I’m typing this while sitting on the couch in my parents’ living room. I’ve been visiting them since Wednesday, making Labor Day into a very long weekend.
It’s so interesting to me to visit the area I grew up in, now as an adult. In someways, it’s just like I remember, and in others the area has changed so much – as have I. It’s weird to both be “at home” and a tourist at the same time.
Embracing this “tourist” mentality, we decided to go on a day trip to some Texas vineyards – something I’ve never done before. Being one of the hottest and driest summers on record, it was probably not the best time to visit the vineyards. But, the tasting rooms certainly offered refuge from the oppressive 104 degree heat.
My favorite vineyard we visited – at least as far asthe wine went – was Becker Vineyard in Stonewall.
Despite being so dry, the setting was still lovely.
For $10, we were each able to pick six wines to sample. Being there with my parents and Russell, we were able to taste each other’s wines and taste the majority of the wines that they offered.
I’m not the most sophisticated wine drinker. In fact, I’m just starting to get into red wines. (I am, however, an avid consumer of white wine!). This Grenache was a wonderful choice for a red wine newbie.
It’s described as a “medium bodied savory red wine, which is a slightly spicy, earthy wine with dried fruit and espresso.” I loved it so much that I used my last two tickets to get more of it!
I think we’ll go back sometime when it’s a little cooler to enjoy their lovely grounds – and the wine – a bit more.