My name is Bill, and after a week-long trip to Napa Valley my son decides he wants a wine barrel for his soon to be remodeled patio. I made a phone call to a dear friend whose parents happen to own the winery that my wife claims I spend way too much money at while she sips another glass. Within about a week lo and behold but what should appear on my loading dock but 2 wine barrels. I allowed my son to pick his barrel but with a caveat; I wanted to see if I could make it look awesome. The look on his face was to say the least uncertain, but he caved in. After a few days planning the fun began and as they say the rest is history.
Christy Tremblay will be joining the 2015 Texas Wine & Rogue Art Fest. Her art will be located inside the winery, so come check her out!
Christy just completed an art challenge, A Painted House A Day. Her goal was to create with paint and mixed media one house image a day, for 183 days. She completed 183 Painted Houses from March 2014 to September 2014.
A Northwest native, Ms Tremblay has taught in Korea and visited cities, rural areas and islands in Southeast Asia. She started using the imagery of houses in her art about four years ago when she and her family were living on Fort Bliss in El Paso, TX. They had a historical Bungalow with a lot of charm. She says, ” Growing up I had two houses I called ‘home.’ As an adult and with a family of my own, I have had many houses to make a home. My husband is Active Duty Army and we move often. Although a move comes with work and saying goodbyes, we embrace each move and look forward to our new adventures, people to meet, and places to explore. Houses are houses. A home is for a family to create safety, love, and memories. As I make each move with my two daughters and husband, I find our locations and houses to change, but our home stays the same.”
Poteet Country Winery brings new appeal to fruit wines. With the fruit wine industry falling into the cheap wine cliche, we aim at proving the majority wrong: High quality wines can be made from fruit. All our wines are made from local fruits and grapes, not blended or flavored. We pride ourselves on high quality full-bodied wines that did not have to travel thousands of miles to get to our front door. Texas proud, we keep our wines Texas made with Texas fruits and grapes only. We guarantee you will not find anything but high quality wines here.
Being the only winery south of San Antonio, we reward our customers for making the long trip with free wine tastings. We are a small, family owned and operated winery. While here you will note that we are not your typical winery, as we showcase what “country simple” life is all about. Most of the decor, including the winery and store, are a part of Texas history and date back to the 1800’s. On your visit we will be glad to tell you the history of the place and maybe a little history of the small town of Poteet, TX. Visitors can can also get a feel for the farm and ranch life as the winery and general store are on a running functional farm/ranch. If you see a stray cow in the parking lot, you just might be in the right place.
Poteet Country Winery is not just a winery, it is a true representation of South Texas History.
Wine Tastings 2015 : Strawberry Wine, Blackberry Sweet Reserve, Strawberry Sweet Reserve.