wine Co in Washington Heights.
To the east of Provence, you’ll find Italy, and to the east of NYC, you’ll find the Hamptons. While we can’t say for sure whether or not people from Provence seek rosé when they go “out east,” people in the Hamptons certainly do. Cittanuova, an Italian spot in East Hampton, is a good place to find it. Their outdoor seating is available daily from 12-10pm.
Not only does this Midtown wine shop have a big selection of Provence rosé, but they also offer discounts on pre-arranged three and six-packs. You can place an order for delivery through their website.
Ordering a Napa Cab with your pancakes or a glass of Muscadet with your dessert would probably draw some curious looks. Rosé doesn’t have that problem. Take advantage of that by ordering it at breakfast, lunch, or dinner at this French cafe in Greenpoint.
Chelsea Wine Vault
It’s been a while since elementary school, but we assume some of the key groups on the food pyramid are currywurst, fish tacos, and wine. Chelsea Market has them all, and when your looking to check off the latter, order some rosé for pickup or delivery from Chelsea Wine Vault.
Bryant Park Grill
While more Midtown spots than ever are offering outdoor seating, greenery is still quite hard to come by. Bryant Park has plenty of it, and right in the middle of it, Bryant Park Grill has a bunch of tables available on a first come, first served basis.
Oak And Barrel Wine & Spirits
In Midtown East, Oak And Barrel offers more than 20 Provence rosés, including a handful of half-bottles and magnums in case you want to drink a little or a lot of something without figuring out where where you left your corkscrew. You can peruse the shelves in-store from 11am-8pm any day except Sunday, or place an order for same-day delivery through their website.
This Bordeaux-based wine company has a retail location on the Upper East Side where it sells wine it sources directly from producers. You can check out their huge selection, including a bunch of rosé, on their website, and place an order for pickup or delivery.
Fig & Olive
Fig & Olive is a Mediterranean spot where you can have some rosé, burrata, and charred octopus at an outdoor table in Meatpacking any day until 9pm.
When you’re looking for a casual place to have some wine and small plates on the Upper East Side, check out Serena’s. Order charcuterie or flatbreads with a glass of rosé at a first come, first served sidewalk table any day starting at noon.
The bar at this massive French market at Brookfield Place is a good spot to get a few glasses of wine after walking along the Hudson River or working in FiDi.