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Best Wineries in Houston
2021

Why These Wineries?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Houston Wineries on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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Bandol Wines

Bandol Wines is a boutique winery in Houston. The company specializes in importing wines from the Bandol region in France and distributing them to restauranteurs and wine shops in Houston and Austin. Bandol is a specialty wine made from the Mourvedre grape, which is the major varietal of the region. Mourvedre must account for at least 50% of the blend for both Bandol red and rose wines, with Grenache and Cinsaut usually filling out the rest of the wine’s composition. The company also distributes RWB Vodka, an ultra-premium, handcrafted, gluten-free spirit that won the Platinum Award at the 2013 SIP Awards.

Houston, TX 77077

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Clear Creek Winery, Vineyard, & Resort

Clear Creek Winery, Vineyard, & Resort opened in Kemah in 2007. The company offers general wine tours on weekends, where wine ambassadors share the story of the vineyard’s wines, winemaking information, and tasting tips. Private tours and tastings are available, as well as self-guided tours on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday afternoons. The winery’s covered patio can accommodate up to 125 guests, making it perfect for weddings and reunions. The company’s new blending bar allows guests to create their own blended glass or bottle of wine, then sample it in a souvenir etched wine glass. The winery also produces a selection of fruit wines, as well as raspberry and cherry chocolate ports. The company also has the award-winning Clipper House Inn bed and breakfast and the eculent restaurant on the property.

Kemah, TX 77565

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Haak Vineyards & Winery

Haak Vineyards & Winery is an award-winning, family-owned company in Santa Fe that opened in 2000. The company specializes in the production of two award-winning Madeiras. The wines come from two grapes that are new to the wine world, including Blanc du Bois, a grape with Florida origins, and Black Spanish or Jacquez grape, which produces the winery’s distinctive Haak Texas Madeira. The company was the first winery in Galveston County and is open for public and private tours and tastings.

Santa Fe, TX 77510

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LaFuente Winery

LaFuente Winery is a Houston vineyard and estate that opened in 2006. Customers can book the winery’s tasting room during the week, visit during its public tastings on Saturday afternoons, or a group of 15 or more people can host a tasting party at home or an office. The company also handles private parties, special events, and fundraisers. The company bottles a Carmenere that is based on a grape native to Bordeaux, France, that was transplanted to Chile after an infestation wiped it out of its native region. The company’s sauvignon blanc won a bronze medal at the 2015 TEXSOM International Wine Competition, and its merlot was Class Champion at the 2014 Houston Rodeo International Wine Competition.

Houston, TX 77092

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Perissos Vineyard and Winery

Perissos Vineyard and Winery features 100% Texas-grown and handcrafted wines at its Burnet property. The owners started growing grapes at their Austin home in 1999, and in time established an estate vineyard, state-of-the-art winery, and barrel storage facility. The winery’s first harvest was in 2006, and since then, 75% of all wines made there have been from estate-grown fruit. The vineyard harvests 100% of its fruit by hand, and the bulk of its wines are made in a traditional dry style. The winery has seven red wines and four whites in its portfolio. The winery’s 2014 Roussanne white won a gold medal at a 2015 San Francisco wine festival. The Perissos Wine Club has no startup membership fee and offers at least three wine shipments annually, no tasting fees at the winery’s tasting room, and a 25% discount on most wines purchased in the tasting room. The tasting room is open Friday through Sunday afternoons.

Sugar Land, TX 77478

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Solaro Estate Urban Winery

Solaro Estate Vineyards & Winery and associate winery The Solaro Winery are unique facilities in Houston and Austin. The Houston branch won the 2015 Best Businesses in Houston award in the wineries category. The winery’s 2014 Miscela won a gold medal at the 2016 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition and a bronze at the 2016 Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition and its 2013 Barbera won a bronze medal at Finger Lakes. Both wineries offer a Vintner Collection Reserve Tasting package where customers are introduced to the company’s wines, vineyards, and winery practices. Both its locations are unique venues for corporate or social events, offering private wine tastings, wine by the bottle and stem, and pairings and cuisine including charcuterie, pasta, salads, and New York delicatessen plates.

Houston, TX 77007

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