Is there anything better than sipping a good glass of wine? In my opinion, the only thing better than sipping a glass of wine is enjoying that glass of wine with a loved one or a group of friends. When I’m ready to do just that, I head to some of my favorite wineries near Dallas.
Granted, wine probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Dallas, TX, but I’m here to help change that! The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is home to many wineries and vineyards just waiting to be explored.
Whether you’re looking for a good sweet wine or a good dry wine, these wineries near Dallas have you covered. Granted, not all of these wineries are in Dallas proper, but they’re all near Dallas (less than a two-hour drive), making them easy to visit from the Big D.
Let’s go and see what these North Texas wineries have to offer!
1. Delaney Vineyards
Take a spin on Highway 121 in Grapevine and you’re sure to spot Delaney Vineyards. This is the beautiful French chateau surrounded by rows of vines just off the highway. Sure, you can hear cars speeding through the vineyard, but that doesn’t stop you from visiting Delaney Vineyards.
Owner Jerry Delaney fell in love with French chateau architecture while traveling and decided to model his tasting room after an 18th-century French chateau. The incredible wooden doors have been welcoming visitors since 1996.
The majority of wine served at Delaney is grown either on Grapevine’s 10 acres or the company’s largest property in West Texas, Lamesa Estate Vineyards. You can participate in a wine tasting to see which of their red and white wines you prefer.
When you visit, be sure to try the Texas claret wine which is a blend of cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc. The fruitiness and peppery finish make it an excellent wine to accompany food.
In addition to its wine tasting room, Delaney Vineyard is also a prime venue for special events. Offering only one event per day, you are guaranteed to have a dedicated space for your wedding or party.
For hours of operation and more information, visit the Delaney Vineyard website.
2. Times ten cellars
If you’re looking for the perfect date spot in Dallas, look no further than Times Ten Cellars on Prospect Avenue. This Dallas winery has been a neighborhood staple for over 15 years and is the area’s go-to wine bar.
Since Times Ten Cellars is a working winery, you can take a tour of the cellar before you sit down to sample your favorite wine. Their many rooms and patio allow for comfortable seating and a fun, laid-back atmosphere for your wine experience.
Times Ten Cellars wine is produced from grapes sourced from both Texas and California, which ensures that they serve unique, easy-drinking wines. If you don’t know where to start, take advantage of one of their tasting flights which offer red, white or sweet varieties. They have delicious pinot noir, zesty tempranillo and fabulous cabernet sauvignon.
In addition to the wines offered at Times Ten Cellars, you can also sample specialty wines and beverages. These offerings include ciders from a local brewery, prosecco and ports.
For more information, please visit the Times Ten Cellars website.
3. Lost Oak Vineyard
Head about 45 minutes southwest of Dallas to the small North Texas town of Burleson and you’ll find Lost Oak Winery. Set on 52 acres, Lost Oak is more than just a winery, it’s a true wine experience. Lost Oak Winery prides itself on being one of the family run wineries in North Texas. This is evident as you visit and enjoy the hiking and biking trails, multiple wineries, event venue, and fabulous wine tasting room.
Visitors can take a winery tour to learn all about growing Texas grapes and producing award-winning wines before trying some of the great wines for themselves. Whether you choose a guided tasting in the tasting room or enjoy your wine on the terrace, you’ll feel right at home at this Dallas winery.
The high quality wines produced at Lost Oak Winery range from semi-sweet wines to dry red wines. If you’re not sure which wine you want, be sure to do a tasting at Lost Oak so you can experience a bit of everything. Their popular sweet wines include Orange Muscat and Dolce Rouge. Their popular dry wines include a delicious Montepulciano and a variety of white wines.
I love visiting Lost Oak Winery for their special events. Offering everything from “Girls Night Out” to concerts on the lawn, there always seems to be something going on in Lost Oak. Their fun events are the perfect time to get together with a group of friends, drink wine and laugh the night away.
For hours of operation and a schedule of events, please visit the Lost Oak Winery website.
4. Arché Vineyard
Arche Winery is located in the beautiful hills of the Red River Valley, about an hour and a half north of Dallas. With an emphasis on Texas grapes, Arche Winery is a unique winery in Texas as it is one of the few wineries in the state to grow Chardonnay grapes. Combine that with their focus on other French varieties, including Syrah and Roussanne, and you know you’re in for some great wine!
