The Texas Gulf Coast area is a great place to kick back, put your feet up and watch the sun set out over the water. For as idyllic as this may sound, the only way to do one better is to place a glass of wine in your hand and an uncorked bottle at your side. If your idea of the perfect night involves sharing wine with the one you love, consider visiting of the following wineries in the Gulf Coast area.
Winery on the Bay
Rockport’s Winery on the Bay not only offers a breathtaking vista, but it makes its own wine on-site without the use of preservatives. From reds and whites to dessert wines and award-winning fruit-infused wines, Winery on the Bay offers more than 30 different kinds of wine, ensuring that no palate will go unappreciated. What’s more, if you have something specific that you want for your next special occasion, you can order a Custom Crush—a special small batch that will produce 28 bottles of wine catered to your specifications. To learn more, visit http://wineryonthebay.com.
Texas South Wind Vineyard and Winery
Texas South Wind Vineyard and Winery rests on 145 acres of land in Refugio that is beautiful to behold. Equally beautiful are the wines that land produces, from the Blanc du Bois 2012 White Dessert Wine and Estate Black Spanish 2014 to Black Rose Sweet Table Wine and Peach Chardonnay. Join the wine club and receive 20 percent off of all wines, 10 percent off of all merchandise and access to free tastings for you and a guest. To learn more about Texas South Wind Vineyard and Winery, visit https://texassouthwind.com.
The Frascone Winery in Anahuac not only sells truly wonderful wines, but it also offers the opportunity to learn about how to make your own. For $200 per person or $250 per couple, you can attend Frascone Winery’s Winemaking 101, wherein you will learn about processing techniques and methods, different variants of fruit wines, terminology, necessary equipment and required cleaning skills on the way to making your own five-gallon batch of wine. To enroll in your class, or to learn about the winery’s current offerings—including Biker’s Blood and pineapple fruit wine—visit http://frasconewinery.com.
La Fuente Winery
Houston’s La Fuente Winery offers a number of great bottles, but the Carmenere is its clear-cut signature offering. The Carmenere, a spicy and rich Chilean wine that pairs well with red meat and ages like a dream, has medaled in the Houston Rodeo for five consecutive years, including its most recent win for 2017. Other award-winning wines include the “New Generation” Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc. To sample each one, book your wine tasting at La Fuente’s store room; learn more at http://lafuentewinery.com.
Life happens in the small moments, and there is no better way to enhance those small moments than with an unforgettable glass of wine. Whether you are sipping alone or with a special someone, do so responsibly.
This article is presented by Ingram Park Auto Center in San Antonio, Texas.