We last wrote the post 5 Houston Wineries You Must Visit back in February 2019. A lot has changed since then! Three years later, these are five wineries in Houston, Texas, you should visit.
Nice Winery was in our previous post, but things have changed since then. The winery was in an office complex before and since then, they have built a new winery complete with a vineyard!
The vineyard is the first vineyard in the city of Houston, and they are currently growing Blanc du Bois. Near the vineyard are their other projects such as herb gardens and chickens to help care for the vineyard. The herbs go well with the dinners and meals prepared by their chef.
The winery makes a Texas Blanc wine and when their vineyard is producing, I am sure it will be a source for their wine. Other wines are available that they produce by working with growers and wineries around the world in locations such as Mendoza, California, and Washington.
Haak Vineyards & Winery
Haak Vineyards & Winery was also in our previous post. Since then, the ownership has changed when famed owners Raymond and Gladys Haak decided to retire. New owners are Austin Elrod, Kyle Johnston (previous Texas winemaker), Case Keenum (NFL quarterback), and Troy Kyle.
The new owners have remodeled the winery and tasting room enhancing the wine tasting experience for all guests and wine club members. Not all things have changed though as the winemaker is still the same one making excellent Texas wine. Stop by and visit the “new” Haak Vineyards & Winery.
Messina Hof Harvest Green Winery and Kitchen
The word Kitchen means you can visit the winery and enjoy a tasty meal with their full-service restaurant that also includes a pizza oven. The tasting room serves Messina Hof’s award-winning Texas wine.
Messina Hof even developed three wine labels that use augmented reality (AR) and is the first in Texas to offer those. The labels showcase the roots and farm-to-table elements shown at Messina Hof Harvest Green Winery and Kitchen.
Not every wine lover cares for dry wines and ErmaRose Winery appeals to the sweet and fruit wine drinkers.
The Prothow family focuses on making wines from a variety of fruits. The current signature flavors are Banana, Mango, Blueberry, Blackberry, and Royal Dragonfly. The wines have been rewarded by the Lone Star International Wine Competition and the Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition.
Wild Stallion Vineyards
Just north of Houston in Spring is Wild Stallion Vineyards complete with their three-plus acre Blanc du Bois vineyard. If you are near Houston in the late summer, perhaps you can help harvest their vineyard!
Several Texas wineries offer a wedding location and Wild Stallion Vineyards also does that, so remember them the next time you know someone who is getting married. The event center is available for your birthday party, family celebration, or business meeting. The winery also has regular concerts you can enjoy.
Newsom Vineyards at Tomball
I know I said only five wineries, but I would be remiss to not mention a sixth tasting room just northwest of Houston in Tomball. Newsom Vineyards started as one of the oldest Texas High Plains vineyards in 1986 and is one of the most sought-after vineyards for Texas wineries to get their grapes.
The vineyard opened a tasting room in Comfort, Texas, to showcase wines made from their fruit. It has proven to be very popular, and they have opened a second tasting room in Tomball in partnership with the wine bar The Empty Glass.