I cannot believe I’ve been in Austin this long and am JUST NOW visiting The Infinite Monkey Theorem. This “urban winery” is now located at Shady Lane and Cesar Chavez. If you’ve never been and are already thinking, “wineries aren’t really my thing…” you need to keep reading.
The infinite monkey theorem is a mathematical theorem. It states that “a monkey hitting keys at random on a typewriter keyboard for an infinite amount of time will almost surely type any given text, such as the complete works of William Shakespeare.”
This unique name fits the urban winery perfectly. The Infinite Monkey Theorem is all about creating order out of chaos, which is what they’re trying to do while they make exceptional wine in an Austin warehouse.
When developing their urban winery, The Infinite Monkey Theorem focused on the things that really mattered – using the best grapes, harvesting them at their peak, nurturing each batch of juice as it became wine, and getting to know the people who drink it. They then got rid of the things that didn’t really matter – the vineyard location, the rolling hills, and the tasting room covered in granite and marble.
The result is an incredibly approachable winery. No snobs here! Just fun, artsy, chill people who want to enjoy wine. The interior is a mix of huge murals, modern furniture, exposed warehouse ceiling, and of course, typewriters.
While The Infinite Monkey Theorem makes wine in their warehouse in East Austin, they (obviously) don’t grow their own grapes. They source their grapes mostly from the High Plains of Texas. We sampled several different types – white, red, and rose – and I loved them all. I’m not a wine connoisseur, but that’s what’s awesome about this place! You could just roll in and say, “Just give me something that tastes good!” and the friendly bartenders would be more than happy to pour you up something delicious. No need to feel bad for not being an expert.
The Infinite Monkey Theorem has several food trucks out front. We sampled food from Austin Rotisserie and DANG was it good! They say they’re bringing rotisserie back to its French roots while adding some local Austin flair.
We sampled three of their baguette sandwiches (which are made using incredible bread baked at Baguette et Chocolat in Bee Cave). All of the sandwiches were so good, I actually counted people and counted sandwiches to see how many I could eat! My favorite was the Poulet Roti Baguette, which has creamy dijon dressing, rotisserie chicken, arugula, crumbled goat cheese, and vinaigrette.
They also serve larger meals. “The Special” is the way to go – quarter bird, salad, and potatoes. I took leftovers for lunch the next day and it was JUST as tasty as the night before. It’s a delicious meal.
My favorite thing from Austin Rotisserie was their charcuterie and Fromage plate. Nibbling on this delicious selection of meats and cheeses is an absolute must while you drink your wine.
After wine-ing and dinning, we took a tour of their facility. We drank wine straight from the tanks! Also, did you know The Infinite Monkey Theorem was one of the first wineries to can their wine? How awesome is that! I mean, I’m not surprised at all – they’re all about taking the elitism out of wine drinking.
If you can’t tell, I absolutely LOVED The Infinite Monkey Theorem. I usually am one of the first to leave from our food blogger events because they’re (more often than not) on weekdays. I’m constantly thinking about how I have to wake up early and go to work the next day… so I eat, take my photos, then say goodbye.
I stayed until the very end of this event at The Infinite Monkey Theorem. The environment was just so enjoyable, I didn’t want to leave. I highly recommend coming with some friends after work for an excellent happy hour you won’t soon forget.