This weekend I thought I would end the month with a visit to a new winery. So I researched around and found a winery in Midland, Texas.
I arrived at Texas Sun Winery located in this nice and new shopping/eatery strip. The inside was gorgeous; styled in a pueblo type architecture with the feel of a bistro. There they bottle their wine onsite and they also infuse some of their wines with fruit. The food was delicious as they have several flatbreads, panini’s, salads and charcuterie boards. However, the wine….. Well, my guest opted in for their Red Wine flight and I tried a White Cranberry Sangria. The Sangria was a Pinot Gris infused with white cranberry. It was very sweet. Had I known, I would have paired it with one of their flatbreads instead of ordering the Turkey, Brie and Jam Panini. The sight was bubbly and cloudy and the taste was silky, sweet and very light. This was a white wine of course.
The Red Wine flight consisted of five one ounce pours. Usually, when trying wine the Sommelier will pour the wine and tell you a little bit about it. Here they just poured the wine and walked off. You are lucky if you get to hear the name of the wine as they walk away. They do have a wine packet with the names of all of their wines and a little description about the wine but you would have to flip through the stack of papers to learn a little bit about it. I asked one of the Sommeliers where do they source their grapes from, she replied: “all over.” As I browsed through the guide I saw wines from New Zealand, Ohio and California so let’s just say I’m a little confused about their whole wine preparing and bottling process. I attempted to take notes on the flight but like I said I didn’t get to hear the names of the wines we tasted. One of the wines smelled like butterscotch with notes of vanilla and spice. It would have been nice to take a bottle with us but they decided to close early to celebrate their one year anniversary so I was on a time crunch.
Would I go again? Hmmmmm, maybe. I think if you are looking for a venue to meet up with friends, eat something lite but filling, and sip on wine then this is a nice establishment. However, since they have a wine club, I expected a little bit more education during my wine tasting. Their menu looked delicious and they had a nice selection of wines just wished I could have learned a little bit more about their wines and their winery.
Thank you Smileys for your continuous support! Cheers to two years of blog posts.
Salu’d, XOXO, Smiling Danny