Texas wine is wonderful, but people unfamiliar with the scene may not know where to start with the state’s wide variety of noteworthy bottles or the stellar businesses selling them. If you’re in search of Texas wines worth trying and ways to support Austin restaurants and small businesses, then you’re in luck. Eater has collected the best wine bars and shops offering glasses or bottles of Texas’s finest, including the regional produce-focused Dai Due with its thoughtfully crafted wine list, the vintage-themed wine bar Apt 115, small-but-mighty markets like Tiny Grocer, and gas station shops worth the stop like Sunrise Mini-Mart.
Since local news, government mandates, and business policies continue to change frequently, it’s a good idea to call ahead to ensure each venue is still open and to stay informed of any changes to the businesses’ current offerings and service models. Wear a mask, tip well, and if you’re ordering delivery, try to order directly from the restaurants or shops.
Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; the latest data about the delta variant indicates that it may pose a low-to-moderate risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.Read More