Thursday, December 1, 2022

Fox Tail Wine Bar Expands Menu As Business Grows

Sign up here for our free newsletter that tells you about the newest stories, three mornings each week.

Sponsor Food News

HAMPTON-Three military veterans are hoping to bring the European wine experience to Phoebus with the opening of their new establishment Fox Tail Wine Bar.

Owner Chris Fox, Executive Chef Dave Martell, and Chef Justin Ramos are the masterminds behind Fox Tail Wine Bar, which opened on Mellen Street in October. Fox, a U.S. Army vet, decided to open the restaurant in part based on his time frequenting wine bars throughout Europe while he was stationed in Italy.

“When I left active duty and came back to Virginia, I missed the European wine bars,” Fox said. “I kept looking for one here and couldn’t find one anywhere, so I decided why not open one up on my own.”

Fox Tail Wine Bar was set to open in March 2020 just as the covid-19 pandemic hit. The wine bar, which was initially slated to open as a wine tasting room, shifted gears due to the new safety regulations and delayed its opening to October. Fox Tail Wine Bar opened as a restaurant with a limited menu of mostly small plates including the popular charcuterie board. The restaurant recently expanded its food options and now offers a full dinner menu.

“Our American Wagyu Burger and Wagyu steaks have been flying out of the door,” Fox said. “The best part about our burger is that everything is hand cut and prepared and all of our breads are handmade just for us. The bread maker mills all of his own grains and you can really taste the love and time that goes into the food here at Fox Tail Wine Bar.”

Despite the challenges of starting off the ground during a pandemic, response from the community has been nothing but supportive and Fox is looking forward to continuing to grow his establishment.

“It’s been an adventure,” Fox said. “I really love when customers come in and fall in love with the wine and the food and compliment my staff. When customers come in and everyone feels welcomed and they feel like they belong it makes all of the long hour’s hard work and stress worth it.”

You must purchase this article or be a subscriber to comment on it.

Jolly’s Mill Pond Hosting Pop-Up Farmers Market December 3 In James City County

JAMES CITY-Jolly’s Mill Pond will host a “Holly Jolly Christmas” pop-up farmers market on Saturday, December 3. The event will be held from 2pm to...

New Art Exhibit Opening At Williamsburg Winery

JAMES CITY-Williamsburg Winery, in collaboration with The Art People, will hold an opening reception for its latest art exhibition, “Art at Wessex Hundred: Winter...

The New Local News Model

On July 1, we started a new way to pay for news. Yes, we want you to subscribe, but we know nobody subscribes to every site they visit just because there's a paywall.

So if you don't want to subscribe (even at the low price of $39.99 for a year), you can pay for access to individual articles. Or just buy a 24-hour pass, as if you were buying a single copy of a newspaper. We use a new payment service called Transact, which lets you pay for individual articles in as little as three seconds. And you will get $3 in credit when you sign up (just an email address, no credit card required), which will let you pay for at least 20 articles.

This is new for everyone, so we're going to ease you into this. Initially, there won't be many articles that you have to pay for. Short ones will always be free. And even the longer stories will let you read the first half or so for free. We'd love to hear what you think, so send us a note at feedback@peninsulachronicle.com.