The Dallas suburbs are home to some of Texas’s best wineries.
If raising a glass sounds like your perfect afternoon, you’re in luck. The Dallas suburbs are filled with award-winning wineries, wine clubs, and plenty of special events. Plus, many of the local vineyards and wine bars are family-friendly, and are an ideal way to spend the afternoon. Check out these vino hotspots as you’re touring the Dallas suburbs.
Aptly named, Grapevine is a historic small town between Dallas and Fort Worth — picture restored 19th-century buildings lining downtown, and lots of independently-owned shops, restaurants, and more.
Grapevine is also home to the Urban Wine Trail, complete with seven stops. Cross Timbers, one of the first stops on the tour, is located in the 1874 Brock Family farmhouse. Visit the tasting room to sample their malbec or viognier.
Messina Hof is another excellent stop on the trail. This family-owned winery produces 100% Texas wine. If you join their wine club, you’ll have access to the urban tasting room on Sundays when it’s reserved exclusively for members.
Each September, Grapevine celebrates its winemaking traditions with the Annual GrapeFest. This multi-day event includes wine tastings, live music, and grape stomping.
McKinney is close to some of the best wineries in North Texas. Residents are just 45 minutes from Delaney Vineyards, the largest vineyard in the area. This winery released its first bottle in 1997 — a 1995 cabernet sauvignon — and, now, a popular spot for weddings and other events.
Closer to town, locals can sip wine at Landon Winery. Visit the tasting room in downtown McKinney to sample their chardonnay or a full-flavored Sangiovese & Cabernet Sauvignon blend. The tasting room also offers flights if you want to get more of a taste for their offerings.
#3. Saint Jo
Saint Jo sits about 1.5 hours north of Dallas on the Texas-Oklahoma border and. With a population of just over 1,000 residents, Saint Jo offers a tight-knit small-town feel.
Despite its size, Saint Jo is home to one of the most exceptional wineries around. Arché Winery and Vineyard is an estate winery with a tasting room offering sweeping valley views. Take a tour, visit the tasting room or sign up for one of their bottle release dinner parties.
Locals also enjoy visiting Blue Ostrich Winery & Vineyard. Yes, this used to be an ostrich ranch and there are still a few large birds on the property. Today, you can sip tempranillo or cabernet while listening to live music and soaking in the view of the grapevines. If you’re looking for a romantic staycation, book a room at the cozy Blue Ostrich Guesthouse.
Burleson is a mid-sized suburb 15 miles south of Fort Worth. You’ll find everything you need in town from highly-rated schools to an H-E-B Plus.
And on the wine front? Lost Oak is a 52-acre vineyard with plenty of space to picnic or hike. Plus, during happy hour, Lost Oak offers discounted sips and live music.
Sunset is another great Burleson winery. This family-run winery opened in 2005 and produces limited quantities of wine from Texas-grown grapes. Join the club to get discounts and access to member-only events.
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