Jill Bernheimer’s dedication to organically farmed wines seldom wavers. Pull up a chair to learn about the fizzy “pet-nats,” white burgundies, and indie California bottles. 6801 Melrose Ave., Hollywood.
Héritage Fine Wines
Parisian-born Jordane Andrieu operates this salon of fine French wines. Tastings, film screenings, and rooftop dinner parties are de rigueur. 9400 S. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills.
Lou Wine Shop & Tastings
Yes, he’s the magazine’s wine columnist. But cognoscenti gather at Lou Amdur’s Los Feliz boutique for weekly tastings before stocking up on the esoteric array of natural wines, all organized by flavor profile. 1911 Hillhurst Ave., Los Feliz.
Campanile alums George Cossette and Randy Clement, along with April Langford, are behind the snob-free selection at this Eastside institution. Head to the back wall for cellar-worthy wines; stay up front for budget-friendly rosés. 2395 Glendale Blvd., Silver Lake.
Wally’s Wine & Spirits
Among the recent changes at this nearly 50-year-old stalwart is Wally’s Vault, a glassed-in, climate-controlled wonderland showcasing the best that Bordeaux, Italy, and California have to offer. 2107 Westwood Blvd., Westwood.