October 30, 2020

Texas Wineries for Halloween

Texas Wines are not scary at all, except possibly for one in San Saba. Old Man Scary Cellars produces some interesting Texas wines from its Rattlesnake Vineyards. There is an interesting story as to how the Hisel Family came up with the name of their winery. This is their story in their own words. “On the Hisel Family Estate in Hockley County, Texas, lies an old, abandoned farmhouse. Old Man Scary is the name given to that house by the youngest son of the family. Once the scene of a death, the house was thought to be haunted by an evil spirit. However, events have since occurred that prove some spirits, despite their appearance, can be helpful in viticulture, viniculture and even saving little boys from themselves.” Their winery is actually in the same City block as Wedding Oak Winery. Their wines are only available at the winery, being wines like their 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2015 Sangiovese, two red blends, and their delightful whites. This sounds like a need for a road trip to San Saba to visit Old Man Scary Cellars and Wedding Oak Winery and stay at one of several Bed and Breakfasts in the Texas Hill Country. For more information, call (325) 372 – 6071 or go to www.OldManScaryCellars.com.
For a delightful spooky winery visit, go to Messina Hof Winery and Resort in Bryan for a Friday evening SPOOK-TACULAR winery visit. . Their fermentation room is hosts to spooks and ghosts from a nearby cemetery who enjoy visiting with the SPIRITS fermenting in that winery! If you plan to attend, you must make a reservation by calling (936) 778-9463 x 234. Grab your best Ghoul-friends and head to Messina Hof Winery and Resort this Halloween for the Spooky Cellar Tour! Your night begins with a glass of Sparkling Ghost Wine as you stroll around the estate while hearing the history of the winery, including tales and lore of the area.
After your spirited costumed guide introduces you to how Messina Hof grapes grow, ferment and then produce award-winning wines, you will taste four different varieties directly from the aging tanks and barrels in our Spooky Cellar Room. Afterward, you will finish off the tour with a spellbinding Papa Paulo Port chocolate truffle. BTW, Messina Hof Winery has thirteen rooms in their onsite Bed and Breakfast facilities in case you do not want to drive back home.
Perhaps you want to stay more local with a visit to Blue Epiphany Winery on the north side of Conroe at 400 Bryant Road. There is a haunted forest in the northeast corner of the winery property, near an old abandoned water cistern from which ghosts of Conroe past enter into our world. The haunted trail is reserved for adults over 21 years old with “children not allowed” according to the winery staff! This is an outdoor walking haunt into the wilderness from 6:30 to 10 pm. After your haunted evening and to settle your nerves (assuming you do get out alive), try Blue Epiphany Winery’s award winning wines, several of which have earned Double Gold Medals. Blue Epiphany Winery will have lots of room to spread out and social distance. Besides, it is way too scary to get COVID19 on Halloween! Please do wear your mask for proper hygiene on your winery excursions.

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