Two Corks And A Bottle Opens in Uptown

John Ley (left) and Elwyn Hull (right) of Two Corks and a Bottle.

Old friends John Ley and Elwyn Hull left their full-time jobs in search of more satisfying work.  They  knew they loved working with people and wanted to find a way to help nonprofit organizations. So, naturally, they opened Two Corks and a Bottle—a custom winery and wine bar (where the serve as the wine makers) as part of the Wine Not, International Winery System.

All wines have been crafted on the premises using grapes sourced from quality vineyards from around the world, including France, Italy, Australia, South America, and California. The list contains over 25 red, white, and fruit wines by the glass and the bottle. During their daily wine tastings, five tastes run non-members $5, and are free for all Wine Club Members.

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D-I-Wine: Guests can make their own vintage onsite by choosing from a list of available varietals or blends. Once your vintage is ready, staff will show you how to bottle, cork, and label it.  Mother Nature (along with John and Elwyn) do the hard part.

Custom labels: Picking up a bottle of wine for a special occasion? Have a custom label created right on the spot.

Monthly wine memberships:Memberships offer you the opportunity to enjoy new wines each month for a fraction of the cost of most imports. Memberships offer special discounts on all wine purchases, accessories; access to exclusive events, and access to our wine of the month chosen by our wine makers.

Yappy Hour: The patio is dog-friendly, and the owners anticipate many future “Yappy Hour” fundraisers benefiting Pet Organizations. John Ley also hopes to use this venue to support Alzheimer’s, Brain Cancer and HIV/AIDS.Most recently, Two Corks and a Bottle held a fundraiser for the Lone Star Ride Fighting HIV/AIDS.


  • nmlhats

    Maybe I’m just dumb, but how does this “help nonprofit organizations”?

  • Eddie

    This is an incredibly friendly place to meet old friends as well as make new ones. John and Elwyn are the perfect hosts. Provide a space for organizations to meet as well as promote charity sponsored events giving a portion of proceeds to various charities.

  • Lydia Cole

    I wish I lived in Dallas so I could try this new place. But I live in Harlingen which is in the very southern part of Texas. Is there a website that I could order wine from?

  • John Ley

    Hey mmlhats… I can understand the question. We feel that with a focus on larger groups at the winery we can have more of an impact (financially) than we could as individuals. We’ve already been able to contribute to the Lone Star Ride fighting AIDS and look forward to supporting brain cancer, alzheimers and animal causes. Thanks for the post! John, Two Corks and a Bottle.

  • John Ley

    Lydia… we have a website but not to order wine… not yet, at least. Maybe one day. If you’d like to join our mail list to keep up with announcements go to our website at or “like” us on FaceBook. Thanks for the interest. John