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Raise Your Glass: A Local’s Guide to Wine Tasting in Houston 

Raise Your Glass A Local’s Guide to Wine Tasting in Houston

If you’re ditching the clubs for a more refined night out with friends and family, or your special someone, you might want to consider wine tasting as your next bonding activity. 

Houston has a host of wineries, bars, and shops that can cater to your wine needs. 

Grab a glass (or head out for one) as we discover all the must visit places in Houston for a night of wine tasting, good food, and comforting ambience. 

13 Celsius


Address: 3000 Caroline St, Houston, TX 77004, United States

Contact details: +1 713-529-8466

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Wednesday – 4 pm to 12 pm
  • Thursday to Saturday – 4 pm to 2 am 
  • Sunday – 1 pm to 12 am 

If you’re looking for a trendy and modern wine tasting experience, then 13 Celsius, nestled in a cozy 1920s-era Mediterranean-style building in Midtown is the perfect spot to check out with its extensive range of quality wines and beers. 

This European-inspired patio is a haven for wine enthusiasts because of their unique blends and delicious treats and desserts that perfectly complement your wine of choice. You can sit in the open-air courtyard or the mid-century European bar and cafe.

Pro tip:

Don’t miss out on the unique blends at 13 Celsius! Venture beyond the familiar and try their curated selection of lesser-known wines like the 2018 Paolo Bea or “Lapideus” which is an orange Italian wine made with apricots and cloves. 



Address:  1830 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098, United States

Contact details: +1 713-522-8466

Operating hours: 

  • Sunday to Thursday – 4 pm to 12 am 
  • Friday to Saturday – 4 pm to 2 am

For a low-key wine experience, Camerata in Montrose is the place to be. This hidden gem offers a superb selection of fine wines, with their by-the-glass list changing daily and the bottle list updated monthly. 

The name “Camerata” or a chamber for gatherings pays homage to  Florentine Camerata, the gatherings of artists and intellectuals in Renaissance Florence, setting the tone for an unpretentious and welcoming atmosphere. 

You should pair your wine with some of their artisanal cheeses, a selection of salumi, and other snacks like fruit and fruit to savor the relaxed ambiance of this wine bar.

Pro tip:

Take advantage of Camerata’s ever-changing by-the-glass list. With new selections daily, it’s the perfect opportunity to explore a variety of wines without committing to a full bottle.

Decant Urban Winery


Address: 1830 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098, United States

Contact details: +1 832-834-7960

Operating hours: 

  • Wednesday to Friday  – 5 pm to 9 pm
  • Saturday – 1 pm to 9 pm 
  • Sunday – 2 pm to 6 pm
  • Monday and Tuesday – Closed

You can discover the magic of an urban winery at Decant in Garden Oaks – Oak Forest, where wine production happens right in the heart of the city. 

This concept takes inspiration from pre-prohibition times, when wineries in the city would ask farmers to bring grapes to them to make wine themselves. From crushing and pressing to fermenting and bottling, every step takes place in-house. 

After you get a glimpse into their unique winemaking process, you can enjoy the personal touch of having your glass poured by the very person who made it. You can get their wines by the glass, bottle, or flights of three half glasses.

Pro tip:

We like to engage with the winemakers at Decant Urban Winery to gain a deeper appreciation for their craft. Take the opportunity to chat with them about their winemaking process and ask questions about the specific wines you’re tasting. 

Eads Family Vineyards


Address: 7800 Washington Ave Suite 650, Houston, TX 77007, United States

Contact details: +1 919-348-6630

Operating hours: 

  • By reservations only

As importers of the renowned Clos Dubreuil wines who were one of the firsts who made Chardonnay and Bordeaux wines, the Eads Family Vineyards offer tastings of this exclusive French portfolio at their winery. 

You can expect to be transported to the Bordeaux in their 90-minute tastings. You will be treated to the rich flavors and heritage of Bordeaux as you sip their Chardonnay and Bordeaux wines that have made their way to our favorites list paired with cheeses. 

Eads Family Vineyards also provides a range of services, including sommelier guidance, wine dinners, private events, and even travel packages to the Bordeaux region. 

