Fort Worth’s Favorite Tasting Room and Wine Bar Reopens With New Seasonal Selections and Outdoor Seating

October 16, 2020

Fort Worth’s Favorite Tasting Room and Wine Bar Reopens With New Seasonal Selections and Outdoor Seating

38 & Vine Among North Texas Bar Re-Openings Happening This Month 

FORT WORTH, Texas (October 16, 2020) — 38 & Vine announced today their plans for a Grand Re-Opening event on Friday, October 24 starting at 4 p.m featuring complimentary (bubbles pour while supplies last) , varietal vino selections for fall, and the unveiling of a new outdoor patio. With the new regulatory ordinances announced by Governor Abbott and local county approval in Tarrant County, the tasting room and wine bar (located in the Foundry District) is set to welcome wine lovers back to enjoy their selection of beloved favorites and a few new protocols in place. 


“The past 7 months have been nothing short of a rollercoaster.  Being closed has been heartbreaking for both us and our staff.  We are so excited to open our doors again and to safely welcome Fort Worth back into Thirty Eight & Vine to enjoy an all new wine line-up and to see your smiling faces, “ co-owner Jennifer Demel said.

North Texas wine lovers will once again have the opportunity to sip, taste, pour, and savor from a selection of more than 40 international and US, rotating wine selections. In timing with the season, 38 & Vine’s curation will include new options paired to perfection from rich reds to winter whites including Gruner Veltliner, Pinot Gris, White Burgundy, Barolo, Burgundy, and Margaux. 38 & Vine will have a little something for everyone. Guests will still be able to select from 1, 3, and 6-ounce glasses of wine, but instead of using the self-pour dispensers servers, servers will assist guests as a COVID safety precaution (everyone will be seated and served). In addition to their signature line up of vino, their beverage options will continue to offer champagne and craft beer options exclusively from DFW breweries including Martin House, Wild Acre, and Deep Ellum. 

Beyond the bar, guests can enjoy ready-made charcuterie boards, hummus plates, and small salads from My Sweet Roots and dessert options from Arlington bakery, Gold Ribbon Confections. The reopening will also feature a brand new addition to the wine bar — a 500 sq foot patio seating area to accommodate 20 guests! 

When asked about opening 38 & Vine to the public, Jennifer Demel said, “We have so much in store for our combo birthday/reopening celebration.  We are going to be bringing in some one-time-only wines that you do not want to miss.  For a little tease, you might stumble into a Penfolds Grange and an early 2000s Mayacamas.  Just to name a couple!  We will also be serving up Sam’s favorites to celebrate his birthday including Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs and Jamie Cabernet Sauvignon.” 

The much anticipated Grand Re-Opening will include a few extra special elements for attendees to enjoy! In celebration, guests will receive a complimentary pour of bubbles (while supplies last) as their first welcome beverage. Throughout the evening, 38 & Vine will offer premium bottles rarely served by the glass. Party-goers will enjoy live music from Levi Ray and special dessert offerings to top off the fun! 

For more information or to set up interviews with 38 & Vine, contact Holland Sanders at

38 & Vine in A Glance

The Tasting Process: 

Guests of 38 & Vine will enjoy a tasting experience like no other in North Texas. The doors of 212 Carroll Street will open to a 25 foot wall lined with 42 speciality wines available for tasting. Once a guest selects their wine of interest, they can “self serve” by sliding their card to select a sip (1 oz), taste (3 oz) or pour (5 oz) option. This unique approach to service allows guests to taste rare premium varietals or sample a number of bottles before purchasing their selection for the night. 

Signature Perks: COVID UPDATES

  • Private Tasting Room
    • Available through reservation only
  • Wine Club 
  • Lite Bites + Dessert Menu 
    • Savory lite bites from My Sweet Root include: charcuterie, salads, hummus..
    • Sweet treats from Gold Ribbon Confections include: cheesecakes, pies, chocolate ganache.  This will be a rotating selection.
  • Take-out Wine 
    • Bottle Selections are available for single purchase and larger case orders. 

Location Details: 

ABOUT THE OWNERS: Sam and Jennifer Demel are the owners and proprietors of Fort Worth’s Thirty Eight & Vine. Both Texas natives, the Demels, met at TCU and began a whirlwind life together. Following college, Sam launched his professional baseball career, which meant a lot of traveling. The couple spent much of their time on the west coast, having great wine experiences. It was during these that they realized they wanted to create something similar in Fort Worth someday. Once Sam retired as number thirty-eight for the Arizona Diamondbacks, the couple made their way back to the Lone Star State. In 2015, he joined Jennifer at Burt Ladner Real Estate, marking the beginning of their work partnership. Thirty Eight & Vine followed in 2019. Whether it be real estate or the wine industry, Sam and Jennifer strive to create and uphold high-level customer experiences in everything they pursue. They have received “Top Realtor” awards and the “40 Under 40” award by Fort Worth Business Press. In addition to their career pursuits, both enjoy immersing themselves in philanthropy; together, they currently serve on the board of The Blast for Cook Children’s Hospital. When they aren’t selling houses, serving the community, or running Thirty Eight & Vine, you can find them spending time with their two adorable kids and crazy Goldendoodles!