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Find Houston's best wine bars, the best food, wines, crystal, and social atmosphere. Experiment with something new, either with a flight or by the glass.

Village, also known as The Village, has been one of Houston's oldest and best-loved shopping destinations since the 1930s.

Just two blocks from the Rice University campus, the area is known for its wide variety of restaurants, nightlife venues, and shopping.

About Rice Village

Houston Wine Bars, Rice Village Wine Bar, photograph of wine bottle, glass, cork, barrel, and igneous stone

The Village is host to dozens of restaurants. Along with traditional North American eateries there are restaurants specializing in food from all over the world. Rice Village has three French, two Japanese, two Chinese, two Italian, two Turkish, one Mexican, two Spanish, one Mediterranean, one Vietnamese, two Indian, and three Thai restaurants as well as sandwich shops, delicatessens, and speciality food and beverage stores.

About Ikal 1150 Wines

Years ago, a Texas couple planted a vineyard in Mendoza, Argentina along with an Argentine partner. Today, the Ikal 1150 wines are available in restaurants and fine wine boutiques across Texas. In the Rice Village area, here are the wine bars and other venues serving Ikal 1150.

Wine Bars Serving Ikal 1150 Wines


Cova Hand Selected Wines (Kirby)

Cova Houston, Wine Bar Kirby, Hand Selected

Cova is unique to Houston. A boutique retail wine store with a popular wine bar and bistro attached. Customers may browse from among 500 different bottle selections where they can enjoy on or off premise.

Guests dining at Cova receive the added benefit of an unparalleled selection of wines without the traditional restaurant pricing.

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Salento Coffee, Cafe and Wine Bar

Salento Houston Wine Bar, Cafe Coffee, in Rice Village Texas, Solento Salinto Selento

Salento is a quaint little cafe tucked away among the shops and boutiques in the heart of the Rice Village in Houston, Texas. The small menu features cheese and nut plates, paninnis, and salads. They specialize in single source coffees by day and boutique wines by night, including the 1150 from Bodega Ikal.

Salento features only 30 wines, with a great representation of small production wines from South America and Europe. Unique, hard to find wines go well with the boutique ambiance of the space that features entertainment including wine tastings, live music, and tango lessons in the evening.

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Tiny Boxwood's Cafe in River Oaks, Houston, Tx

When you walk into the grounds, you'll forget you're in Houston. Tiny Boxwood's is one of Houston's most interesting cafe's and its unique setting inspires a feeling of Napa Valley.

The daily changing blackboard menu offerings, which have proven to be one of the elements of success, feature signature cafe fare as well as eclectic and contemporary creations.



Houston, Texas (February 02, 2009)

A little-known winemaker, 1150 ("Eleven-Fifty"), from a small town in rural Argentina has made a big splash into the Texas wine scene by winning two bronze medals at the 2009 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo's International Wine Competition.

See the winners for the 2010 Houston Rodeo Wine Competition and taste the wines at the "Roundup and Best Bites Competition" here.

Congratulations Best Bites Winners!

  • Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse, Chef Steve Haug
  • Sage 400 Japanese Cuisine, Chef Teddy Wang


It's Cool to be...
002 Houston Magazine, May 2010
002 Magazine Article Wine Art Poetry

A fun read in the May 2010 issue of 002 Houston Magazine blends art, wine, photography, and poetry with Ikal 1150 Wines of Argentina.



Branch Water, Branchwater Tavern Houston, Restuarant Washington Avenue

One of Houston's newest restaurants, Branch Water Tavern combines food and beverage talents to create a modern American tavern. The menu includes American, French, and Asian inspired dishes with plenty of seafood choices. The beverage offerings include hand-crafted cocktails, boutique wines, artisanal beer, and American whiskeys.



Petroleum Club of Houston Wine List Annual Event

Please join us for the Annual Cigar Night hosted by the Young Professionals Association of the Petroleum Club of Houston.

Ikal 1150 Wines of Argentina is donating 2007 vintage wines: Chardonnay, Malbec, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Our sister property, Hotel Esencia, a luxury hotel estate in the Riviera Maya Mexico, has donated a stay including a wine dinner featuring the Ikal 1150 wines.



Saturday, Feb 27, 2010

Wines at St Stephens Silent Auction Art Show

We're co-sponsoring this year's Art Show and Auction 2010 by donating a selection of wines including the Ikal 1150 Chardonnay and Malbec. We're excited to see the great artwork the St. Stephens students have created and to pour our wines for their parents!

The transformation of Pecore Hall into an art gallery is complete and looking fabulous! There are many incredible art pieces created by the St. Stephens students for action. Also featured are great getaways and memorabilia this year. Tickets at the door are $75 and include dinner catered by Treebeard’s, drinks, and dessert.



Downtown Houston Skyline

Showcasing the style and sophistication of city living, top local Houston designers will participate in a unique design competition that highlights the innovative and luxurious style of urban living. Renea Abbott, Chandos Dodson, and Michael Stribling will compete to win best design for a one-bedroom "deluxe apartment in the sky" at Houston's new residential high-rise One Park Place.



Copyright 2009 Houston Chronicle 
Sept. 15, 2009, 4:04PM
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On a lark, Ward and a buddy took a vacation to Mexico's Mayan Riviera back in 2001. In hindsight, he admits they stayed in the wrong place for a couple of young, single guys looking to have fun.



Friday, Feb 26, 2010

We're sponsoring this year's "Everybody's Somebody" charity event at Poe Elementary with a donation of our wine for the dinner and tasting events. For the silent auction, we've teamed up with Hotel Esencia to offer a 3 day 4 night wine and dine experience in Mexico's Riviera Maya.

This year the country & western theme will include a BBQ dinner, silent auction, live auction, big board, and a live band. There will also be a wine raffle with donations from Ikal 1150 Wines of Argentina and auction attendees. You may donate wines to Poe Elementary by way of the Houston Wine Merchant.



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