While we were in Grapevine, Texas seeing the sights, we checked out a couple of wineries – including Lone Star Wine Cellars. I didn't think of Texas when I think about grape growing and wine making - so this was a great suprise for our trip!
This location opened in September 2006 (just about a week before we visited) so they were still learning the ropes.
The atmosphere was different from other wine bars I have visited. There was a flat screen TV hanging on the wall (with the football game on but muted), a CD playing in the background, a bar along one side, and some bar height tables scattered around the room.
We sat down at the bar and were helped by a very friendly (and talkative) gentleman. He seemed to still be figuring out how to talk up the wines they offered but he did have a ton of great information about grapes, wines, and the wine experience.
They do charge for a wine tasting – we tried 4 wines and bought one of them. (I maybe would have bought more if I didn't have to take them home on a plane).
The place also had a drink called a “Wine-a-Rita” which was a Margarita made with Margarita mix and Wine. It was very yummy. They also had a limited food menu – but we didn’t try anything they offered in the food department.