Vini Culture





In 2014, Donna Zukus and Pat Johnson opened the doors of VINI CULTURE wine bar & cafe on North Market Street in Frederick, Maryland. The first wine bar of its kind in the suburban DC area. The two partners had the desire to create a full-service wine bar that offers great food, fabulous wine, and good fun.  

Self -serve wine machines that offer a taste, half glass or a full glass pour is one of the unique features to this great little wine bar. The wine portfolio changes several times a year with an extensive selection from all over the world, including bio-dynamic, small production, vegan and reserve wines in addition to local wines offered by the bottle. While VINI CULTURE delivers some of the hottest wine bar trends – such as wine ice cream (yes, you get carded), prosecco on tap, conservas, and portable canned wine, the small -town charm of historic downtown Frederick is just outside. A variety of music is heard every Friday and Saturday night with an occasional visit from local artists like Scott Ambush from the popular American jazz fusion band, Spyro Gyra. The menu reflects that of a European wine bar serving light fare that compliments any wine or beer. Weekend wine tastings, happy hour, Wine Club, and special events creates a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.

VINI CULTURE is committed to providing its customers with great wine, good food and friendly, knowledgeable service. Come by and see us.


Upcoming Events



Wednesday - Thursday      3:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday                                3:00pm - 12:00am
Saturday                         12:00pm - 12:00am
Sunday                            12:00pm - 8:00pm

Wine Tastings

If it is a Saturday afternoon around 2:00pm, there is probably a wine tasting happening at VINI CULTURE. Tastings vary from week to week focusing on different themes, varietals, country of origin, or local vineyards. Wine experts, certified sommeliers, and VINI CULTURE staff conduct the tastings. Bottles of the featured wine is available for purchase. Look for the big green “Wine Tasting Today” sign in the front window.

Self-Guided Tastings

VINI CULTURE’S self-serve wine dispensing system allows guests to have a wine tasting any time – any day.  Buy a wine card – and you are on your way! Pick and choose the wines you care to taste - a detailed description of each wine is displayed directly above the bottle on the Enomatic wine machine. Taste a few, taste a lot… It’s your wine tasting!

Musical Guests

Live music fills VINI CULTURE wine bar & café every weekend. There is something for everyone. Performances range from guitar & piano soloists, to jazz quartets, to blues and everything in between. Musicians perform from 8:00pm-11:00pm every Friday and Saturday.

Happy Hour

Why limit Happy Hour to just one single hour? Happy Hour is Tuesday through Friday from 3-7pm! Select $5 glasses of wine, $2 off draft beers, discounted flatbreads, appetizers and more!


We serve a Sunday Brunch menu on Sundays from 12-3pm and Brunch cocktails for $7 all day! 

An experience like nothing else
— Recent Customer
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