The folks here started up this winery about seven years ago. Located along the rolling hills on HWY 71, they are situated just east of the town of La Grange.  Owner, Emmett Schulze, started out with some estate grape vines in 2000, but learned by “experience” what grows well and what doesn’t for this area.  Most grapes now come from west Texas or the high plains, but they still have a few locally produced, as well.  Currently, there are about seven wines for tasting located in the new bigger tasting room.  Much better than the smaller one many people may have visited before.  They have your traditional Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot plus some nice Muscadines. They have both red and white Muscadine wines that are surprisingly smoother than some others made in Texas.  Check out the Lenior, too, as its flavors should be palatable for most red wine drinkers. We think the White Zinfandel is the one you might remember most at this place.  It’s a very pleasant that is a lightly crisp wine that when chilled would be perfect for those hot days. This is a nice little stop as you’re heading back and forth between Austin and Houston, with a country setting just off the highway, inviting you to sit a spell and relax as you enjoy the wines and the pretty scenery. The tasting room has ample space, so feel free to stop in and visit a while.

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