Rising Star Vineyards – Salado

Rising Star Salado - outside

http://www.risingstarvineyards.com Rising Star Vineyards has two locations. The main location and winery is in Rising Star and a tasting room is in Salado. The winery is owned by Michael and Vicki Oubre and Michael is the winemaker. The Rising Star winery opened in 2006. The tasting room in Salado opened in May 2011 which makes the Rising Star wines more accessible since it is located along I-35. When we first visited the Salado location, Vicki Oubre was operating the tasting [Read More...]

Fiesta Winery – Fredericksburg

Fiesta Fredericksburg outside

Fiesta Winery in Bend opened a tasting room on the main street of Fredericksburg in September 2012. Before leaving Fredericksburg one weekend, I stopped in to visit the tasting room. Surprisingly co-owner Sally Baxter was behind the tasting bar. I was not expecting to see Sally there since she is usually at the winery and she said she just happened to be there. David and Cynthia Ritchie moved to Fredericksburg and are the General Managers of the tasting room. It [Read More...]

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/wines at each winery, etc. It makes it easy to visit a number of wineries which are in close proximity to each other. Bottom line, they [Read More...]

D’Vine Wine

D'Vine Wine - Lubbock

http://www.dvinewineusa.com D’Vine Wine is a boutique winery specializing in custom wines. Besides enjoying the wine D’Vine Wine makes, the vintners can guide you through the process of customizing your very own wine. You can then create a personalized label for your wine bottles. D’Vine Wine starts their winemaking process by using the juice rather than using grapes. This gives them the ability to select from a wide variety of wines. All grape juice used is from outside Texas. If you [Read More...]

Fiesta Winery

Fiesta Winery - patio

http://www.fiestawinery.com Fiesta Winery is located in Lometa and is owned by Stephen and Sally Baxter. The winery opened September 25, 2010 and we happened to visit Fiesta Winery the first week they were open. I say happened to because we were at Alamosa Wine Cellars and they told us about the new winery which had opened nearby. When we first visited the winery, most of the wines were sweet wines and since we do not shun sweet wines, we did [Read More...]

Wedding Oak Winery

Wedding Oak Winery - tanks

weddingoakwinery.com Wedding Oak Winery opened on June 1, 2012 and is located in San Saba. The winery is managed by Mike and Lynn McHenry. Mike is the General Manager/Managing Partner for their group of investors who all happen to be wine aficionados and are called the Sabanista Club. The 20 investors are from all over the state and located in cities like Baytown, Bay City, Austin, Temple, Midland, and of course San Saba. We first visited Wedding Oak Winery before [Read More...]

San Saba Wine Cellars is now Wedding Oak Winery

Wedding Oak Winery logo

Update: We visited Wedding Oak Winery again and the famous Wedding Oak tree after they opened. Please be sure to read the latest here. We previously visited San Saba Wine Cellars during their construction. Before opening in early June, the name of the winery has been changed to Wedding Oak Winery. Even though some wine labels and other items have the previous name, fortunately the name change has happened before the official opening. Since two wines had the name of [Read More...]

Sunset Winery

Sunset Winery - inside

http://www.sunsetwinery.com Sunset Winery is located in Burleson and is owned by Bruce and Birgit Anderson. Both also share the winemaking duties with consulting done by winemaker Mike Sipowicz. The winery was opened October 13, 2005. We arrived at the winery and unfortunately it was a day when Groupon purchases for a tour and tasting were being honored by a large number of people. We went with our new friends Laurie and Shelly Ware and also Dave and Kelli Potter with [Read More...]

Lost Oak Winery

Lost Oak Winery- inside

http://www.lostoakwinery.com Lost Oak Winery, formerly called Lone Oak Winery, is located in Burleson. Due to trademark issues for the past two years, the winery was renamed to Lost Oak Winery in March 2012. The United States Patent and Trademark Office has approved their application and they have about four more months to get the new name of “Lost Oak” on one of their wine labels. The winery is owned by Gene and Judy Estes and was opened at the end [Read More...]

Barking Rocks Winery

Barking Rocks - inside

http://www.barkingrockswine.com Barking Rocks Vineyard and Winery is located in Granbury and is owned by Tiberia and his partner of life Sissy Andrews. Tiberia is actually his last name but when he got into the wine business, he thought Tiberia sounded more like a wine maker so he dropped his first name. They founded Barking Rocks Winery in 2002 but did not start selling wine until 2004. The winery is located on part of what was previously the Helen Knox cattle [Read More...]