Whether you prefer to wet your whistle with a white or—like me—run to the vineyard for a red, here’s a rundown of some of the must-see wineries scattered throughout DFW.
The eclectic neighborhood of Bishop Arts is booming, making it the perfect time to visit. When you do, stop by this winery-meets-Italian eatery for the perfect pairing: wine and Italian food. Drop in to Bishop Arts Winery during dinnertime to enjoy a limited-time offering of a free glass of sangria with each dinner entree. For a more interactive experience, check out their wine and cheese tours to taste Texas wines and see the sights of Dallas.
Come to Cowtown for the wine and stay for the history. This winery is stashed smack in the middle of the Fort Worth Stockyards in a building over 70 years old. As one of the city’s few full production wineries, Cowtown Winery serves classic pure varietals, high character fruit wines and signature dessert wines. Stop by for their daily happy hour specials, (5 to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday) where visitors can relieve the midweek blues including $5 glasses of wine and wine-a-ritas.
What better place to enjoy a glass of wine than among beautiful Texas bluebonnets? Ennis is known for their bluebonnet fields, and you can sip, relax and soak in fields of blue at this local winery located on the outskirts of Ennis in the little town of Bristol. Taste their wines anytime between 12 – 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, or 12 – 5 p.m. on Sunday. Want to stay a little longer? Spend a weekend at their bed and breakfast!
Everything’s bigger in Texas and that includes the lush grapevines in Grapevine. Nestled on an 8,000-square foot property, Delaney Vineyards offers veteran tasters and newcomers a perfect place to enjoy wine. Try the two varietals or three blends. The only wrong decision you could make is not visiting Delaney or the many other wineries on Grapevine’s legendary urban wine trail. Public tours and tastings are available Wednesdays through Saturdays, and each visitor at the venue must purchase an individual $10 ticket.
Lewisville’s first winery opened last year to local acclaim. The brainchild of a local couple, LaRue is a “coffee shop in reverse”—a place where visitors arrive as strangers but leave as friends. The handcrafted red and white wines are on full display every Saturday and Sunday, when future friends can gather from 1 to 5 p.m. and enjoy $2 glasses, $12 bottles and $120 cases.
LightCatcher offers an all-inclusive escape unlike any other winery in the area. Situated fifteen miles from downtown Fort Worth, the winery specializes in “big reds” but doesn’t stop at drinks. An American bistro and gift shop are also included in this scenic, serene wine cellar experience. The tasting room is open 5 to 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sundays—when visitors can also buy by the bottle and on the first Sunday of every month, enjoy a free jazz show.
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