A very common way to visit wineries today is with a tour company and limo/van. The advantage to this besides letting an experienced person/group know where to take you is to have a designated driver. We were invited by friends to stay the weekend at the beautiful Island on Lake Travis in Lago Vista. There were going to be a total of four couples and we were going to rent a van for Saturday to take us to wineries. This is [Read More...]
A wine and food festival called the Tango of the Vines will be coming soon to San Antonio on Saturday, November 9, and you should check it out if you can as it is for a worthy cause. Taste your way through a variety of Texas wines while tempting your taste buds with delectable bites offered by top local restaurants. Tango of the Vines will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 6:30-10:30 pm. Like a perfect tango, wine [Read More...]
http://www.inwoodwines.com Inwood Estates Vineyards has locations in Dallas and Florence, and now there is a facility in Fredericksburg. I stopped by to visit the new location which is easy to find among other nearby wineries on US Highway 290. Walking into the winery, you are pointed to the left for the reserve tasting room & winery and to the right for the wine bistro & fun. I headed into the tasting room first.
http://www.mcreynoldswines.com McReynolds Winery is located in Cypress Mill and is owned by Gerald “Mac” and Maureen McReynolds. The McReynolds purchased five acres of land in 1989 in the Hill Country but at the time they were not yet ready to own a winery. After years of making wine at home and winning medals at wine competitions for non-commercial wines, they opened the commercial winery in April, 2000.
http://alexandervineyards.com Alexander Vineyards is located in Fredericksburg and is owned by Claude Alexander. The winery opened July, 2013. When I visited with some wine friends, Claude was providing tastings in his house by appointment only but the Alexander Vineyards tasting room will be opening officially on September 19th. He is hoping to break ground and open the winery in the first quarter of 2014. I had followed Alexander Vineyards on Facebook and the progress they were making in getting their [Read More...]
http://www.fiestawinery.com Fiesta Winery whose main location is in Bend, Texas is still expanding. They first opened a tasting room on Main Street in Fredericksburg in September 2012. Now they have opened another tasting room down the road in the heart of US Highway 290 among other wineries. I stopped in to visit the tasting room which is in the same plaza as Six Shooter Cellars. From outside the building, the sign for Fiesta Winery indicated to me the tasting room [Read More...]
The 6th annual Dripping with Taste is just around the corner on September 14. Dripping with Taste, the Hill Country’s largest venue with the most Texas wines under one roof, has finally found a permanent home at the brand new Dripping Springs Ranch Park Event Center. Last year, the event was at the beautiful and popular Texas Hill Country Olive Co., but even that venue proved to be too small for the crowds who love to taste wine, beer, good [Read More...]
http://garrisonbros.com Even though this wine blog is called Texas Wine Lover, we drink other adult beverages such as beer and spirits, so we just may dabble in those areas too. Ever since we have visited the Fredericksburg area, we have wanted to visit the Garrison Brothers Distillery in Hye for a long time. We have tried a few times but either just missed a tour time or they were closed for the day. Recently they started taking reservations online and [Read More...]
http://www.hyemeadow.com Hye Meadow Winery is located in appropriately enough, Hye, Texas and is owned by Mike and Denise Batek. Jeff Ivy is the winemaker. On Saturday, August 3rd 2013, Hye Meadow Winery had their Grand Opening. I made the trip to visit and see the progress of the winery construction since we last visited the winery in May. Wine friends and fellow bloggers Robin English-Bircher and Sean Bircher were already in the tasting room and I joined them for a [Read More...]
http://www.hyemeadow.com On Saturday, August 3rd, the Hye Meadow Grand Opening will take place from 11:00am to 6:00pm. The winery will still be a little rough around the edges but the tasting room will be complete and they are excited to be hosting a grand opening party. All Facebook users who have Liked the Hye Meadow Winery Facebook page have been watching intensely with the construction of Hey Meadow Winery. It has been very interesting watching the progress from foundation to building [Read More...]