Grapes, much like water, naturally exist in three forms: solid, liquid, and raisin. Imbibe the fruit's most drinkable state with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of cuisine, wine, and beer at The Wine House in Fairfax.
The Wine House bar and bistro caters to connoisseurs of fine cuisine and dulcet drinks with an extensive menu of eclectic meals and libations from around the world. After reenacting an entire Fellini film with salt and pepper shakers, nosh on the espresso and porcini rubbed organic filet mignon, a succulent steak soused in wild mushroom bordelaise and served with garlic-infused mashed potatoes ($16). The 14/2 Prince Edward Island mussels, steamed in white wine and served with herbed croutons, appeases mouths in the mood for mollusks ($15), while a glass of 2009 Lil Rippa sauvignon blanc from New Zealand both enhances the meal and disinfects dentition ($9). The Wine House boasts more than 500 varieties of fermented grape nectar, as well as a supple selection of international beers and microbrews. Those whose rollerblades are still in the shop can take advantage of the free parking, on the fourth level of the Old Town Village Parking Garage.
- The wine stacks are overflowing with worldly gems (Spanish albariños, Italian brachetto d’acqui), while the coolers regularly house serious brews (Weihenstephaner hefeweizen, Lagunitas Censored ale). – Warren Rojas, Northern Virginia magazine We had a GREAT experience here on a Saturday night. Our server was pretty good, the atmosphere was cozy and warm, the wine selection was great, and the food was AMAZING. – Cynthia S., Yelp
The Wine House
The Wine House's founder, Michael Pearce, started his life as part of a hill-country farming family in New Zealand. Later in life, while traveling the world as a sommelier on a cruise ship, Michael met his wife, Jackie, and the two combined their talents to create The Wine House. Named one of Northern Virginia Magazine's Best New Restaurants in 2009, the restaurant was also acclaimed for having the Best Wine List by Virginia Living Magazine in 2012 and the magazine also named them among the best wine shops in northern Virginia in 2015. Additionally, The Wine House was selected among The Best of Farifax by The Washingtonian in 2015 and also included in the magazine's neighborhood guide for Fairfax.
Today, The Wine House boasts a collection of more than 500 boutique wines from around the world. Galvanized by a devotion to hospitality and wine, the Pearces have poured an equal amount of dedication into their food spread, preparing each bistro-style dish using classic French techniques and fresh, seasonal ingredients. The Wine House also hosts frequent special events, including a free wine tasting every Saturday to help customers find the perfect wine to pair with dinner or the best riesling to give to a nemesis who drinks only reds.
3950 University Dr.
Fairfax, Virginia 22030Get Directions