• Exterior
  • Exterior, restaurant sign
  • Staff member working in the kitchen
  • Fresh fish, pastry, olives, dip and fruit on the side

The Downing
Bottles and Bites

About us

Rockwall native, Chef David Hoffman, and his wife, restaurant and wine industry veteran Jenni Hoffman, opened The Downing Bottles & Bites to bring their experience and expertise home to Downtown Rockwall. When you stop in, you'll be greeted by our retail and tasting area, where you can purchase wine and craft beer by the bottle to enjoy at home.

Or stay awhile in our cafe, where Chef David and his team serve up the very best small plates, sandwiches, and desserts. With both indoor and patio seating, it's the best spot for a date, family dinner, or quick weekday lunch in Rockwall.
Finally, don't forget to join us for an educational wine tasting or other events. Check our Events and Tastings Calendar for updates. We'll see you soon!