Update: Thanks to those who came out to visit us on Friday nights but the Friday night’s Nicer After Hours has now closed.
Gloria and I have some exciting news which we have been eager to share. First, I want to apologize for my April Fool’s joke this year about us opening a winery. I thought it would be funny and obvious, but a lot of people took it seriously. I swear today’s news is the truth!
When we joined the NICE Winery’s Ian Eastveld and Ryan Levy in Mendoza earlier this year to harvest their grapes and help select their next Malbec, I mentioned to them perhaps someday Gloria and I would be interested in opening a wine bar. The seed was planted and now we’re going to get very close to that experience.
The NICE Winery in Houston is normally open weekdays during the day and they wanted to open off hours so their wine club members and other wine loving customers could enjoy a glass of wine or buy a bottle of wine in their new tasting room which they moved into earlier this year. Gloria and I agreed to help them and we will be opening every Friday night from 5-10 pm starting August 16th!
The address for the NICE Winery is:
2901 West Sam Houston Parkway North
Houston, TX 77043
In addition to the NICE Winery’s current wines, Ian and Ryan also have wines from around the world which they personally selected for their wine club members and will be available for purchase in the tasting room. Since they knew we were very familiar with Texas wines, they asked us to find a few quality Texas wines which were not easily available for people in Houston to purchase.
We went on our wine finding mission and with the help of some friends decided on wines from the following Texas wineries which will initially be offered in the tasting room:
- Bending Branch Winery
- Brennan Vineyards
- Calais Winery
- Lewis Wines
- Pedernales Cellars
- Sandstone Cellars
- William Chris Vineyards
Hopefully Friday nights will be popular and we’ll be able to add more wineries to the list!
If you want to relax on a Friday evening and enjoy a great glass of wine or buy a bottle to bring home, please join us on Friday evenings starting August 16th from 5-10 pm. Bring your friends and enjoy a nice time at the NICE Winery!