Umbra Winery Announces the Consolidation of Its Operations to Vineyard in Springtown, Texas.
As you are likely aware, Texas Governor Abbott and the TABC have prohibited wineries from serving onsite for four+ months now. Tasting rooms are classified as bars, and thus prohibited from onsite consumption during this COVID19 pandemic, despite pleadings from the industry that tasting rooms are not bars, and as a result wineries have all been essentially in a “chokehold” for months now. Turning away customers who come to Grapevine to try the wines and experience what Texas has to offer despite implementing all the protocols to ensure a safe visit has been nothing short of frustrating. The COVID shutdown has left Umbra with no sensible choice but to move all its operations to its headquarters in Springtown. The Company’s GM and award-winning bartender, James Conley, will continue to head up the tasting room there with some exciting changes planned!
Umbra Winery at La Buena Vida Vineyards is home to an 8,000 sft wedding venue, cottage rentals, estate barrel room and the third oldest vineyard in Texas. Umbra will continue to operate full speed ahead so guests are encouraged to visit their beautiful and peaceful patio, for an afternoon or enjoy a great weekend getaway!
Umbra opened on Main St on “Black Friday” of 2014. “Its been a wild and amazing adventure since Day 1 and we will all cherish the people and memories made there” says Owner John Wilson. “These last 7 years have been a blur of festivals, trails, private events, parades, 40 days of Christmas, live music, fun wine-based cocktail creations, champagne tastings, food pairing events, painting/floral classes, art showings, NYE celebrations, and much much more. We’ve had some wonderful staff members and awesome customers!”
“Change is hard”, says vineyard owner Debbie Ray-Wilson, “but we are so excited to now focus all our efforts on our beautiful Springtown venue and continue to grow it. There is so much possibility here on our 50 acres and we already have some new initiatives in mind. Love thrives even in the time of COVID and we are very much enjoying celebrating beginnings for so many couples as well as other milestone celebrations. Making memories and creating a wonderful customer experience is what we’ve always been about and we can definitely DO that here”. Umbra Winery at La Buena Vida Vineyards enjoys a “Best of Weddings 2020” award and 5 Star Super Host designation on Airbnb. Its also featured as one of the “most romantic, European-inspired venues” in North Texas.
To all their friends, followers, and loyal customers, the couple says “This isn’t ‘goodbye’ but rather, ‘see you soon at the vineyard.’ Cheers!”Closed Northern http://www.umbrawinery.com 415 S. Main St, Grapevine, TX 76051 817-421-2999