Welcome to Washington County, Texas, a destination that boasts a rich winemaking heritage and breathtaking natural beauty. As the owners of Scenic Hill Retreat, Brad and Jenny, we have had the pleasure of immersing ourselves in the local wine culture and discovering some truly remarkable wineries. Join us as we unveil our favorite hidden gems, where passion, craftsmanship, and the flavors of the land converge to create unforgettable experiences in Washington County's winemaking scene.
Texas Star Winery: Embracing Texas Terroir
Our first recommendation is Texas Star Winery, located in the charming town of Chappell Hill. This family-run winery beautifully captures the essence of the region's terroir, offering a range of wines that showcase the unique flavors and characteristics of Texas. From their refreshingly crisp fruit wines to their robust grape wines, each sip tells a story of the land and the dedication of the winemakers. The owners, Jim and Susan Chisolm, provide warm hospitality and the stunning outdoor seating area make Texas Star Winery a perfect spot to relax, savor the wines, and take in the surrounding countryside.
Capelton Vineyards: A Serene Escape
For a truly serene wine-tasting experience, we recommend visiting Capelton Vineyards. Situated amidst rolling hills and lush landscapes, this captivating winery offers a picturesque setting that complements the quality of their wines. Capelton Vineyards' commitment to minimal intervention winemaking is evident in each glass. From their elegant Blanc du Bois to their velvety Merlot, every sip reflects the harmony between nature and craftsmanship. Take a moment to appreciate the tranquil beauty of the vineyards while enjoying their thoughtfully crafted wines.
Saddlehorn Winery: Rustic Charm and Handcrafted Wines
Next on our list is Saddlehorn Winery, a rustic retreat nestled in the picturesque town of Burton. This local winery not only captivates with its charming atmosphere but also impresses with its handcrafted wines. From crisp whites to bold reds, Saddlehorn Winery's diverse collection offers something for every palate. As you drive onto the property, you'll see the antique bridge and a restored horse barn now tasting room, ensuring a memorable experience. Don't miss the opportunity to stroll through their vineyards and learn about their winemaking practices.
Washington County, Texas, is a treasure trove for wine enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. Brad and Jenny, owners of Scenic Hill Retreat, have handpicked these wineries based on their exceptional offerings and unique experiences. Whether you're sipping Texas Star Winery's terroir-driven wines, embracing the rustic charm of Saddlehorn Winery, or indulging in the serene ambiance of Capelton Vineyards, each winery promises to delight your senses and leave a lasting impression. Come and experience the magic of Washington County's wineries, where passion, craftsmanship, and the beauty of the land converge to create unforgettable moments.
True romantics, nature lovers and local entrepreneurs, Brad & Jenny Stufflebeam, owners of Scenic Hill Retreat, have lived and raised their family on a small farm in Washington County, TX since 2004.