Cast Iron Winery is located in Sealy and is owned by Sean and Chelsea Humes. The winery opened the week before Thanksgiving in 2017.
I visited the winery on a hot day, but the interior of the tasting room was nice and cool. I met Sean Humes and he started a tasting for me while I stood at the tasting bar. There are also tables in the tasting room, in addition to comfortable seating outside for those days when the weather is cooler.
There is a tasting fee for your choice of five wines. The winery is also now offering red or white flights. The tastings are poured from the bottle. This is the selection of wines that was available at the time of my visit:
- Lilo (sweet white) – Texas
- Sunday Traffic (rosé)
- Sundial (Chardonnay)
- Dolcetto – Texas High Plains
- Pinot Noir 2015 – west Texas
- Meriam (50% Aglianico, 50% Montepulciano)
- The Mark (Primitivo)
Like most new wineries, wine is needed and you get it from where you can. Currently out of the selection of wines, there are three Texas wines. Wines currently are being made by two Texas custom crush facilities, but Sean plans on making the wine at the winery in the future. A vineyard is planted by the winery growing Blanc du Bois and Black Spanish.
A small gift shop is in the tasting room selling products such as clothing, Cast Iron Winery koozies, and other wine accessories. Currently there is not a wine club, but one is planned for the future.
Cast Iron Winery holds events such as crawfish boils, wine and cupcake pairing, wine and fondue, and much more fun planned. You can also reserve the winery for your private events. The winery is open on Saturdays and Sundays, or by appointment.
Cast Iron Winery is conveniently located right off I-10 in Sealy, so stop by the winery next time you are in the area.