Yes, readers, this place was once an ostrich ranch. However, economic conditions changed and the owners looked at other ways of using the land and facilities. What better thing to do than to convert operations into a vineyard and winery! This new upstart vineyard and winery is helping to establish the northern frontiers of Texas into a recognized grape producing region. The vines have been in place for about a year and total just over 2000. Most of the varietals are Tempranillo, Viognier and Cabernet along with a few test rows. The current selection of wines available at the winery come from grapes sourced in Texas. Two of the wines, Syrah and Cielo, have already won awards from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo International Wine Competition. The Viognier and Roussanne are a great way to start your tasting session. Both do Texas proud. The Meritage and Tempranillo are some of the reds that you may want to fill up your cellar with. Do have a glass of wine while you’re here. The scenery of rolling hills of North Texas near the border here with the backdrop of young vines is spectacular! Plus, the owners welcome you with some fine hospitality and good company and will gladly share the history of their business and their former ostrich farm stories with you. The viticulturist and winemaker are doing a fine job. We can’t wait to return when they start producing the estate vintages!

Blue Ostrich

www.blueostrich.net

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