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Tasting at Fall Creek Vineyards in Driftwood

Open less than a year, the second location of Fall Creek Vineyards now sits on the Driftwood Wine Trail. While in the area for a Texas Wine Month celebration dinner, my husband and I stopped in to check it out and enjoy a tasting. 

The new facility is a renovated former private home surrounded by butterfly gardens and native Texas plants. The tasting room opens out onto a relaxing tasting patio complete with a water feature. Some food is available in the form of a small bites menu with options such as cheese trays, pâté and bread or a grilled cheese sandwich.


Fall Creek Vineyards is one of the oldest and most respected wine producers in the state. This second location has allowed them to expand. The property sits on 17 acres by the Salt Lick Vineyards, the source of some of their single vineyard wines. They are planting vines across the front with more planned.

We sat out under the covered portion of the patio and I tasted the premium series for $15 which is a choice of six wines from either the Vintner's Selection and/or Terroir Reflections Series.

My Tasting:
  • 2015 Sauvignon Blanc-  Honeydew melon with a lime pith finish. SRP $21.99
  • 2014 Chardonnay-  Apple with citrus, clean finish SRP $21.99
  • 2015 Grenache Rosé- Refreshing, strawberry and grapefruit with a floral note. SRP $21.99
  • 2013 GSM Blend Salt Lick Vineyards- Chewy, plum and coffee with a slight earthiness, long finish. SRP $45.99
  • 2012 Tempranillo Salt Lick Vineyards- Dark ripe berries with leather and baking spice. SRP $29.99
  • 2012 Dotson Cervantes "Gotas de Oro"- A dessert wine made from a 50/50 blend of Muscat Canelli and Chardonnay. Sweet and citrusy. SRP $27.99
Fall Creek Vineyards in Driftwood offers quality 100% Texas wines to taste while enjoying the beautiful surroundings. I particularly enjoyed the Chardonnay, the Rosé and the GSM.

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