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Texas Wineries to Visit Near Brenham

March 13th, 2014 by Pamela Murski

Texas wineries are ever increasing and Brenham has it’s share of really great wineries  to visit during  your stay at Murski  Homestead Bed and  Breakfast.  There are three Texas wineries all within 15 minutes of the  our Texas Bed and Breakfast.  These three Texas wineries are located  on the Bluebonnet Wine Trail, a meandering trail that  includes 10 different wineries, all of which  are drivable  and tourable during  a weekend stay with us a the ranch in Brenham, Texas.  Below is  a sampling  of  some of the great Texas wineries on our  Bluebonnet Wine Trail  and near Brenham.

The first winery  which  is just north  of  the B&B is Windy Winery.  This Texas winery is known for  the fact that  the  grapes used in  their wine making  all  come  from  the  great state of Texas.  Owners/vintners, Linda and Augie Mientzen are the most delightful  vintners you will come  across while  touring  and tasting on the  trail.  Of German descent, they hold  true to their heritage and the German  wine making  process.  They thoroughly  love  what they do  and sharing that love  with those who come into their wine shop.  You can take a tour, enjoy a variety of festivals/events, partake  in numerous wine/dinner pairings offered  throughout the  year, sip and savor a personal tasting  of their wines while  on  premise and of  course,  join their  wine  club for monthly deliveries of their delicious wine and advance notice of events!  
Windy Winery

In the Vintners  own  words:  We are a small boutique winery producing classic varietals & unique blends. Our tasting room & vineyard is located on a hill that provides breathtaking views, encourages you to stop and rediscover the beauty that surrounds you daily here in Washington County, Texas. “Texas Wines from Texas Grapes.” Open Fri & Sun noon-5pm, Sat 11am-6pm, all other days by appointment only.  Phone:  979-836-3252 | Visit Website

The second Texas Winery near Brenham and close to the B&B is Pleasant Hill  Winery.  This Texas Boutique Winery is the first that  opened to the public in the Brenham area.  Owners/vintners,  Bob and Jeanie Cottle, of Sicilian descent carry  on the centuries old wine making tradition of their family.  Their wines have earned many awards throughout the  years and continue to grow in  stature as the years progress.

Pleasant Hill Winery

From the Cottles:  Visit our beautiful vineyard and winery in the rolling hills of Brenham. Sample our award-winning wines, while you browse our well-stocked gift shop. Open Sat 11am-6pm, Sun noon-5pm & major Monday holidays. 979-830-8463 | Visit Website

The third Texas winery near Brenham, is  Saddlehorn Winery, located between  Brenham and the little  historic village of Burton.  Saddlehorn Winery, is  the  newest addition of wineries open to the  public in Washington County.  The drive  down  HWY 290 to this fun  little winery is a feast for they eyes during Wildflower Season.  Once on property,  travel across a vintage steel bridge up to the owners/vintners wine shop.   The big red barn is reminiscent of a horse barn on a ranch but don’t let the  exterior fool you.  Once inside, you are greeted by Texas furniture, massive granite countertops and a large expanse of glass and stainless steel wine vats!  This Texas Winery is open for  tastings Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. –  6 p.m.  So whether here in Brenham for an extended stay or just passing though, this winery is  worth a stop.  Come on in, grab a glass of delicious Texas wine, sit a spell in one of their big Texas leather comfy chairs and just chill!

Saddlehorn Winery

From the vintner:  Explore the vineyard and discover the fascinating transformation of grapes into wine and sample our wines in the Texas-chic tasting room. Relax indoors or outdoors with a glass or bottle and enjoy the gift shop. Open Tues-Sun 11am-6pm  Phone:  979-289-3858 | Visit Website

There are many more wonderful Texas wineries on  the Bluebonnet Wine Trail  that  you can explore and sample  while staying at Murski Homestead B&B.  Book  your room here and make plans to come stay a spell and sip some great Texas wine while visiting the amazing Texas Wineries near Brenham!


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