Welcome to FRET Wine Bar where you won’t FRET but will “sip the drama”
– Your Destination for Wine, Music, & More! –

Experience the Vibe

At FRET Wine Bar, we invite you to immerse yourself in a world of exceptional wines, live music, and a warm, inviting atmosphere. Nestled in the heart of downtown Yorkville, Illinois, our wine bar is the perfect place to unwind, socialize, and create unforgettable memories.

What Sets us apart?

➣ Wine Selection: Our owners have carefully curated a diverse selection of wines from around the world, ensuring that there’s something for every palate.

➣ Live Music: Enjoy live music performances from talented local artists, enhancing your evening with soulful tunes.

➣ Cozy Ambiance: Our charming and intimate setting provides the ideal backdrop for a romantic date night or a cozy gathering with friends.

➣ Friendly and Fun Staff: Our knowledgeable and attentive staff are here to guide you through your beverage choice and ensure you have a memorable visit.

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A Legacy of love & melody

Emily Weber had always carried the echoes of the 1940s and early 50s crooning in her soul, a musical inheritance from her grandfather, Dick Mitchell. Dick was more than just a crooner; he was a hardworking entrepreneur with a magnetic spirit. It’s as if Emily met her fate when she first heard her grandfather’s voice match that of the “Ol’ Blue Eyes”. That old-world allure had stuck with her, like the lyrics of a Sinatra classic.

When Emily met Brian, it was love at first song, a meeting of kindred spirits. Brian, a musician and equally hardworking man who had a love for restoring what once was old, resonated with Emily’s soul as if they’d both been cast in a romantic classic from the era Emily so adored. Together for 15 years, their lives had become a duet, harmonizing not just in love but in their shared vision for their community and for the world.

A symphony of visions

This husband-wife duo had dedicated their lives to giving every child access to the arts. Their love for community engagement resonated in every corner of Fox River’s Edge Theatre. You see, “FRET” didn’t just stand for Fox River’s Edge Theatre anymore; it had evolved into a dynamic symbol of their ever-changing musical themes, a cheeky nod to Brian’s musical background, and a promise of fresh and exciting experiences.

Sip the Drama, Taste the Dream

So, we invite you to “Don’t FRET…Sip the Drama,” as we change our musical theme once a quarter. As you taste the international wines carefully selected and named in honor of each new theme, remember that you’re not just enjoying a glass of wine; you’re sipping on a legacy of love, music, and dreams that continually evolves.

With each changing theme – be it Frank Sinatra, Rock N Roll, Broadway or Summer Beach Vibes – we promise to offer you a new symphony of flavors and melodies that will transport you to different times and places. The legacy of love and melody that Emily and Brian started continues to grow and evolve, just like the music they hold dear in their hearts.

Reach out to us for inquiries, reservations, event rentals, or any special requests. 

Text: (630)-277-9327 or email: [email protected]

Take a virtual tour of our wine bar by looking at our gallery! Our space is excellent for a variety of events.

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Wine menu

Explore our extensive wine menu featuring a wide range of reds, whites, and sparkling wines. Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or a novice, our selection is sure to please.

Luck Be a Lady Sparkling

Sparkling – Sweet, Rosé

Algod, from Spain

Thats Amore Bubbles

Sparkling, Prosecco

Descatello Prosecco, from Italy

Strangers in the Chard

Chardonnay, White

Pampa Estate Chardonnay, from Argentina

High Hopes Pinot

Pinot Grigio, White

Delle Venezie Pinot Grigio, from Italy

Swingin' Symphony Sauvignon

Sauvignon Blanc, White

Garua Sauvignon Blanc, from Australia

Moscato My Way

Moscato d’Asti, White

#Vigneto, from Italy

Witchcraft White

Vermentino, White

Fattoria Del Teso, from Italy

EDDA with a laughing face

Bianco, White

EDDA, from Italy

Chenin Croon

Chenin Blanc, White

Jonty’s Ducks, from South Africa


Cabernet, Red

Pampa Estate Cabernet, from Argentina

Tango & Tannins Malbec

Malbec, Red

Pampa Estate Organic Malbec, from Argentina

Ol' Blue Eyes Blend

Old Red Vines Blend, Red

Merino, from Portugal 

Rat pack red

Montecarlo Reserva, Red Blend

Fattoria Del Teso, from Italy

Chairman's Choice

Granacha & Carinena, Red Blend

Plano Alto, from Spain

Sinatra's Serenade

Chianti Classico Riserva, Red

Aiola, from Italy

The Fedora

Piemonte, Red

Spasso, from Italy

Wild Card

Bruce Cab Franc, Red

The Garajeest, from South Africa

cocktail/mocktail menu

Discover an exceptional selection of handcrafted cocktails and mocktails, all featuring the exquisite Kountry Vodka as the star ingredient. Whether you’re a seasoned cocktail enthusiast or seeking a delightful alcohol-free option, our Kountry Vodka creations promise to elevate your taste experience. 

vodka soda

Made with Kountry Vodka

vodka cranberry

Made with Kountry Vodka

vodka grapefruit

Made with Kountry Vodka

vodka mint, lime, & cucumber

Made with Kountry Vodka

vodka margarita

Made with Kountry Vodka


MocktailSkip the worry and enjoy the rich, velvety combination of cold brew and frothy goodness that puts drama to rest.

Mint to be drama free

Mocktail – Sip away the tension with a refreshing blend of mint, lime, and cucumber that’s all about uplifting your soul.

Fretfizz radiant rest

MocktailSet aside the stress and reset your vibe with the uplifting zing of grapefruit, lime, and sparkle. 

Cranberry coolcalm

Mocktail – Keep your cool and sip the drama away with this tantalizing tart yet balanced cranberry spritz.

Fret fiesta harmony

Mocktail – Sip away the drama with a harmonious blend of Owen’s Margarita Mix, fresh lime, and a dash of salt. Perfect for when you want the fiesta without the fiasco. 

Venue rental

Host Your Special Event with Us

Looking for the perfect venue to host your private event or celebration? FRET Wine Bar offers a charming and versatile space for all occasions, including:

  • Weddings & Receptions
  • Corporate Events
  • Birthday Parties
  • Anniversaries
  • Bridal/Baby Showers
  • Celebration of life
  • Wine Tasting Events

Our dedicated event team will work closely with you to ensure every detail is perfect for your special day. Explore our venue options, packages, and inquire about availability.

Are you an artist wanting to perform at FRET? We’d love to have you! Fill out the application below to start our collaboration!

Event Schedule

Stay tuned for upcoming events

Stay updated on our event schedule, featuring live music performances, wine tastings, special wine and food pairings, and more. Join us for unforgettable evenings filled with entertainment and great company.

Reservations and Inquiries

Ready to experience the magic of FRET Wine Bar? Make a reservation for an intimate evening, or reach out to us for event inquiries, venue rentals, or any other questions you may have.

  • Event Inquiries: Contact our event team to discuss hosting your special event at FRET Wine Bar.
  • General Inquiries: Have a question or need assistance? Feel free to get in touch with us.

At FRET Wine Bar, we’re passionate about sharing our love for wine, music, and hospitality. Join us for an unforgettable experience in the heart of downton Yorkville, IL.

Cheers to good wine, great music, great people and memorable moments!

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