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Yes, you can find excellent Texas wines at Austin restaurants and shops.
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Where to Drink and Buy Texas Wine Across Austin

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Yes, you can find excellent Texas wines at Austin restaurants and shops.
| Nadia Chaudhury/Eater Austin

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.

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Sunrise Mini Mart

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This Crestview convenience store-slash-gas station is Austin’s worst-kept wine secret. The bottle selection is massive yet well-curated with a big emphasis on natural wines, thanks to Sam Rozani. Take your time examining the shelves or opt to browse the website. Currently, there are several options from Southold Farm + Cellar. To-go bottles can be purchased in person or for pickup and delivery online.

Bufalina Due

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Under wine director Rania Zayyat, the Brentwood Neapolitan pizzeria takes its wine very, very seriously, and especially natural wines. Texas offerings from the online bottle shop include plentiful Southold bottles. Shipped orders can be placed online

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Bufalina Due
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King Liquor

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This Allandale liquor shop’s shelves house plenty of Texas reds, whites, and rosés, including Duchman Winery, Messina Hof, Pedernales Cellars, Fall Creek Vineyards, and William Chris Vineyards. Everything is available via in-person purchase or Drizly delivery orders.

Foreign & Domestic

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The North Loop restaurant’s list is full of wineries from across the Lone Star state. There are picks from C.L. Butaud (which typically sells its bottles through its wine clubs), Wine for the People’s Dandy Rosé, William Chris, and Southold. Bottles and by-the-glass pours are available for indoor and patio dining, and there are to-go bottles for pickups and DoorDash deliveries. The wines pair well with hearty New Texan dishes — think venison tartare, gnocchi, and pork chops — served in an easy setting that works well for casual and nicer meals.

Antonelli's Cheese Shop

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Wine and cheese make for a perfect pairing, and this Hyde Park cheese shop sells bottles to go along with its wide array of cheeses. There’s a strong Texas showing, such as pet-nat from William Chris, a white blend from Southold, Wine for the People’s Grower Project albarino and Dandy Rosé, and tempranillo from C.L. Butaud. To-go orders are available in person and online.

Rebel Cheese

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The casual Mueller vegan deli put together a stellar wine list, which includes rosés from the Wine for the People portfolio and numerous William Chris options. Bottles are available for on-site patio drinking. The deli also takes to-go orders online and in person and accepts DoorDash deliveries.

Contigo

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Texas wines make a good showing throughout the MLK New Texan restaurant’s menu, with offerings from Southold, Dandy Rosé, Austin Winery, and William Chris. Some are available for on-site drinking (plenty of patio space), and others are reserved for takeout via online ordering, but all of them complement the mostly patio restaurant’s casual dishes well, like the crispy green beans, burgers, and Texas quail.

Dai Due

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It makes sense that this Texas-forever butcher shop and low-key Cherrywood restaurant offers a healthy number of regional wines, such as Duchman, Lewis Wines, Pedernales Cellars, and Bending Branch. Each one is available by glass or bottle for on-site services, especially if you opt for the restaurant’s shaded patio. The wines round out meals made with highly seasonal and local produce and meats, such as fish and chips, antelope ceviche, and wagyu cheeseburgers.

Better Half Coffee & Cocktails

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The Clarksville-adjacent all-day restaurant is another place to buy the latest vintage from small and excellent winery Lightsome. There’s also the restaurant’s collaboration bottle with Southold, the Can’t Hurt Might Help, a crispy effervescent red sparkling lagrein made in 2016. Bottles can be purchased online or in person for takeout. Bottles are also available to drink on-site, plus there’s a large patio. Similarly, on the other side of town, sibling coffee shop/beer bar Brew & Brew provides a quality Texas wine selection with Southold and Austin Winery options.

The Austin Wine Merchant

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The reliable Clarksville retail shop includes a curated selection of Texas wines, from Fall Creek to Lewis to Sandy Road Vineyards. Bottles and cases are available for in-store purchasing. The store notes that it can also place special orders from wineries not listed.

