11 Kittle Road\r\nChappaqua, New York\r\n914.666.8044 \u00b7 kittlehouse.com\r\nWhat started as an unassuming country barn in 1790 has lived many lives: private residence, boarding school, even a speakeasy owned by gangster Dutch Schultz. Today, the inviting white colonial is both inn and restaurant; the wine cellar is located in what were once the stables, redesigned by Glenn Vogt, managing partner/wine director, in 1990. Vogt is a well-regarded authority in the wine, food and restaurant business, having run major restaurant/wine operations around NYC for the past 25 years. Together, he and partner John Crabtree ensure that the traditions of the Kittle House flourish. Guests can enjoy cocktails and dining in the garden or in the grotto-esque tap room that is replete with stone fireplace. And, after a decadent meal from CIA-trained Chef Kevin Bertrand, late night revelers can seek solace in the 12-room inn.\r\n\r\nThe Stats\r\nNumber of selections: 7,000\r\nBottles in inventory: 75,000\r\nNumber of wines by the glass: 35\r\nBYO: Yes. Corkage Fee: $35 (waived Mondays; $75 if the wine is on the list)\r\nWine list highlights: Excellent offerings of Rh\u00f4ne, Burgundy, Bordeaux, California (including many 1990s Cabs), Italy (especially Tuscany and Piedmont) and Germany, including 16 bottlings from D\u00f6nnhoff. Verticals of Screaming Eagle, Harlan, Bryant Family, Colgin, as well as Ch\u00e2teau Margaux, Ch\u00e2teau Lafite Rothschild and Domaine de la Roman\u00e9e-Conti. Special bottles include 1945 Haut-Brion and 1900s from Ausone and Margaux.