October is Texas Wine Month- Here’s Must See Wineries Around Lubbock
It's no secret I love wine. I love the adventure of trying new varieties, new blends, and new wineries. Pairing wine with my favorite foods is a decadent treat I indulge in when I get the opportunity. Trust me, I've been celebrating Texas Wine Month by trying Texas wines listed by Texas Monthly, which includes two Lubbock picks. I'll also be touring our local wineries. Here's some for you to hit up.
Bobby Cox is the proprietor of Pheasant Ridge Winery, a Texas Tech alum, horticulturist and apparently an all-around wine wizard. He worked his way through college as a sommelier, which is basically an extremely knowledgeable wine server. Cox frequently holds events out at the vineyard, just follow his Facebook for when they pop up.
Pheasant Ridge is dog-friendly. Hours are Friday 3-8pm, Saturday 12-7pm, or by appointment.
Apparently Google and Siri get the directions wrong, so here's how to get out there without taking a sketchy old road, as per their website:
- North on I-27
- Exit 14, right (East) at Alon gas station onto FM1729 for 2 miles
- Right (East) on CR2600 for 1 mile
- Left (East) on CR5700 for 0.3 mile
McPherson Cellars is located in Downtown Lubbock in what was once a Depression-era Coca-Cola bottling plant. McPherson Cellars is very active with the First Friday Art Trail and hosts special "Patio Events" in the warmer months. Kim McPherson has won hundreds of awards for his wines.
McPherson Cellars is open to the public daily Monday-Saturday 11:00 AM- 7:00 PM and is located at 1615 Texas Ave.
Anyone from anywhere near Lubbock, and wine enthusiasts from far and wide recognise the Llano Estacado Winery brand. With a vast variety of delicious wines, there's most certainly a Llano wine you'll love. Grape Day is an incredible event they hold every year, but you can visit them anytime M-Sat from 10a-5p or Sunday Noon- 5pm at 3426 EAST F.M. 1585.
CapRock is yet another well-known Lubbock brand, with many wine varieties.The facility sits on situated on beautiful grounds and is gorgeous and welcoming on the inside. They are closed Monday and Sunday but you can visit them at 408 East Woodrow Road, and the are open as follows:Tues-Thurs: 12:00 - 5:30PM and Friday and Saturday: 12:00 - 6:30 PM.