By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published May 25, 2017 at 10:56 AM

Editor's note: This piece originally ran on March 9, 2017, as a part of OnMilwaukee's Bar Month Best of Bars poll. Since it is National Wine Day today, however, it only seems fitting to take another swig of this year's wine winners. 


The wine lovers in Milwaukee have spoken, and they picked Balzac as the top spot for vino.

Balzac offers wine by the glass and on tap and has a book-sized menu of wine by the bottle. The offerings change with supply, but it always features a full range of styles at all price levels. Whether you're looking for something rare and interesting or one of the "safe standards," Balzac has your cravings covered.

Runners up:
2. Pizza Man
3. Thief Wine Bar
4. Story Hill BKC
5. Bacchus

This year we also asked a variety of prominent Milwaukeeans to weigh in on their pick for specific categories. For this category, we consulted Elizabeth Moen, wine enthusiast. 

Moen's pick: Thief Wine

"I think Thief Wine has the best list in the city! Thief Wine has an ever-changing selection of interesting wines, many from smaller producers. And nothing is better than grabbing a glass of wine while people-watching at the Public Market."