When you think of Texas wineries, East Texas might not be the first place that comes to mind.
But, what if I were to tell you that East Texas has over 30 wineries and vineyards just waiting to be explored?!
Home to the Piney Woods Wine Trail, this are of Texas consists of beautiful rolling hills, great outdoor activities, and some great award winning Texas wineries.
We recently had the opportunity to participate in an East Texas wine tour with Lekker Wine Tours, and were amazed at all the East Texas wineries had to offer.
Here are our recommendations so you can plan your visit to the East Texas wineries!
Full disclaimer: We were hired by Lekker Wine Tours, Walkers Mill Vineyard, and Enoch’s Stomp Vineyard to promote the East Texas wine region. Of course, as always, all opinions are our own! We strive to bring you an honest perspective at all times.
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East Texas Wineries
Walkers Mill Vineyard and Winery
One of our favorite East Texas wineries is Walkers Mill Vineyard and Winery.
Not only did we have a great time with owners Art and Adrianna Strahan, but we also loved their gorgeous vineyard and winery.
This family owned boutique winery offers guests an incredible environment to drink wine in.
Guests can enjoy a wine tasting in their fabulous Mill Barn while their new tasting room in under construction.
During your wine tasting, you can try their wide variety of both dry and sweet wines, some of which are produced from the Muscadine grapes grown on their property.
While Muscadine wine can easily be incredibly sweet, Walkers Mill Winery does a great job of producing semi sweet wines with these grapes as well.
Once you have settled on a wine you love, be sure and grab a glass or bottle to enjoy on their outdoor patio that overlooks the vineyard.
Allow the Texas ranch lifestyle to surround you as you relax and drink the local wine produced at Walkers Mill Vineyard and Winery.
I can’t wait to go back to this family owned winery when their onsite accommodations are complete.
During our visit, Walkers Mill was in the process of building four luxurious guest suites!
Enoch’s Stomp Winery and Vineyard
Another of our favorite East Texas wineries, Enoch’s Stomp Winery and Vineyard strives to provide a winery resort style experience to their guests.
Nestled on 90 acres of beautiful Texas countryside in Harleton, Texas, you will find a wonderful East Texas winery that boasts a fabulous wine tasting room, an incredible fine dining restaurant, rolling hills covered with vineyards, and some wonderfully romantic accommodations.
This vineyard winery grows several varietals of grapes, including Black Spanish grapes, Blanc du Bois grapes, Champanel, and Norton.
The grapes grown here are known to thrive in the harsh East Texas conditions and bring wines that have a unique and wonderful flavor.
During our visit to Enoch’s Stomp Vineyard and Winery, we participated in a vineyard tour and learned so much about the wine making process and the hard work involved in creating these excellent handcrafted wines.
From their signature white wine, the Blanc du Bois Off Dry Wine to the GSM dry red wine, Enoch’s Stomp Vineyard and Winery offers wine for every palette.
While visiting the this vineyard winery, you can spend time in their fabulous tasting room that offers wonderful outdoor seating overlooking the working farm.
This is the perfect place to not only taste their award winning wines, but to also try some of their delicious food.
The tasting room at Enoch’s Stomp Winery offers a delicious charcuterie board, wood-fired pizzas, and a variety of sandwiches and salads, perfect for pairing with your favorite local wine.
For the ultimate date night experience, plan a meal at their onsite restaurant, Cork’s Fine Dining. Here you can enjoy a wonderful meal paired with Enoch’s wine.
Of course, for the ultimate weekend getaway, book a stay in one the two onsite villas that overlook the pond and vineyards!
Enoch’s country setting makes it a lovely place to relax and unwind and I bet it is a beautiful place to spend fall in Texas!
Britt’s Wine and Dine
Guests to Britt’s Wine and Dine in Kilgore, Texas, can enjoy Britt’s wine and food pairings that Britt is so lovingly known for.
Owner, Britt Davis has always had a passion for wine. Growing up near Napa Valley, California, Britt quickly learned that he has a knack for pairing food and wine together.
After exploring the world, Britt decided to bring this love to the East Texas community, and Britt’s Wine and Dine was born.
While he originally served his food and wine pairings out of his house, Britt has expanded and guests can now enjoy this unique wine tasting experience at his property, the Old Elder School in Kilgore, Texas.
Since he just recently planted his vineyard, Britt produces his wine from grapes and juice that he purchases.
