Jason Moore does not mince words when he writes that Dallas is not particularly known for it’s appeal to winos. However, when it comes to life here in Dallas with our architecture, museums, and boutique shopping, it is clear that those who call DFW home do enjoy the finer things-wine is no exception.  While craft beers may be making all of the alcohol-related headlines, the DFW has many outstanding wine bars that are deserving of a visit.

Cork Wine

Cork offers an experience like no other to those lucky enough to call Dallas home.  Located in West Village, Cork allows guests to utilize the computer touchscreen and pour system connected to the 48 wine options, which vary month-to-month.  To encourage tasting, it is possible to try new wines in one-ounce tastings to full, six-ounce glasses.  With an incredibly knowledgable staff, even the most novice wine drinker will be comfortable at Cork.


Located in the Design District, Ascension is perhaps the most interesting and unique wine bar located in the DFW area as it originally was best known for their coffee.  Driven by a farm-to-table philosophy, Ascension also offers breakfast and lunch, but it is for dinner, starting at 5:00 p.m. when the lights are dimmer and the bottles uncorked that this wine bar shines.

Veritas Wine Room

Probably the most visually pleasing of the wine bars, Veritas Wine Room transports customers back to a day gone by, with an upscale rustic feel.  Offering nearly 400 different types of wine by the bottle, and more than 20 types of wine by the glass, the atmosphere of Veritas is relaxed with a serious focus on the wine. For those wishing to eat while enjoying their wine, there is an extensive and gourmet cheese and meat menu as well as gourmet chocolates that are the perfect compliment.  For those who would rather relax with a beer, there is a comprehensive beer menu featuring 25 selections from around the globe, and none of the mass-produced brands typically found in a bar.