Pro tip:

We suggest making the most of your visit to Eads Family Vineyards by opting for a wine dinner or private event. These exclusive experiences provide the perfect opportunity to enjoy quality Bordeaux wines along with a carefully curated menu that complements the flavors of their esteemed Clos Dubreuil wines.



Address: 1111 Heights Blvd, Houston, TX 77008, United States

Contact details: +1 832-680-1399

Operating hours: 

  • By appointment only.

If you’re new to wine tasting, you can escape the intimidation associated with wine and embark on a fun and casual wine education experience at Everywine. 

You can even choose your venue—either a course in the comfort of your own home where they’ll come over and set up a tasting or a virtual tasting over Zoom where they send you the wine but still guide you through the tasting. 

But, we still recommend taking a visit to their private tasting room in the charming Historic Heights neighborhood. 

Pro tip:

The owners, Arielle and Ryan Cooper have been in the hospitality industry for more than 20 years, so they’re extremely friendly and are willing to accommodate any requests you may have. 

French Country Wines


Address:  2433 Bartlett St, Houston, TX 77098, United States

Contact details: +1 713-993-9500

Operating hours: 

  • Wednesday to Friday – 12 pm to 6 pm 
  • Saturday – 12 pm to 5 pm 
  • Sunday to Tuesday – Closed

If you’re partial to French wines like we are, a visit to French Country Wines on is a must. They actually specialize in hand-picked selections from small family-owned and artisanal wineries. 

As an importer of fine French wines, they not only supply renowned local restaurants but also offer Houstonians the opportunity to shop for these exquisite wines at their shop. 

They offer complimentary wine tastings every Saturday with no reservations required. But, you are kind of expected (but not required) to buy a bottle of wine after! 

Pro tip:

They have an online store in case you’d rather not make the drive out to their shop. We recommend subscribing to their monthly 6 pack, where you get a pre-selected wine set of 6 bottles every month. 

Houston Wine Merchant


Address: 2646 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77098, United States

Contact details: +1 713-524-3397

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Saturday – 10 am to 9 pm 
  • Sunday – Closed

Calling all wine lovers! Houston Wine Merchant is your ultimate destination for a remarkable wine tasting experience. With one of the largest selections in town and very knowledgeable staff, this place caters to true wine aficionados. 

Don’t miss their weekly wine tastings on Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons, where you’ll have the opportunity to discover new favorites. In addition to their extensive wine offerings, they also provide seminars to further enhance your grape knowledge. 

Pro tip:

Take advantage of Houston Wine Merchant’s wine seminars to expand your wine expertise. These educational sessions offer a deeper understanding of various wine regions, grape varieties, and winemaking techniques. 

You can also explore their selection of spirits and liquors for some variety. 

La Fuente Winery

La Fuente Winery
Image Source: La Fuente Winery Website 


Address: 10606 Hempstead Rd, Houston, TX 77092, United States

Contact details:  +1 713-269-4489

Operating hours: 

  • Sundays – 1 pm to 3 pm; 4 pm to 7 pm 

You can experience a taste of wine country right here in Houston at La Fuente Winery. This charming and trendy wine joint, nestled in Houston’s North end, captures the essence of local charm and family tradition. 

La Fuente’s wines have earned recognition as Houston Rodeo Medal winners, a testament to their exceptional quality. Personalized service sets them apart, and they offer customized special tastings by appointment for groups of 10 or more. 

Pro tip:

All of La Fuente’s selection of white and red wines  will leave a lasting impression, but their flagship Carmenere, crafted from grapes with roots in Bordeaux is our personal recommendation. 

Light Years Wine Shop + Bar


Address: 1304 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77006, United States

Contact details: +1 713-425-6673

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Thursday – 4 pm to 12 pm 
  • Friday to Sunday – 2 pm to 12 pm

Light Years Natural Wine Shop + Bar in Montrose makes for a cozy and welcoming ambiance for wine tasting. 

This laid-back establishment hosts weekly natural wine tastings, showcasing wines produced without pesticides or herbicides and with minimal additives. 

