Classic car in front of Marlin & Barrel Distillery

Island Hopping: The Best Distilleries and Wine Bars in Amelia Island, Florida

Amelia Island is home to a lot of great things, and distilleries/wine bars are no exception! We love visiting Marlin & Barrel Distillery the only distillery in town, and several of the wine bars we mention later in this blog! Read the blog below to learn more about our favorite amelia island distilleries and wine bars!

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Marlin & Barrel Distillery is Simply Amazing

The first distillery on Amelia Island, and the only one in town, Marlin & Barrel Distillery is a must-see! They offer a variety of unique and delicious spirits, like their award-winning vodka, rum, and gin. Try their orange blossom honey liqueur if you’re looking for something a little sweeter.

We love Marlin & Barrel because of how fun the atmosphere always is as they love to host events, and parties, and get crafty with new flavors.

Well known for their great customer service and fun tastings, Marlin & Barrel Distillery makes for a great date night out or visit with friends.

3 Great Wine Bars to Check out

Bar Zin

Bar Zin is our first pick when it comes to wine bars on Amelia Island. They have an impressive wine list with a wide variety of red and white wines and a great selection of cheese and charcuterie boards!

This charming American bistro is a great stop while you are in Palmetto Walk Shopping Village and looking for a taste from around the world.

The Decantery

The Decantery is another excellent choice, especially if you’re looking for a place to relax after a long day. With a cozy and comfortable atmosphere, it’s the perfect spot to curl up with a glass of wine or one of their signature cocktails. The Decantery is nestled in downtown Fernandina Beach and features a wonderful menu of fine wines, charcuterie, and delicious desserts.

PJD’s Beer & Wine Garden

PJD’s Beer & Wine Garden is the perfect place to enjoy a cold beer or glass of wine while spending time with friends. They have a great selection of both and a menu of light fare. We love their outdoor seating area that’s perfect for people-watching or enjoying the Atlantic breeze.

PJD’s is a great place to listen to some outdoor live music, but keep in mind last call is usually around 10 pm.

Stay at The Fairbanks House

We hope you found a new favorite distillery or wine bar to try out the next time you are in Amelia Island, Florida. After a night of enjoying music, spend the rest staying at The Fairbanks House! Our historic house is relaxing, inviting, and the perfect place to stay while exploring the greater Fernandina Beach area. There’s no better destination to call your home away from home during your visit to Fernandina Beach.

Check our availability and book your stay today!