Where to Find Natural Wine: Texas and Oklahoma

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With Holly growing up in Oklahoma and Texas, it's about time we made some recommendations for all our friends hanging out in Houston, Austin, Dallas, and OKC! If you'd asked us about natural wine in these locations only a few months ago we would have said it was pretty slim pickings, but that's changing fast! There's been some stellar bars opening in Houston, Texas wine country, and even some can't-miss wine bars in Oklahoma City.

Also, we're throwing a twist in this one because Texas is home to several natural winemakers! Not only can you find bars and restaurants serving natural wine, but you can even get out there and visit in person.

COVID NOTE:
We have worked to put notes on all these establishments for their COVID regulations so you can know what kind of experience to expect. These regulations change often so please let us know if you find any changes and we will keep this map as updated as possible!

Where to Find Natural Wine: Houston

Houston is quickly embracing natural wine in a big way! With Light Years opening earlier this year and Penny Quarter just opening in August the speed with which natural wine is taking over Houston is very impressive.

RESTAURANTS:

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Nancy’s Hustle– 2704 Polk Street, Houston, TX 77003

 

Theodore Rex– 1302 Nance Street, Unit A, Houston, TX 77002

Cozy eatery serving modern spins on upscale global comfort food plus wine in a laid-back setting. Dine-in and takeaway

Nancy’s Hustle– 2704 Polk Street, Houston, TX 77003

Intimate bistro serving a mix of New American & European cuisine plus all-natural wines & cocktails. Dine-in and curbside pickup

Avondale Food and Wine- 240 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006, USA

Bistro with a raw bar & contemporary interpretations of French fare in an elegant, modern setting. Dine-in, takeaway and delivery

WINE BARS: 

13 Celsius– 3000 Caroline Street, Houston, TX 77004

Chill lounge serving wine & small plates at a long white marble bar & in an open courtyard. Dine-in, takeaway

Vinology– 2314 Bissonnet Street, Houston, TX 77005 (also a wine shop)

Open for retail sales, curbside pickup and bar currently closed

Light Years– 1304 W Alabama Street, Houston, TX 77006 ( also a wine shop)

Wine shop & bar offering weekly tastings & other events in a contemporary space with patio seating. Dine-in, curbside pickup and delivery

Camerata at Paulies– 1834 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098 (also a restaurant)

Rustic-chic wine bar provides a casual place to meet up for drinks, cheese & charcuterie. Dine-in, curbside pickup and delivery

WINE SHOPS: 

D&Q The Beer Station– 806 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77006 

  • In-store shopping

The Heights Grocer– 4525 N Main Street, Houston, TX 77009

  • In-store shopping, curbside pickup and Delivery

Montrose Cheese & Wine - 1618 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006

  • Modern store for curated selections of small producer cheeses & wines plus sandwiches & coffee.
  • Dine-in, Curbside pickup, No-contact delivery

Where to Find Natural Wine: Austin

No one should be surprised to find Austin listed as a location with a poppin' natural wine scene. Known for being "weird" and at the helm of the natural and organic movement, the options both in Austin and in the Texas Hill Country, or Wine Country are excellent! This was also the first time we've put a brewery on our list of places to find natural wine, so bravo to Jester King! We didn't know what section to put you in :-)

RESTAURANTS:

Salt & Time Restaurant – 1912 E 7TH Street, Austin, TX 78702

Rustic-cool eatery in a butcher shop serving meat-centric farm-to-table American fare, beer & wine. Curbside pickup

Lolo - 1504 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702 ( also a wine shop)

Patio and curbside pickup

Lenoir– 1807 S 1st Street, Austin, TX 78704

Romantic, vintage-chic outpost featuring creative cuisine with Mediterranean & Indian accents. Dine-in and curbside pickup  

Texas French Bread– 2900 Rio Grande Street, Austin, TX 78705

Chill, cozy bakery/cafe offering a sandwich menu for lunch & bistro fare & wine for dinner. Dine-in, curbside pickup and delivery

Baufalina and Bufalina Due – Outdoor dining and take-out for both locations 

  • 1519 E Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, TX 78702
  • 6547 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78757 

The Meteor - 2110 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

  • Vibrant eatery doling out pizza, burgers, sandwiches & sweets, plus beer, wine & specialty coffee.
  • Dine-in, Takeout, and Delivery

Aviary Wine & Kitchen - Food~Wine, 2110 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

  • Cheerful bar plus kitchen with curated wine list, beer & full menu with Mediterranean influences.
  • Dine-in, Curbside pickup, No-contact delivery.

