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 to celebrate even an ordinary day

Osmosis Sauvignon Blanc, 2021

Mendoza, AR

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

Bodegas Tempore Independent Tempranillo, 2021

Aragón, ES

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

Oak Farm Cabernet Sauvignon, 2021

California, US

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

Bodegas Tempore Generación 73 Granacha, 2020

Aragón, 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)

Borgo Maragliano, Franchesco Galliano, 2017

Piedmont, Italy - Blanc de Blancs

La Farra, Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Superiore, 2022

Veneto, Italy

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

Champagne, France

Francesco Vezzelli Lambrusco di Sorbara II Selezione, NV

Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Rosé Wine

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

Château Bellini en Provence Rosé, 2022

Provence, France

Jaclynn Renée Wines, Sonoma Rosé, 2022

Russian River Valley, California

Ottella RosesRoses Rosato Alto Mincio, 2022

Veneto, Italy

Les Vignobles Gueissard, Bandol Rosé, 2022

Provence, France

Weingut Weszeli Rosé, 2022

Niederösterreich, Austria

White Wine

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

Puiten, Schreckbichl Colterenzio, Pinot Grigio, 2021

Südtirol-Alto Adige, Italy

Cyprien Perchaud Pouilly-Fumé, Sauvignon Blanc, 2021

Loire Valley, France

Domaine Franck Millet Sancerre Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, 2022

Loire Valley, France

Ottella le Creete Lugana, Turbiana, 2021

Veneto, Italy

Domaine des Malandes Chablis, Chardonnay, 2022

Burgundy, France

Jaclynn Renée Wines, Chardonnay, 2021

Petaluma Gap, California

Red Wine

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

Sanctum Wines Lisica, Pinot Noir, 2021

Podravje, Slovenia

Domaine Richard Rottiers Brouilly, Gamay, 2022

Burgundy, France

Château Grand Billard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Fans, and Merlot, 2021

Bordeaux, France

Domaine Roger Perrin, Côtes du Rhone Vieilles Vignes, Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre, 2020

Rhône Valley, France

Viña la Ronciere, Licantén Malbec, 2021

Curicó Valley, Chile

Corte Alla Flora, Rosso di Montepulciano, 2020

Tuscany, Italy

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.