Cellar Gate Wine Market  & Bistro   

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A Hidden Gem on Chicago's North Shore - FIND US!

CELLAR GATE WINE MARKET & BISTRO ~ Our quaint, unique. Wine Bar & Bistro in Highwood, IL offers a lovely variety of wines gathered from small production vineyards around the world.  

Though the main event here is the selecting and sipping of delicious vine ripened libations, a fresh, flavorful menu is also available. Designed to accompany these palate teasing liquid treats is a mid-sized plate offering that is simple, yet robust, presenting flavors and textures to accompany and complement your wine selection. 

Our front market, back parlor and dining room are perfect destinations for gatherings of friends, family or business associates for a quick meet up or a casual dinner.  The decor is rustic-elegant and inviting. 

We welcome and accommodate private events! 

Throughout the summer and fall, our lovely courtyard is home to plenty of bistro tables inviting you to sit and sip in the warm sunshine, shaded by an umbrella or wrapped in a cozy blanket, under the stars, by the fire pit. 


LIVE MUSIC is performed by local artists on most Friday and Saturday evenings year round. We also invite you to enjoy specialty house events...see below.  

Ladies Night, Men's Night,  COMING SOON!! 


  • showers, weddings, anniversaries 
  • book clubs
  • corporate gatherings
  • meetings
  • office parties
  • fundraisers

Featured Activities & Events

 - Acoustic open mic on   alternating Wednesdays

- Saturday afternoon wine    tastings 3-5 pm (summer months), call to  confirm

  • - Cards & board games    available (or BYOGame) 

Happy wine dogs

are always welcome

in our courtyard