Getting out of the house is often hampered by the fact that most houses are located inside a bigger and fancier house. Step outside of the house outside of your house with today's Groupon: for $27, you get a VIP tour for two, a tasting for two, and one personal label at Sunset Winery in Burleson (a $55 value).
Tantalizing local taste buds since 2005, Sunset Winery wrote itself into the annals of history as the first of its kind in Johnson County since Prohibition. Traverse the 2-acre grounds on a VIP tour, which includes a look at the impressive machinery that lives inside the converted and entirely nonhaunted house. Curious palateers can convene for a tasting of the handcrafted merchandise, which is made with local ingenuity in Texas. This deal includes a personalized label to enhance message-filled bottles floating out to sea (bottles not included).
- The proprietors are more than happy to give tours and show off their spotless equipment and space management expertise. Many of their grapes are sourced from the Texas High Plains vineyards of Neal Newsom, who has an outstanding reputation for quality. – Texas and Wine.com
When Birgit and Bruce Anderson first purchased their 2-acre property in Burleson, Texas, the new surroundings where they grew vegetables and raised farm animals reminded them of the then-popular television show Little House on the Prairie. The couple—who originally trained as a tax agent and sociology professor—and their daughters farmed the land for several years before a 1995 trip to Napa Valley seduced them into the vineyard lifestyle. After 10 years of studying grape-growing and winemaking, the Andersons opened Sunset Winery, which they've nicknamed and trademarked "The Best Little Wine House in Texas."
Since opening, the late-blooming winemakers have established themselves by winning multiple prizes for their wines and drawing a steady stream of visitors each year. Sunset's lauded bottles include Moon Glow merlot and Twilight Tango malbec, the latter of which won top accolades at the 2009 GrapeFest People's Choice Wine Tasting Classic, edging out other malbecs and a chagrined Susan Lucci.
1535 S Burleson Blvd.
Burleson, Texas 76028Get Directions