When the Infinite Monkey Theorem opens off South Congress Avenue in early October, the urban winery won’t be like the picturesque Hill Country wineries that many Austinites are accustomed to — and the owners are quite okay with that.
In fact, the goal of this new location of the Denver-based winery is to stand out as a community space that local wine lovers can make their own. According to a press release, they’ll even be able to help with the winemaking process in the 6,000 square foot industrial space that will double as a production facility and tasting room, called the Wine Lab.
The second Infinite Monkey Theorem opens on Oct. 2 at 121 Pickle Rd., and it’ll quickly start introducing visitors to the “often unseen grit of winemaking,” according to the press release.
“It’s been our focus to absorb Austin’s culture into our space, not to recreate one from California, France or another famous wine region,” Aaron Berman, co-founder and chief financial operator of the Austin location, said in the press release. “We’ve grown our business because we do things against the grain and feel like we’ve found our Shambhala in Austin.”
In keeping with the local focus, this Infinite Monkey Theorem is sourcing grapes from the Texas High Plains for the wines made in-house. (The original Denver winery similarly gets its fruit from regional growers.) First out of the Austin winery will be a Texas Cinsault Rosé, followed by several additional varietals from the High Plains, according to the press release. Plus, Colorado-grown and -produced wines, such as a Petite Sirah, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc and Dry-Hopped Pear Cider will also be available for purchase and tasting in the Wine Lab.
Even though the winery isn’t opened yet, chances are that you’ve already seen Infinite Monkey Theorem wine around town in both cans and bottles — the winery is now selling its offerings in Whole Foods stores and other retail spots; many restaurants are even carrying the wines on draft.
For more information, visit austin.theinfinitemonkeytheorem.com.