Here is the list of our 2009 Participating Wineries:
We furnish a souvenir wine glass with our logo on it and coupons for wine tasting. Participating wineries submit four wines to be considered for paring with our menu. Our committee then selects the wines to be featured during the Gala Dinner. This year we chose Messina Hof, Chisholm Trail, Landon and Flat Creek. (See the full menu for the Gala Dinner HERE.)
Tours, Tastings, Gift Shop, Picnics, Events, Fine Dining, Bed & Breakfast, Picnics
Messina Hof was voted Best Texas Wine 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 Champion of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. The Villa, a 10-room luxury country inn and The Vintage House Restaurant in our estate vineyard have received numerous media accolades as best romantic getaway and dining experience. Visit our new wine bar featuring current and library Messina Hof wines. A visit to Messina Hof is like a romantic journey to the European wine country. It features the perfect blend of Italian and German cultures in making premium wine in Texas. One hundred acres of gentle rolling hills and two wonderful lakes make a trip to Messina Hof romantic and unforgettable.
Guest Center: Mon-Sat 10am-7pm; Sun 11am-4pm
Vintage House: Wed-Sat 11am-10pm; Sun 11am-4pm
Wine Bar: Mon-Thu 11am-7pm; Fri & Sat 11am-9pm; Sun 11am-4pm
9043 County Road 204, Plantersville TX 77363
Phone: (936) 520-8684 or (936) 894-9829
Web site: www.bernhardtwinery.com
Jerry and Jerri Bernhardt, Owners
Tastings, Events, Private Parties, Catered Dinners, Summer Concerts at Sunset
At Bernhardt Winery our mission is to produce quality wines and provide a fun tasting experience in a warm environment. We are a small mom-and-pop boutique winery producing classic varietals and unique blends. We can produce approximately 6,000 gallons of wine each year. Our Tuscan-style tasting room sits on top of a beautiful hill overlooking endless hills and valleys, much like Tuscany. We carry traditional wine merchandise along with fine jellies, jams and sauces. We are located eight miles from historical Montgomery, home of the Texas flag, and 17 miles from Navasota, the jazz capital of Texas and home to numerous antique stores.
Sat noon-6pm; Sun 1pm-6pm; or by appt.
Lawn concerts at sunset mid April thru mid November.
6310 Avenue T, Santa Fe, TX 77510
Phone: (409) 925-1401
Fax: (409) 925-0276
Web site: www.haakwine.com
Gladys and Raymond Haak, Owners
Tours, Tastings, Weddings, Concerts, Festivals, Corporate Meetings, Picnics
"A Taste of the Old World in Galveston County," Haak Vineyards is owned and operated by Gladys and Raymond Haak, who have been growing grapes in the coastal region of Texas since 1969. Haak Vineyards produces premium award-winning wines from grapes grown in the couple's vineyard in Santa Fe, Texas, as well as from other premium grape-growing regions of Texas. Haak Vineyards was the first winery in Galveston County. Enjoy the Sundy afernoon concerts, themed festivals, private events and weddings. Full time kitchen staff for all your catering needs.
Closed Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.
P.O. Box 3487, Lubbock, TX 79452
Phone: (806) 745-2258
Fax: (806) 748-1674
Web site: www.llanowine.com
Sales & Marketing: 1000 South Main, Suite 252, Grapevine, TX 76051
Phone: (817) 329-3890
Fax: (817) 421-0919
Mark Hyman and Greg Bruni, Owners
Tours, Tastings, Sales, Gift Shop
Llano Estacado is Texas’ best-selling premium wine. The winery produces more than 25 different wines, including popular favorites such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Chenin Blanc, Riesling and Port. The facility houses modern equipment alongside traditional oak barrels, as well as an inviting tasting room and gift shop. The winery hosts several major events a year and participates in many festivals across the state. Llano Estacado wines continually win awards in major national and international competitions, and can be found all over Texas and other select markets.
101 North Kentucky Street, McKinney, TX 75069
Phone: (972) 542-3030
Web site: www.landonwinery.com
Bob and Katie Landon, Owners
Tastings, Dinners, Gifts, Wine Clubs, Live Music, Facility Rental
Landon Winery is perfectly located on the square of historic downtown McKinney. Our goal is to run a fun, family business crafting Texas wines on site. We have produced many internationally recognized award-winning wines. We source our grapes from multiple Texas vineyards and even some from outside of Texas. Check out our calendar of events on our Web site. Every second Saturday we block off the street in front of the winery for the monthly Art Gallery Walk, Jazz & Wine event. Enjoy outdoor live music, fine local artists and wine. And, you can reserve the winery for your own private event. Our tasting bar is open seven days a week. Our gift shop offers professionally made gift baskets, wine accessories, wine books and unique wine gifts. Yes, we ship wine and gift baskets.
