The north of Texas is home to the highest concentration of wineries in the state, and, no matter where you may be in the north, you can be sure that you will never be too far away from a vineyard. The best way to explore the many wines and industry traditions that the region has to offer is by exploring it on a day trip, stopping off at some of its finest wineries along the way.
Brushy Creek Vineyards and Winery
Wine enthusiasts will appreciate the experience that comes from tasting one-of-a-kind wines, and this is exactly what you will be able to do at the Brushy Creek Vineyard and Winery. The owner and winemaker is a retired nuclear engineer, and brings a deep knowledge of science and quality principles to the art of growing and wine making, resulting in wines that are as unique as the region itself. There are 36 grape varieties that are experimented with here, and there is always a new and exciting wine in development at this cutting-edge winery.
Lone Oak Winery
While some wineries have quite a no-nonsense ambience about them, the Lone Oak Winery is a group that strives to ignite more of a community spirit, bringing an element of fun into wine making. In addition to offering up winery tours and tastings, the Lone Oak Winery also has a schedule of live music events, and host wine classes too.
Caudalie Crest is a winery with a difference, because, in addition to producing a diverse range of wines from 100% Texas grapes, they also raise Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats, and create cheese that perfectly complements the wines. The entire process, for both the wine and the cheese, is done entirely by hand, from the mixing to the bottling to the labelling, and this personal touch really helps the quality of the wines to remain consistent.
Blue Ostrich Winery and Vineyard
The Blue Ostrich Winery and Vineyard used to be one of the most prominent ostrich breeding and ranching facilities in the southwest in the 80’s and 90’s, but, today, this acreage now contains row upon row of Tempranillo, Cabernet and Viognier grapevines. The portfolio of wines here is deliciously diverse, with everything from award-winning aromatic reds to light and fruity table wines, and there are also still a few ostriches roaming around for visitors to meet.
Grayson Hills Winery
Nestled within 38 acres of rolling hills, and enclosed by native woods, the Grayson Hills Winery is truly a picturesque one, offering spectacular views of North Texas’ rural countryside. The wines here are handcrafted in small batches, making use of their own grapes as well as those from other local vineyards, resulting in a beautifully distinct portfolio of wines.
The wineries of North Texas have won numerous awards, not only for the quality of the wines to come from here, but also the innovation. By touring a few different wineries in one day, you will be able to gain a new appreciation for the art of wine making, and compare the diverse techniques and methods that are used today.