Pilot Knob Vineyard encompasses 112 acres in the Texas Hill Country, just 2.5 miles west of US 183, 14 miles north of Liberty Hill and only 50 miles north of downtown Austin. Pilot Knob sits on the edge of a sweeping ridgeline, overlooking lightly treed rolling hills sloping downward with panoramic hill country views reaching as far as 15 miles. The terrain of the site provides gradual undulations, with elevations from 1,151 feet above sea level to 1,100 feet at its furthest southwest and southeast corners. Spring of 2011, our Tasting Room/Event Area was developed on the site, and the fruits of our labor (so to speak) are now being processed into a wine that can make Texas proud.
Wine Tastings 2015 : PK Cuvee, Viognier, Franco Rojo, Franco Rojo Reserve.
In the spring of 2007, we planted our first two grapevine varietals on a rocky hillside in Valley Mills, Texas. Our vines flourished in this fossil embedded soil. In late 2010, we opened our Winery and Tasting room (halfway between Valley Mills and Waco). We are now growing world class grapes and producing great Texas wines.
Wine Tastings 2015 : Sweetheart, Vermentino, Tempranillo, GSL
Joe Friddle. A transplanted Texan for almost 40 years, Joe was raised on the top of the last mountain in the Smoky Mountain Range in Birmingham, Alabama. Throughout his life Joe has sought ways to share his love for wildlife, the great outdoors, and the importance of strong grass root characters stemming from rural Texas. Beginning with stylized pencil drawings and portraits and now exploring the freedom of watercolor adds to the nature, Joe incorporates the mediums to join the outdoors and remembrance of time gone by. Whether portraits of old homesteads, historic building structures, still life or other specific portrait requests, there is always a story to tell. Locally his works can be found at several galleries throughout Texas.
Texas Cheese House is dedicated to the principle that excellent cheese is manufactured in Texas. We carry Texas Artisan Foods from a number of Texas producers.
Our cheeses contain all the full flavors that can best be experienced by stopping by our store and sampling your favorite cheese. Texas artisan cheese making is growing. We create cheese that is wholesome and natural with no added fillers or preservative. The milk we use to make the cheese is hormone and antibiotic free. We support the Texas Department of Agriculture and Dairy Division and are in full compliance of rules, standards and laws deemed to ensure a safe cheese. We do not add dyes to our cheese and our rennet is not from animal source.
Most recently, we have added the fine handmade chocolates and truffles to our store from the Wiseman House Chocolates in Hico, Texas. We have fudge, caramel clusters, almond bark, truffles, toffee, and sipping chocolate.
We are located in the historic district of downtown Lorena, 10 miles south of Waco, TX on Interstate 35.
handmade aprons, wine markers, gift bag accessories
Handcrafted Wine bottle stoppers, perfume pens, perfume atomizer, 50 caliber and 30 caliber pens, coffee grinders, and other unique gifts. All woods and acrylics are hand-turned.
We are a Texas winery located near Waco, Texas, about 100 miles south of Dallas, and just 100 miles north of Austin, Texas. Waco Winery is a family owned boutique Texas winery making authentic Texas wines as well as a few exotic varieties of wine.
We started our operations in March of 1997 when we planted the first of four vineyards. Since then we have increased our plantings every year and we opened our winery to the public in 2006. Today we are offering a number of unique Texas Wines for sale at the winery and an exciting wine club. We invite you to visit us for tours and tastings every day except Sunday.
Wine Tastings 2015 :
Plantation White, Riesling, Mulsum, Heart Of Texas Red, Plantation Red.