Sweet Springs Winery is located in Weatherford and is owned by Ron and Cindy Mittelstedt. The winery opened July 9, 2014. As a lot of wineries start, Cindy got Ron a beginner wine making kit for a Christmas gift one year and that was the start of the eventual winery. Ron now is hands-on with Texas Custom Wine Works who produces their wine.
I arrived at the winery on a Friday evening and the front patio tables were pretty full with customers. There is seating inside the winery, but more people were enjoying the beautiful weather, wine, and food outside.
Tastings are done while standing at the tasting bar. Maggie was my tasting guide for the evening and she did a wonderful job presenting the wines. There is a tasting fee for three wines or a slightly higher tasting fee for five wines, and the tastings are Texas sized at 1½ ounces. The wines are poured from the uncorked bottles using measured pourers. One thing which is done, that a lot of wineries do not do, is each new wine is poured in a separate tasting glass to not combine the wines from each taste.
Wines that were available for tasting during my visit were:
- Reckless Lady (Blanc du Bois)
- Sweet Surrender (Sweet white wine)
- Serendipity (Rosé)
- Parker Peach
- Watermelon Wine
- Western Gentlemen (Merlot)
- Divine Temptation (Sweet red)
- Celebration (Sweet cranberry wine)
Sangria is made fresh and can be bought by the glass or carafe. Spritzers are also available in the same two sizes and these are the ones that were available: Peach Delight, Mouth Watering Watermelon, and Sensational Strawberry. Wines for purchase from other wineries are from Fiesta Winery and Lost Oak Winery.
There are three sizes of cheese and fruit trays available for purchase using Brazos Valley Cheese, sausage, olives, and nuts. This is a meal in itself! Two sizes of chips and salsa can be enjoyed, and you can finish with locally made desserts of cake balls and chocolate fudge brownies.
While tasting, I learned the Mittelstedts started a vineyard in 2011 and today they have two acres of Cynthiana, two acres of Blanc du Bois, two acres of Cayuga, and two acres of Concord.
While looking around the tasting room, there is a small gift shop available with clothing and wine accessories. An event room called the Viñedo Room is available to host events and the winery has a list of local restaurants available to cater the event. Sweet Springs Winery also has a wine club to join.
Sweet Springs Winery has live music every Friday and Saturday, with Ron Mittelstedt providing the music on Saturdays. Karaoke is also available run by Ron, and it was a shame it wasn’t the right day for my visit so I could join in. Check out the winery’s calendar for all the events. Stop by Sweet Springs Winery when near Weatherford to enjoy one of their many events and a relaxing time at the winery.