Vine 2 Wine Vineyard and Winery is located in Winnie, Texas, and is owned by Clay and Stacy Rollins. The winery made their first commercial wine in 2013 and their Grand Opening was on November 8, 2014.
Vine 2 Wine first planted a vineyard in 2011 and today are growing 1.5 acres of Blanc du Bois and Black Spanish grapes. The vineyard is located right next to the winery along with a large pavilion. The facilities are available for rental if you are having a private party.
We found the winery easily since it is located just a short distance from Interstate 10. After taking some photos of the outside, Stacy Rollins greeted us as we entered the winery. We had the choice to sit at a table or stand at the tasting bar. We decided to select a table.
There is a tasting fee for eight wines and the wines are poured with a measured pourer from the uncorked bottles. There were other tables with customers, but Stacy easily handled going from table to table and getting us ready for our next taste.
These are the wines that were available at the time of our visit:
- Viognier 2014
- Black Spanish Rosé 2013
- Black Spanish 2013 (semi-sweet)
- Old Vine Zinfandel 2012
- Syrah 2013
- Sweet Red Ruby
- Unwined Muscat Canelli 2014
- Red Velvet Infusion
The 2013 Black Spanish was made with grapes from their vineyard. Stacy said she often gets beer drinkers who come to the winery and surprisingly enjoy the Sweet Red Ruby wine that has a little tobacco flavor. Chocolate is paired with the Red Velvet Infusion wine and it then tastes just like Red Velvet cake.
Also available to drink are frozen Wine-A-Rita’s sold by the glass. A cheese and meat tray which serves two to four people is available if you are hungry.
Vine 2 Wine uses Texas grapes except the Zinfandel which comes from Lodi, California. The winery first used a winemaker from Houston to help with their wines and now use a couple other crush and bottling facilities. They made 420 cases of wine in 2015 and are expecting 2016 should be higher.
A small gift shop is available with olive oil, clothing, and wine accessories. Vine 2 Wine often has live music events along with a yoga and wine class.
While we were at the winery, quite a few people had settled in to enjoy Vine 2 Wine’s wine, and Stacy said Saturdays are usually busy. That was great news for them and after tasting their wines, we could certainly understand why people would visit Vine 2 Wine Vineyard and Winery.