Posts Tagged ‘hye

Calais Winery

In: Drinking

16 Jul 2015

(map) What do you say to a French winemaker who loves the grapes of Texas? “Ooh-la-la!” Ben Calais’ new winery on Wine Road 290 is not officially open, but he is doing tastings by appointment in his “cave.” That’s right, his tasting room is actually underground, and plans are for it to cellar his wines […]

Hye Market Grows

In: Drinking

27 Dec 2013

(map) We’ve posted previously about this “Hye end” market and tasting room here. Since then, it’s expanded into the historic post office space next door. The post office, which was established here in 1904, is one of the longest continuously operating offices in America. (One postmaster served for 60 years, the longest

Hye Meadow Winery

In: Drinking

9 Jul 2013

(map) One of the newest wineries to appear along the popular 290 wine trail, Hye Meadow is technically not even open. But as you can see, owner Mike is a friendly guy, the kind who’ll welcome you right into his winery itself for a tasting. Eight wines are available for tasting, three of which are made […]

(map) This Saturday kicked off the beginning of a season full of special events at this up-and-coming winery. For the launch party, famous – and infamous – bloggers, investors and wine club heavy-hitters were invited to a Watermelon Thump and Chef

(map) If you’ve been thinking of making a pilgrimage over to Texas’ first bourbon distillery, now’s the time. Last Friday, they officially opened the new Tasting Room & Barrel Barn with a party to

As Garrison Brothers puts it, “Some say Texans are a little too proud of their state. This sure isn’t going to help the situation.” Texas’ first legal bourbon distillery aged their first batch for two years in oak barrels, and at last it’s for sale. It’s smooth and buttery, and at $80 a bottle, made […]


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