WINE BARS:

The Carpenter Hotel- 400 Josephine St, Austin, TX 78704

Fairweather Cider Co - 10609 Metric Blvd #108, Austin, TX 78758

  • Funky, colorful hard cidery with 12 ciders on draft & in cans plus guest wines & to go options. Dine-in and curbside pickup

LºLº - 1504 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702

  • Specializing in low intervention and natural wines. Extremely knowledgeable and helpful staff.
  • Dine-in, Curbside pickup, No delivery

Better Half Coffee & Cocktails - 406 Walsh St, Austin, TX 78703

  • All-day cafe serving American fare plus coffee, draft cocktails, wine, craft ciders & beer.
  • Dine-in, Takeout, No delivery
Wright Bros. Brew and Brew - 500 San Marcos St #105, Austin, TX 78702
  • Bar & cafe pairing coffee & craft brews with sandwiches & light bites in stylish industrial digs.
  • Dine-in, Takeout, No delivery

Little Brother - 89 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701

  • Small, retro-styled outpost pouring coffee drinks & craft cocktails plus sandwiches & baked goods.
  • Dine-in, Takeout, No delivery
 

WINE SHOPS: 

Sunrise Bottle Shop– 1809 W Anderson Ln, Austin, TX 78757

 In-store shopping, curbside pickup and delivery

Saba San's Wine & Sake - 2600 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702

 In-store shopping, curbside pickup and delivery

 

 OTHER:

Jester King Brewery- 13187 Fitzhugh Rd, Austin, TX 78736

Jester King is a craft brewery in Austin, Texas that specializes in beer fermented with wild yeast. It is set on a 200-acre ranch about 18 miles west of Downtown Austin. Dine-in only

 

Where to Find Natural Wine: Dallas 

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Still, a bit behind Houston and Austin (though it pains Holly to say it since her family lives here) Dallas is starting to see natural wine showing up on more lists and has one store so far completely dedicated to natural wine!

RESTAURANTS:

Gemma- 2323 N Henderson Ave #109, Dallas, TX 75206

  • Relaxed outfit decked in white & blue with a coastal California feel serving New American bites. Dine-in, curbside pickup and no-contact delivery

Sassetta- 1617 Hi Line Dr Ste 395, Dallas, TX 75207

  • Casual Italian spot offering seasonal takes on pastas, pizzas & seafood, plus cocktails & wine
  • Temporarily closed due to COVID

Sachet- 4270 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75219

  • Lighter, Mediterranean-inspired food, wine & cocktails with shareable plates and a big veggie focus. Dine-in and curbside pickup

Homewood- 4002 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75219

  • Cozy-but-chic spot for chef-driven, locally focused comfort food & cocktails & an indoor/indoor bar.  Dine-in and curbside pickup

Pappas Bros. Steakhouse- 10477 Lombardy Ln, Dallas, TX 75220

  • Dine-in and curbside pickup

Homewood Restaurant - 4002 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75219

  • Cozy-but-chic spot for chef-driven, locally focused comfort food & cocktails & an indoor/indoor bar.
  • Dine-in, Curbside pickup, No delivery

      WINE SHOPS: 

      Bar and Garden Dallas- 3314 Ross Ave, Dallas, TX 75204

      • Scenic store offering organic wines, beers, liquors, shrubs & mixers, plus plants & fitness classes. In-store shopping, curbside pickup and delivery

      Scardello Artisan Cheese- 3511 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75219

      • Upscale cheese shop serving fromage by the pound as well as sandwiches, charcuterie & breads. In-store shopping and in-store pick-up

