In Focus: Duchman Family Winery
Backstory: doctors Lisa and Stan Duchman founded the winery in 2004 in a quest to bring world-class winemaking to Texas Hill Country
The team behind each pour: winemakers Dave Reilly and Mark Penna, and viticultural consultant Bobby Cox
Where most of their fruits come from: Texas High Plains
Highlights from their selection: Italian varietals such as Trebbiano, Vermentino, and Tempranillo
Where to sample their goods: the onsite tasting room
How to learn more about their winemaking process: take a tour of the winery
Notable accolade: listed by HGTV as one of the 20 most picturesque wineries in the country
Best way to take advantage of the winery’s scenery: get married in it; the winery has rentable indoor and outdoor spaces for weddings, corporate events, and more
Texas hills unfurl before Wimberley Valley Winery, gently guiding guests to the winery’s stock of wines. Since 1983, the winery’s resident winemaker has created a range of classic varietal wines in addition to offering wines from around the world. While the winemakers weave their magic in the cellar, the remainder of the winery’s staff entertains customers in the elegant tasting room. Here, an expansive stone fireplace steals the attention from sunny yellow walls, and granite counters hide bottle after bottle of wines waiting to be sampled. While tasters sink into cushy leather couches, the staff explains the flavor profiles of wine types and divulge tips for pairing wine with the right food or crazy straws.
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Vegan diners will feel at home at Lola Savannah Coffee, a local favorite.
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Surf the web from your tablet or laptop on Lola Savannah Coffee's complimentary wifi.
Dine out in the open during Lola Savannah Coffee's summer season when patio tables are available for use.
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At Lola Savannah Coffee, you can park quickly and safely in a lot next door.
Bike parking is also available outside the coffee shop.
Major credit cards are accepted as a form of payment, so patrons are advised to charge responsibly.
You can stop by at practically any time, since Lola Savannah Coffee serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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After 22 years in the air force, Water 2 Wine–founder John McFadden established his first custom winery in San Antonio seven years ago. Already the business has spread as far as Milwaukee to the north and Denver to the west, bringing the country's vinophiles more than 100 wines, each of which are fermented on site and available for tastings every day. Those who want to get more involved in the crafting process may sign up to make their own wine and steep themselves in each step of the operation, from selecting the grape varieties, beginning the fermentation process, withstanding a wait of about 45 days, and finally christening their creation by smashing a tiny boat against the bottle. All custom-made wines are plastered with personalized labels made from one of Water 2 Wine’s templates or images that customers design from the ground up.
Texas Winos host events that showcase life's finer pleasures without the pretension. The staff organizes outings such as winery and brewery tours, music events, picnics, and fundraisers. Holiday-themed tours inject festive seasonal glee into tours, with special events on fetes such as Cinco de Mayo. But one of their true passions remains wine. Eager to share their vigor for vino, they take guests to the state's finest vineyards, allowing tour-goers a behind-the-scenes look at the winemaking process while meeting new friends. Hands-on experiences include primers on how to expertly taste wine as guides expound on the vagaries of the fermentation process and explain exactly where baby grapes come from.
You'll love the professionals in Austin at Fall Creek Vineyards and their fantastic wines to pair with any of your meals.
At Fall Creek Vineyards, you can browse a selection of wines and expand your taste palette.
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When you need to start your weekend early, head on over to Fall Creek Vineyards and pick up a few bottles of wine.