Georgetown Winery is located in historic downtown Georgetown and is owned by Dan and Becca Marek with Dan providing the winemaker duties. The winery opened in 2007 and is located on the square in Georgetown in a 126 year old building.
The first time we visited Georgetown Winery was at night. We arrived and the winery had quite a few people present sitting both at tables and the tasting bar itself with the sound of live music filling the winery. We found a place to sit at the tasting bar and met Dan and Becca Marek working behind the bar. Fortunately we were able to talk to both of them and had a fun conversation for the rest of the evening.
There is a tasting fee for a selection of three wines. For a little more money, you can get a Georgetown Winery souvenir glass. The bottles are corked and the tastings are poured from the opened bottles. Food is available for cleansing your palate and you can also purchase additional food which will pair well with your chosen wine.
Georgetown Winery has a large selection of wines available to choose from to taste or enjoy a nice glass, especially while listening to the live music which is held every Friday and Saturday night. The winery has won many awards both in and out of state.
The winery also offers private events, wine club, personalized labels, and a very nice gift shop with wine-related gifts and cigars.
Months later we made a trip to nearby Salado and were sitting in a winery doing a tasting. In walked Dan and Becca Marek to visit and imbibe in that winery’s wine. There really isn’t the notion of competitiveness among wineries and they all seem to help each other when possible.
We said hello to Dan and Becca and their opportune arrival allowed us to ask some questions. 65% of the grapes Georgetown Winery uses in their Texas wines come from Texas with the remaining usually from California. This year, 2011, they are buying some grapes from Chile for the first time. All of the Texas wine is produced at their location in Georgetown. In 2009, Georgetown Winery did their first planting of Black Spanish and Blanc du Bois on their 3 acre vineyard in Rockdale.
Georgetown Winery is part of the San Gabriel Wine Trail. Next time you’re in the Georgetown area, or driving along I-35 between Austin and Fort Worth, stop in and say hello to Dan and Becca and enjoy their Texas wine.
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