With its comfortable interior and various seating areas to relax in, Light Years provides the perfect setting to bond with friends over your shared love for vino. You can sample the wines before making your purchase.

Pro tip:

When visiting Light Years Natural Wine Shop + Bar, bring along your favorite food pairings. This unique establishment encourages guests to bring their own food. 

If you’re up for a more lively atmosphere, visit during the weekends when they bring out the disco ball for that extra razzle dazzle. 

Memorial Wine Cellar


Address: 7951 Katy Fwy Unit B, Houston, TX 77024, United States

Contact details:  +1 713-680-9772

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Wednesday – 2 pm to 10 pm 
  • Thursday to Friday – 2 pm to 12 pm 
  • Saturday – 12 pm to 12 am 
  • Sunday – 12 pm to 8 pm 

You can discover a hidden gem in Memorial at the family-owned Memorial Wine Cellar. This wine bar, shop, and events venue offers a casual and inviting atmosphere where you can enjoy an afternoon of wine tasting with friends or colleagues. 

You can treat yourself to wine tastings accompanied by delectable appetizers or custom wine flights to curate your own tasting experience with three 2-ounce pours of your choice. 

Pro tip:

You can get happy hour discounts from Monday to Friday from 4 pm to 7 pm. Their weekly specials any day of the week make Memorial Wine Cellar an ideal spot for wine enthusiasts looking to unwind and explore new wine horizons. 

If you have more than 8 people in the group, be sure to call ahead and make a reservation.

Montrose Cheese & Wine


Address: 1618 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006, United States

Contact details: +1 832-380-2461

Operating hours: 

  • Sunday , Tuesday, Wednesday – 12 pm to 8 pm 
  • Monday – Closed
  • Thursday to Saturday – 12 pm to 10 am 

At Montrose Cheese & Wine, you’ll discover a wine and cheese haven catering to all palates and preferences. With a rotating selection of 12 to 15 cheeses and an impressive collection of 125 wines, this place offers something for everyone. 

You can enjoy the laid-back atmosphere by getting a glass of wine at the bar or on the inviting patio. You can also order a flight of four wines from their by-the-glass menu for just $25 or take a bottle or three home with you. 

Pro tip:

Don’t forget to explore their selection of gifts, home goods, and wine and cheese accessories, available both at the wine bar and at their sister company, Biscuit Home, next door.

Mutiny Wine Room


Address: 1124 Usener St, Houston, TX 77009, United States

Contact details: +1 832-618-1233

Operating hours: 

  • Tuesday to Friday – 4 pm to 10 pm 
  • Saturday – 2 pm to 10 pm 
  • Sunday – 2 pm to 9 pm 
  • Monday – Closed

If you’re looking for an upscale wine tasting that feels like you’re in Napa Valley, you can visit the Mutiny Wine Room in the heights. They’re known for their limited-production wines that will impress even the most discerning wine connoisseurs. 

Whether you choose to take a bottle home at 20 to 30 percent off the dine-in price or enjoy the wine with food at their in the charming “Farmhouse” area, your wine curiosities or cravings will be satisfied. 

Pro tip:

Mutiny Wine Room offers a unique feature—a by-the-glass Coravin wine list. This innovative wine preservation system allows you to savor small pours from a bottle without removing the cork to make sure the wine inside the bottle remains in optimal quality. 

Nice Winery


Address: 10520 Westview Dr, Houston, TX 77043, United States

Contact details: +1 713-744-7444

Operating hours: 

  • Tuesday to Saturday – 12 pm to 6 pm 
  • Sunday and Monday – Closed 

If you’re looking for top-notch service for your wine tastings with the comforts of an intimate and relaxed setting, then you should go drop by the Nice Winery. Here, you can experience their guided tasting experience that sets the bar high for wine tastings. 

Situated in a cozy and intimate living room-like setting, Nice Winery  offers an exceptional opportunity to learn about their wines from Texas, California, Washington and Argentina and the winemaking process while enjoying perfectly paired food. 

