After 39 years of winemaking in Tow, Texas, owners Ed and Susan Auler have opened a second Fall Creek Vineyards location in Driftwood, Texas. The property is a perfect fit for the Aulers who were looking to purchase land to build a green (energy saving) building in close proximity to Salt Lick Vineyard.
A gorgeous and very spacious home with property recently became available and it was quickly fashioned into what is now the new tasting room. The new building features multiple spaces both indoor and outdoor for tasting and relaxing. There is a full kitchen for catering and food events, and there are also separate quarters where guests will soon be able to stay and enjoy Fall Creek for much longer than just a quick tasting.
The driveway to the new building is directly across FM 1826 from the northern driveway of Salt Lick BBQ and Salt Lick Cellars. The vines of Salt Lick Vineyard, which provide tons (literally) of fruit for Fall Creek wines, are easily visible while standing in the front courtyard of the tasting room. A large part of the Fall Creek portfolio is available for tasting in Driftwood, including but not limited to award winning Sauvignon Blanc, Tempranillo, and GSM, both Salt Lick Vineyard, and the Meritus, the muscular yet refined Cabernet Sauvignon. A food program will also be part of the experience in Driftwood which will include a variety of tummy filling Chef inspired delights.
Things to look forward to in the very near future at the Driftwood location:
- A VERY limited release Texas Chardonnay, showcasing the new “Terroir Reflection” label.
- The completion of the guest quarters, which will serve as an Inn for overnight/multiple day stays.
- Vineyard plantings in front of the building, as well as behind the building. The view off the back porch that will overlook the rear vineyard is absolutely breathtaking by the way.
Congratulations from the entire Texas Wine Lover team to the Aulers, Sergio Cuadra, and the entire Fall Creek Vineyards staff on this exciting new adventure. I highly urge each of you to pay a visit to the new Driftwood location as soon as you have the chance.