Winery on the Bay is located in Rockport and is owned by Dan Parker. As we learned when we arrived at the winery, it is also the home of Dog’Gone Brewery, and it is indeed located on the bay.
When I looked at the winery’s website before we arrived, I was excited because it listed 10+ Texas wines including a Tempranillo/Cabernet blend and Malbec along with some fruit wines. Unfortunately, we learned while at the winery they have zero Texas wines. I mentioned the website listed Texas wines and the response was the website hadn’t been updated in many years and they do not know how to get the information in order to log in and edit the website. I noticed while writing this that the website still has not been updated.
Regardless, I opted to have a wine-tasting flight and another selected a beer flight. You have the option of selecting a wine or beer flight to do a tasting, but not mixing a flight of wine and beer. You select four wines or beers for a tasting and get to keep the tasting glass.
These are some of the wines available at the time of our visit:
- Sauvignon Blanc
- Hurricane Harvey Rosé
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Malbec (Chilean)
- Tempranillo – Cabernet Sauvignon – from Merced, California
- One Double O Seven (Cabernet, Shiraz, Merlot)
- Tattoos and Muscles (Super Tuscan style)
These are some of the beers available at the time of our visit:
- Small’s American Pilsner
- Missy’s Mexican Style Lager
- Drew’s Hefeweizen
- Daisy Mae’s IPA
- Corky’s Stout
- Babe’s Naked Seltzer – hard seltzer
We were told all the wine and beer were made at the winery. There is an outside area available with tables and games like cornhole. Owner Dan Parker used to own Winery on the Gruene and recently sold that winery.