Visit: September 2016
The Perissos winery and tasting room
We first learned of Perissos Vineyard and Winery while visiting The Vintage Cellar in Fredericksburg, which happens to offer Perissos wines on their tasting menu. After trying their wines and and learning more about them, we knew we would have to make the trip to the hills east of the Colorado River southwest of Burnet. Perissos Vineyards is family owned and uses Texas fruit exclusively. They are able to produce quite a bit of their wine from their 16 acre estate vineyard. Their website even feature a table that shows the percentage of their wine that comes from estate fruit through vintages. Their rows of vines are marked with the grape variety, so this give a good opportunity to learn more about their vineyard while enjoying the views. Honestly, my inner nerd came out when I saw, "Grenache TCVS" on row 12. That's for Tablas Creek Vineyard Selections, which I previously blogged about.
The tasting room - a great space among the barrels
The tasting room has both a scenic outdoor view as well as a good view into their barrel room. There are even quite a few barrels in the tasting room. Tastings are $10 and includes tastings of 6 of their wines and are done in a seated setup in the tasting room, encouraging guests to relax and enjoy themselves. All of the wines were well made and expressive of the grape varieties used in their making, with a real focus on the varieties that thrive in Texas. Their estate grown 2014 Aglianico was our favorite.
View of the vineyard and surrounding hills
The vines in this row are the offspring of vines from Château de Beaucastel in France, by way of Tablas Creek in California.
Tasting Menu (September 2016)
Full wine list (September 2016)