Wedding Oak Winery will be leasing the Badger Building and adjacent property on the Burnet County Courthouse Square after entering into a multi-year agreement with the Burnet Economic Development Corp. The tasting room and winery production facility is located in the historic building, originally constructed in 1888. The previously rumored tasting room is scheduled to be open for guests by April 2019.
“This is a great development for our winery, and for people who enjoy wine made with 100% Texas grown grapes,” says Mike McHenry, managing partner, Wedding Oak Winery. “The new facility makes it easier for people to visit us, relish the experience, and purchase wine. The Burnet location is the third retail wine operation for Wedding Oak Winery, after our primary winery in downtown San Saba, and tasting room at Wildseed Farms Fredericksburg, all within the Texas Hill Country appellation. The partnership with Burnet EDC reinforces our determination to play a significant role in the ongoing economic growth of the Texas towns we all cherish.”
The Badger Building will undergo significant renovations. The building is approximately 5,400 square feet with additional space in adjacent buildings for a total of 8,000 square feet to be occupied by the winery. The project will retain the historic charm of the building and will have a similar appeal as the winery’s primary location in San Saba.
The facility will also feature a large ground-level patio, shaded open-air roof top terrace, expanded event space, and wine club members area. The new Wedding Oak Winery facility is conveniently located within two blocks of the heavily-traveled intersection of US 281 and Texas 29.