It has been a few years since Texas Wine Lover visited Larue Winery (formerly Larue Vineyards). Since that time, the winery has done very well and needed to expand to a nearby location.
Co-owner Gillian Goldthorpe described the recent move, “We have moved to a larger location; it’s the end corner building from where we were before. Our new location faces the Llela Wildlife Nature Preserve. Our winery is much larger, and the wine production area is separated by a collection of antique doors and windows, a feature that our customers love. The large wine tanks and winery production equipment can be viewed through these doors and windows. We have a large wine tasting bar and ample seating comprising of tables and cozy couches. Currently we are in the process of creating a covered outside patio with comfortable seating for our guests.”
When I visited last time, the winery was holding an art and wine class. They still offer events as Goldthorpe explained, “We have a fun Trivia Night, with a little twist at the end of the night that produces lots of laughter. We also have three Bunco Nights and Book Club. We will be offering open mic night soon. Birthday parties, engagement parties, and more are also held at our new location. We have a large area for corporate events with available media/sound system.”
Co-owner Cleve Joiner gives educational wine tours at the winery and are available by appointment. At the new winery, Goldthorpe said, “Guests access the wine production area and view all the equipment and the winery owner will personally talk about our wine processes in a fun and informative way. In the future, we are also going to be adding winemaking classes and wine bottling parties where guests can go home with wine they bottled and their own label.
“Our wonderful wines and our hand-crafted natural process produces succulent wines. Our grapes are harvested to the peak of perfection in Santiago Chile and California. Our extraordinary wines are perfect for every occasion. We’re passionate about our wines, and once tried, we hope our customers will be too.”
Larue Winery is open Fridays and Saturdays from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. The winery also plans to open on Sundays in the near future.