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Wine Trail Escape

The Ultimate Exploration of Texas’ Wine Region
 

Skip the trip to Napa and head for the hills—Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail offers oenophiles spectacular views and award-winning wines not far from the heart of Houston. Located between I-45 and U.S. Highway 290, visitors will find seven wineries spread out over the state’s beautiful landscape.

Wine grapes

DAY ONE

Venture west to Plantersville-based Bernhardt Winery. The small mom and pop operation produces approximately 6,000 gallons of wine each year. 

Settle in at Bernhardt’s Tuscan-style tasting room, which sits atop a beautiful hill overlooking endless hills and valleys, much like Tuscany. The winery carries traditional wine merchandise, along with fine jellies, jams and sauces. Next time you’re nearby, plan to stay overnight in Bernhardt’s Loft, the cozy Bed & Breakfast above the winery and enjoy a lawn concert, offered Sunday evenings from mid-April through mid-November.

Save some energy, there are two more stops on today’s wine exploration. Back on the road, head northwest a half-hour to Peach Creek Vineyards, located a few miles south of College Station. 

Founded by Ken and Donna Stolpman, Peach Creek offers five acres of vineyards, along with a tasting room and large event pavilion. Guests are invited to visit the Peach Creek Vineyards Tasting Room and sample one of the half-dozen varieties of wine, which range from red blends, muscat offerings, and a white made from Chenin blanc grapes. Visitors can enjoy their selection from one of Peach Creek’s decks, overlooking the vineyards and pond.

Wine Cellar Houston

Finally, finish out the day at Messina Hof Winery and Resort. Located 20 miles northwest, the 100-acre estate—of which 42 hosts the vineyard—is nestled in Bryan, Texas. Take a tour and sample selections from Messina Hof’s portfolio or even sign up for one of the vineyard’s special events. Their calendar is packed with cooking classes, wine appreciation classes, food and wine pairing seminars, murder mystery, and winemaker dinners.

Make reservations at The Vintage House restaurant, located on-site, and recharge for Day 2 at The Villa Bed & Breakfast—the only Four-Diamond resort in the Brazos Valley. 

Wine Trail Escape

The Ultimate Exploration of Texas’ Wine Region
 

Skip the trip to Napa and head for the hills—Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail offers oenophiles spectacular views and award-winning wines not far from the heart of Houston. Located between I-45 and U.S. Highway 290, visitors will find seven wineries spread out over the state’s beautiful landscape.

Wine grapes

DAY ONE

Venture west to Plantersville-based Bernhardt Winery. The small mom and pop operation produces approximately 6,000 gallons of wine each year. 

Settle in at Bernhardt’s Tuscan-style tasting room, which sits atop a beautiful hill overlooking endless hills and valleys, much like Tuscany. The winery carries traditional wine merchandise, along with fine jellies, jams and sauces. Next time you’re nearby, plan to stay overnight in Bernhardt’s Loft, the cozy Bed & Breakfast above the winery and enjoy a lawn concert, offered Sunday evenings from mid-April through mid-November.

Save some energy, there are two more stops on today’s wine exploration. Back on the road, head northwest a half-hour to Peach Creek Vineyards, located a few miles south of College Station. 

Founded by Ken and Donna Stolpman, Peach Creek offers five acres of vineyards, along with a tasting room and large event pavilion. Guests are invited to visit the Peach Creek Vineyards Tasting Room and sample one of the half-dozen varieties of wine, which range from red blends, muscat offerings, and a white made from Chenin blanc grapes. Visitors can enjoy their selection from one of Peach Creek’s decks, overlooking the vineyards and pond.

Wine Cellar Houston

Finally, finish out the day at Messina Hof Winery and Resort. Located 20 miles northwest, the 100-acre estate—of which 42 hosts the vineyard—is nestled in Bryan, Texas. Take a tour and sample selections from Messina Hof’s portfolio or even sign up for one of the vineyard’s special events. Their calendar is packed with cooking classes, wine appreciation classes, food and wine pairing seminars, murder mystery, and winemaker dinners.

Make reservations at The Vintage House restaurant, located on-site, and recharge for Day 2 at The Villa Bed & Breakfast—the only Four-Diamond resort in the Brazos Valley. 

Messina Hof Winery and Resort

Escape to Texas Wine Country at Messina Hof Winery & Resort. Enjoy kicking back with a bottle of wine from the resort's ever-growing collection. This 100-acre estate, of which 42…

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