Briar Creek Vineyards is located in Whitehouse and is owned by Don and Donna Freeman. They first planted a vineyard in 2007 and opened the winery in 2012.
I visited the winery with friends Laurie and Shelly Ware. We entered the tasting room and met Donna Freeman who was currently helping two other customers with a tasting. We sat at the tasting bar to begin our tasting.
There is a tasting fee for three wines and the tasting is free with a wine bottle purchase. The bottles use corks and the tastings are poured from the bottle.
The wines tasted were:
- 2008 Trio (Sangiovese)
- 2010 Texas Two-Step (Cabernet Sauvignon/Syrah)
- Sweet Briar (Zinfandel)
We learned Kiepersol Estates Winery helped them produce their first bottles of wine and now they are waiting on the federal government so they can do everything on their own.
Briar Creek Vineyards has a vineyard of 2 1/2 acres with all red varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, Syrah, and Zinfandel. They make about 350 cases of wine a year.
There is a gift shop with wine accessories.
Tours are possible if someone is available. We were going to take a tour with Donna but unfortunately we were running a little late on our winery visits. We will have to stop again and take time to enjoy a tour of the production facility.