Views of the Neighborhood – Spicewood Winery

A lovely way to spend a Sunday. My two daughters and I visited two wineries. The first is named Spicewood. I’ll show you the second next week.

Here is a blurb from the website.

Since 1992 Spicewood Vineyards has been producing distinguished Texas Hill Country wines that are known for their timeless appeal and exceptional character. Beautifully nestled in the serene surroundings of the Texas Hill Country among 32 acres of vines, our family winery draws on both our Texas roots and our Spanish inspiration.

Spicewood Winery

Spicewood Vineyards

Spicewood Winery

A shot of a metal cluster of grapes and the vineyard.

More vineyards

Six massive live oaks growing together with the vineyard in the background.

Roses

Front patio entrance

Barrel stave chair

The tasting room bar.

Some meat and cheese. I like the sign. Be careful with water.

You know you are in Texas.

Nice paintings

More of the tasting room. That is a slab of granite on top of those barrels.

Lovely little stream outside the tasting room.

Cute fountain.

This is an event center that can be rented.

We sat on the patio of the activity center and shared a bottle of wine.

This is the entrance gate to the folks who used to own Spicewood winery. They sold it in 2007.

Next week, Gaucho Vineyards

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  1. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    Beautiful, John. Experiencing it with your daughters had to make it an extra special event. I’m certain it was for them. β™₯

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    1. We enjoyed it very much. The whole visit was terrific. Thanks, Gwen.

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  2. What I beautiful vineyard. I’m happy you and your daughters enjoyed the tour. I love the barrel stave chair. Enjoy your Sunday, John.

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    1. Thank you, Jill.You as well. πŸ˜€

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  3. Nice little place. I imagine it holds many a celebration! I love that barrel chair!

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    1. I could see that chair on the porch. Thanks, GP.

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  4. Many may not realize that Texas has a wine region – and hey – being closer to your daughters was an important reason for your move. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the tour.

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    1. Just one daughter (youngest) The eldest lives in Indiana. Thanks, Frank.

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  5. I love the exterior shots!

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    1. Thank you, Liz.

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  6. Reminds me of my wine tasting adventures when I last visited California, John. We even have a ‘Napa Valley Winery Doors’ framed poster on our wall. On one of the tours, it was just my partner and me, plus two ladies from New York. I can’t tell you what a great time we had once the wine tasting began. We even sent a couple of cases home, despite knowing we would have to pay import duty. That didn’t seem to matter at the time.

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    1. We lived in Sonoma for ten years. My wife was a marketing person for a winery. What a life. I can understand that the duty was a small consideration after a few tastings. Thanks for sharing, Hugh

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  7. Nice views! Looks like a fun outing.

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    1. It was, Joan. Thank you.

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  8. Beautiful spot, John.

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    1. Thank you, Lori. It was lovely. Very hot though.

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  9. The barrel stave chair was really cool. It would be cooler if the barrel was full. πŸ™‚

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    1. That would be cool for sure. Thank you, Greg.

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  10. How lovely. I had no idea Texas was wine country. Would have thought it was too hot!
    The things we learn…

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    1. Reds do well. Whites not so much. Thank you, Dale.

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      1. Yeah, I imagine whites would not do well at all. Here in Quebec, they do πŸ˜‰

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      2. Yes, whites need nice warm days and cool nights.

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      3. Indeed. And we have that in spades πŸ˜‰
        Ice wines and ciders work particularly well here.

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      4. I can imagine.

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  11. I miss going to vineyards and wineries. Looks like a great place. Have a favorite wine?

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    1. Love Cabernet Franc, and Malbec.

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    1. Thank you, Billy Ray

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  12. Lovely pictures of an interesting place, John. It looks like a great place to spend some afternoon downtime. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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    1. It was very relaxing.

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  13. There are so many charming vineyards in the Hill Country! I have heard of this one but never visited Spicewood. I am sure you and your daughters made good memories over that bottle of wine. Cheers!

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    1. We did, Jo. Thank you.

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  14. Looks like a very well-kept place, John. But 32 acres only?! Where else do they get their grapes from? I’ve read that wine from here can be called “Texas Wine” even if only 20% of the grapes are from Texas.
    Have a wonderful day,
    Pit

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    1. These guys get the juice from Washington.

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      1. Thx for the info.

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  15. Thanks for sharing the tour photos. I like those chairs, a lot. Good advice about the water, yeah stick with stuff you can trust.

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  16. I love the vineyard tour, Boss.

    Those barrel stave chairs are the best thing I’ve seen this week, so cool!

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    1. Thank you, Pilgrim. πŸ˜€

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  17. Beautiful, John. My favorite pics were the live oaks and, of course, the longhorns!

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    1. Thank you, Jacquie. 😊

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  18. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    Nice. I love the oak barrel chair!

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  19. What a lovely Sunday excursion — thank you for letting me tag along, John! I’m not much of a wine connoisseur, but it looks like this winery has lots of eye appeal — the creek, fountain, patio, and tasting bar are very attractive. And who could resist taking a load off in that barrel chair?!?

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    1. Thank you, Debbie.

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  20. I had NEVER thought you could grow grapes and make wine in Texas!!! WIll look for some of this wine in our local wine store.

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    1. Yes there are a few who do it.

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  21. If you’re in the mood for a nice Tempranillo, try Llano Estacado’s. It’s one of the few reds I really enjoy. I had no idea there was a winery in Spicewood — I’ve known it only for its most famous resident: Willie!

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    1. We had a nice blend. 50% Grenache and 50% Syrah. The juice was from Washington State.

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  22. A beautiful place, John. The paintings, barrel chair, and massive oaks were my favorites. How wonderful to tour the vineyard with your daughters. Looking forward to the next vineyard.

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    1. It was a great day. Thanks, Jennie.

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      1. I’m so glad! And, you’re welcome.

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  23. Most wineries have nice grounds. Looks like a great place to spend quality time with your daughters.

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    1. Yeah, it was lovely.

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  24. A perfect way to spend a Sunday. Beautiful vineyard, and I love that chair!

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    1. Could see that on a porch somewhere. Thanks, Teri

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  25. Loved that wheeled chair.

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  26. Wineries? Now you’re talking! What a gorgeous place. Would I be correct in assuming you sampled just a little of their wine?

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  27. This looks like a great way to spend a day or afternoon, John. We have lovely vineyards like this in South Africa too.

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  28. The best place to be, dear John! πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes, it is, Maria. Thank you.

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  29. Vineyards are soooo beautiful. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Rhonda.

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  30. There are some amazing vineyards in Niagara, John, but I don’t drink so I’ve never explored them.
    Thank you for allowing me to live vicariously through you.

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    1. You should visit anyway. The peace and quiet is well worth the trip.

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  31. Who knew, wineries in TX! It looks lovely, and I liked that sign about the water too. Is the wine tasty?

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    1. The one I tasted was juice from Washington state. Yes, it was tasty.

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  32. A gorgeous location, John! Thanks for sharing. 🍷

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