Wine Trail Events

I recently published a post about spring and summer wine festivals. A comment was added from Bruce Anderson of Sunset Winery that I should list wine trail events. What a great idea! A lot of Texas wineries are on wine trails and they often have events throughout the year which feature different themes, special activities/winesRead More

Homestead Winery

Homestead - Grapevine-inside

http://www.homesteadwinery.com Homestead Winery has three locations in Texas: Ivanhoe, Denison, and Grapevine. Homestead Winery is owned by Gabe and Barb Parker who started it to continue the Parker family farming tradition begun by Gabe’s grandfather more than 100 years ago. The main location in Ivanhoe is the oldest continually operated winery located in the RedRead More

Wineries Can Close so Drink Local Might Help

Khatter Vineyards - sign

Unfortunately it’s a fact of life. Businesses open and close all the time due to various reasons. The winery business is not exempt from this process. In the effort to maintain the “latest and greatest” list of all Texas wineries, in addition to adding new wineries which are opening, we also have to update theRead More

San Martiño Winery

San Martino - inside

http://www.sanmartinowinery.com San Martiño Winery is located north of Rockwall and is owned by Maria C. Perez and Emilio Ramos. Emilio Ramos is the winemaker. They started making wine in 2003 and the winery opened in 2004. San Martiño Winery is a little difficult to locate because the online maps are usually wrong and some GPS’sRead More

Paris Vineyards

Paris Vineyards - outside

http://www.parisvineyards.com Paris Vineyards is located in Paris, Texas, which is probably the most northeastern winery in Texas. Larry and Denise Dority are the owners of the Texas winery and vineyards. The vineyards are located about eight miles northeast of Paris and the tasting room is located in the square of Paris which they call ParisRead More

Landon Winery

Landon Winery - private wine tasting

http://www.landonwinery.com Landon Winery has two locations, the square in McKinney and in the city of Greenville. Owner Bob Landon opened the first location in McKinney as a D’Vine Wine winery. After a year he then opened in 2005 what we know today as Landon Winery. We were first introduced to Landon Winery from the TexasRead More

Not Always Home

Collin Oaks - outside

We have had some great visits at wineries and doing wine tastings, but unfortunately there comes those times where things just don’t work out as planned. Here are a couple wineries we tried to visit. We’re not saying anything negative about these wineries, but just a warning to those trying to visit any winery thatRead More

Lone Star Wine Cellars and Triple “R” Ranch & Winery

Lone Star - outside

http://www.lonestarwinecellars.com http://www.thetriplerranch.com Lone Star Wine Cellars is located in the square of McKinney. John Wales and Ron Ross opened the small wine tasting room and gift shop in 2003. Ron had built a small boutique winery on his property at the Triple “R” Ranch in 2000. John, who had planted the first commercial vineyard inRead More