Mirabelle’s philosophy is to offer the best wine available and the best values of the various regions and varietals at affordable prices so that great wine can always be enjoyed with our food.
A locally owned and operated restaurant, Mirabelle is unfettered by corporate profit expectations and can price its wine, even highly allocated and collectible bottlings, at levels which more closely reflect retail pricing. Red wines are stored in temperature-controlled units for proper service and only selections deemed “ready to drink” are offered on the wine list.
A key part of Mirabelle’s wine program is a monthly wine dinner series, which spearheads the “work in progress” creation of a cuisine that pairs wine with food. Visiting wine luminaries have included Violet Grgich, importer Robert Kacher, Jean Trimbach, Michael Etzel (Beaux Freres), Ted Seghesio, Matt Gallo, and Warre’s Oporto Director, James Symington, among many others.
Mirabelle also offers educational wine classes of various levels which are open to the public. And, every April, during the Texas Hill Country Wine & Food Festival, owner Michael Vilim co-chairs the Festival’s Fine Wine Auction, which has raised over $1 million for public television and the Texas Hill Country Foundation food and wine scholarship program.
In the last decade, Michael Vilim has purchased over $20 million worth of wine as a restaurant sommelier and wine shop manager. Mirabelle’s wine list features 250 selections, with over 30 by the glass, and has received Wine Spectator’s “Award of Excellence” every year since it opened in 1998. In addition, the magazine specifically recognized Mirabelle as one of only a few inexpensively priced, award-worthy wine lists in Texas. Locally, the Austin Chronicle Reader’s Poll has voted Mirabelle Austin’s “Best Wine List” 4 years in a row.