Flat Creek Estate Winery will always have a special place in my heart. I first visited the winery in 2004 with my then girlfriend, and now wife. It was the first Texas winery we ever visited and it sparked an appreciation for Texas wine that even inspired us to have a Texas wine themed wedding. I can still remember driving up to the winery unsure if I was in the right place, even with what seemed like grape vines in the distance. As we approached the small tasting room we were greeted by a bright eyed and tail wagging dog, which I now know was Tropper.
The winery has grown since then. The old tasting room is now called Troopers Den and hosts smaller private tastings. The main tasting room is now in a two story building with a large patio right outside. Adjacent to the patio is a bistro and just beyond that is a pavilion flanked by grape vines on two sides.
Outside of Texas, when you mention Texas wine you will likely get mixed reactions. People are used to their Napa Vally and Walla Walla wines and don’t really picture good wines being produced in Texas. The Texas Hill Country Winery’s have come into their own the past few years and Flat Creek is no exception winning several gold and silver medals in recent competitions.