Passionate. Knowledgeable. Happy. Awesome. We have the greatest team members (sure, we’re biased) who love meeting wine lovers and neighbors from the Lakeview East community and all over the sweet city of Chicago!

STEVE | OWNER

You’re having a dinner party and, more often than not, whatever Rob tells me is on the table.

Wine is to life as water is to flowers.

When you’re not drinking wine, you’re thinking about it.

What’s your favorite thing about wineHouse? The people, of course!

Why do you love Lakeview East? I was a resident of LVE the first 8 years I lived in Chicago. I loved the neighborhood feel, the people, the shopping, the lake, my apartment, the great restaurants and the fact that I didn’t have to drive anywhere to get everything I needed.

JEFF | OWNER

What does wine mean to you? Friends, family and good times!

You’re having a dinner party and, more often than not, a pinot noir or cabernet sauvignon is on the table.

Wine is to life as fish are to the sea.

Why do you love Lakeview East? It’s eclectic and diverse! One of the greatest communities in Chicago.

MELISSA | MANAGER

What does wine mean to you? It’s a constant in life. Taking a quote from Madame Lilly Bollinger, “I drink it when I’m happy and when I’m sad. Sometimes I drink it when I’m alone. When I have company, I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I’m not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise I never touch it – unless I’m thirsty.”

You’re having a dinner party and, more often than not, a dry rosé is on the table. Drink pink, my friends. YEAR-ROUND.

Wine is to life as pickles are to my refrigerator. A staple.

When you’re not drinking wine, you’re getting thirsty on the soccer field.

What’s your favorite thing about wineHouse? Do I have to pick one? No? Okay, good. Our team, our community, our unpretentious personality, our wineClub and our ideas for the near and far future. SO EXCITED.

ROB | WINE SPECIALIST

Why do you love the wine industry? Because of the history and the stories behind each bottle. A single grape species has been cultivated into several thousand sub-species over the past several thousand years!

You’re having a dinner party and, more often than not, Piper Heidsieck Extra Dry Champagne is on the table. I’d also crack this open if the Bears lost by less than 20 points.

When you’re not drinking wine, you’re, networking computers and waiting for my iPhone 6+ to arrive.

What’s your favorite thing about wineHouse? Talking with people about wine on a daily basis. It’s an interesting – and delicious – subject!

OUR LADY OF THE HOUSE

You’re having a dinner party and more often than not red, red wine is on the table (and in my glass).

Wine is to life as beauty marks are to faces. So hot right now.

When you’re not drinking wine, you’re about to be drinking wine.

What’s your favorite thing about wineHouse? They keep my glass full. I really do love them for that.

LAKEVIEW EAST NEIGHBORHOOD

Our neighborhood boasts a bevy of BYOB dining options. From tagines to tapas, pizza to pappadums, burritos to Buddha bowls, meze to miso and satay to sushi, you pick the cuisine and we'll pair it up with the perfect wine.