Many Texas wine lovers are well aware of the lovely winery in San Saba, Texas, Wedding Oak Winery. Mike McHenry and winemaker, Penny Adams, lead the way bringing tasty Texas wines to downtown San Saba. Although the peaceful drive to visit the winery is quite pretty and zen, it would be cool to have access to their wines and a tasting room closer to Wine Road 290 right? Well, the great news is they have now opened a second location at Wildseed Farms in Fredericksburg, Texas. You heard that right, folks! You can now enjoy Wedding Oak wines and their Hill Country hospitality right in the heart of wine country on highway 290!
I attended a media event at the new tasting room a few days ago, and I was quite impressed with the absolutely gorgeous ambiance. Wildseed Farms is a fabulous place to hang out and take in the wildflowers grown on their massive 200+ acre site off highway 290. Whether you are there to buy wildflower seeds, to spend the day browsing outdoor goods, or to simply have a refreshing glass of Rosé, you can now do all three at one location.
Our evening began with light snacks and a crisp glass of Bridal Bliss, a bubbly Muscat Canelli. We sipped the wine as we strolled through the peaceful paths of wildflowers as John Thomas, founder of Wildseed Farms, discussed their history and what they do. Once we returned to some cozy outdoor seating in the courtyard outside of the new tasting room, Mike and Penny took us through a flight of several wines, including two brand new/unreleased teasers of Tempranillo and Sangiovese. They discussed with us about the new venture with Wildseed Farms. Twelve acres of grapes are now planted on the property with plenty of room to expand in the future if need be. This vineyard will be managed by the Wildseed crew, with consulting and oversight by Penny Adams.
Below is a list of the wines we tasted at the event.
- 2014 Bridal Bliss – A bubbly Muscat Canelli
- 2015 Albariño – A crisp, dry white which is bright and acidic, to help cut through the summer heat.
- 2014 Dolcetto Rosé – A dry Rosé wine which can be paired with just about anything.
- 2013 Tioja – Wedding Oak’s signature red wine, made in the Rioja style. Tempranillo baby!
- 2014 Texedo Red – A somewhat off-dry Dolcetto which is quite easy to sip on.
Two unreleased wines:
- 2014 Reserve Tempranillo – This is a smooth drinker that is sure to catch your attention.
- 2014 Sangiovese – This by far was my favorite red wine of the evening. Smooth, supple, and earthy. Look for this one when it does finally release!
I highly encourage you all to swing by and stop in for a tasting or a relaxing glass of wine at the new Wedding Oak location, all the while taking in the tranquil views of Wildseed Farms.
Sip, savor, and enjoy my fellow aficionados.
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