658 County Road 1334, Pittsburg, TX 75686
Phone: (903) 855-1769
Fax: (903) 855-1771
Web site: www.lospinosranchvineyards.com
Jeff Sneed, Owner
Wine-Making Tours, Monthly Themed Events, Weddings, Meetings
At Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards there is an unhurried approach to life and every visitor becomes a part of our "big Italian winery family!" While we strive to make the best wines possible, we never lose sight of just having fun. We believe wine should not be a pretentious endeavor, and that's why Lost Pinos was designed to be a nice spot for visitors to relax, sip wine, listen to jazz and snack on Chef Dana's delicious tapas! In addition, we host monthly themed dinner events open to anyone who purchases an advance ticket. Check our Web site calendar or sign up for the monthly e-newsletter. Come sit on the tasting deck, watch the vines grow and share a glass of wine with us.
5486 Rabun Road, Navasota, TX 77868
Phone: (936) 825-2830
Fax: (936) 825-2965
Web site: www.purplepossum.com
Yes, our name came from our purple possum. A young possum knocked over a bucket of crushed grapes on the porch and dyed himself a very distinguished shade of purple. We are the only winery in Texas which specializes in the ancient drink of Kings, the original alcoholic beverage: Mead. Mead is made from fermented honey rather than grapes. Our meads come in a variety of styles and varieties. Our Cranberry Mead has won a number of awards, including taking a first place at the Grapefest People's Choice Awards two years running. We are a modest establishment, with a tasting room open on weekends and holidays 10-6, or call ahead for appointments any old time. We are located just outside Navasota off FM 3090.
or call for appointment
2367 Usener Road, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
P.O. Box 1274, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Phone: (830) 990-CORK (2675) or (877) 990-2675
Fax: (830) 990-9965
Web site: www.chisholmtrailwinery.com
Tours, Tastings, Sales, Gift Shop
The winery and 23-acre vineyard are located in a small valley west of Fredericksburg where quarter horses and longhorn cattle roam freely next to the scenic Spring Creek. We feature premium Texas wines in a beautiful relaxed Hill Country setting.
closed Tue and Wed.
1441 Salem Road, Brenham, TX 77833
Phone: (979) 830-VINE (8463)
Fax: (979) 277-9218
Web site: www.pleasanthillwinery.com
Jeanne and Bob Cottle, Proprietors
Tours, Tastings, Gift Shop, Picnics, Events, Facility Rental
Visitors are welcome to tour this countryside vineyard and winery. Tours begin and end in the carefully constructed barn at the top of the hill. Spend some time studying the corkscrew collection and winery artifacts. The tour will take you through the path of the grape as it makes the wondrous transformation from vine to fruit to wine. In the cellar, you will experience the sights and smells of the wine-making process. In the tasting room, you’ll be able to sample the results of wine-growing. Please join us in the rolling hills of Brenham to taste the wine traditions of the Zaffiro and Macedonio families. Our gift shop offers wines and souvenirs for sale.
Group tours and events can
be scheduled during the week.
105 W Front Street, Naples, TX 75568
Phone: (903) 897-9353
Fax: (903) 897-0244
Web site: www.redroadvineyard.com
Group Tastings, Meetings, Small Receptions or Private Parties (Groups of 20 or less)
Welcome to Red Road Vineyard and Winery, where your wine experience offers a surprise at every turn. Established in 2001, Red Road Vineyard and Winery (RRVW) is a family owned and operated business. RRVW's winery is based in Naples' restored ice and power house. Built in 1890, it actively manufactured ice until 1970. Selected for their insulation qualities, the old meat lockers are now used to store wine and fresh grapes. A new tasting room now occupies the area where ice was once stored for transport. Guests are invited to try different varieties of wine in our tasting room or on our scenic deck. We offer a wide selection of wines along with delicious appetizers.
