Want to try a $400 wine for just $20? New wine bar called Vinotopia at Legacy Hall can make that happen
Vinotopia, a wine bar that also sells bottles of rare wines to-go, opens this week at Legacy Hall, the Plano food hall with 17 vendors, an outdoor events garden and a third-floor brewpub.
It’s the latest project from FB Society founders Jack Gibbons and Randy DeWitt, the dyamic duo that also owns Whiskey Cake Kitchen, 60 Vines and Haywire. At Vinotopia, guests can buy samples of expensive wines, full or partial pours, and even full cases of good wines to add to their home cellars or backyard barbecues.
A sommelier will be on hand the whole time to help you select from 60 wines by-the-glass wines, which will be dispensed through Coravain or fancy temperature-controlled computerized machines in one-, two and a half-, or five-ounce self-serve pours. Guests purchase tasting cards preloaded with cash, then self-serve from the kiosks.
“My wife, Michelle, is a sommelier and we’ve both been wine collectors for many years,” said Dewitt in a press release announcing the opening. “We found ourselves seeking a concept that would allow us to sample wines before committing and spending hundreds on a bottle that we may not love. And so, Vinotopia was born. While many guests will visit Vinotopia for an exceptional wine bar experience, our hybrid wine bar and retail shop also enables collectors to discover expertly curated, coveted wines for their at-home cellar. We believe this concept is a precursor to how people will discover and purchase wine in the future.”
“We couldn’t be more excited to debut Vinotopia,” said Gibbons in the release. “This one-of-a-kind concept exquisitely combines the art of hospitality with the science of retail, making it the ideal partner and destination for the wine curious and wine enthusiasts. Whether you’re looking to experience what a $400 bottle of wine tastes like for just $20 or you want to find the perfect week night wine, Vinotopia is the answer.”
Vinotopia is located at 7800 Windrose Ave. and open Sunday through Saturday from noon to 10 p.m.