Pro tip:

When scheduling your guided tasting experience at Nice Winery, ask about their upcoming wine releases. They often showcase limited editions and exclusive wines during these tastings, giving you the chance to try something special and unique.

Padre’s Wine Shop + Bar


Address: 3522 White Oak Dr, Houston, TX 77007, United States

Contact details: +1 346-204-5160

Operating hours: 

  • Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday – 11 am to 10 pm 
  • Tuesday – Closed
  • Friday and Saturday – 11 am to 12 pm

Nestled along bustling White Oak Drive in the Heights, Padre’s Wine Shop + Bar stands out as a recent addition that captivates wine enthusiasts. 

This expansive location spans across 4,000 square feet that includes a shop, a wine bar decorated with eclectic decor and Marfa-inspired art, and a welcoming outdoor patio. 

The focus is on boutique wines from around the world, especially lesser known places like Corsica, Hungary, and Uruguay. They also have a food menu featuring charcuterie boards, paninis to pair with your wine of choice.  

Pro tip:

As a unique touch, at 8 pm every night, when the main doors have closed, you can still access Padre’s Wine Shop + Bar through a hidden speakeasy-style entrance via the patio.

Pur Noire Urban Wineries


Address: 802 Milam St Suite 103, Houston, TX 77002, United States

Contact details: +1 832-476-2974

Operating hours: 

  • Tuesday to Thursday – 1 pm to 9 pm 
  • Friday to Saturday – 1 pm to 10 pm
  • Sunday 1 pm to 8 pm 
  • Monday – Closed

Pur Noire Urban Wineries is a trailblazer in changing perceptions of wine, aiming to educate and inspire those interested in the world of wine. The name, Pur Noire, means pure black in theme with the goal to celebrate diversity. 

Carissa and Kenneth Stephens, the passionate owners, founded Pur Noire as a celebration of Carissa’s Creole ethnicity and her successes as black business owner in the wine industry. 

With their commitment to diversity, Pur Noire sources grapes from various vineyards in California, crafting their own proprietary wines that reflect their unique vision which they serve at their wine tasting and game nights every Wednesday from 5 pm to 9 pm. 

Pro tip:

While attending their wine tasting and game night, try to challenge yourself to explore wines outside your comfort zone. Let the staff introduce you to underrepresented wines, to expand your taste buds and to support a more inclusive wine community.

Roots Wine Bar


Address:  3107 Leeland St, Houston, TX 77003, United States

Contact details: +1 713-818-2079

Operating hours: 

  • Wednesday to Friday – 12 pm to 4 pm
  • Saturday – 11 am to 12 pm 
  • Sunday – 11 am to 10 pm 
  • Monday to Tuesday – Closed

If you want to discover a wine bar with a purpose, you can head on over to the Roots Wine Bar. They have a try before you buy system, using fully automated wine dispensing machines. 

With an impressive selection of 56 wines available in 1, 3, or 5 ounce tastings, you can explore a diverse range of flavors. Their wine selection also changes weekly, so you don’t have to be scared of getting bored. 

What makes this establishment unique is their dedication to showcasing wines made sustainably, promoting underrated labels, and supporting women winemakers, and charitable wineries. 

Pro tip:

To complement the wines, try the food at Roots Wine Bar. These snacks, just like the wine there, are all locally sourced. They’re also seasonal, so even the food changes regularly for a dynamic culinary and wine experience. 

Sable Gate Winery 


Address: 2600 Travis St Suite #104, Houston, TX 77006, United States

Contact details: +1 713-360-7113 

Operating hours: 

  • Tuesday to Friday – 4 pm to 10 pm
  • Saturday 11 am to 10 pm
  • Sunday to Monday – Closed

If you’re looking for more than just your typical wine testing, you can embark on a personalized wine making journey at Sable Gate Winery. 

Owned by Szilvia and Bob, with inspiration from Szilvia’s vineyard upbringing in Hungary and Bob’s wine adventures in over 50 countries, this family-owned winery in Midtown offers a truly unique experience. 

At their wine tastings, you can savor wines crafted from grapes sourced worldwide. But the highlight here is the opportunity to blend your own wine and bottle it right in the winery. Add a custom label, and you have a one-of-a-kind creation to call your own. 

