Barley Swine

Austin, TX

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(512) 394 8150

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Featured Wine
“One wine is the 2005 Gran Abadango from the Arribes region of Spain. It is truly a discovery wine, made from 100 percent Juan García grapes, a variety thought to be extinct that was found on this property by the winemaker. The vines are more than 100 years old, making this wine very special,” says Timms.

The Wine Program
Small producers and eclectic picks describe a streamlined list of 25 red and 15 white wines. “I buy wines that my guests cannot go to the corner store or grocery store and buy,” says Christina “Billy” Timms, the restaurant’s general manager and beverage director. “I really like having wines on the list that many people have not heard of. We have an interesting red wine made from the grape Grignolino. It comes from the Piedmont region of Italy and has fruity aromas like a rosé, but strong acids and tannins, so it goes great with a range of dishes,” she says.

Favorite Dish
The kitchen turns out daring dishes, like Brussels sprouts with duck jerky and coffee curd. And there are envelope-pushing pairings, too, like Patrick Javillier’s 2011 Cuvée des Forgets Bourgogne Blanc matched with hoe cakes served with housemade hot sauce and foie gras banana butter.

Corkage Policy
The restaurant charges $20 per bottle.

Photo by Iknow Photographics

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