The facade of a brick retail store ith tall windows, a red awning, and sign that reads “Austin Wine Merchant”
The Austin Wine Merchant naturally sells a whole bunch of Texas wines
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Texas Reds and Whites

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It’s in the name: This downtown tasting room is dedicated to all things boozy made in Texas. That naturally means a nice wide range of Texas wines, including many already named on this map, plus Kuhlman Cellars and Ron Yates Wines. In-person tastings, glasses, and bottles are available; pickup bottle orders can be placed online.

Apt 115

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The lengthy wine list of this intimate East Austin wine bar focuses on wineries with small productions and/or low-intervention processes. With those criteria, Texas bottles include C.L. Butaud, William Chris, and Southold (plus its new mataro pet-nat). The casual bar serves wine-friendly small plates (oysters, white bean tartine) and cheese and cured meat boards. There are indoor and outdoor seating areas, plus customers can place to-go orders online.

Saba San's

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Newer to the Austin wine scene, the Holly wine shop from Bento Picnic features Texas bottles from Southold and Austin Winery among its natural wine-focused list. Sharing a space with the cafe means there’s easy access to bento boxes, curry bowls, and salads. To-go orders can be placed online or in person, and DoorDash deliveries are available. The patio is open for on-site drinking with no corkage fees.

Aviary Wine & Kitchen

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Eclectic Zilker spot Aviary sells Texas wines through its meant-to-be-paired-with-wine menu. This includes bottles from Austin Winery’s collective (Ash Wines, Ash-a-Dash, Elliott Family Wines), as well as Lightsome, which is found under the aptly named Frank Zappa section (described as “odd, funky, challenging, fun”).

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Aviary’s wine list includes bottles from Texas small producers.-
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Tiny Grocer

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Not everyone is in the mood for patio dining all the time. That’s when boutique market Tiny Grocer comes in. Its wine shelves include cans from Austin Winery, the rosato bottle from Grower Project, the Dandy Rosé, and bottles and a canned piquette from Southold. Capture the full tasting experience at home by picking from the store’s canned seafood selection. To-go orders can be placed in person; deliveries to the 78704 ZIP code can be placed online.

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Tiny Grocer’s shelves are stocked with boutique products.
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Mour Cafe

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The casual Riverside cafe and market is perhaps one of the only places in Austin where people can purchase Crowson Wines among other Texas wineries including Sandy Road and Fall Creek.

Open refrigerated shelves with bottles and cans of wines and beers
Mour Cafe’s wine selection includes several Texas wineries.
Mour Cafe

Jack Allen's Kitchen Oak Hill

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It’s nice that this suburban restaurant mini-chain highlights several Texas wines on its medium-sized list, which pairs well with casual Texan comfort food. On a given night, the menu features bottles and glasses from Becker Vineyards, William Chris, and McPherson Cellars Winery out in West Texas. The chain’s four restaurants (including locations in Davenport Ranch West, North Shoal Creek, and Round Rock) offer dine-in service and patio seating, and curbside pickup orders can be placed online.

The Meteor

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South Austin cafe the Meteor’s fine wine selection highlights offerings from two Texas wineries: Austin Winery and Southold. The cafe stocks bottles and canned piquettes from both. Orders can be placed online and in person, plus there are on-site services with some outdoor tables. The menu includes Roman-style pizza, rice bowls, burgers, and pastries. 

Travis Heights Wine & Spirits

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There’s an ample selection of Texas wine at this liquor shop, including reds and whites from Lewis Wines. Order in-person or online.

Sunrise Mini Mart

This Crestview convenience store-slash-gas station is Austin’s worst-kept wine secret. The bottle selection is massive yet well-curated with a big emphasis on natural wines, thanks to Sam Rozani. Take your time examining the shelves or opt to browse the website. Currently, there are several options from Southold Farm + Cellar. To-go bottles can be purchased in person or for pickup and delivery online.

