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La Feria Owners Spotlight Sherry at New Wine Bar in Cass Corridor

Meet Cata Vino Mercado and Wine Bar

Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

Cass Corridor oenophiles will soon be able to settle in with a sherry flight at Cata Vino Mercado and Wine bar. The new sibling to neighborhood tapas favorite La Feria is set to open on Friday, December 14 on Cass Avenue with a selection of sherry, wine, and imported tinned seafood from Spain. The bar and market was developed by La Feria partners Pilar Baron Hidalgo, Elias Khalil, and Naomi Khalil. Their goal: to continue celebrating the Spanish dining culture with the addition of more imported snacks that chef Baron Hidalgo, a native of Seville, misses from her home country.

The new wine bar occupies a space next door to La Feria at 4130 Cass Ave. While it has a different look and feel than the tapas restaurant, Cata Vino shares a wall with the restaurant as well as a doorway. Customers can grab a drink while waiting for a table at La Feria or retire to the bar for a post-dinner nightcap. During the day, the space is outfitted primarily as a shop selling regional Spanish cheeses, cured meats, high-end cans of seafood, and olives as well as wine to-go.

Cata Vino seats 35 people, with space around the bar, at tables and along the window sills. The space has a casual feel with portions of wooden wine cases lining the bar and cut barrels on the walls displaying the styles of sherry available. A local artist manufactured the metal wine racks throughout the bar.

Cata Vino’s menu features a short list of five cocktails but the star of the show is the wine list. Customers can look forward to a rotating list of red and white wines sold by the glass or bottle and a core selection of seven different styles of sherry. Flights are available for $18 so people can sample three different wines or sherries off the list. As a complement to the drinks, Cata Vino has a small kitchen serving build-your-own charcuterie and cheese boards and tapas. Look out for options like Manzanilla olives stuffed with anchovies, tinned seafood, and Ibèrico ham.

Photographers Michelle and Chris Gerard took a tour of the bar ahead of the opening. Take a peek around the wine bar and store in the gallery below.

Cata Vino is located at 4130 Cass Ave.; open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday. Closed Sunday.

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Cata Vino Mercado and Wine Bar

4130 Cass Ave., Detroit, MI

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4130 Cass Avenue, , MI 48201 (313) 285-9081 Visit Website
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