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NAVI Wine Bar & Tasting Room, located in Columbus, GA, is a unique concept that blends technology and wine to create a one-of-a-kind experience for customers. Founded by Frederick Hill, a sommelier with over 27 years of experience in the tech industry, NAVI Wine Bar & Tasting Room has quickly become a favorite among locals and visitors alike.

At NAVI Wine Bar & Tasting Room, customers can explore a wide selection of wines from around the world, each carefully curated by Hill to provide the perfect pairing for our menu offerings. But NAVI Wine Bar & Tasting Room is more than just a wine bar - it's a community gathering place where people can come together to enjoy great food, great wine, and the latest in technology.


In 2019, Frederick Hill set out to create a local bar with a focus on elevating the wine experience. While searching for a unique name for the bar, he came up with the idea to flip his middle name Ivan, and from there, the name NAVI was born. Cultivating relationships with guests is at the core of his vision. The hard work and creativity have resulted in a unique establishment where locals and out-of-town visitors can enjoy the best wine, signature drinks, and small bites served in an inviting atmosphere.

Frederick Hill | Owner & CEO
“Work hard and become a leader; be lazy and never succeed. (Proverbs 12:24)"


COLUMBUS, GA - Sommelier Frederick Hill has been selected to be included in the prestigious Marquis Who's Who in America for his outstanding contributions to the field of wine and technology. This recognition further cements his position as a leader in the industry.

With over 27 years of experience in the tech industry and a passion for wine, Hill has combined his twin passions to create Columbus, Georgia's first Black-owned tech wine bar - NAVI Wine Bar & Tasting Room. Under his leadership, NAVI has garnered numerous accolades, including being named a Best of Georgia Winner in 2022 and received the Columbus People's Choice Gold Award in four categories in the same year.



NAVI Wine Bar & Tasting Room is not only an award-winning wine bar but also an exceptional tasting room. It has received numerous awards for its unparalleled wine tasting experience. In 2022, NAVI Wine Bar & Tasting Room won the prestigious Best of Georgia award, which recognizes the top establishments in the state. In the same year, it also won Gold in the Columbus People's Choice Award in four major categories, a testament to its outstanding wine selection and top-notch service. These awards have firmly established NAVI Wine Bar & Tasting Room as a leader in the wine industry. It continued its winning streak by receiving the Best of Columbus award in 2022 and 2023, a recognition that cements its position as a top-rated wine bar and tasting room in the city. With its impressive track record and unparalleled wine selection, NAVI Wine Bar & Tasting Room is a must-visit destination for wine enthusiasts and novices alike.

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Selected To Host

COLUMBUS, GA - NAVI Wine Bar & Tasting Room has been selected to host Congressman Sanford Bishop's Campaign Party.

Congressman Sanford Bishop has been a champion of diversity, inclusivity, and representation in the community. His commitment to these values aligns perfectly with NAVI Wine Bar & Tasting Room's own mission of creating a welcoming environment for all.

"We are honored to host Congressman Sanford Bishop's Campaign Party," said Frederick Hill, sommelier and founder of NAVI Wine Bar & Tasting Room. "We share his values of inclusivity and representation, and we look forward to providing a unique and memorable experience for his supporters."

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