Exciting news! Hawk’s Shadow winery is now serving Mimosas for the first time every Sunday through Fathers Day from 11am – 1pm. For only $10 a glass, you can sip on this classic brunch cocktail while taking in the stunning view. Bring a picnic and make it a relaxing afternoon. We can’t wait to see you there!
If you haven’t had a chance yet to join us for a unique and intimate wine tasting that allows you to see behind the scenes of the winemaking process, our Winemaker Experience is the choice for you! The Winemaker Experience includes a tasting of 5 wines hand-selected by our winemaker in our tasting room followed by a trip to our cellar to try 3 wines straight from the barrel while learning about our history and process of winemaking. This is a rare opportunity to taste wine in a sensory-rich environment, learning about the nuances and complexities of different wines from our expert winemakers. Book your Winemaker Experience today!
The Heart Collectors are coming back for a second day!!!
The first concert was a hit! So we decided why not have a second concert. Thank you to all that came out for the first Heart Collectors concert! If you missed this wonderful, spectacular, and fantastic group, don’t fret they are coming back Sunday, March 19th from 3pm – 5pm. We are offering bottle and glass service during the concert to ensure that everyone can hear the band. To ensure we have enough tables, please email [email protected] and/or [email protected] to reserve a spot. See y’all soon!!!
Fun history about wine in Texas
The first ever vineyard in North America was actually planted in Texas by Spanish Missionaries in 1662 near the border of Mexico and New Mexico. Now to the present we are still not as big as other states with wine but we have come along way in a short amount of time.
Texas Hill Country is the largest AVA with an outstanding number of 9 million acres. Where as the Texas High Plaines make up around 8 million acres, but produce 80% of the wine in Texas.
Texas generally has a warm continental climate, similar to many regions of Portugal, Spain, central Italy, and the Rhône Valley. The biggest issues to winemaking in Texas are spring frost, hail, and lack of water. This is why many recognizable grapes, such as Merlot, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay, are not well suited to Texas winemaking, as they bud early and therefore could be decimated by frost.
Just a brief amount of history that was interesting. Here is the site that gives more depth into Texas wine growing regions.
The writer:COURTNEY SCHIESSL
The Heart Collectors are coming soon to a winery near you!
First off, welcome to our blog and new website!
Picked by the Austin American-Statesman as “one of the top bands to see” at SXSW, Australia’s Heart Collectors will return to Hawk’s Shadow Winery this March!
Many of you caught the four-piece “epic folk” band — who have completed three international tours and released four albums — on their previous visits to the winery.
Music critic John T. Davis, author of Austin City Limits: 25 Years of American Music, described their music this way: “Imagine Fleetwood Mac with more of an organic, Celtic-infused lilt of vocals and melody, and you have a rough idea of why Australia’s Heart Collectors are so instantly appealing.”
If you missed them, visit https://theheartcollectors.com to hear some of their music!
They will be at the winery March 11th at 5pm to 8pm. We look forward to seeing you!