Greenville Avenue News
Restaurant vets open wine shop and wine club on Greenville Ave Dallas
A new outlet for wine has debuted on Dallas' Greenville Avenue: Called Duro Wine Shop and Wine Club, it's from Dallas-based Duro Hospitality (The Charles, Sister, El Carlos Elegante), and it's open at Café Duro, their market-cafe at 2804 Greenville Ave.
It'll offer a concierge-style wine experience focused on artisanal wines, which they'll promote with tastings, release parties, and a membership wine club.
Café Duro has always been a coffee and wine bar since it opened in 2022, selling wine along with pastries, panini, and coffee.
The difference now, says a spokesperson, is that they’ve built out the wine shop programming to offer a deeper breadth of types and quantity of wines, as well as the addition of the new wine club.
Led by recently appointed Director of Wine & Beverage Nicole Nowlin, the team at Duro Wine Shop and Club will seek out unique wines from around the world, not found at other locations in Dallas.
Wine can be purchased to take home, but can also be sampled in-house at Café Duro via a By the Glass offering, or even a bottle in the shop in the evenings.
Subscribers to the Duro Wine Club receive four new wines every month, selected by the Duro team. They offer a trio of tiers, for wine lovers, enthusiasts, seasoned collectors, and those seeking "fun, crushable" wines.
Each four-bottle box will include tasting notes and information on the relevant grapes, regions, and producers. The link to join is on their website. Pick up is at Café Duro, on the first Sunday of the month. You must order 48 hours in advance.
The three tiers include:
- Duro Explorer – $145
A monthly selection of “drink now” wines, selected by their team of avid drinkers, with a mix of their personal favorites, new releases, and seasonal staples.
- Duro Collector – $275
Small-production, highly sought-after wines, including hidden gems and limited-production bottles and wines otherwise hard to find. For both avid collectors and new enthusiasts trying to build a collection.
- Trust US – $499
For the true wine adventurer. Will include "unicorns," extremely rare wines, small production, and hard-to-find vintages.
It's flexible in that you can modify or cancel your membership at any time by emailing email@example.com.
Cafe Duro's location has a wine history built-in: In the '90s, it was home to Stoney's Fine Wines & Market, the wine shop from "Stoney" and Diane Savage, one of Dallas' longest-running wine shops, now located at 6038 Oram St.