When you hear Fiesta Winery, what is your first thought? Possible answers might be:
- They have three locations in the Texas Hill Country
- They sell a lot of wine
- They attend wine festivals
- They were the first Texas winery to offer canned wine
- They only make sweet wine
Well, every one of those answers is correct except the last one. Fiesta Winery may have started selling primarily sweet wines when they opened in 2010, but they now offer a large selection of wines from sweet to dry to rosé to dessert.
We happened to visit the Lometa location within a week of them first opening, and at that time they did make mostly sweet wines. There is no doubt that sweet wines are very popular to a large population of wine drinkers, and they were ready to start serving that population.
There is that other part of the population that prefers dry wines, and over the years they started offering those wines. After all, since their estate vineyard has such grapes as Cabernet Sauvignon, Mourvèdre, Tempranillo, and Malbec, your plan was to eventually offer estate dry wines once those vines came to maturity.
Dry white wines currently available online are Albariño and Viognier. Dry red wines offered are Merlot, Malbec, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon. Two dry blends are made. One is a blend of Tempranillo, Merlot and Mourvèdre while the other is a blend of Syrah, Tempranillo, and Souzão. Of course, with the current popularity of rosé, Tex Way Rosé is offered both in bottle and is one of their popular canned wines.
Their very popular wine club has choices for the members who sign up. They can select from sweet, mixed, and dry wines.
Fiesta Winery’s sweet wines are primarily the wines you will find in distribution. The high end dry wines are saved for the wine club and tasting rooms, although they are starting to get the dry wines in distribution.
So, the next time you hear Fiesta Winery, you now know you can find any style of wine offered, as they are not just sweet.
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