In addition to producing his own wine, Britt also purchased unique wines from around the world that you can purchase at his winery.
For the ultimate experience at this East Texas vineyard winery, be sure to purchase a ticket to one of Britt’s wine and food pairing events.
Seeing as this winery is only about a two hour drive from the DFW Metroplex, Britt’s makes to a weekend getaway.
Green Goat Winery & Vineyard
Upon entering the vineyard, guest drive past their eight acres of vineyards before reaching the winery tasting room, which has a rustic, country vibe.
Their tasting room here offers a variety of wines from dry to sweet wines, meaning everyone is sure to find something they love.
The Green Goat Winery and Vineyard offers wine drinkers everything from a Blanc du Bois to a delicious good Texas sweet wine called the Peachy Gringo, which is one of their fruit wines. (While I really love a good peach wine, I actually preferred their not as sweet wines.)
Marty enjoyed the fruit wines offered at Green Goat, like their Blueberry sweet wine.
After finding the perfect wine for you, grab a class or a bottle from the wine bar, and head outside to their patio area to enjoy a glass of wine while overlooking the winery and vineyards.
Also known for hosting live music, you might want to check their schedule before visiting.
If they aren’t too busy, ask to take a tour of their wine production area and see how they produce their wines.
White Fox Vineyards
another great East Texas winery to explore is White Fox Vineyards and Winery in Murchison, Texas.
White Fox Vineyards is a quaint winery that has a small area for wine tastings, and a large barn-style outdoor seating area.
Her you can taste some of the wine produced from local fruits and grapes. Marty especially loved their Blueberry wine, which is created from locally sources blueberries, while I enjoyed their Texas white whine made exclusively from Texas white grapes.
I loved that this winery also had a cute little gift shop with lots of fun merchandise to choose from.
During your visit to White Fox Vineyard and Winery, be sure to grab a glass of your favorite wine and head out to the barn to enjoy some fun yard games!
Valle della Pace Vineyard and Winery
A visit to Valle della Pace should definitely be on your list of East Texas wineries to visit.
This charming family owned vineyard produces some delicious wines and outstanding mead!
Located in Garden Valley, Texas, Valle della Pace Winery offers guests the opportunity to enjoy their wine in either the tasting room, or their outdoor patio area overlooking the vineyards.
During your time here, I recommend pairing your wine with one of their delicious pizzas or an amazing slice of cheesecake.
Valle della Pace also invites guest to enjoy walking through their vineyards and exploring their winery grounds during their visit.
Rowdy Creek Ranch Vineyards
Rowdy Creek Ranch Vineyards is another East Texas winery that should be on your list.
Rowdy Creek Ranch is an expansive property is expansive property boasting over 450 acres of land in the Piney Woods region.
The winery prides itself on growing, harvesting, and producing award-winning Blanc DuBois wines.
During your visit to the winery, you can explore the acres of vineyards before enjoying some delicious food and live music.
They also offer guests the opportunity to experience some retro glamping in the vineyards thanks to the six glamping trailers they have on site.
While you’re here, take advantage of one of the latest trends and play on some pickleball on one of their two lighted pickleball courts.
No matter what you choose to do, you will have a great time at this winery.
Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards
Their East Texas winery, located in Pittsburg, Texas, is a fabulous winery to add to your list.
Los Pinos Ranch offers guests a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere to enjoy their delicious wines.
The vineyard shows two varietals of grapes, Blanc Du Bois and Black Spanish, both of which are used in creating their delicious wines.
They offer wines from dry reds to sweet dessert wines, ensuring that there is something for everyone at this winery.
Spend time in The Vine Tasting Room and Gift Shop before heading outside to drink wine on the Vineyard Patio.
I personally love their wine labels. The fun artwork is a nod to the laid-back, fun atmosphere that you will experience as this winery.
With live music offerings weekly, Los Pinos Ranch is a great place to have a fun evening out with that special someone in your life.
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Michelle Snell is a travel writer, history buff, wine lover, and enthusiast of different cultures. Michelle enjoys bringing places to life through her informative writing style on her blogs, That Texas Couple and Totally Texas Travel. Her practical tips and suggestions help make travel dreams a reality while immersing her readers in the history, culture, and food of a region. She is happiest sipping wine in Italy or chilling on a beach with her husband, Marty.