By Donna Fitzgerald
This post has been sponsored by Herrman & Herrman.
The holiday season is the perfect time of year to slow down and enjoy spending time with close friends and family. There’s no better way to warm up during the winter than by gathering with loved ones to enjoy a glass or two of wine. South Texas has so many fantastic wineries and venues to choose from—the perfect place to catch up and spend quality time with those you love. What are some of South Texas’ favorite local wines and where can you find them?
- Texas SouthWind Blackberry Fruit Wine
Rich and heavy, this blackberry wine is said to be an ultimate favorite and has won countless awards each year since 2013.
Nestled on 145 acres of stunning ranch land between two historic towns, Refugio and Goliad, Texas SouthWind Vineyard & Winery is the perfect place to spend an afternoon with friends and family this holiday season.
- 2015 Messina Hof Paulo Sagrantino
Achieving a Gold Medal at AWC Vienna in 2017, Messina Hof’s Paulo Sagrantino is full-bodied and delicious. Composed of cherry, blackberry, sage and jasmine mint, vine tomatoes, poached baby Portobello mushrooms, and vanilla, this palate has such a high quality of depth.
Located in Bryan, this is the perfect place to spend time with friends and family, enjoy a winery tour or wine tasting, and simply relax! Messina Hof’s wines have won countless awards and spending the afternoon or even booking an evening at their winery make these delicious wines even better!
- 2016 Messina Hof Private Reserve, Double Barrel, Petite Sirah
Another favorite from Messina Hof, this wine has notes of cherries, blackberries, and a touch of cola that give it depth and dark fruitiness to drool over. With a violet and cherry pipe tobacco fragrance, this full-body wine will leave you wanting more!
With their beautiful scenery and delicious wines, you certainly won’t regret an afternoon spent at the Messina Hof Winery & Resort.
- 2017 Haak Vineyards & Winery Blanc du Bois Dry
If you’re looking for something a little lighter, Haak Vineyards’ Blanc du Bois is delicate and dry with tropical notes. Pineapple, grapefruit, and zesty citrus aromas give this white wine a fresh and balanced finish.
Haak Vineyards & Winery is a stunning venue, often used for weddings and other events. They offer wine tastings and winery tours that include their 1,800 sq. ft. cellar used for storing and aging wine in oak barrels. Enjoying an afternoon here with your loved ones is the perfect way to gather together during the holidays this year.
- Lavaca Bluffs Indian Point
Blended from two estate grapes native to Southeast Texas, the medium-sweet Texas blush will leave your taste buds happier than ever!
Located in Lolita, Lavaca Bluffs Vineyard & Winery is embedded with rich Texas Gulf Coast heritage. Each bottle’s label even offers historical and geographical descriptions of the region. Nestled on the Lavaca River, there’s no better view for enjoying a glass of wine and watching the sunset.
A Note on Safety
It’s not uncommon to have a little too much to drink when spending quality time with friends and family during the holidays. Personal injury lawyers in Brownsville state one of the common causes of car accidents is drunk driving. If you’ve been drinking, play it safe and always have a designated driver. Calling a cab can alleviate so much pressure and help make your holiday season with loved ones even more enjoyable!