Located down the road from Washington-on-the-Brazos is a small boutique winery worthy of a stop on your next Brenham trip. Owners August and Linda Meitzen planted their first vines back in 2000. Brother Dave has his hands in things, as well. The winery opened in 2005 and has been serving Texas grape varietals ever since. The tasting room is quite spacious, with ample indoor seating with tables and chairs. There is also a nice deck out back where you can enjoy live music as you relax sipping a glass of your favorite Windy Hill wine. The hosts are hospitable and make you feel very welcome. We visited this place back in 2007 during the unofficial blogging days. It was nice to return after 6 years and see all the changes that have occurred. The red and white wines made here, such as the Chardonnay, Cabernet, Syrah, and Tempranillos, had their grapes sourced near Lodi, California. The “good stuff” is grown locally. Blanc du Bois and Black Spanish varietals are grown on the estate. The Yellow Rose is a semi sweet Blanc du Bois that is quite wonderful and robust. It is not syrupy sweet or tart. The bouquet has subtle notes of citrus and nectarine. For a good sweet red Muscadine try Dave’s Sweet Red wine. We were pleasantly surprised by the great tasting Blanc du Bois sparkling wine. That wine would make a great Texas style “champagne” toast. There is also a Muscadine sparkling wine call Bubbly Daves that’s likewise fun to sip. We look forward to the near future release of the Lady Lavender wine – a white wine infused with lavender. For the sweet wine lovers of native grapes, this place is for you! Get out and enjoy the bluebonnets and lovely wildflowers painting the spring landscape a multicolored rainbow and make your way over to the winery. Enjoy the fruits of the vine as you relax and remember how nice it feels to enjoy the warmer temperatures again. Cheers!

Windy Hill Winery