4R Ranch Vineyards and Winery has opened its second tasting room located on the Historic Square in Downtown McKinney, Texas. The award-winning winery is celebrating its fourth anniversary this year and co-owners Walt and Nicole Roper expect the opening of the second tasting room in McKinney will build upon the brand’s current success, while also introducing it to a new audience.
“Our family, especially Nicole and I, wanted to bring our unique brand of Texas wine to our growing audience. McKinney and the surrounding areas of Plano, Frisco, Celina, and North Dallas have helped us grow in Muenster, and we wanted to have a second location in this area to expose our brand to a larger local-driven audience while supporting that customer who cannot always visit us conveniently at the Ranch,” said Walt Roper. “The Historic Square is one of the most charming and unique, locally-focused communities we have experienced, and we are very proud to be working and living in it.”
“We are pleased to be located among two other Texas wineries, who also make their home on the square, in addition to all of the unique shops and delicious restaurants. It is an engaging community of individuals, local retailers, restaurants, and services,” added Nicole Dabbert-Roper. “Everyone in the community has been so welcoming, and we are delighted to be here!”
The tasting room boasts 3,500 square feet with a “modern rustic” aesthetic, including furnishings from Janus et Cie and CB2, along with large graphics of 4R Ranch’s winery, vineyards, and landscape. Unique artwork and wine competition awards are showcased throughout the space, and a small, well-curated selection of retail items from Nicole’s Muenster shop, The Vineyard Flea, are available for purchase. An adjacent event space will be unveiled this spring featuring surprise décor favored by the owners.
Wine retail veteran Jayme Greeson will manage the tasting room. Greeson brings more than 15 years of customer service experience, specifically in the wine industry, including stints at John Anthony Wine and Spirits, Constellation Brands, and Rutherford Hill Winery, in California. She also brings expertise in social media and special events which the tasting room plans to host throughout the year.
Winemaker Anthony Mosley takes the helm behind the making of the award-winning wines at 4R Ranch Vineyards and Winery.
Tasting room wine offerings will include 4R Ranch’s selection of dry reds and whites, sweet, bubbles, and dessert wines, including its award-winning Portejas, either by the tasting, glass, or by the bottle. Limited wine releases will be offered to wine club members. The winery’s newest releases, Zinfandel 2018 and Petit Verdot, are now available for $26 per bottle. Patrons can also enjoy selections from a small, seasonal menu to pair with their wines.
The 4R Ranch Vineyards and Winery tasting room in McKinney is located at 110 E. Louisiana Street, McKinney, Texas 75069. Hours are Wednesday and Thursday, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 12 p.m. – 9 p.m.; Sunday, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.; Closed Monday and Tuesday. Current COVID-19 protocols are strictly followed, including limited county-mandated capacity, seating for parties of six or less, and mandatory masks if not seated.