Bufalina Due

A big restaurant room with wooden picnic tables, two-person seats against the wall with a long banquette, and a corner bar
Bufalina Due
Robert J. Lerma/Eater Austin

Under wine director Rania Zayyat, the Brentwood Neapolitan pizzeria takes its wine very, very seriously, and especially natural wines. Texas offerings from the online bottle shop include plentiful Southold bottles. Shipped orders can be placed online

A big restaurant room with wooden picnic tables, two-person seats against the wall with a long banquette, and a corner bar
Bufalina Due
Robert J. Lerma/Eater Austin

King Liquor

This Allandale liquor shop’s shelves house plenty of Texas reds, whites, and rosés, including Duchman Winery, Messina Hof, Pedernales Cellars, Fall Creek Vineyards, and William Chris Vineyards. Everything is available via in-person purchase or Drizly delivery orders.

Foreign & Domestic

The North Loop restaurant’s list is full of wineries from across the Lone Star state. There are picks from C.L. Butaud (which typically sells its bottles through its wine clubs), Wine for the People’s Dandy Rosé, William Chris, and Southold. Bottles and by-the-glass pours are available for indoor and patio dining, and there are to-go bottles for pickups and DoorDash deliveries. The wines pair well with hearty New Texan dishes — think venison tartare, gnocchi, and pork chops — served in an easy setting that works well for casual and nicer meals.

Antonelli's Cheese Shop

Wine and cheese make for a perfect pairing, and this Hyde Park cheese shop sells bottles to go along with its wide array of cheeses. There’s a strong Texas showing, such as pet-nat from William Chris, a white blend from Southold, Wine for the People’s Grower Project albarino and Dandy Rosé, and tempranillo from C.L. Butaud. To-go orders are available in person and online.

Rebel Cheese

The casual Mueller vegan deli put together a stellar wine list, which includes rosés from the Wine for the People portfolio and numerous William Chris options. Bottles are available for on-site patio drinking. The deli also takes to-go orders online and in person and accepts DoorDash deliveries.

Contigo

Texas wines make a good showing throughout the MLK New Texan restaurant’s menu, with offerings from Southold, Dandy Rosé, Austin Winery, and William Chris. Some are available for on-site drinking (plenty of patio space), and others are reserved for takeout via online ordering, but all of them complement the mostly patio restaurant’s casual dishes well, like the crispy green beans, burgers, and Texas quail.

Dai Due

It makes sense that this Texas-forever butcher shop and low-key Cherrywood restaurant offers a healthy number of regional wines, such as Duchman, Lewis Wines, Pedernales Cellars, and Bending Branch. Each one is available by glass or bottle for on-site services, especially if you opt for the restaurant’s shaded patio. The wines round out meals made with highly seasonal and local produce and meats, such as fish and chips, antelope ceviche, and wagyu cheeseburgers.

Better Half Coffee & Cocktails

The Clarksville-adjacent all-day restaurant is another place to buy the latest vintage from small and excellent winery Lightsome. There’s also the restaurant’s collaboration bottle with Southold, the Can’t Hurt Might Help, a crispy effervescent red sparkling lagrein made in 2016. Bottles can be purchased online or in person for takeout. Bottles are also available to drink on-site, plus there’s a large patio. Similarly, on the other side of town, sibling coffee shop/beer bar Brew & Brew provides a quality Texas wine selection with Southold and Austin Winery options.

The Austin Wine Merchant

The facade of a brick retail store ith tall windows, a red awning, and sign that reads “Austin Wine Merchant”
The Austin Wine Merchant naturally sells a whole bunch of Texas wines
Austin Wine Merchant/Facebook

The reliable Clarksville retail shop includes a curated selection of Texas wines, from Fall Creek to Lewis to Sandy Road Vineyards. Bottles and cases are available for in-store purchasing. The store notes that it can also place special orders from wineries not listed.

