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Best Spots For Natural Wine In Paris

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Updated: 9 February 2017
Natural wine is a labour of love from passionate small-scale artisans to sustainable farming practices, and organic hand picked grapes. Here’s our best spots for natural wine in Paris to start off your dégustation.

 

Le Baratin

Le Baratin is an earnest establishment serving classic French fare rightfully accompanied by natural French wines. A culinary institution in Belleville, Le Baratin is where foodies go to recharge their palates with carefully sourced and prepared ingredients.

Le Baratin, 3 Rue Jouye-Rouve, 75020 Paris, + 33 01 43 49 39 70

 

 

La Cave des Papilles

Right off the Daguerre street market in Montparnasse, is the natural wine lovers haven La Cave des Papilles. The wine cellar has established relationships with many of the vineyards they stock, often prompting cameo appearances from the winemakers during tastings. Simply, the establishment honors wine masters who have spurned industrial production for small-scale models. They believe in supporting and highlighting vineyards that value production methods more respectful to the environment and to the potential character of the wine.

La Cave des Papilles, 35 Rue Daguerre, 75014 Paris, +33 01 43 20 05 74

 

 

La Cave de l’Insolite

Known for good hospitality, La Cave de l’Insolite is a welcoming place to grab brunch or dinner over a few glasses of artisanal wine. The service staff are well equipped with accompaniment suggestions and are more than happy to help patrons discover a love of natural wine. Don’t hesitate to buy a bottle and pay the corkage fee in order to be able to select from hundreds of options over the handful that are available by the glass.

La Cave de l’Insolite, 30 Rue de la Folie Méricourt, 75011 Paris, + 33 01 53 36 08 33

 

 

 

La Grande Cremerie

Upon passing through the doors of La Grande Cremerie you are welcomed into a warm wooded atmosphere sporting intimate tables for small parties. As a ‘Cave Gourmande’ the establishment is required to serve food with its selection of natural wine. Partake in locally sourced charcuterie plates laden with organic seasonal ingredients: terrines, cheeses, smoked fish, and hearty bread. Typical of natural wines, the cave makes sure to source from the best small producers who don’t use sulfur dioxide or filtering in their process.

One of the cities most celebrated and historic wine haunts is Caves Augé. Dating back to 1850, the store still maintains its old world character which adds to the experience. Wander the rows of wine but be sure to ask an attendant to help with the selection of a truly remarkable natural wine. The venue can be a bit intimidating but procuring one of the specialty bottles is worth a few minutes of being overwhelmed.

Café de la Nouvelle Mairie

Situated in the heart of the Latin Quarter just behind the Pantheon, Café de la Nouvelle Mairie buzzes with busy waiters, Sorbonne intellectuals, and happy patrons. The setting makes for a quintessential Parisian experience with jazz music playing overhead, the whirr of an overworked espresso machine, and the clink of empty wine glasses hitting the worn down tables.