By Jim McClure
Located on Southlake Boulevard just west of Southlake Town Center, Farpointe Cellar has become a Southlake institution. On any given evening or weekend afternoon, you’ll find a mix of experienced wine collectors, casual drinkers and those just wanting to relax with a glass of wine and cheese plate. Not being in the middle of the Town Square itself, it is easily accessible as a destination in it’s own right.
Farpointe is part bistro, part wine store and this is a very good thing, as having the full selection of wines from the store at their disposal helps set the bistro apart from other wine bars. By working with the store’s buyer and head wine guru Trey Williamson, bistro manager and wine-know Christina Chilcoat is able to not only offer a broad and deep selection of wines, but to also keep the selection fresh and interesting by offering new and interesting selections on a regular basis. If the bistro doesn’t have something at the moment that suits your palate, they have a great solution: pick something from the store. For a nominal corkage fee you can order any bottle from the retail side and have it served at your table next door.
Don’t be lulled into thinking he bistro is strictly a weekend spot, though. Farpointe often hosts visiting wineries on weeknights, showcasing their wines and giving the patrons an opportunity to see “behind the curtain” into the thought processes involved in wine making. Recent brands have included Rudd, Barnett, and former Dallasite Adam Lee with his Novy and Siduri labels. For those looking for a way to kick off the weekend a little early, every Thursday is “Bring Your Own Pizza Night,” where customers are invited to bring or have pizza delivered to the bistro and enjoy bottle discounts.
721 East Southlake Blvd