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

Rego do Sol, Rias Baixas Albarino, 2020

Galicia, ES

Tart citrus notes with hints of orchard fruit convey the best of this coastal wine

Gotham Project Savignon Blanc, 2020

California, US

Notes of ripe grapefruit and guava flavors mark this crisp wine

Viña Galana, Verdejo, 2021

Castilla-La Mancha, ES

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

Viña Galana, Syrah Rosado, 2021

Castilla-La Mancha, ES

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

Bodegas Tempore, Independent Tempranillo, 2020

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.

Ryder Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2019

California, US

Full-bodied and elegant with aromas of black currants, dark cherries, and hints of vanilla with lush, mid-palate flavors of berries and soft tannins.

Bodini Malbec, 2019

Mendoza, AR

Fruit and spice balance notes of fresh plums and blackberries in this Argentinian gem.

Bodegas Temporé, Generación 73 Granacha, 2020

Aragón, ES

A classic Spanish Granacha with a fine mineralogy famed by notes of blackberry, vanilla, sweet Carmel, and a floral violet 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, 2021

Veneto, Italy

Pascal Walczak Blanc de Noirs (100% Pinor Noir), NV

Champagne, France

Patrice Colin Perles Grises Rosé, NV

Loire Valley, France

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, 2022

Veneto, Italy

Les Vignobles Gueissard, Bandol Rosé, 2022

Provence, France

Domaine Vetriccie, Ile de Beauté Rosé, 2022

Corsica, France

White Wine

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

Puiten, Schreckbichl Colterenzio, Pinot Grigio, 2021

Südtirol-Alto Adige, Italy

Vignoble du Rêveur, Alsace Blanc Pierre Sauvages, 2020

Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, and Pinot Noir, Alsace, France

Domaine Franck Millet Sancerre Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, 2022

Loire Valley, France

Ottella le Creete Lugana, Sauvignon Blanc, 2021

Peschiera del Garda, Italy

Domaine des Malandes Chablis, Chardonnay, 2021

Burgundy, France

Jaclynn Renée Wines, Chardonnay Sangiacomo, 2019

Petaluma Gap, California

Red Wine

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

Lucas and Lewellen, Pinot Noir, 2020

Santa Barbara Co., California

Château Grand Billard, 2020

Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Fans, and Merlot - Bordeaux, France

Viña la Ronciere, Licantén Malbec, 2021

Curicó Valley, Chile

Corte Alla Flora, Rosso di Montepulciano, 2020

Tuscany, Italy

Domaine Roger Perrin, Cuvée Vieilles Vignes, 2020

Grenache and Syrah Rhône Valley, France

Agrícola Labastida, Rioja Crianza, 2019

Tempranillo Rioja, Spain

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.