Siblings Amy Vasquez and Luis Gomez have worked in the restaurant business for 25 years with renowned Houston chefs. Both said they developed a refined wine taste, but Gomez’s education on making and selecting led him to become the general manager and wine list curator of d’Vine Wine Bar & Bistro.

The siblings said they decided to open d’Vine Wine Bar & Bistro 15 years ago to bring their love of fine wine and excellent food to the Cypress community. In addition to an extensive wine selection, the business serves gourmet cheese boards, salads, flatbreads, sharable appetizers, risottos, seafood, steaks and pasta.

“Fifteen years ago, there really wasn’t this concept out here, not a lot of fine dining opportunities,” Vasquez said.

While the location draws in customers from the residential lofts, the retail center and the Cypress Park & Ride, the business had to work hard starting out. The wine bar and bistro opened during the 2008 economic recession and has since withstood hurricanes, floods, freezes and a pandemic.

Despite these challenges, d’Vine Wine Bar & Bistro has continued to thrive, and its repeat customers have helped build a larger client base through word-of-mouth recommendations. This, paired with weekly specials including Italian Tuesdays, pork chop Wednesdays, steak Thursdays and live music Fridays has encouraged those who have not visited the bistro to stop by.

“We [would] like people to know we really appreciate the support that we had from the community, especially during COVID[-19],” Vasquez said. “So we in turn like to give back to our community, and we do that by sponsoring school events, whether it be [parent teacher organization] meetings or golf tournaments.”

25202 Hwy 290, Ste. 100, Cypress. 281-213-4656.

Hours: Tue. 4-10 p.m., Wed.-Thu. 4-11 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 4 p.m.-midnight, closed Sun.-Mon.