Charcuterie Plate
Saucissond’Alsace (France)
Chorizo Rioja (Spain)
Loukanika (Greece)

Cheese Plate
Fields of Cream (Prodigal Farms, NC)
Morbier (Savoie, France)
Gorgonzola Dolce (Milan, Italy)

Burrata & Prosciutto
Pillowy-soft burrata cheese served with prosciutto San Daniele

Pheasant Paté
Thickly sliced country-style paté seasoned with fennel & herbs

Chicken Liver Mousse
Creamy paté seasoned with a hint of black truffle

Marinated Boquerones
Fresh white anchovy fillets soaked in vinegar, olive oil & garlic

Castelvetrano Olives
Large bright green olives with a crunchy bite and mild flavor

We happily offer gift cards and retail wine for sale.
20% gratuity is charged to parties of 6 or more.

Wines by The Glass


Le Vigned'Alice, Boschera/Verdisa/Glera, "Tajad", Brut, Veneto, Italy NV

Charles-Gilbert, Chardonnay/Pinot Noir, Champagne de Vindé, Brut Réserve, Avize, Champagne, France NV

Scarpetta, Franconia/Pinot Nero, "Timido", Brut Rose, Colli Orientali, Friuli, Italy NV


Rocca Del Principe, Fiano Di Avellino, Campania, Italy 2013

Gorghi Tondi, Zibbibo, Sicilia, Italy 2015

Les Chais du Lavieu, Jacquere, "Abymes", Vin de Savoie, France 2015

Domaine des Cassagnoles, Gros Manseng, Cotes de Gascogne, France 2015

Pfeffingen, Scheurebe, Trocken, Pfalz, Germany 2015

Bodegas Gordonzello, Albarin Blanco, "Peregrino", Tierra de Leon, Spain 2014

Luis Pato, Bical/Cercial/Sercialinho, Vinhas Velhas, Beiras, Portugal 2014

Greyfriar, Olaszrizling/Muscat Ottonel, Szürkebarát, Hungary 2013

O. Fournier, Torrontes, "Urban Uco", Cafayate, Salta, Argentina 2014


Nicolini, Vitovska, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy 2013

Azienda Agricola Ranchelle, Ansonica/Francesino/Procanico/Trebbiano, Millocchio Bianco, Toscana, Italy 2014

Cardedu, Vermentino di Sardegna, "Nùo", Sardegna, Italy 2014

Flight of orange wines


Bastianich, Refosco, Rosato, Friuli, Italy 2014

Ippolito 1845, Gaglioppo, "Mabilia", Cirò, Calabria 2015

Bermejo, Listan Negro, Rosado, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain 2015

Flight of rose wines


Bonacchi, Sangiovese Grosso, Brunello di Montalcino, Toscana, Italy 2010

Sterpáro, Montepulciano/Nero di Troia, Puglia, Italy 2015

Fazio, Nero d'Avola, "Gàbal", Sicilia, Italy 2014

Poderi Parpinello, Cagnulari, Isola dei Nuraghi, Sardegna, Italy 2013

Domaine du Cros, Fer Servadou, "Lo Sang du Pais", Marcillac, France 2014

Estenas, Bobal, Utiel-Requena, Spain 2014

Cabriz, Alfrocheiro/Tinta Roriz/Touriga Nacional, Dão, Portugal 2014

Piližota, Plavina, Šibenik, Dalmatia, Croatia 2014

Harlaftis, Agiorgitiko, Nemea, Greece 2013

Château Musar, Cinsault/Syrah/Cabernet Sauvignon, "Jeune Rouge", Bekaa Valley, Lebanon 2013

Sula Vineyards, , Shiraz, Maharashtra, India 2015

Enrique Foster, Malbec, "Ique" Mendoza, Argentina 2016

Marichal, Tannat, Canelones, Uruguay 2014


Kralovsky Pivovar Krušovice, Pilsener, 5% VOL, Krušovice, Czech Republic 500ml

Menabrea, Lager, "La 150° Bionda", 4.8% VOL, Biella, Piemonte, Italy

Menabrea, Amber Lager, "La 150° Ambrata", 5% VOL, Biella, Piemonte, Italy

North Coast Brewery, Russian Imperial Stout, "Old Rasputin", 9% VOL, Mendocino, CA

Ommegang Brewery, Cherry Aged Ale, "Rosetta", 5.6% VOL, Cooperstown, NY

Dogfish Head, Herbed/Spiced, "Midas Touch", Ancient Ale Series, 9% VOL, Milton, DE

Brouwerij Huyghe, Belgiun Strong Pale Ale, "Delirium Tremens", 8,5% VOL, Melle, Belgium

Aek Schlenkerla, Rauchbier, 5.40% VOL, Marzen, Germany 500ml

Freigeist Abraxxxas, Berliner Weissbier, 6% VOL, Köln, Germany 500ml


Julien Frémont, Apple, Cidre Brut, Par Nature, Normandy, France 2007 750 ml

Frédéric et Chaterine Pacory, Apple, "Le Costaud", Normandy, France (Calvados barrel aged cider)750ml

Isastegi Sagardotegia, Apple, Tolosa, Basque, Sagardo Naturala, Spain 2015

Citizen Cider, Apple, Unified Press, Essex, Vermont N/V (Can)

Dessert Wines

Marenco, Brachetto d'Acqui, "Pineto", Piemonte, Italy

Saracco, Moscato d'Asti, Asti, Piemonte, Italy

Keo St. John de Commandaria, Mavro, Cyprus N/V

Fèlsina, Malvasia/Trebbiano/Sangiovese, "Berardenga", Vin Santo, Chianti Classico, Toscana, Italy 1997

