“In the heart of the Texas Hill Country”
Since 1988, Sister Creek Vineyards has been located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country in Sisterdale, Texas (Pop. 25). Bordeaux and Burgundy wine making techniques are employed to produce our Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot wines. These traditional wines are aged in 60 gallon oak barrels for up to three years. In combination with our barrel aging, minimal filtration methods are incorporated so the wines will retain their fullest flavors. In addition to these wines an Italian style Muscat Canelli is also produced. The winery is located between the cypress lined East and West Sister Creeks in a restored 1885 cotton gin
The Traveling Winers on Texas Wine Trail
This visit to Sister Creek Vineyards was definitely unique simply because of its location. This winery is set in a Cotton Gin Factory from 1885. First of all, as you are driving down the road, don’t blink because otherwise you may miss your stop. All that is there is the winery on one side of the road and the little General Store on the other (gotta check out the General Store – way cute!)
It is a very rustic setting and when you first walk in you smell it too…very OLD….almost musty. They have artifacts from that time period from the cotton gin which are kinda cool to look at. We think it would have been cool to construct a tasting bar to match the historical decor to replace the current folding tables covered with table clothes. Just a thought.
They have a unique touring experience set up which is self-guided. I have never seen one quite like this before. It was impressive that they had taken the time to offer some “inside scoop” and education for those that like that kinda thing, like we do. This would be a good winery visit for a newbie to wine tasting as you can learn some of the very basics on this self-guided tour.
With regard to the wines, we were told by a person at a different winery that we should visit here because they are well known for their Muscat Canelli. And yes, it was good, but more interesting because they add a tiny bit of carbonation to give it just a little snap. Kinda tasty.
If you are a history buff, this place is for you. If you like Muscat Canelli, you should stop here and give it a taste. If you are a newbie and would find an educational tour valuable, put this on your trail. Otherwise, we would consider this winery only if you have spare time on your hands. Remember, that is just our opinion (but HEY, we bought three bottles!).
The Traveling Winers at The Vineyard Trail
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- Tue - Fri: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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- Sun: 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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