From the moment it first opened in 2013 in Houston’s Montrose neighborhood, Camerata at Paulie’s has been a popular spot for wine lovers from all walks of life, from traveling wine trade members to locals looking for great ambiance to pair with their favorite glass.
It was the brainchild of Paul Petronella, the current generation of the Petronella family, one of Houston’s most beloved restaurant legacies. Early on, he recognized Houston’s thirst for progressive wine culture.
Named after the famous Camerata de’ Bardi, a convivial gathering of musicians and humanists in Renaissance Florence, the cozy space on Westheimer was huge hit right out of the box: It led the new wave of the Houston wine scene with its focus on sustainably farmed European wines, natural wines (made with low-impact farming and winemaking), and domestic wines that convey an “expression of place” (terroir).
Paul and his wine director Chris Poldoian will be opening a new and larger Camerata outpost in the city’s Central Northwest neighborhood in spring of this year.
We are thrilled to welcome Paul, Chris, and Camerata as the newest member of the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Texas.
Image via the Camerata Facebook.