My gourd art focuses primarily on vessels, contemporary pieces, and masks. I purchase gourds from local growers. I prefer to clean them myself and thereby preserve the mold patterns in the cleaning process. I cut and carve gourds rather than paint or wood-burn them. I use leather dyes primarily and natural accents such as pine needles and walnut shells.
I am a hand crafting artist. I produce items made from corks: Texas-shaped trivets, boot-shaped wall hangings, wreaths, Christmas trees, ornaments and hat racks all with wine corks, I sew cotton wine gift bags, other gift bags and beaded wine charms and wine bottle toppers. Sometimes I am able to produce antique or vintage wine items in shadow boxes as I come across those items.
1441 Salem Road, Brenham, TX 77833
Telephone: (979) 830-VINE (8463)
Fax: (979) 277-9218
Jeanne and Bob Cottle, Proprietors
Visitors are welcome to tour this countryside vineyard and winery. Tours begin and end in the carefully constructed barn at the top of the hill. Spend some time studying the corkscrew collection and winery artifacts. The tour will take you through the path of the grape as it makes the wondrous transformation from vine to fruit to wine. In the cellar, you will experience the sites and smells of the wine-making process. In the tasting room, you will be able to sample the results of the wine-growing. Please join us in the rolling hills of Brenham to taste the wine traditions of the Zaffiro and Macedonio families. Our gift shop offers wines and souvenirs for sale.
Wine Tastings 2015 : Blanc du Bois, Sweet Collina Rossa, Sabernet Sauvignon 2008, Portejas Blanco, Collina Bianca.
The Vineyard encompasses approximately 30 acres of grapes, providing area residents and visitors spectacular vistas from home sites and the tasting villa. A combination of red and white varietals, including Norton/Cynthiana, Black Spanish, Cabernet and Blanc du Bois, were planted in the spring of 2007.
Wine Tastings 2015 : Forte 2010, Socrates, Roma 2011, Aura 2010
Stop for a moment.
Imagine you are ambling down a winding country road . . .
Each turn brings nature’s surprises. The cool breeze, the smell of honeysuckle, the dew in the air . . . each step a pleasurable one. Come join us! Where your wine experience will be like that of a country lane, pleasurable with every taste. Restored ice and power house, built in 1890, it actively manufactured ice until 1970. Established in 2001, Red Road Vineyard and Winery (RRVW) is a family owned and operated business, based out of Naples, TX.
Wine Tastings 2015 : Dry Blanc Du Bois, Signature Dry Red, Tempranillo, Chocolate Lach Rua.
Set amidst the beautiful rolling hills of Central Texas is a most pristine piece of land, perfect for growing grapes and making wine. Flat Creek Estate is nestled on this 80 acres, happily proving for well over a decade that quality Texas grapes produce quality Texas wines.
Our winery design philosophy is GREEN. With simplicity in mind, we created a winery that is energy-efficient and sustainable. Together with advanced geothermal cooling and photo-voltaic cells, we are able to achieve our energy goals. www.redcaboosewinery.com
Wine Tastings 2015 : Hobo Hooch, Blanc du Bosque, La Reina, Range Rider, Tannat.
Chisholm Trail Winery began producing wine for the public in August, 1999 and released its first wines at its Grand Opening Festivities on June 1, 2001 .
One the shores of sparkling Lake Ivie, just between the high plains and the hill country, we’re making wine for ourselves and our fellow Texans, with a sweetening start, and a tangy twist, and “just enough love from a Princess”.
We think that wine is like art, everyone has their own taste, and none is more right than another-only different. With our Hot Texas summers lasting 8 months, give or take,– we realize that many of our fellow Texans prefer sweet or semi-sweet wine during this time. Some folks in the industry may frown on this approach, but we’re from the school where “the customer is always right.” So,– we hope to do just that—give our customers a choice of wines to drink, and let them decide what’s best.
P.S. We make dry wines too!
Wine Tastings 2015 : Starlight, Sunset, Cabernet Sauvignon, Viognier.
Following in the family tradition of his German grandfather in Missouri who made his own wine from grapes cultivated on his farm, our winemaking experience goes back to 1989 as vintner Bob Landon tried his hand at making wine in the basement of their Dutch Colonial home in Kansas City, Missouri. Fifteen years later in 2004 they started their winery business in Texas. We’ve come a long way since the basement winemaking experiments in small batches to now with our stainless steel tanks and American & French oak barrels to be a large Texas winery. Bob has earned over twenty five medals for his wines, all of which were received from International wine competitions.
Tastings available 2015 : Yellow Rose, Pinot Noir, Pinot Grigio, Tempranillo, Chocolate Finale.