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The WINE PUB of Dallas


Checkered Past Winery is an urban wine pub featuring our own quality wines, and some of the best wines from Texas and around the world.  The menu consists of specialty bites with an Italian accent, that pair perfectly with wine.

Co-founder, owner, and winemaker Sandro DiSanto is a first generation American with 100% Sicilian roots, carrying on his grandfathers' winemaking tradition. What started as a hobby turned into an obsession, which connected Sandro and his brother-in-law, Scott Relyea, who co-founded and designed Checkered Past Winery. Carolynne Chancellor, a native Texan and grape grower/vineyard owner joined the two as co-owner to bring to you THE Urban Winery of Dallas.  The owners of Checkered Past Winery believe in drinking local and supporting small Texas family farmers/grape growers.

Checkered Past Winery has a casual, unpretentious atmosphere, a laid back attitude, and was founded on the principle of making wine approachable for everyone.  No wine snobs allowed!  In fact, the motto is, "Drink what you like".

No matter what wine you drink -- talk to a stranger, bring friends, and of course, come back often.

Reservations are Temporarily on Hold



Contact us to book a table for any occasion. We accept reservations for up to 20 people.

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