      Pogo's Wine and Spirits- 5360 W Lovers Ln, Dallas, TX 75209

      • Source for fine wine, craft beer & hard-to-find liqueurs plus wine portfolios & tasting groups. In-store shopping, in-store pick-up and delivery

      Le Caveau Vinotheque- 718 N Buckner Blvd #332, Dallas, TX 75218

      • indoor dining and curbside pick-up

      BERKLEY's Market Main Street & The Arts District - 1800 Main St, Dallas, TX 75201 & 2001 Ross Ave Suite 150, Dallas, TX 75201

      • In-store shopping, Delivery

      Where to Find Natural Wine: Other Parts of Texas

      While there are definitely more places around Texas to find natural wine, there aren't enough yet in Waco, San Antonio, or Marfa or other towns to make their own list yet. If you know of more in these areas please let us know!

       

      WINE SHOPS:  

      Wine Shoppe- 1800 Austin Ave, Waco, TX 76701

      • In-store shopping and curbside pickup

      Marfa Wine Co- 125 N Highland Suite 101, Marfa, TX 79843

      • Take-away

      JS Fine Wines and Spirits- 638 W Rhapsody Dr # 1, San Antonio, TX 78216

      • Multi-room wine boutique known for rare vintages, plus fine spirits, cigars & gourmet snacks. In-store shopping, curbside pickup and delivery

      Three Six General - 1904 Old, Ranch Rd 12 Unit 101, San Marcos, TX 78666

      • Butcher shop, in house cured meats, cheese, bbq + scratch foods from local ingredients, + natural wine!
      • In-store shopping

      La Bergerie - 312 E Austin St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624

      • A boutique food and wine market showcasing house-made charcuterie as well as locally baked bread, artisanal cheeses, craft beers, and boutique wines.
      • "Too cute french store with Skin wine from Alsace, Austria, Germany and CA. The sister restaurant Otto's German Bistro - had a nice orange by the glass as well." - jessica james reynolds
      • Dine-in, Curbside pickup, No delivery

      WINE BAR:  

      Little Death- 2327 N St Mary's St, San Antonio, TX 78212

      • Dine-in and takeaway

      Where to Find Natural Wine: Oklahoma

      Oklahoma is a bit trickier to find natural wines! We had to do some serious digging to find places with wines on the list, and most only have a few, BUT we'll take it :-)

      WINE BARS:

      Bar Arbolada- 637 W Main St, Oklahoma City, OK 73102\

      • Dine-in and takeaway

      Vintage Wine Bar- 324 E 1st St, Tulsa, OK 74120

      • Intimate fixture with vintage decor offering flights & glasses of boutique wines, plus cocktails.
      • Dine-in and takeaway

      RESTAURANTS:

      Nonesuch- 803 N Hudson Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102

      • High-end New American restaurant with adventurous tasting menus & wine pairings in hip surrounds. Dine-in and takeaway

      Heirloom Rustic Ales and Posca Lora Bottle Shop - 2113 E Admiral Blvd, Tulsa, OK 74110

      • No delivery. Carries an awesome selection of natural wines and other funky bottles!

      WINE SHOPS:

      The Spirit Shop- 109 S Berry Rd, Norman, OK 73069

      • In-store shopping and curbside pickup

      Natural Winemakers: Texas 

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      Lucky Texans also have some natural winemakers all over the state between Marfa and Houston! While Alta Marfa is only at the beginning of its project, they are definitely worth following! Robert Clay has an amazing partnership with Krista Scruggs from Vermont and is doing very exciting things, and Southold farm + cellar is opening a natural wine bar this fall in their town so natural wine is about to have a boom from all sides in oil country!

      Alta Marfa- 740 Blue Mountain Trail, Fort Davis, TX 79734

      La Cruz de Comal- 7405 FM 2722, New Braunfels, TX 78132

      Robert Clay Vineyards- 113 Austin Street, Mason, TX 76856

      southold farm + cellar- 30 Minor Threat Lane, Fredericksburg, TX 78624

      We hope this helps y'all find great wines closer to home! And if you're looking to get natural wines, make sure to also check out our online store and natural wine club to easily get them delivered in Texas and Oklahoma!

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