Corkage is a fee charged by a restaurant to open a bottle of wine from outside the restaurant. It usually ranges from $10 to $40, although Michelin Star venues often charge over $50.
Why should you care about corkage? It allows you to bring in a bottle of wine that you know you’ll love and trust.
While you can always find pure, organic Natural Wines from us, it’s very difficult to find at restaurants. One way to guarantee that you’ll be drinking wine from organic vineyards made with zero nasty additives is to bring your own bottle!
A quick piece of advice from us: call the restaurant beforehand. Sometimes, individual establishments have their own rules on corkage, or limit the number of bottles you can bring. It’s always good to know before you go. And, sometimes the restaurant employee has no idea, so you’ll have to explain it to them :)
We hope this helps you enjoy pure, Natural Wines at restaurants all over the country!
States that allow corkage:
District of Columbia