Among many other attractions, a luxury getaway at The Crescent Fort Worth puts oenophiles in a very good position for exploring regional vino.
Wine? In the Dallas-Fort Worth area? Well, while it may be true that the Lone Star State isn’t necessarily widely associated with winemaking, it’s actually the country’s fifth-biggest wine-producing state, and boasts better than 500 wineries.
Guests of ours find themselves beautifully set up to explore some of this surprisingly robust and diverse homegrown wine scene, with a stellar suite of vineyards and tasting rooms within easy day-tripping reach of our centrally located Fort Worth hotel. Here’s a survey of just some of those destinations to consider while planning your summer escape to The Crescent Hotel!
Lost Oak Winery (8101 County Rd 802, Burleson, TX)
Exquisite hand-crafted Texas wine awaits you at Lost Oak Winery, which invites leisurely sipping and strolling on its 52 acres along Village Creek. Founder Gene Estes’ winemaking exploits date back to the 1950s with “bathtub wine” made in his hometown of Abilene, Texas, and rigorous education and firsthand experience helped him establish an impressive reputation at the forefront of the state’s viticultural industry—one carried on by the family in this multi-generational outfit.
Lost Oak Winery’s specialists have worked alongside academic researchers to fine-tune grape varieties well suited to Texas’s specific terroirs, from Shiraz and Tempranillo to Blanc du Bois.
Times Ten Cellars (6324 Prospect Ave, Dallas, TX)
While the separate Fort Worth location is no longer open, Times Ten Cellars’ Dallas tasting room is still easy to reach for Crescent Hotel guests.
Open every day but Monday, this winemaker offers elegant indoor and outdoor seating, regular live music, and an impressive lineup of top-quality wines: from reds such as Zinfandel, Merlot, Sangiovese, Malbec, and Tempranillo to Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and other crowd-pleasing white wines.
Sunset Winery (1535 South Burleson Blvd, Burleson, TX)
Occupying the former home of founders Bruce and Birgit Anderson, Sunset Winery offers a charming and stylish space for savoring wine made with grapes harvested from some of Texas’s most notable viticultural regions.
Pleasant as the tasting room is, you can’t beat an afternoon out on the Sunset Winery deck!
Delaney Vineyards (2000 Champagne Blvd, Grapevine, TX)
Originally established on the Llano Estacado in Lamesa, Delaney Vineyards first expanded to aptly named Grapevine, Texas in the early 1990s, and you’ll still find 10 acres of vines on a visit to this Dallas-Fort Worth Metro Area location, which includes an 8,000-square-foot winery styled after a French chateau.
Tour the facility and settle in for a tasting, trying such popular creations as the Texas Rosé, Muscat Canelli, Pinot Noir, and Sweet Texas Red.
Get to Know Texas Winemaking While Vineyard-Hopping on a Crescent Fort Worth Stay
From urban tasting rooms and wine cafes to lovely cultivated vineyards, find out why Texas is increasingly strutting its stuff on the winemaking stage on an escape to The Crescent Fort Worth!
When you’re not out and about on a grape safari, rest assured you can expect superlative wining and dining right here with us at our on-site establishments, from our Mediterranean-style restaurant to our rooftop Ralph’s Bar. Book your room or suite with The Crescent Hotel today!