Featured Wines & Wine Program

Bistro Menil’s new fall and winter wine menu choices were personally selected by chef Greg Martin after a rigorous but delicious wine tasting of potential offerings.

The featured wine selections include outstanding wines available by the ¼, ½, or full (bottle) carafe. Select wines available by the bottle, typically produced at smaller wineries, provide excellent, more exclusive choices, enabling a continuous updating of the select wine menu throughout the year.

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Cask Wine & Craft Beer Program

Chef Greg Martin first enjoyed cask/keg wine while visiting friends in Rome and insisted on incorporating this idea into Bistro Menil. He loved the idea of being able to enjoy wine and simply fill vessels and take it home to enjoy.

Bistro Menil was among the first in Houston to offer the greener option of cask wine. First gaining traction in the U.S on the west coast, the cask wine format offers wineries the ability to reduce their bottling, packaging and shipping costs, thus substantially decreasing their carbon footprint.

Wine is kept in stainless steel containers with an inert gas to prevent oxidation and ensuring customers receive excellent wines at affordable prices. Purchased at the restaurant by the 1/4, 1/2 or full carafe (bottle), these wines can also be purchased (with a wine vessel deposit) to take home. You can’t go wrong with the excellent selections. They have proven to be among our most popular wines.

Our craft beer program includes fine choices from local breweries in Houston and Austin.

Cask Wine

Purchased by the 1/4, 1/2 or full bottle:

Joseph Ventosa Cava Brut Nature, NV

Catalunya, ES

A dry, crisp, and fresh sparkling wine perfect for launching a celebration

Peltier Winery Sauvignon Blanc, 2022

Lodi, California

Notes of ripe apple and grapefruit flavors mark this crisp and refreshing wine

Viña Aljibes Verdejo, 2022

Castilla-La Mancha, ES

With notes of Meyer lemon, grapefruit, and citrus blossom, this crisp and aromatic wine is a refreshing treat.

Viña Galana Tempranillo Rose, 2022

Castilla-La Mancha, ES

An energetic nose of violets and ripe red fruits with a nice balance of acidity makes this wine a delicious choice.

Field Recordings Wonderwall Pinot Noir, 2022

Central Coast, California

a gentle red with notes of plums and red berries

Mary Taylor (MT2) Prieto Picudo, 2021

Castillay Leon, ES

Flavors of strawberries and blackberries crown the regal crimson purple-maroon hue of this wine with an excellent balance of tannins and acidity.

Peltier Winery Cabernet Sauvignon, 2021

Lodi, California

deep and dark with aromas of dark cherries and plums, with notes of dark chocolate and raspberries

Bodegas Tempore Generación 73 Granacha, 2020

Rioja, ES

A classic with a fine minerality framed by notes of blackberry, vanilla, sweet caramel, and a floral nose.


Please ask your server
- $8 each, 1 Pint (16oz) -

Champagne and Sparkling

(served in 7oz Coupe)

Gratiot & Cie Champagne Almanach No. 1 Brut, NV (Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay)

Champagne, France

Borgo Maragliano, Francesco Galliano Blanc de Blancs, 2019

Piedmont, Italy — Blanc de Blancs

La Farra, Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Superiore, 2022

Veneto, Italy

Les Vignobles Ruhlmann Schutz, Cremant d’Alsace Rose, NV

Alsace, France

Rosé Wine

(1/4, 1/2, or Full Bottle)

Château d’Astros Rosé, 2023

Provence, France

Château Valmont Rosé, 2023

Corbiers, France

Domaine Rouge Bleu Dentelle Rosé, 2023

Côte du Rhone, France

Ottella RosesRoses Rosato, 2023

Alto Mincio, Italy

Château Vannières Rosé, 2023

Provence, France 14/28/54

White Wine

(1/4, 1/2, or Full Bottle)

Colterenzio Puiten – Alto Adige, 2023
Pinot Grigio

Alto Adige, Italy

Cyprien Perchaud Pouilly-Fumé, 2021
Sauvignon Blanc

Loire Valley, France

Domaine Franck Millet Sancerre Blanc, 2023
Sauvignon Blanc

Loire Valley, France

Domaine des Malandes Chablis, 2023

Burgundy, France

St. Innocent, 2019

Willamette, Oregon

Ottella le Creete, 2022

Lugana, Italy

Red Wine

(1/4, 1/2, or Full Bottle)

Sanctum Wines Lisica, 2022
Pinot Noir

Podravje, Slovenia

Domaine Richard Rottiers, 2022

Brouilly, France

Principe Corsini Fattoria le Corti DOCG, 2022

Chianti Classico, Italy

Domaine Roger Perrin Villages Vieilles Vignes, 2021
Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre

Côte du Rhone, France

Viña la Ronciere Malbec Idahue Estate, 2021

Licanten, Chile

Château Grand Billard Bordeaux, 2022
Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot

Bordeaux, France

Wine Corkage Fees

Three bottle limit per table/group. $15 for the first bottle, $25 for the second bottle and $35 for the third bottle. In order to comply with our state-issued beverage permit, all alcohol service has to be completed by 10:00 pm. Customer assumes all responsibility for their (brought-in) wine including notifying consumers of contents.