Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards, an award-winning winery in Pittsburg, TX, and Wedding Oak Winery, a premier winery in the Texas Hill Country, have opened new tasting rooms in the heart of the Texas wine country in Fredericksburg, TX. The opening of both tasting rooms will be commemorated by a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce on May 29, 2019. Located at 6009 US Highway 290 East, the new 5,000 square-foot facility with separate tasting rooms for each winery is conveniently located within a few miles of restaurants, lodging, and tourist attractions, making it an excellent wine destination.
Housed in the same building, but with separate entrances for each winery tasting room, the new facility offers an exceptional wine experience with bright, spacious interiors where guests can enjoy tastings at the bar or seated tasting service with a selection of flights. Guests are welcome to purchase wines by the glass or by the bottle to enjoy outside on the front and back covered porches. Both Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards and Wedding Oak Winery tasting rooms will offer private lounges for wine club member tastings and seated tastings for 12 to 14 people.
Wine tourism has become incredibly important to the Texas Hill Country, and the wineries along US Highway 290 near Fredericksburg, TX are must-visit destinations. Many national publications have lauded the area as a top destination, including USA Today naming it one of the Top 10 Best Wine Regions and Wine Enthusiast Magazine voted it one of the Top 10 Wine Destinations. Having a tasting room in this area is a priority for both wineries.
“Our presence in the Hill Country wine region is long overdue and we are thrilled that the time has finally come,” says Gerald Jones, Managing Partner-Sales and Distribution for Los Pinos. “After 18 years of making wines at our winery in Pittsburg, Texas, we are fortunate to have created a loyal following of devoted Texas wine lovers. With this expansion into one of the hottest wine regions in the country, we can now join fellow wineries in the effort to promote the Texas wine industry while giving us the opportunity to showcase our wines to enthusiasts visiting this popular destination.”
“We’re excited to open the Wedding Oak Winery tasting room in Fredericksburg to make it easy for visitors to the Texas Wine Country to enjoy our wine made with 100 percent Texas-grown grapes,” says Mike McHenry, managing partner, Wedding Oak Winery. “This is the second retail wine operation for Wedding Oak Winery, with our primary winery in downtown San Saba, and we are soon opening a third location in Burnet, Texas in early summer 2019. We invite people to select a flight of wine tastings, relax with a bottle of wine on our covered patio, or book a private tasting in our members lounge. We’ll have stellar wines to taste, fantastic events, and gracious Texas hospitality.”
About Los Pinos Winery
Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards is a destination winery located just two hours East of Dallas and four miles South of Pittsburg, TX. Established in the year 2000, Los Pinos proudly features Old World artisan wines grown and produced in Texas. It offers a selection of nationally and internationally awarded wines that are produced from its estate vineyards and Texas High Plains vineyards that highlight the experience. Its 40-acre estate nestled in the Piney Woods of East Texas offers tastings, tours, tapas, chef specials, live music and cottages for overnight rental. With a new tasting room now open in Fredericksburg on Wine Road 290, Los Pinos strives to not only make the best wines possible from grapes grown in its vineyards, but to never lose sight of just having fun. It is why Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards is designed to be a place where thoughtful people can connect, relax, decompress and enjoy sharing wines with friends and family. Connect with Los Pinos Winery on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
About Wedding Oak Winery
Wedding Oak Winery was established in June 2012 by viticulturist Mike McHenry and a group of friends with the passion to bring the burgeoning Texas wine industry to the heart of small-town Texas. The historic 1926 tasting room and 10,000 case winery, located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 190 and State Highway 16, is a central part of the renaissance of San Saba. Wedding Oak Winery takes its inspiration and name from the majestic, 400-year-old oak tree, known as the Wedding Oak Tree, which grows about 2.5 miles northwest from the winery. With new facilities now open in Fredericksburg and scheduled to open Burnet, Wedding Oak Winery offers 100% Texas-grown wines of distinction from the top of the Hill Country appellation in San Saba to the heart of Wine Road 290. Wedding Oak Winery embodies the casual beauty, friendly personalities and relaxing hospitality that defines small town Texas, continuing the commitment to making Texas wines that celebrate our Texas terroir and wine-growing conditions. Connect with Wedding Oak Winery on the winery Blog, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.