Texas Wine Lover first visited Blue Mule Winery back in 2018 after they held their Grand Opening on May 26, 2018. Since that time, we learned the winery had increased their list of wines from 6 to 16! That alone was worth a repeat visit.
As a refresher, Blue Mule Winery is in Fayetteville, and it is a short drive from Houston. The winery is owned by Mike Gamble who is also the winemaker. His daughter Ashley Dalhart is the Face as she says since she runs the tasting room, handles the sales, is the sommelier, and much more.
Since I did not visit Blue Mule Winery for the first article, it was my turn for me to visit. The timing of the October Passport Event from the Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail at the same time was perfect for that.
I arrived at Blue Mule Winery and remembered I had actually been on the grounds of the winery at one point a number of years ago when the Texas Independence Wine Trail was holding a festival there. It was early in the day when I visited now, so there was only one couple in the tasting room when I arrived, and I learned the man behind the tasting bar was owner/winemaker Mike Gamble. I sat at an empty spot at the tasting bar and looked at the tasting menu.
As stated previously, the winery opened with six wines but was now serving 18 wines. Here are the wines available at the time of my visit:
- Mary Margaret, Dry Albariño – Texas High Plains
- Divine, Dry Chardonnay
- Summer Days, Dry Viognier
- Fair Lady, Dry Blanc du Bois
- Hijinks, Semi-Sweet Blanc du Bois
- Pretty in Peach, Sweet Peach Chardonnay
- Tally-Ho!, Port-style Blanc du Bois
- Forged, Dry Bourbon barrel aged Lenoir
- Michael James, Dry Cabernet Sauvignon
- Annie & Albert, Dry red blend
- Zia Bella, Dry Sangiovese
- Cigar Bar Jack, Dry Black Spanish
- Cowboy, Semi-sweet Rosé, Blanc du Bois and Black Spanish
- Eula Marie, Sweet blueberries
- Sweet Boy Leroy, Sweet blackberry Merlot
- Paint the Town Red, Sweet black cherry Pinot Noir
- William’s Reserve, Dessert-style Black Spanish
As is popular at a lot of wineries these days, slushies are available in Red & White Sangria and Peach Bellini.
During my tasting, I learned from Mike that he was the winemaker at Rohan Meadery (now called Blissful Folly Farm) from 2014 to 2016. Rohan already had mead and Mike helped to bring in the wine portion of the portfolio. Blue Mule Winery makes their wines from mostly Texas grapes or fruit. As I was leaving from my visit, the live music was already being set up in front of the winery for a wonderful experience of enjoying music and wine.
The winery offers various forms of lodging onsite. A cozy cottage has a one bedroom and one bath available for you to stay overnight. If you have your own lodging already in an RV or camper, they are a Harvest Host so you can stay at the property along with the other animals on the farm.