The up and coming area of Northlake, Texas has situated itself in a prime location for shopping, entertainment, and outdoor recreation. Just outside the big cities of Fort Worth and Dallas, Northlake has developed a reputation of a small-town feel with big expectations. But did you know the area is also a burgeoning wine destination? Texas is the fifth-largest wine producing state, just behind California!
From the 1650s to today, Texas has grown its wine country to around 400 different wineries and vineyards, making it one of the largest producers of wine in the United States. There are countless vineyards and wineries located in close proximity to The Ridge. The perfect wine trail starts in Grapevine and ends in Dallas, making a pit stop at a few wineries and vineyards in Fort Worth on the way. Each city is located within 30-40 miles of The Ridge! Plan a trip to Fredericksburg wine country to enjoy a wine filled weekend getaway to experience more of the Texan Napa Valley.
For those looking for more wine tasting experiences, keep reading to learn more about the hundreds of wineries and vineyards that make up the epicenter of Texas Wine Country.
Grapevine is located just under thirty minutes from Northlake, and has no short supply of impressive wines and scenery.
Bingham Family Vineyards
Dig into those Texas roots when joining the Bingham’s multigenerational wine growing family for a 100% Texas grown and crafted wine tasting. During a session, guests will indulge in five different wines, most of which are award-winning, ranging from red and white to rosé and sweet.
Cross Timbers Winery
The Cross Timbers Winery is established in one of the five oldest structures in Grapevine, Texas at it’s Historic Brock Family farmhouse. When visiting the historic home for a tasting, the guests take a trip back to a simpler time with its southern decor and petite framework. The charm of the winery is infused in the wines made from 100% Texas grapes on the Lubbock high plains.
Awarded the largest vineyard in North Texas, the Delaney Vineyards and Wineries French inspired architecture will provide a nostalgic Texas twist. Their Texas grapes are grown on over 120 acres of vines and are made into an assortment including their Cabernet Franc, Cynthiana, and Petit Verdot.
Take a road trip to Fort Worth to explore some of the sensational wines in North Texas wine country.
Rancho Loma Vineyard
Known for their viticulture and winemaking techniques, Rancho Loma Vineyard has created quite the array of award-winning wines. The RLV experience offers guests the ability to wine and dine at their vineyard making for a great outing in Fort Worth.
N2 Vino Winery
N2 Vino Winery opened its doors in 2017 and hasn’t looked back since. Their experiences range from classes to parties to a wine bottling experience, suitable for guests of all ages. Each wine is handcrafted on-site and paired with a rustic and cozy atmosphere.
Casual Friday Wines
Keeping it comfy and casual, Casual Friday Wines is the perfect spot for friends and family to enjoy a selection of over fifteen wines as a part of a tasting flight, by the glass, or by the bottle. The eye-catching labels are just as appealing as the taste of their well balanced and easy to drink wines.
Known as a modern metropolis in North Texas, Dallas is not only home to the Cowboys but also home to some upscale wineries and vineyards throughout the city. Whether you’re looking for a wine bar, winery, or vineyard, Dallas has got it all.
Bishop Arts Winery
Renowned for being one of the highest quality Texas wines on the market, Bishop Arts Winery offers a variety of wines for tasting such as a Cabernet Sauvignon, Granny’s Green Apple, Sauvignon Blanc, and more. Their secret lies in the craft of their wine using strictly Texas grapes and aging their wines in oak barrels for added natural wood and grape flavors.
From creating wine in a basement in 1989 to becoming the largest winery in Texas since opening the doors in 2005, Landon Winery has earned hundreds of medals, awards and recognitions for its wine. Take a tour through the wine producing process, enjoy one of the many events taking place or experience one of our wine tastings.
Inwood Estates Vineyards – Dallas
For over 37 years, the Inwood Estates Vineyards has perfected the craft of winemaking at it’s 245-vine vineyard. Inwood Estates focuses its efforts on providing their customers fine wines from Texas farmed grapes. This truly urban winery offers a weekly wine tasting of their Marsanne, Tempranillo-Cabernet blend, and much more.
Further south in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, lies Fredericksburg, dubbed the “new Napa”.
The Pontotoc Vineyard gets its name from the community of Pontotoc, literally meaning “Land of Hanging Grapes”. This impressive establishment is set inside beautiful sandstone buildings which have been converted from grocery stores and post offices into a weinhalle and winery. While enjoying the architecture, visitors will indulge in vintage wines named after the historical locations and geological formations of Northern Hill Country. Some of these wines include the Enchanted Rock, San Fernando Academy, and Smoothing Iron Mountain.
Grape Creek Winery
Experience panoramic views of The Grape Creek Winery including impressive production facilities, extensive vineyards, Tuscan-inspired tasting rooms and additional beautiful scenery. Priding themselves in a “Tuscany in Texas” mentality, The Grape Creek Winery offers guests multiple tasting opportunities including a Classic Wine Tasting, Tour and Wine Tasting, Private Wine Tasting, and Heath Sparkling Wine Tasting.
Named one of the top three producers in Texas by USA TODAY, Fredericksburg Winery is the perfect stop during a Downtown Fredericksburg day trip. Owned and operated by the Switzer family, this winery offers a wide variety of wines from dry to sweet, and even some desserts. The best way to taste is to jump aboard their private tours or take it into your own hands on a self-guided tour.
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Texas may not be what you were thinking of when you think premium wine country, but your opinion would soon change thanks to the massive selection of vineyards and wineries spanning across the entire state. The Ridge at Northlake is in close proximity to these fine wines and beautiful vineyards. To learn more about the location and offerings at The Ridge, fill out this form to receive updates and additional information