The Lightcatcher is an award-winning winery located in the northwest part of Fort Worth. The location feels intimate and secluded, even though it is right off the highway. The Lightcatcher uses mostly grapes from vineyards in Texas and prides itself on producing over 3000 cases of fine wines per year.
Upon arriving to the main building, it was a pleasant surprise to see several art pieces from local artists displayed on the patio entrance. The gift shop is stocked with items that one would typically see, including wine paraphernalia such as toppers, carriers and trinkets.
The tasting room staff was friendly, though not as knowledgeable as I would like or have come to expect from a winery. The selection was limited and in my opinion, slightly over priced. In addition, there were several wines that were not available for tasting, and the Cabernet Sauvignon was sold out.
If you choose to stay for music and/or food, the tasting room leads you directly into an indoor dining area which funnels into a large, covered patio which then extends to an uncovered patio, for those who like to bask in the sun. The covered patio area has plastic walls that drop down and heaters to make the winter months more comfortable.
On the menu, the selection ranges from a cheese platter to salad to pizza. (The cheese platter truly was a treat.)
Events held at the Lightcatcher:
Jazz Sunday is held on the first and third Sunday of the month. The price is $10 at the door, and the music plays from 4 - 7. Lunch is served from 12 - 6.
Sunday, November 8th is the Fall New Wines Release Party.
Sunday, December 6th is the Celtic Christmas/Toys for Tots Toy Drive.
The Lightcatcher also holds an annual "Crush Day" where people dress as Lucy and help crush the fruit to be used for wine.