White Fox Vineyards is located in Murchison which is near Athens. The winery is owned by Daniel and Sarah Fears and had an October 2015 soft opening followed by their Grand Opening on November 7.
We were fortunate to visit White Fox Vineyards while both Daniel and Sarah were at the winery. While pulling up to the winery, a vineyard is in front of the winery and metal sculptures of cattle greet you on the way to the winery.
Tastings are done while standing at the tasting bar. There is a fee for tasting five wines and the uncorked wines are poured with a measured pourer. Cheese and crackers are available for cleansing your palate.
Six years ago the Fears planted a vineyard on Daniel’s parents’ property in Kirbyville that included two acres of Muscadine grapes. They sold their grapes to other wineries and after a couple years, they planted a six-acre vineyard with half Muscadine and the other half with Cabernet Sauvignon and Muscat of Alexandria at their current location. The only grapes they use in their wines are from their vineyards.
The wines available at the time of our tasting were:
- Texas Red (Noble grape)
- Texas Rosé (field blend with about nine Muscadine varieties)
- Texas White (dry – three Muscadine grapes)
- Texas White sweet (same as the dry but back sweetened)
- Texas Blueberry (blueberries from Carthage, TX)
Enoch’s Stomp wines:
- Blanc du Bois (off dry)
- Cabernet Sauvignon
Other Muscadine grapes used besides those mentioned in the wines are Carlos, Magnolia, Tara, Nesbitt, Summitt, and Dixiered. About 333 cases of wine were produced in 2015.
Next to the winery is a covered patio available for enjoying the outdoors and sipping on wine. You won’t be alone though because Jack the donkey’s pen is nearby and he’ll most likely make a visit to say hello. This makes the winery a great family-friendly place to visit.
Live music happens at the winery for your enjoyment and a small gift shop is available with clothing.
By the way, if you were wondering how the name White Fox Vineyards was chosen, there are a number of foxes in the area. Watch out for those white foxes!