Sixty Vines

Linda Barrett Taste of Tysons

Wine Country Comes to Reston Town Center in a New Restaurant Concept

Longing for a European-style wine and food adventure? Travel no farther than Reston Town Center where Sixty Vines opened in December 11, 2023. This new restaurant is creating a unique dining experience by offering a broad range of wines on tap sourced from various regions, paired with a casual, yet refined, farm-to-table menu.

We were pleasantly surprised by the long tables that define the European-style concept, and the open kitchen spanning the far wall that allowed us to watch the 16 chefs in action at their various stations. “The long tables are exactly the kind of tables you’ll find in the vineyards, filled with people sharing stories,” said Rae Philips Luther, Chief Brand Officer for Sixty Vines. Indoor and outdoor dining is available.

On each table was a large menu featuring the white, rosé and red wine options, cocktails (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), ciders, brews and bubbles, along with coffees and teas. Choose your own wine tasting adventure or let the staff delight you with a custom flight based on your preferences. Wines are available in half glass (2.5 oz.), full glass (5 oz.), quartino (8 oz.) and carafe sizes (750 ml.). 

“Sixty Vines is often referred to as ‘the wine lover’s restaurant.’ It’s an opportunity to explore so many different varietals in a single setting—and you don’t have to commit to a full glass,” Philips Luther said. All servers are extensively trained at a sommelier Level One level, and can share their favorite pairings and tell you about the winemakers. “Let your server take you on an adventure—there’s a story behind every tap!”

Bring in a handful of your own wine corks for a free wine tasting!

Scan the QR code for the latest food offerings (the menu changes monthly). For shared plates, create your own charcuterie board by selecting either one, three or five items from a list of fresh selections of meats and cheeses. Add a Burrata plate, Citrus Olives or Bacon Wrapped Dates for a lovely combination that’s ultimately shareable. Artisanal wood-fired Pizzas, Pastas, Salads, Sandwiches and Mains are also offered, along with freshly-made desserts.

For our meal, we chose a Board featuring delicately-sliced Prosciutto di Parma, Finocchinoa and Speck, along with creamy chunks of Jake’s Aged Gouda and Rogue Smokey Blue cheeses. These paired perfectly with our Fumé Blanc wine.

As for entrees, we couldn’t resist the Pan Roasted Chicken and the Spicy Sausage Pizza (it’s spicy!), along with the garlicky Pan Roasted Mussels, all of which provided delightful taste experiences reminiscent of times spent in Europe. And of course, we had to finish off our meal with something sweet—the sticky toffee cake.

The Inspiration for Sixty Vines

The idea for Sixty Vines was conceived by co-founders Randy DeWitt and Jack Gibbons—fans of wine countries around the world. While in Sonoma, CA, they were listening to the winemakers sharing a story and wondered how to bring that vibe back to their Texas hometown. The concept was meant to bring wine country to those who didn’t live near one of the U.S.’s great wine-producing regions. The first Sixty Vines restaurant opened in Plano, TX in 2014, and is now represented in nine locations. Reston is the first Virginia location. 

Sustainability Focus

Sustainability was always at the forefront. The founders were alarmed at the waste created in on-premises dining, and empty wine bottles were a large contributor. Today, the 60 wines are served through an eco-friendly on-tap keg system in the restaurants, with a wall of options. Each keg holds 26 bottles worth and saves 1,560 bottles, labels, foil and corks from landfills. Other sustainable practices include partnering with the Reston Town Center landlord, the Boston Group, for a composting program in 2024, recycled candles on the tables, water glasses crafted from recycled wine bottles, and menus printed using wind-powered energy.

From the lighting to the supply chain, Sixty Vines sources sustainability partners and materials. You can help too. Bring in your corks from home and they’ll be shared with artisans who create products such as passport holders, coasters and luggage tags that inspire adventure, and that you can purchase from Sixty Vines. The proceeds help provide aid for wine country crises like the Napa Valley fires, and those who lost their homes.

Sixty Vines is a cashless restaurant.

The Best Ways to Enjoy Sixty Vines

Explore the Wines

Sixty Vines is known for its diverse and extensive wine list of sixty organic and biodynamic wines utilizing an on-tap system to help maintain freshness and quality. Explore the different options that rotate frequently, representing travel to wine countries, and ask for recommendations from the staff. They can guide you based on your preferences.

Try a Wine Flight

A wine flight allows you to sample a variety of wines in smaller quantities for a more comprehensive tasting experience.

Pair Wine and Food

Explore the menu and pair your wine selections with locally sourced, seasonal ingredient dishes. Don’t be afraid to ask the staff which wines they recommend to complement your meal. “Our wine country-inspired bites pair brilliantly with the wine, and we have an incredible selection, including gluten-free and dairy-free items,” Philips Luther said.

Share Small Plates

Sixty Vines features a menu of shareable small plates, appetizers and handcrafted pizzas ideal for sharing. The chefs often experiment with unique flavor combinations and culinary techniques to provide guests with a memorable dining experience. Larger meals are also available.

Attend a Wine-Centric Event

Check the calendar for upcoming tastings, pairing dinners or special promotions, or host your own private event. These events add an extra layer of engagement and education for wine enthusiasts.

Bring Friends

The restaurant concept features long communal tables that encourage a European-style camaraderie surrounding good food and wine, along with individual tables and private rooms. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere in a setting designed for socializing and savoring both food and wine, and enjoy your meals at a leisurely pace.

Ask Questions

The staff is fully trained on both wines and food items to help you customize your choices based on your taste preferences. Ask them about the ingredients, preparation methods and wine characteristics.

Pictured at top:
Photo Credit: Sixty Vines

Sixty Vines

11905 Market Street
Reston, VA 20190

Open daily