Caprili, Moscadello di Montalcino, Montalcino, Toscana, Italy 2007

Scacciadiavoli, Sagrantino Montefalco, Passito, Umbria, Italy 2005

Marquis de Chasse, Semillon/Muscadelle, Sauternes, France 2010

Toro Albala, Pedro Ximénez, Cordoba, Spain 1986

Alvear, Pedro Ximénez, Solera 1927, Montilla-Moriles, Spain

Weinrieder, Riesling, Eiswein, Schneiderberg, Weinviertel, Austria 2002

Heidi Schröck, Welschriesling/Weissburgunder, Beerenauslese Selektion, Burgenland, Austria 2010

Bodega La Rural Familia Rutini, Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc, Maipu, Mendoza, Argentina 2001

Terrazas de los Andes, Petit Manseng, Afincado Tardío, Finca El Yaima, Mendoza, Argentina 2006


Bar Brunello is a casually elegant wine bar in downtown Durham serving a diverse selection of wines, charcuterie and cheese plates.

Esteban Brunello, Owner/Wine Director

Buenos Aires native Esteban Brunello brings more than 15 years of restaurant experience to his new venture Bar Brunello. His career began in San Francisco where he started out as a busser and worked his way up the restaurant ranks as a food runner, server, bartender, manager, sommelier, and wine director. Esteban has been fortunate to work for several prominent wine-focused restaurants in the Bay Area including: SPQR, Oliveto, Farina, and The Barrel Room. In 2013, he received a “Rising Star Sommelier Award” from the New York-based culinary magazine StarChefs. Esteban has trained with the International Sommelier Guild and holds the title “Italian Wine Specialist” through the North American Sommelier Association and the Associazione Italiana Sommelier.

Esteban and his family moved to Durham in 2015 and immediately felt at home in the Bull City. With a love of pork products, barbeque, rambling conversations, and laidback living, North Carolina and Argentina are a bit of kindred souls. Esteban is excited to bring a diverse wine program to Bar Brunello, which highlights old world wines as well as lesser-known regions and varietals. That said, he is a no-fuss kind of wine guy who believes that, above all else, wine drinking is about having fun and being with friends. His true passion is guiding guests to find new and unexpected wines that they love to drink.

Wine Classes

The Durham Wine Tasting Series is a new program featuring monthly wine tasting classes hosted by Bar Brunello. The classes are designed to be informative yet relaxed and are open to guests with varying levels of knowledge, from the novice wine drinker to the seasoned taster. Each class focuses on a different style of wine and will include a selection of five wines for tasting. Classes are lead by owner and wine director, Esteban Brunello, who guides guests through the wine tasting process. Guests will learn how to identify different wine notes, discover techniques of the winemaking process, and receive recommendations for food pairings. Selected bottles will be available for retail sale at the end of each class.  
April 24
  Orange is the New Red

  Orange wine is our specialty at Bar Brunello. In fact, our wine list currently has the largest selection of Orange wines in the world! Orange wine is a unique style of winemaking that is quickly becoming popular among American wine drinkers. In this class guests will taste a selection of wines that exhibit the range of notes and flavors that are specific to Orange wine.

May 22
  365 Days of Rosés

  There’s often the misconception that Rosé wines are only for drinking during the spring and summer months. That’s just not true: Rosés can be enjoyed 365 days a year! This class will include a selection of varying styles of Rosé from distinct wine regions, including one highly unusual bottle.

June 26
  Riesling Isn’t Always Sweet

  Riesling is a varietal that’s often perceived as a sweet wine, but in this class guests will explore the many sides of Riesling. The class will include a selection of Rieslings from different areas of Europe, including dry Rieslings as well as mutations of the varietal.
July 24
  Island Wine Hopping

  It’s summertime and the drinking is easy in this class. Come explore a selection of wines from Santorini, Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily, and The Canary Islands. The different soils of these islands – volcanic rock, iron, and sand – bring a unique complexity to the wines. This is one you won’t want to miss.
August 21
  Bubble Trouble

  If you love sparkling wine, then this is the class for you. The tasting selection will include a range of different styles of bubbles from floral sparkling Rosé, to bright Italian sparkling, to complex Champagne. One thing is for sure: sparkling is certainly a wine to be celebrated. Cin-cin!
September 18
  Brunello To Brunello

  Brunello is not only our last name – it’s also one of our all-time favorite wines. Known throughout the world as one of the most expensive and finely crafted varietals, this class will include selections of the best expression of Sangiovese in the world: Sangiovese Grosso from Montalcino in Tuscany. Most acclaimed for it’s structure, complexity, and texture this is a wine you must taste to believe.
October 30
  Dessert Wine Candy

  Trick or Treat - it’s a Halloween wine tasting party! Though sometimes perceived as syrupy, sweet wines can also offer complex notes, especially when aged. In this class, guests will taste a range of well-crafted dessert wines including versions that offer good acidity. Halloween costumes are encouraged!
November 13

  In honor of #RawWineWeek we’ve added a November class! Raw wine is a process and philosophy of winemaking that involves organic and biodynamic agricultural practices. These wines are natural, artisanal products made without additives and with minimal interventions. Raw wine is vibrant, intense, complex and alive. This tasting class will include pours from the following natural wine producers: Mirco Mariotti, Emilia-Romagna, Italy / Nicolini, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy / Via Revolucionaria, Mendoza, Argentina / Partida Creus, Catalunya, Spain / Ampeleia, Toscana, Italy