ABOUT US

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!

TORRENCE | MANAGER & SOMMELIER

What does wine mean to you? In wine you can find the history of civilization. Tribes have passed a gourdful, treaties signed with a glass, taxes paid to the king with a barrel, country-boundaries drawn around vineyards, cuisines designed around wine styles, births, deaths, and weddings all toasted, and after 30,000 years of writing the human story with it, it’s still damned enjoyable to kick back with a glass in the bathtub after a long day.

You’re having a dinner party and, more often than not, riesling, gamay, and Champagne is on the table. Elegance is more important than power, any day. And Champagne goes with everything.

Wine is to life as flowers are to a garden. Sure you could just grow corn, but isn’t it nicer with a few daisies in between the rows?

When you’re not drinking wine, you’re cooking for friends, working in the garden, practicing accordion, or laying on the beach.

What’s your favorite thing about wineHouse? Working to curate a really special selection of wines, and teaching classes to excited guests.

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.

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.