One of Texas' most exciting new winemakers is making big moves — figuratively, yes, but also physically, with a relocation to Central Austin this week. Wine for the People, founded by Rae Wilson, is moving from one shared home with C.L. Butaud Wines in Dripping Springs to a new shared space in Central Austin. While C.L. Butaud will remain at its Fitzhugh Road location, Wine for the People will now share a sweet corner of Spread and Co. café at 1601 W 38th St.
Located in the Jefferson Square Center at 35th Street and Kerbey Lane, Spread and Co. describes itself as "a grazing board company turned cheese-centric cafe" — the perfect pairing for a winemaker like Wine for the People, which officially opens in the space on Friday, November 18.
According to a release, the new shared space will invite Austinites to enjoy flights and glasses from Wilson's portfolio of low intervention wines. A grazing menu from Spread & Co. will include cheese and charcuterie boards, available in small and large, which we like to think of as "personal" and "I might share, I might not." The menu will also feature seasonable burrata, an on-trend butter board, rotating tinned fish, and more.
The wine menu will range from seasonal tasting flights and reserve tasting flights to individual glasses and bottles. Additional perks are available for existing members of the People's Cellar, Wine for the People's Wine Club, including club exclusives, library wines, and more.
Spread & Co. operates from 9 am to 3 pm Tuesdays through Sundays with their breakfast and lunch menu. Wine for the People will then take over from 4 pm to 9 pm Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday, and 4 pm to 10 pm Friday and Saturday.