The facade of a brick retail store ith tall windows, a red awning, and sign that reads “Austin Wine Merchant”
The Austin Wine Merchant naturally sells a whole bunch of Texas wines
Austin Wine Merchant/Facebook

Texas Reds and Whites

It’s in the name: This downtown tasting room is dedicated to all things boozy made in Texas. That naturally means a nice wide range of Texas wines, including many already named on this map, plus Kuhlman Cellars and Ron Yates Wines. In-person tastings, glasses, and bottles are available; pickup bottle orders can be placed online.

Apt 115

The lengthy wine list of this intimate East Austin wine bar focuses on wineries with small productions and/or low-intervention processes. With those criteria, Texas bottles include C.L. Butaud, William Chris, and Southold (plus its new mataro pet-nat). The casual bar serves wine-friendly small plates (oysters, white bean tartine) and cheese and cured meat boards. There are indoor and outdoor seating areas, plus customers can place to-go orders online.

Saba San's

Newer to the Austin wine scene, the Holly wine shop from Bento Picnic features Texas bottles from Southold and Austin Winery among its natural wine-focused list. Sharing a space with the cafe means there’s easy access to bento boxes, curry bowls, and salads. To-go orders can be placed online or in person, and DoorDash deliveries are available. The patio is open for on-site drinking with no corkage fees.

Aviary Wine & Kitchen

A big shelf of wine bottles with many compartments
Aviary’s wine list includes bottles from Texas small producers.-
Robert J. Lerma/EATX

Eclectic Zilker spot Aviary sells Texas wines through its meant-to-be-paired-with-wine menu. This includes bottles from Austin Winery’s collective (Ash Wines, Ash-a-Dash, Elliott Family Wines), as well as Lightsome, which is found under the aptly named Frank Zappa section (described as “odd, funky, challenging, fun”).

A big shelf of wine bottles with many compartments
Aviary’s wine list includes bottles from Texas small producers.-
Robert J. Lerma/EATX

Tiny Grocer

A market with lots of items on tables and shelves
Tiny Grocer’s shelves are stocked with boutique products.
Mackenzie Smith Kelley

Not everyone is in the mood for patio dining all the time. That’s when boutique market Tiny Grocer comes in. Its wine shelves include cans from Austin Winery, the rosato bottle from Grower Project, the Dandy Rosé, and bottles and a canned piquette from Southold. Capture the full tasting experience at home by picking from the store’s canned seafood selection. To-go orders can be placed in person; deliveries to the 78704 ZIP code can be placed online.

A market with lots of items on tables and shelves
Tiny Grocer’s shelves are stocked with boutique products.
Mackenzie Smith Kelley

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Mour Cafe

Open refrigerated shelves with bottles and cans of wines and beers
Mour Cafe’s wine selection includes several Texas wineries.
Mour Cafe

The casual Riverside cafe and market is perhaps one of the only places in Austin where people can purchase Crowson Wines among other Texas wineries including Sandy Road and Fall Creek.

Open refrigerated shelves with bottles and cans of wines and beers
Mour Cafe’s wine selection includes several Texas wineries.
Mour Cafe

Jack Allen's Kitchen Oak Hill

It’s nice that this suburban restaurant mini-chain highlights several Texas wines on its medium-sized list, which pairs well with casual Texan comfort food. On a given night, the menu features bottles and glasses from Becker Vineyards, William Chris, and McPherson Cellars Winery out in West Texas. The chain’s four restaurants (including locations in Davenport Ranch West, North Shoal Creek, and Round Rock) offer dine-in service and patio seating, and curbside pickup orders can be placed online.

The Meteor

South Austin cafe the Meteor’s fine wine selection highlights offerings from two Texas wineries: Austin Winery and Southold. The cafe stocks bottles and canned piquettes from both. Orders can be placed online and in person, plus there are on-site services with some outdoor tables. The menu includes Roman-style pizza, rice bowls, burgers, and pastries. 

Travis Heights Wine & Spirits

There’s an ample selection of Texas wine at this liquor shop, including reds and whites from Lewis Wines. Order in-person or online.

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