Under the tutelage of French winemaker Benjamin Calais, the experts at Calais Winery craft varietals using traditional French techniques. That's why the winery proudly proclaims itself "The French Winery of Texas," making La Cuvee d'Elme aged in French oak barrels and a Zinfandel-Sangiovese blend with a thick accent. Visitors can drop in for a wine tasting, during which they're invited to sample five wines from the current list. Those with a deeper curiosity about winemaking can enroll in classes that illuminate the process from grape to bottle.
Craving a burger and fries? Swing in Two Corks and a Bottle and enjoy a tasty meal in a casual setting.
Come prepared to feast at Two Corks and a Bottle — with no low-fat options, any diets will need to be put aside for the moment.
Warm weather brings out Two Corks and a Bottle's highly coveted patio seating.
Take your pet pooch along when you visit Two Corks and a Bottle — dogs are more than welcome to join their humans at the restaurant.
Meals at Two Corks and a Bottle are moderately priced — most diners spend about $30 per person.
Dan Gatlin is a bona fide pioneer in the field of Texas winemaking. His father owned a chain of convenience and wine and spirits stores, which meant Dan was closely attuned to the rise of winemaking in California in the 1970s. In 1981, Dan took a shot at spurring the same type of enterprise in Texas, opening a small vineyard that would one day grow into the successful Inwood Estates Vineyards. Today the winery produces red and white wines that take advantage of Texas's distinctive terroir, or soil, to produce complex flavors.
Through Great Tastes, Andy Gonzales the Wineaux Guy?offers classes in collaboration with local wineries, wine stores, restaurants, and in private homes throughout the Dallas area. Wine Experience educational classes are available for parties, birthdays, bachelorette events, house warming, office team events, and more. They also offer guided wine tours with Texas Wineaux Tours.
2006 marked the first harvest at Cathedral Mountain Vineyard, which was founded solely to stock Times Ten Cellars. Perched in the desert mountains just south of Alpine, the vineyard seems a world away from the cool, comfortable atmosphere of the cellars’ tasting room and lounge.