Nolan Creek Winery

Nolan Creek - outside Nolan Creek Winery is located in downtown Belton and is owned by Phil Monge and Vira Chudasma. The urban winery opened in February 2013. I found the winery in “The Gin” which is a marketplace in Belton with restaurants and stores. As their website states, “they have joined winemaking with a wine bar,” andRead More

New Year’s Eve at Messina Hof

2012 New Year's Eve - Us & Wares

Gloria and I decided to do something for this past New Year’s Eve instead of sitting at home so the decision was made to attend Messina Hof’s Winter Wonderland New Year’s Eve Celebration. Wine friends Laurie and Shelly Ware from Cleburne decided to join us. Laurie and Shelly had visited Messina Hof once before butRead More

The Empty Glass

Empty Glass - inside

I have never written about a wine bar before but I am making an exception in this case since The Empty Glass wine bar serves approximately 60% Texas wines. The Empty Glass is located in Tomball and opened in September 2012 with a Grand Opening on October 6. Dana Kelly is the owner andRead More

La Buena Vida Vineyards – Grapevine and La Bodega Winery

La Buena - fountain Update: La Bodega Winery has closed and La Buena Vida Vineyards – Grapevine is no longer a winery. La Buena Vida Vineyards is in Grapevine and is owned by Gina Puente. There is also a La Buena Vida Vineyards location in Springtown which is owned by Dr. Bobby Smith and was first bonded inRead More

KE Cellars Winery

KE Cellars Winery - owner KE Cellars Winery is located in Rockwall and is owned by Jenniffer and Bill Norman. KE Cellars, owned by Kiepersol Estates Vineyards in Tyler, has now opened two other locations in Texas. The location in Rockwall however is actually a franchise which differentiates it from the others with the Winery name. KE Cellars WineryRead More