Tasting Room Hours:
Fri and Sat noon-10pm;
706 Shovel Mountain Road, Cypress Mill, TX 78663
Phone: (830) 825-3544
Fax: (830) 825-1105
Web site: www.mcreynoldswines.com
This small winery nestled in the Texas Hill Country just 40 miles west of Austin opened in April 2000. It is owned and operated by Maureen and Mac McReynolds and produces premium red and white wines. Directions from Austin: Take SH 71 West to Hamilton Pool Road (RR 3238) in Bee Cave; follow Hamilton Pool Road 24 miles to Cypress Mill; turn right on FM 962; follow 962 for 1 mile and turn right on Shovel Mountain Road (CR 304). We are about 0.5 miles further, on the right. From San Antonio: Take SH 281 North to Round Mountain; turn right on FM 962 and travel east for 6 miles; turn left onto Shovel Mountain Road (CR 304). From Marble Falls: take SH 281 South; turn left on FM 962.
and by appt.
24912 Singleton Bend East, Marble Falls, TX 78654
(Located off 1431, 6 miles west of Lago Vista)
Phone: (512) 267-6310 or (512) 267-1802
Fax: (512) 267-6321
Web site: www.flatcreekestate.com
Madelyn and Rick Naber, Owners
Tastings, Sales, Events, Picnics, Lodging, Classes, Weddings
Flat Creek Estate is the home of Flat Creek Estate and Buckin Horse wines. The 80-acre estate is nestled in a Hill Country setting reminiscent of the Tuscany region. Twenty acres of well-tended vineyard blocks, progressive 10,000-case boutique winery, Pecan Park picnic area, walking trails and well-stocked ponds all grace the estate. Our event center, pavilion, winery, and Vintner’s Quarters lodging offer opportunities to host and present events, gatherings, business retreats and wine and food education classes. Owners Rick and Madelyn Naber invite you to share the rich, rural lifestyle at Flat Creek Estate.
Group tours by appt.
15551 FM 362 Road, Navasota, TX 77868
Phone: (936) 825-8282
Fax: (888) 392-5309
Web site: www.retreathill.com
Retreat Hill Winery and Vineyard is located between Hempstead and Navasota, two miles northeast of the historical area where George C. Childress, principal author of the Texas Declaration of Independence, sought refuge at the home of Jared Groce. It was at "Groce's Retreat" that Childress penned the Declaration, which was signed on March 2, 1836, at Washington-on-the-Brazos. Featuring fine wines produced and bottled under the supervision of proprietor, Billy S. Cox, Jr., Retreat Hill Winery and Vineyard features boundless blue skies, breathtaking terrain, and the historical beauty of Texas.
Sun noon-5pm and by appt
Lone Hen Winery
12455 Hopes Creek Rd.
College Station, TX 77845
Brand new winery fresh out of the box. Their website is under construction and soon to be launched. Right now, they feature a Sparkling Berry Wine and a Sparkling Pear Wine, both very refreshing for our hot Texas summers. They are planning on a blackberry and grape port in the future.
Physical Address: 464 Becker Farms Road, Stonewall, TX 78671
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 393, Stonewall, TX 78671
Fax: (830) 644-2689
Web site: www.beckervineyards.com
Richard and Bunny Becker, Owners
Tours, Tastings, Sales, Gift Shop, Picnics, Events, Reception Hall, Bed & Breakfast
Featured in the Wine Spectator, The New York Times, starred in "Destination Fantasy Weddings" on the Food Network and served in the White House, these hand-crafted award-winning Bordeaux, Burgundian and Rhone-styled wines are enjoyed with fine cuisine or casual fares. In the Texas Hill Country, 10 miles east of historic Fredericksburg off U.S. Highway 290, the winery replaces an original 19th-century German limestone barn and stands beside the 1880s log cabin (named The Homestead B&B). The tasting room features an antique bar originally from the Green Tree Saloon in San Antonio. There are 46 acres of French vinifera grapevines and three acres of lavender growing at the winery. Grape growing and wine making techniques follow strict French practices of limited yield, barrel fermentation and aging of red and white wines. The Lavender Haus reception hall and the winery verandah are available for parties, conferences and receptions. Becker Vineyards also hosts the annual Lavender Festival. Visit the Web site for upcoming events.
Mushrooms and Wine - a great culinary delight!
Wineries will be spotlighted on stage throughout the day.
For information about our 2009 Wine Tasting, contact Susan Warmuth at 936-348-3333.