THey had a cool blue glass band playing outside, lavender fields with the ever so soft breeze blowing this smell to tickle your nose. A perfect summer day. They also had an artichoke field that was in full bloom (my first time ever seeing that) I found out that the fruit comes first and then it blooms after- crazy and neat.
I ended up meeting an amazing couple that I ended up seeing 3 times all around texas - I don't believe this was a coincidence!
The next day off to Grape Creek Vineyards - The setting was lovely but the wines were just average if not below average. They also had some cool live music and a smoked brisket food truck out under the oaks...
Then a short drive across the street to a new winery with 3 different wines housed inside. 4.0 winery it was called - No wine stood out but they had lovely people working and beautiful cheese plates.
Off to the last stop - Williams Chris winery. All of their wines were 300 cases or less, great varietally correct wines and we got to meet both owners (one of the owners, Chris, was actually off for the day but he forgot to bring his dog with him so he came back to pick him up, which the dog was happily bothering us with a half chewed up piece of wood which we all thought was some sort of dead animal) but he was charming...The wines were good and you could tell they were getting better with time.
Texas wine country was fun. It was my first time. The wines werent bad. I would say a cross between WI wine and napa valley (is that possible?)
The city close by was Fredericksburg - great little shops, good restaurants, cute downtown all within walking distance, cozy B&BS and my favorite thing- peach stands everywhere from the perfect peaches being grown all around.
I say go there - only and hour drive from Austin or San antonio - It was nice to try something different in the wine world