Woodrose Winery’s vineyard was first planted in 1999. In 2005 wine maker and enthusiast Mike Guilette bought the winery including 24.5 acres.
The first time we visited the winery, we were directed through the tasting room to the 3,000 square foot patio deck in the back. There are three sets of tasting choices and they include six, three, and six wines respectively. The tastings are poured with a measured pourer. The wines are served restaurant-style where the staff brings the wine to you.
One of the advantages to Woodrose Winery is they are the latest opening winery along Highway 290. That is usually when we have visited so we usually arrive in the dark on the long and winding dark road. The last time we arrived, we were expecting to go through the tasting room, but the only building open was the large Event center next door. We were directed to a table to sit and enjoy our tasting.
We were told the Event center is used when they are expecting large crowds or when the weather is bad. There is a tasting fee for the wines and you can buy food like a cheese plate to eat while you drink the Texas wine.
Woodrose Winery uses 100% Texas grapes. In fact on our last visit we met owner Mike Guilette and had a nice conversation with him.
They plan to increase production by twenty percent every year eventually producing ten times their current volume. Today they make 3,000-4,000 cases of wine yearly. In 2011 they produced 1,500 but in the more fruitful year of 2010, they produced 6,000 cases.
There is a small gift shop available in the Event center. Events are held at Woodrose Winery such as live music every Saturday in addition to weddings.
A wine club is available which gives discounts, tours, barrel tastings, and more.
Woodrose Winery is on the Texas Hill Country wine trail and the Fredericksburg Wine Road 290 wine trail.