Cellar Gate Wine Market  & Bistro   

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Raise A Glass With Us!

Cellar Gate Wine Market in Highwood, IL boasts a friendly, knowledgeable staff, talented chefs and a warm and eclectic ambiance that embraces it's customers.


We are a one-of-a-kind wine bar and cafe' with a focus on small production wines from around the globe. Enjoy our delicious seasonal entrees and mid-sized plates in one of our cozy indoor spaces or in the outdoor dining courtyard.

About Our History & Founder


524 Sheridan Road has quite a history. Originally, it was the home to a local "beauty parlor" in the 1950's, followed by a handful of raucous bars that left a legacy of colorful stories behind.


Cellar Gate began when Kayla Steffens, a retired elementary teacher with a passion for travel, meeting people, sharing stories and sipping wine had a "what-if" idea. The site was the perfect match for such a concept, offering a private courtyard and the curious possibilities of cozy, private rooms. With the help of a dedicated team of creative friends and carpenters along with a familial-type collection of staff, Cellar Gate Wine Market & Bistro came to life in the fall of 2008 and has been raising glasses ever since.


                                                           "We look forward to your visit and hearing your stories soon!"

                                                                                                                     ~Kayla