R Wine Bar is in the old Prairie Berry and Miner Brewing location. It's located in downtown Sioux Falls at 322 E. 8th Street.

Riccardo and Marybeth Tarabelsi are the owners. Riccardo was born in Italy, but grew up in Boston where he met Marybeth when she was working as a nanny. Marybeth was originally from Sioux Falls so they moved back in 1999.

Full disclosure, one of my very good friends, Pho, is the Executive Chef at R Wine Bar so I'm surprised I hadn't checked it out sooner!

R Wine Bar has an extensive wine menu with great wines in all price ranges. However, there is also a lot of tasty food items! I tried the panzanella and the tiramisu and both were delicious. The panzanella was so full of flavor. There were so many fresh herbs and spices! Now, the tiramisu, I must warn you, has some booze in it! But that only adds to the deliciousness. There are also weekly features!

Another fun thing that R Wine Bar does is the cork wall. You can write your name on a cork and put it in their huge cork wall display. Then, periodically, they draw names out and you could win stuff!! How fun is that?

R Wine Bar also features live music! Thursday nights are Jazz Nights and any given weekend all kinds of different local musicians perform.

There is also a Wine Club you can be a member of and they host private events. They do it all at R Wine Bar.