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5 of The Best Experiences on The Round Top Wine Trail

August 2nd, 2016 by Pamela Murski

romantic places to go in texasThe Round Top Wine Trail is a day of shopping,  wine tasting,  sightseeing and fun!  Five of the best things to experience during your day on the Round Top Wine Trail  include your stay at the ranch, an experience unto  itself.  You’ll start your Round Top Wine Trail experience by first spending the previous night in one of our romantic and relaxing guests rooms at the ranch.  Staying in a restored vintage farm home from the 1800’s that has been transformed into an upscale ranch stay is the way to start any  day!

Each guest room is complete with private bath,  private ensuite pantry including mini-fridge, microwave and setups, queen or king bed with soft linens, individual climate control with a/c and fireplace, satellite TV and sitting area.  With access to beautiful outdoor porches, living spaces and outdoor spa,  you have everything set up for the perfect getaway.  Bring back a bottle or two of delicious wine discovered while enjoying the Round Top Wine Trail to your romantic escape and continue the theme of the day…..drinking wine, having fun, enjoying a mini vacation from your weekday life!

The Round Top  Wine Trail, hosted in November, involves all  the quaint shops in Round Top within a square  mile radius, it  is a time  to  sip  wines from local  vineyards, enjoy local eats and shop many of the eclectic storefronts that make up this  tiny  little town of 77!  After perusing the  shops  in Round Top and imbibing  of  some  of the great local tastes, branch  out to some  of the other wineries in the  area to complement the Round Top Wine  Trail.  Continue the  tasting while  enjoying  the beautiful  countryside before  heading back  to the ranch for the  night!

5 of the best to experience include:

1) Rohan  Meadery at 6002 FM 2981, La Grange.  This unique winery hones an old time tradition developed back in the dark ages by monks. Their wine  is made with  honey which  produces  a libation  known  as Mead.  During the summer hours, they  also  show old fashioned  outdoor old movies, free of charge!  Kick  back with a bottle, bring some snacks,  a blanket and enjoy!

2) Saddlehorn Winery at 958 FM 1948 N, Burton.  This  delicious winery has a grand presence situated in a restored metal barn.  Indoors you will find a massive granite tasting  bar, tables and chairs (Texas style) for “sitting a spell” with  friends to  catch  up while  enjoying  a glass or bottle of your favorite tasting!

3) Pleasant  Hill  Winery at 1441 Salem Rd, Brenham.  The wines  produced by this  Sicilian family have won numerous  awards throughout the  years and are consistently  good!

4) Texas Star Winery at 10587 Old  Chappell Hill Rd, Chappell Hill.  This  charming  little winery puts a new spin on what most people typically assume wine  to be, namely an  alcoholic  beverage made from  fermented  grapes.  Here you will find  an assortment of “wines” made with  fermented  fruits other  than grapes….think  Prickly Pear, Cranberry, Hibiscus, Mandarin  Orange & Chocolate  to name a few!  With the pleasant owners, lovely outdoor tables and unique style of wine, this little gem is a pleasant surprise for  your oenophile  tastebuds!

5) Windy Winery at 4232 Clover Rd, Brenham.  Operated by German owners/vintners, this decidedly friendly winery is known for the fact that their wines are produced using grapes only from Texas…..a rare fact, as most wineries blend their grapes with grapes from California and other states.

Time to book your room and start your Wine Trail Journey today!