Pro tip:

Beyond winemaking, Sable Gate also provides bottle delivery, a loyalty club, and bistro eats that perfectly complement their wines. 

Tasting flights are available daily until 7 pm, if you’re planning to go later than that make sure you make an appointment.

Serca Wines


Address: 447 Heights Blvd, Houston, TX 77007, United States

Contact details: +1 713-405-0082

Operating hours: 

  • Thursday and Friday – 4 pm to 8 pm 
  • Saturday – 3 pm to 8 pm 
  • Sunday to Wednesday – Closed 

You can uncover a hidden gem for wine enthusiasts in the Heights at SercaWines. This boutique winery is the realization of owners Sergio and Carolina Weitzman’s dream to create a stage for exceptional Argentinian wines made from the malbec grape. 

You can visit with a group or for a memorable date night and sign up for their wine tastings. After experiencing the tastings here, it’s almost impossible not to leave with a few carefully chosen bottles

Pro tip:

If you regularly attend wine tastings or enjoy wine, make sure you sign up for their wine club membership to get perks like discounts or even free bottles if you purchase from or visit the shop regularly. 

Sonoma Wine Bar & Restaurant


Address: 223 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20003, United States

Contact details: +1 202-544-8088

Operating hours: 

  • Tuesday to Friday – 11:30 am to 2:30 pm; 4:30 to 9 pm 
  • Saturday – 5 pm to 10 pm 
  • Sunday to Monday – Closed 

If you only like your wine with food like we do, you can indulge in a remarkable wine and dining experience at Sonoma Wine Bar & Restaurant. This establishment in The Heights combines the charm of a boutique wine bar with the good food of a restaurant. 

The modern yet cozy atmosphere creates a perfect backdrop for exploring an extensive wine selection. Their wine flight the Cali Trip that has sauvignon blanc, a chardonnay, and a cabernet sauvignon is definitely our favorite.  

Try out their charcuterie, sides, and main dishes paired with your wine selections. 

Pro tip:

For those seeking a picturesque setting, the gorgeous patio on the second floor and outdoor fireplace adds a touch of enchantment to your wine-tasting experience. It makes you feel like you could be at the vineyard with the sun warming your skin as the wine warms your belly. 

Tuttilili Wines and Specialty Foods 


Address:  2421 Bartlett St, Houston, TX 77098, United States

Contact details: +1 832-284-3808

Operating hours: 

  • Wednesday to Saturday – 12 pm to 5 pm 
  • Sunday to Tuesday – Closed 

If you prefer Italian wines, then you’ll love the selection at TuttiLili Wines and Specialty Foods. Here, you can fully experience the flavors of Italy. As a direct importer of Italian wines, this shop carefully curates a collection of wines made from native Italian grapes. 

Every Saturday from 12 to 6 pm, they host Houston wine tastings featuring boutique and family-owned Italian vineyards. It’s a delightful opportunity to sample the rich heritage and diverse flavors that Italy has to offer. 

Pro tip:

Their dedication to authenticity extends beyond wines, with an array of specialty meats, olive oils, chocolates, truffles, and cheeses to complement your wine choices, so make sure you try those as well!

Trez Bistro & Wine Bar


Address: 920 Studemont St Suite #150, Houston, TX 77007, United States

Contact details:  +1 281-501-1788

Operating hours: 

  • Tuesday – 4 pm to 11 pm
  • Wednesday – 11 am to 11 pm 
  • Thursday – 11 am to 11 pm 
  • Friday- 11 am to 12 am
  • Saturday – 11 am to 3 pm; 5 pm–12 am
  • Sunday – 11 am to 6 pm
  • Monday – Closed

At Trez Bistro & Wine Bar, you can sample some wine along with a unique blend of art and music that changes every quarter of the year. This quaint establishment boasts an extensive wine list featuring selections from around the globe. 

But it offers itself as a platform for local artists to showcase their talent. You can enjoy live music performances and artistic pieces while indulging in excellent food and craft cocktails that perfectly complement the wine selection. 

