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Way Out Wineries – A Texas Wine Trail

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Way Out Wineries is a Texas wine trail to the southwest of Fort Worth. Head towards Dinosaur Valley State Park and some beautiful lakes and sip some wine.

Barking Rocks Winery grows some grapes and sources others for their wines, which include Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, Viognier, and others and also Fragaria, a strawberry wine using strawberries from Acton, Texas. Barking Rocks Winery is located at 1919 Allen Court in Granbury.

Bluff Dale Vineyards has a large porch overlooking their vineyards where you can have a picnic while you savor their wines. Bluff Dale produces several wines, including Nexus, a Lonestar International Wine Competition winner. They're located at 5222 CR 148 in Bluff Dale.

Brennan Vineyards grows many of their own grapes – including Cabernet, Syrah, Viognier, and Nero D'Avola. Their tasting room is housed in the McCrary House, one of the oldest remaining homesteads in Texas and recognized as a landmark by the Texas Historical Commission. They're located at 802 South Austin Street in Comanche.

Rising Star Vineyards produces estate wines from their own vineyards containing Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Barbera, Chardonnay, Muscat, Zinfandel, and Chenin Blanc grapes. The winery is located at 1001 County Road 290 in Rising Star. They recently closed their tasting room in Richland Springs to relocate to a new tasting room in Salado.

Alamosa Wine Cellars specializes in warm climate varietals, such as Sangiovese, Syrah, Tempranillo, and Viognier. They're located at 677 County Road 430 in Bend.

Pillar Bluff Vineyards offers estate bottled Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon along with a variety of other wines. A gazebo outside their tasting room provides a lovely place to spend an afternoon or hold your events. They're located at 300 County Road 111, just west of Lampasas.

Texas Legato Winery grows their own Merlot and Petite Syrah and also serve other wines. They're located at 2935 FM 1478 near Lampasas.

- written by Heather Carr

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