The Arche Winery takes pride in producing high quality wines that are reminiscent of wine produced in France. The winemaker uses his Texas grapes to reproduce wines produced in the Rhône region of France. They even age their wines in French oak to ensure the best possible quality. If you want to learn more about the winemaking process at Arche, be sure to sign up for a tour of the winery during your visit.
Their wine tasting room is located in the middle of the vineyards so that guests enjoy beautiful views while tasting their wine. You can do a wine tasting and sample four different wines to determine your favorite. Some of my favorite wines in Arche are Chardonnay, Mourvèdre, Syrah and Yellow Rosé.
Please visit Arche Winery for more information, including hours of operation and tasting prices.
5. 4R Ranch Vineyards and Vineyards
If you’re looking for a North Texas winery that serves delicious wines while offering fabulous views, consider visiting 4R Ranch Vineyards & Winery in Muenster, TX. Honestly couldn’t believe the view the first time I visited!
Set atop a hill overlooking valleys covered with trees and vineyards, one would think they are in Napa Valley when visiting this beautiful North Texas winery. The winery, powered by “sun, earth, and wind,” according to their website, provides the perfect atmosphere to enjoy a glass of wine.
Cozy up to the wine bar inside the Wind Shed Tasting Room to sample some of the delicious wines produced by 4R Ranch. Of course, like most wineries, you can do a traditional tasting, but if you want a unique experience, why not try one of the barrel tastings offered by 4R? This 1-hour tour lets you learn about the winemaking process and taste four wines straight from the barrel.
In addition to fabulous award-winning wines, 4R Ranch also offers guests the option of staying at the ranch. You can rent the 4R Gasthaus, which is a three-bedroom, two-bathroom house located on the property. In addition to the guest house, there are also campsites available for rental. During your stay, enjoy a bottle of wine after riding the 9 miles of ATV trails on the property.
My 4R Ranch recommendations include the Viognier, Rosé, and Nectar, their award-winning sweet white wine.
6. Eden Hill Winery and Vineyard
Dallas and Celina Farmers Market
Eden Hill Winery & Vineyard is an award-winning winery producing Texas wines from Texas grapes. This family owned winery prides itself on providing high quality wines in a sophisticated yet comfortable atmosphere.
Eden Hill’s location in Celina, Texas offers visitors the opportunity to tour their Eden Hill estate. The estate, which consists of a 10-acre estate, tempranillo vineyard, cellar bar and patio, is the perfect place to enjoy wine while relaxing in the countryside of the Texas.
In addition to the Celina Vineyard, Eden Hill also has a wine tasting room in the Dallas Farmers Market in downtown Dallas. Here, you can taste their delicious wines accompanied by a tasty dish like their artichoke dip and fries or a succulent chocolate mousse.
My Eden Hill Winery recommendations include the Montepulciano, Garden Red, and Temptation sparkling wine.
7. Blue Ostrich Cellar and Vineyard
What started as a premier ostrich breeding and breeding facility has now grown into one of the top wineries near Dallas, TX, Blue Ostrich Winery & Vineyard. But rest assured, if it’s the ostrich you’re looking for, there are still a few on site that serve as mascots for the estate.
The vineyards surrounding the tasting room produce Tempranillo, Viognier and Cabernet grapes, all producing delicious Texas wines. If you’re not sure what type of wine you’d like to buy, choose one of their three tasting options – Blue Ostrich (all white), Red Ostrich (all red) or Black Ostrich (all sweet) .
In addition to wines, the Blue Ostrich Winery also serves light fare, including hummus, a smoked salmon plate, nuts, chocolates, and more. The family business prides itself on providing high quality wine and a fabulous customer experience. To make the most of it, grab a bottle of your favorite wine and head to their beautiful patio to enjoy the view of the vineyards and, if you’re lucky, live music!
Visit their website for more information.
Pro Tip: Most of the wineries on our list are part of the North Texas wine region. For a fabulous and fun experience, join one of their wine trails to discover the vineyards and enjoy a tasting at a discounted price. You can find more information here.
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