Official Review: 4.0 Cellars – Fredericksburg, TX

by The Traveling Winers What do you get when you bring 3 successful Texas wineries together under one roof? You get the fourth entity - 4.0 Cellars. Striving for excellence is what they are all about, from their winemaking to their marketing, to their branding. And after our visit, we think that they have succeeded in this endeavor. Three wineries, [...]

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Come Join Us As We Taste East-of-Dallas Wineries June 22-23rd!

Meet the The Vineyard Trail Winers as we explore the Piney Woods Wine Trail. This is our first trip east of Dallas so anyone that has a favorite winery that we must [...]

How the Finnins Got Started on The Vineyard Trail
by Miki, This Is The Life Winer

Where to start! Well, we suppose the first thing to say would be "WELCOME" to our passion!  We began this site with our very dear and best friends, Brian Kuhn and [...]

Brian and Elizabeth’s Story
by Brian The Timeless Winer
Elizabeth The Hippy Winer

The roots of the Trail go way back for us, we just did not know it was THE Vineyard Trail until years later. We met in the Hunsruck region of Germany in June of 1989. Of wine, [...]

Woodrose Winery – TX
by Miki, This Is The Life Winer

Don't Blink!  The wine map is a bit misleading on the location of Woodrose Winery.  On the map it looks like it is on Upper Albert Road, but in fact it is right on Wine Road [...]

The White Rose Winery – where the vintner makes the experience worthwhile
by Tom Joe Hops ‘r Better Winer

Every now & then you find a gem in the winery world. Welcome to The White Rose Winery. One of the greatest pleasures of being part of The Vineyard Trail is taking [...]

Madison County Winery – IA
by Tom Joe Hops ‘r Better Winer

Wines available for tasting
Some of the nicest wineries are found by accident (unless you're following The Vineyard Trail!) I work in Minnesota 1 week a month and as such I drive 715 miles between St. [...]

Rancho Ponte Vineyard – TX
by Miki, This Is The Life Winer

DON'T BLINK, AGAIN!  Rancho Ponte Vineyard is right off the Wine Road 290.  It is a small place so if you aren't looking you might miss it.  They fly their Texas flag with [...]

Texas Hills Vineyard – TX
by Miki, This Is The Life Winer

Back in October, 2012, Tom Joe and I made our second visit to the Texas Hill Country Wine Trail.  We had been there once 3 months prior, but this was our first time to [...]

William Chris Vineyards – TX
by Miki, This Is The Life Winer

William Chris Vineyards was by far one of our favorite stops on this Vineyard Trail expedition!  The whole experience screamed "TEXAS"! Driving up to the vineyard was [...]

Wine is an acquired taste… well, at least SOME wine is

Rules for Learning Wine For those of you that are just starting out on your journey, there is one rule you need to remember: You will immediately know what you like and [...]