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Fox Tail Wine Bar

About Fox Tail Wine Bar

Established in 2020, Fox Tail Wine Bar is a cozy take on a traditional Wine Bar. Located in the heart of Hampton VA, we aim to make sure that if you’re looking for a night of fun and entertainment, we’re the only place you’re going to want to be!


Our mission at The Fox Tail Wine Bar is to procure the best ingredients on the planet and use the finest classical techniques with new age flare to create a spectacular fine dining experience. We source only Fair Trade, Ethically Produced, Organic and Local in all of our ingredients. All of the above if possible. We do all of our own butchery, pickling, fermentation, and curing. We make all of our sauces from a variety of stocks and only use fresh pressed juices in all of our cocktails and foods. 

From the music to the carefully curated list of drinks, our incredible staff proudly crafts a unique experience for our guests. Whether you’re on a night out with friends or looking for a romantic night out, you’re always welcome to spend the evening with us.


Our story began when Owner Chris Fox was stationed in Vicenza Italy and such his love affair with wine began. After frequenting many wine bars and Vineyards all over Europe, Chris spent many nights speaking to wine bar owners and winery owners learning their passion. After leaving Active Duty and transitioning into the Army Reserves Chris attended Old Dominion University, where he received his Degree in Geography and GIS. During his studies he had been searching for a wine bar that reminded him of Europe. With no luck the idea was born to create such a space and bring that European wine bar experience and vibe to the population of Hampton Roads. Chris having never worked in a restaurant before, after the build out was nearing completion the realization that he needed a subject matter expert in food and restaurant operations and so the story expanded to add Justin Ramos into the Fox Tail Story.


Justin Ramos grew up in NYC and always had a passion for food. He like Chris was also an Army Engineer and Essayons the mottoo for the Engineers and a French term for "Let Us Try!" has become an unofficial motto between the two. After leaving the Army Justin became a server before deciding to make the move into the kitchen. Justin draws his passion from watching the excitement on people faces when they experience his creations. For 6 years Justin had the pleasure of working with some of the worlds most renowned chefs in South Florida. Justin continued his food exploration and learning by traveling around the world and staging (French term where you work for free) in some fantastic kitchens and honing his craft. After meeting Chris and seeing his dream Justin knew he was on to something and decided to partner with him in executing the concept within his idea for a wine bar.


We want to offer the Hampton Roads area the best hand crafted cocktails, curated wine selections, paired with some of the best food in our area at an affordable price and in a historic and romantic atmosphere welcoming to all. 

We pride ourselves on being very Military friendly. We offer a 10% discount to all Active Military, Police, First Responders, Nurses, Doctors, and Teachers all the time.

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Offering a variety of wines by the glass or bottle, hand selected and prepared charcuterie boards, and a dinner service unmatched in the area, Fox Tail Wine Bar provides all the ingredients needed for an unforgettable experience.



From crisp and zesty sweet whites, to dark and bold reds, our hand curated wine selection provides plentiful options for both the wine neophyte and connesouir alike. We have an ever evolving wine list so be sure to swing on by and see what new wines we have arriving. See our current list of wines here.


More than just a meat and cheese plate, charcuterie boards are the perfect way to send your tastebuds on an adventure. Offered all day, our fresh charcuterie boards feature hand-selected cured meats, cheeses, nuts and jams, and are artfully arranged for a visual appeal that almost matches their taste. 

Farm to Table: Lunch & Dinner

Our mission at the Fox Tail Wine Bar is to provide the people of Hampton roads with a completely unique, elevated dining and entertainment experience using only the highest quality ingredients available. We partner with local small family farms to source our proteins, dairy, and produce. What isn’t local is always ethically sourced, fair trade and organic if possible, from only the finest purveyors on the planet. You will find that this upscale experience is in a completely relaxed, casual environment with live music every weekend. Call us or follow us on Facebook today to see what our specials are! We post our updated menus on Facebook, Google, UberEats, GrubHub. We are now on OpenTable for your lunch and Dinner reservations.


The Fox Tail Wine Bar catering experience is full service, individualized and completely unique. We aim to provide an unparalleled level of service with our classically trained chefs and knowledgeable servers. We take into account every detail and can work with any dietary and religious concerns you may have. No matter the size of the party or the style of cuisine, rest assured that Fox Tail Wine Bar will be able to impeccably execute your special day and help you create memories that will last a lifetime. Call us to schedule your catering information appointment.

Live Entertainment

At Fox Tail Wine Bar we aim to provide a complete fun and fulfilling experience. All summer long we will be showcasing live music every weekend. We provide multitude of musical styles every Friday 6-9p and every Saturday 2-5p and 6-9p. Our music is right outside on Mellen St and when the weather isn't cooperating you will find the entertainment under one of our covered areas. Don't miss out on all the excitement paired with amazing food and a fantastic staff only here at Fox Tail Wine Bar.

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Operating Hours

Monday - Tuesday Closed

Wednesday - Friday 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

Saturday 1:00 pm–12:00 am

Sunday 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

Holiday Hours may vary

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15 E Mellen Street
Hampton VA, 23663

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