Pro tip:

Try to arrive early especially during the weekends and secure a spot near the live music area. Sip on a glass of your favorite wine while enjoying the tunes. 



Address: 2314 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005, United States

Contact details:  +1 832-849-1687

Operating hours: 

  • Monday –  Closed
  • Tuesday to Thursday 1 pm – 9 pm
  • Friday to Saturday – 1 pm – 10 pm
  • Sunday – 1 pm – 8 pm

Vinology is not just a wine shop or a bar; it’s an educational haven for wine enthusiasts. Created by the owners of Divino, a beloved Montrose Italian enoteca, Vinology offers an immersive experience where guests can explore and expand their wine knowledge. 

With over 300 wines sourced from various regions worldwide and a team of knowledgeable sommeliers, Vinology allows you to discover wine like never before. 

From weekly wine flights and vintage tastings to special events and educational seminars led by industry professionals, there is something for everyone. 

Pro tip:

If you would like to learn more about specific wines, go for the personalized consultations and private bookings where appointments are necessary but signing up for these ensures a tailored experience based on your preferences.

We Olive and Wine Bar


Address: 249 W 19th St Suite B, Houston, TX 77008, United States

Contact details:  +1 832-516-8230

Operating hours: 

  • Tuesday – 11 am to 8 pm
  • Wednesday to Thursday –  11 am to 9 pm
  • Friday to Saturday –  11 am to 10 pm
  • Sunday – 12 pm to 8 pm 
  • Monday – Closed

At We Olive and Wine Bar, a haven for food and wine lovers alike at the 19th Street Market Place Shopping Center, you can lounge at the casual wine bar where you can enjoy small-production wines, sampler plates focused on olive oil, and local craft beer.

They also offer an extensive selection of gourmet foods, including olive oils, balsamic vinegars, dips, spreads, spices, and sauces. If you want something heavier to pair with your wine, try the hummus plate, charcuterie boards, delicious flatbreads. 

Pro tip:

Don’t miss out on their happy hour, Tuesday through Friday from noon to 6:30 p.m., where you can enjoy  $3 off glasses of wine, $7 off bottles, and $5 off house reds and whites.

Wild Stallion Vineyards 


Address: 5969 W Rayford Rd, Spring, TX 77389, United States

Contact details: +1 281-803-9463

Operating hours: 

  • Sunday to Tuesday – Closed
  • Wednesday to Friday 2 pm to 6 pm
  • Saturday 12 pm to 6 pm

If you want a truly unique wine tasting experience, you can experience the charm of Wild Stallion Vineyards, a hidden gem nestled near Houston in Spring. 

This family-owned vineyard was born from Larry and Karen Cress’s passion for winemaking, cultivated during their travels through Italy, France, Australia, and New Zealand. 

At Wild Stallion Vineyards, you can savor the fruits of their labor by indulging in their own handcrafted wines. At their wine tastings, you can sample their creations by the glass, bottle, or flight.

Pro tip:

They offer different flights suited for your taste like Sweet Flight, the Dry Flight, or the Specialty Flight. But, you can also customize your own in case you want a taste of them all. Just ask the owners. They’re very accommodating!

Wine Vibes


Address: 9018 Sienna Crossing Dr Suite 100, Missouri City, TX 77459, United States

Contact details: +1 281-710-4320

Operating hours: 

  • Tuesday to Thursday – 4 pm to 9 pm 
  • Friday to Saturday – 3 pm to 10 pm 
  • Sunday – 11 am to 6 pm 
  • Monday – Closed 

Wine Vibes, a captivating micro-winery in Missouri City, invites wine enthusiasts of all levels to experience a delightful blend of relaxation and enjoyment. Embracing a fun and inclusive atmosphere, Wine Vibes caters to novices and connoisseurs alike. 

You can sip on their own crafted wines as you unwind and socialize with friends. You can also choose to enhance your experience by indulging in delectable flights of wine, priced at $13.

Pro tip:

Try to complement your tastings with a their selection of sandwiches, flatbreads, and appetizers from their food menu.

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