Wineries at Wine Down, Shop Small
Please Note: The listed wineries participated in the 2016 edition of Wine Down, Shop Small. Please check the event's website for the most up-to-date information about next year's wineries.
Wine Down, Shop Small is downtown Huntsville’s annual celebration of Texas wine, local business, great food, and good times. Some of the best-known wine producers in the Lone Star State will be on-hand, introducing wine lovers to amazing new blends and fresh takes on beloved classics. Delicious food will also be on the menu, courtesy of several local restaurants and vendors like Mr. Hamburger, 1836 Steak House, Patio Café on the Square, and Eclectic Coffeehouse Studio & Gallery. After all, what is wine without something yummy to pair it with?
Live music kicks off in the late afternoon and continues throughout the night, and many businesses will offer special discounts and giveaways to festival-goers. Yet wine is the star of the show. Below you’ll find a list of participating Texas wineries whose reds and whites you’ll want to be sure and sample before the evening is over.
Also known as Knox Circle Winery, Froggy Wines incorporates Texas grapes into their berry-and-cocoa-infused Walker Red, as well as a Black Spanish wine known as Sweet Happiness.
104 A Knox Circle
Huntsville, TX 77320
Granny Muffin Wines
In addition to their highly praised versions of Zinfandel and other popular varietals, Granny Muffin produces wines from such little-known grapes as Piesporter, gamay, and zarte blume, as well as “lite” wines with reduced alcohol.
301 West Oak Street
Palestine, TX 75801
Lavaca Bluffs Vineyard
The educators behind this award-winning winery honor Texas history and heritage on every bottle of wine they make from locally sourced black Spanish, blanc du bois, merlot, and mustang grapes.
172 Private Road 4261
Lolita, TX 77971
Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards
A hidden gem in East Texas, Los Pinos is known for their delicious sweet wines and dries like the blend of Malbec, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc and merlot known as Meritage.
658 County Road 1334
Pittsburg, TX 75686
Maydelle Country Wines
Owner and vintner Steven Harper turns out an eclectic collection of wines, from the unoaked Merlot Roo’s Rue to the award-winning Lemonade Wine.
175 County Road 2108
Rusk, TX 75785
One of the oldest wineries in the state and a pillar of Texas wine production, Messina Hof features more than 50 wines from 28 different varietals.
4545 Old Reliance Road
Bryan, TX 77808
Peach Creek Vineyards
This Aggieland winery uses 100% Texas grapes, either locally grown or from the High Plains, in their wines, from the full-bodied Valiente red to the Riesling-esque Aloha.
2029 Peach Creek Road
College Station, TX 77845
Critics and oenophiles agree, Perrine’s semi-sweet Brazos Breeze wines and premium Huguenot whites and reds are some of the best in Texas.
900 Harvey Road #6
College Station, TX 77840
Pleasant Hill Winery
A favored stop on the Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail, Pleasant Hill has racked up awards and accolades for their Texas-grown blanc du bois and port-style wines.
1441 Salem Road
Brenham, TX 77833
Texas South Wind Vineyard and Winery
This family-owned and operated winery in Refugio ages their whites, reds, fruit, and dessert wines in stainless steel or glass, with certain reds aged in French Oak.
Refugio, TX 78377