Windy Winery is just one of the great wineries to be found in Brenham Texas. Located on the Bluebonnet Wine Trail, Windy Winery hosts one of the best and most fun grape stomps in the area during the early to mid summer months. The Harvest Grape Stomp at Windy Winery is an exceptional opportunity to learn about the intricacies of the wine process, including grape growing, grape harvesting, grape stomping/pressing, grape fermentation and finally the delicious stages of wine tasting and experimenting! The Harvest Grape Stomp at Windy Winery includes a hayride to the vineyard, picking grapes, pouring some grapes in the barrel, stepping, squeezing & squishing to music which makes all the stress in your life fade away. As an added memento step out with your purple feet on to your keepsake t-shirt. This fun experience also includes ice cream! Come up for a stay at the ranch during these weekends, beginning July 4th through August 9th and join all the fun during the Harvest Grape Stomp at Windy Winery!
While in the area be sure to also enjoy the Wine Crush at Pleasant Hill Winery for more wine related fun activities during the same weekends as the Harvest Grape Stomp at Windy Winery. Want to extend the fun of the wine trip? Follow the Bluebonnet Wine Trail for tours and tastings at Saddlehorn Winery, Messina Hof Winery, Peach Creek Vineyards, Bernhardt Winery and Cork This! Winery, all of which are within a days easy drive from the Bed and Breakfast. Though not yet officially on the Bluebonnet Wine Trail, Texas Star Winery located near Chappell Hill (a short 10 minute drive from the ranch) is one of the newest wineries to open in our area. It is what is considered a “Fun” winery in that its’ wine is made primarily from fruits other than grapes. You will be able to taste some unusual and fun wines like Cranberry, Prickly Pear, Plum, Hibiscus Flower, 17K Cherie and Mandarin Orange Cocoa. It is located at 10587 Old Chappell Hill Rd in Chappell Hill, TX and is open Friday, Saturday & Sunday.
While out joining in the fun of the Harvest Grape Stomp at Windy Winery, Grape Crush at Pleasannt Hill, Saddlehorn Winery and Texas Star Winery, you will definitely want to enjoy the scenic drive on FM 390. Designated a Historic Scenic Drive by the State of Texas, this is by far one of the most beautiful scenic drives in the great state of Texas any time of the year!
Throughout the journey touring, tasting and enjoying the beautiful scenic drive along FM 390 and the LaBahia Trail, you will need to stop for a bit of “grub”. Some of the delicious eats to be found along the way include:
- The Burton Cafe, a bastion of authentic German Fare, in Burton, Texas
- Bevers, a mix of local American and Tex-Mex food in Chappell Hill
- Nathan’s BBQ, some of the best local Bar-B-Que in the state, located in Brenham, Texas
- R Place, American steak and burgers in Washington, Texas
Summers are some of the best months for a trip to Washington County with live music, lavender festival, winery tastings, antique shopping, good eats and beautiful weather. You will want to book your room at the bed and breakfast and start your planning for all the great things there are to do and see here. Come for a weekend or come for an extended discounted midweek vacation stay!