Wine tastings in Houston

Wine Tasting in Houston      Photo by Kelsey Knight on Unsplash

If you’re looking for a unique date night or girl’s night out, wine tasting in Houston should be at the top of your list. Many people don’t realize that wineries are creating delicious blends right here in Houston! Plus, there are great options for sampling fine wines from around the world. What’s better than one glass of wine? Trying a few different ones all at once!

Check out the best Houston wineries, vineyards, and bodegas where you can experience wine tasting right here in town.

Wine Tasting in Houston at Wineries and Vineyards

Sable Gate Winery

2600 Travis St Suite #104, Houston, TX 77006

Texas-made wine available for tastings at Sable Gate

photo courtesy of Sable Gate Winery

At Sable Gate, not only can you sample their fine creations, but you can blend your own personal bottle! This winery is owned by couple Szilvia and Bob with help from their twin daughters. Szilvia was raised on a vineyard in Hungary and Bob has traveled the world tasting local wines in over 50 countries! Together, they offer wine tastings, bottle delivery, a loyalty club, and bistro eats at their family Houston winery.

Tasting flights are available every day from opening until 7 pm, after which they are only available with an appointment.

Nice Winery

10520 Westview Dr, Houston, TX 77043

Nice Winery offers a Guided Tasting Experience which is not your average wine tasting in Houston! Sit down with one of their knowledgeable winery team members to learn about their wines, winemaking process, plus enjoy the perfect food pairing. They host the wine tastings in a cozy and intimate living room-like setting so you’ll feel right at home.

Wine tastings are by appointment only at Nice Winery.

Decant Urban Winery

948 Wakefield Dr, Houston, TX 77018

Wine bottles from Decant Urban Winery

photo courtesy of Decant Urban Winery

Have you ever heard of an urban winery? This unique concept works with grape growers and viticulturists who send them the fruit to produce wine inside the city. From crushing, pressing, fermenting, barreling, and bottling, it’s all done right in-house! You can swing by to sample their wine by the glass, bottle, or flights of three half glasses. The expert team will talk you through your choices and explain their wine-making process. They’re working on expanding their tasting room and will be offering food pairings soon!

No reservations are needed for tasting at Decant.

ErmaRose Winery

3130 Katy Hockley Cut Off Rd, Katy, TX 77493

Award winning wine available for wine tastings at ErmaRose Winery

photo courtesy of ErmaRose Winery

This wine tasting is at ErmaRose Winery in Katy, Texas, one of the wineries near Houston. Another family-run winery, this one specializing in fruit wine with an elegant taste. With options such as Banana Wine, Blueberry Wine, Mango Wine, and many more, you’ll definitely want to swing by and try out one of their wine tasting options. They offer three different packages ranging from four to eleven pours plus they have private wine tastings available if you’re looking for something a bit more private.

Walk-ins are welcome but reservations, which can be made online, are required for the Max Tasting (11 pours) and groups with more than 12 people. For private wine tastings, contact them ahead of time so you can customize the private event with options of food, music, and wine markers appearance.

Wild Stallion Vineyards

5969 W Rayford Rd, Spring, TX 77389

Event center at Wild Stallion

photo courtesy of Wild Stallion Vineyards

In Spring, you’ll find this wine vineyard near Houston called Wild Stallion Vineyards. Owners Larry and Karen Cress fell in love with the idea of owning a vineyard and making wine while traveling through Italy, France, Australia, and New Zealand. Now, they offer wine tastings of their own creations from Wednesday to Saturday. You can try a glass, a bottle, or a flight with options such as the Sweet Flight, the Dry Flight, or the Specialty Flight. If those aren’t your style, you can build your own!

No reservations are needed to enjoy the Wine Room at Wild Stallion Vineyards.

Wine Tasting in Houston at Other Places

Eads Family Vineyards

7800 Washington Ave Suite 650, Houston, TX 77007

French wine bottles for wine tastings in Houston at Eads Family Vineyards

photo courtesy of Eads Family Vineyards

Imagine a wine tasting from a French Vineyard right here in Houston! The Clos Dubreuil winery is located in Bordeaux, and they are among the first in history to produce both a Chardonnay and Bordeaux. Eads Family Vineyards offers tastings of the Clod Dubreuil wine portfolio at their winery in Houston. They provide a sommelier, wine dinners, private events, and even travel packages to the Bordeaux wine region.

You can make reservations online at their website.

French Country Wines

2433 Bartlett St, Houston, TX 77098

This charming little wine shop is an importer of fine French wines, specifically for small family-owned and artisanal wineries. They supply wine to many local restaurants and also keep a small shop stocked for Houston locals to shop hand-picked French wines. They have tastings every Saturday from noon until 6 pm where you can experience a French wine tasting in Houston. Best of all, their wine tasting is complimentary!

No reservations are needed for the wine tasting at French Country Wines.

TuttiLilli Wines and Specialty Foods

2421 Bartlett St, Houston, TX 77098

If Italian wines are more your style, TuttiLilli is the wine shop for you. They import their wines directly from Italy, carefully selecting producers who use native Italian varietals. They believe that wine and food go hand-in-hand, and therefore also offer specialty meats, olive oils, chocolates, truffles, and cheese. Each Saturday from 12 – 6 pm they have Houston wine tastings from boutique and family Italian vineyards.

No reservations are needed for wine tasting.

Vinology

2314 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005

The owners of Vinology

photo courtesy of Vinology

The owners of Divino, a Montrose Italian trattoria, bring you Vinology, a European style enoteca. Their goal was to bring an educational experience to their wine shop and bar where guests can explore new wines in a variety of ways before buying. They offer wine tastings in Houston through weekly wine flights, vintage tastings, and special events plus weekly wine seminars and appointment consultations. With over 300 wines from all around the world and knowledgeable sommeliers, the guys at Vinology will share everything they know with you, making it the perfect Houston wine tasting for those who have a thirst for wine education.

Appointments are necessary for consultations and private bookings.

 

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