“Jump into Ireland”

Jump into Ireland sign

We were invited to a tourism seminar on Ireland and since Ireland is a country we have considered visiting, we were glad to attend. When the seminar opened, there were tables with Irish tourism representatives explaining the various parts of the country they represented. Playing live was the band The Jig Is Up playing authentic Irish music. Our first question of course was, “Are there wineries in Ireland?” We were told no, but upon searching on the web later, we [Read More...]

Help the Honeybees!

Honeybee

Are you a mead lover? You know, that fermented beverage made with honey growing in popularity? If yes or if you have a vineyard, you will want to pay attention. Central Texas Bee Rescue is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving the honeybees and they are currently seeking out vineyards for their bee hives across central Texas.

Blue Lotus Winery and Texas Mead Works

Blue Lotus - inside

http://bluelotuswinery.com http://texasmeadworks.com You might be wondering why I put these two wineries together in one post. As I learned when I visited Blue Lotus Winery in Seguin, they are one and the same and are owned by Michael and Melissa Poole. They first opened Texas Mead Works in January 2011 and in September 2012 Blue Lotus Winery was opened. I found the winery at the end of a long driveway and entered the building which was the production facility. As [Read More...]

Enchanted Manor Meadery

Enchanted Manor - outside

http://www.enchantedmanorwinery.com The Enchanted Manor Meadery is located in Magnolia and is owned by Jonathan Odom. The meadery opened in 2010. We have stopped a couple times at Enchanted Manor and it is convenient for us because they are located on the way to the Texas Renaissance Festival which is held each year in October and November. Speaking of the Renaissance Festival, Enchanted Manor Meadery makes mead specifically for the festival with the festival’s custom label. Tastings at Enchanted Manor are [Read More...]

Dancing Bee Winery

Dancing Bee - gift shop

http://www.dancingbeewinery.com Dancing Bee Winery is located in Rogers and is part of the Walker Honey Farm Store. It is owned by Janice and Clint Walker and their son Clint is also a vintner at the winery. Dancing Bee Winery opened in September 2011. Dancing Bee Winery specializes in honey wine or better known as mead. The name “Dancing Bee” came from one of the ways honey bees communicate with one another which is with a dance language. I easily found [Read More...]

Darcy’s Vineyard

Darcy's Vineyard - inside

http://www.darcysvineyard.com Darcy’s Vineyard is located in Hallettsville and is owned by Darcy and John Warren. John is also the winemaker. Production of wine began in May, 2011 and a tasting room was opened with an official grand opening on April 14, 2012 when the main floor of the barn was converted into the tasting room. Darcy and John were looking for a location to plant a vineyard and start a winery and found 24 acres of land in Lavaca County. [Read More...]

Texas Wine Release Party and Private Texas Wine Tasting

Caldwell Family Winery party - pouring

One of the best things about Texas wines besides visiting Texas wineries is drinking the wine and especially enjoying the Texas wine with other people. This post is about two events we attended this past weekend which hold true to that principle. Texas Wine Release Party You may have read about our recent experience in bottling wines at Caldwell Family Winery & Vineyards. Chris Caldwell told us at the time he would be having a release party and we were [Read More...]

The TX Wine Lover Awards

There has been a lot of discussion lately on Texas wine competitions, the best Texas wineries, and so forth. Since we have visited over 100 Texas wineries, we decided to put together a quick list of the first TX Wine Lover awards to highlight the Texas wineries we feel is best in a certain category. Please realize these awards include only the wineries we have visited. We are also going by memory, some of which is over a year ago, [Read More...]

Rohan Meadery

Rohan Meadery - outside

When we first started this blog, we had no idea how often we would post about our visits to Texas wineries. Eventually we’ll run out of posts because unfortunately there are just so many wineries. At first we thought we would do five wineries per post but that is one long post. We seemed to have averaged one to three wineries per post. We then thought instead of doing let’s say two wineries per week, how about one every few [Read More...]