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Windy Winery Pics in Brenham, Texas on the Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail

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Exterior of Windy Winery tasting room

Exterior of Windy Winery tasting room

Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail

Cattle and a red-colored train caboose? Multi-colored wildflowers and a winery? You might be thinking, what do these have in common? It is all scenery that can be viewed on the Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail in the springtime if enjoyed at Windy Winery in Brenham, Texas, and seen from the nearby roads leading to and from that destination.

While the wineries participating in the bluebonnet wine trail occasionally change, we were happy to discover Windy Winery the year we took the tour. A link at the bottom of this page under sources will keep you up-to-date on current participants of this annual event.

Interior of Windy Winery

Once one has entered the winery, there is a cozy and homey atmosphere, with country décor. Friendly folks greet one behind a wooden bar and are there to offer you samples of the wines made at Windy Winery.

The deer horns pictured below hang over a doorway. The clusters of grapes in the horns somehow seem appropriate as one is in a winery. Décor consists of old signs plus new hand-painted empty wine bottles, the latter of which are for sale.

The stained glass under the tin roof sends shimmering colors into the room depending upon what time the sun rays shine through the glass. My husband and I happened to be there in the afternoon, and the prismatic hues of color added to the warm ambiance inside the tasting room.

Winery Exterior

While the exterior of the metal building may not be a thing of great beauty, the landscape around the winery makes up for it.

The winery sits atop a small rise of a hill, and the wind whips across one's face and body when outside. At least the wind was assertive the day we were there. Perhaps that is the reason behind the name of Windy Winery?

Pictured below, you can see the whimsical sculpture that greets one on the outside of the winery. Someone enjoys decorating and utilizing empty wine bottles for their canvas to make an eye-catching artistic statement.

The backyard of the winery contains some old rusted farm equipment plus some whimsically constructed metal art.

Our Tasting Experience

After we checked in and identified ourselves as being on the Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail, we went through the tasting room to the backyard, where there was seating. We had servings of two different wines, and accompanying those were a salad with some greens, goat cheese, and a balsamic vinegar dressing plus croutons. The wind was blowing so hard that we had to keep a good grasp of our plastic plates with the salad in fear of it taking to the air.

Several other couples were sampling the wines and food along with us, but the most allure (to my husband and myself) was the scenery. Springtime has to be the most scenic season of the year at Windy Winery, with the adjacent field just beyond a wire fence being ablaze with color from the prolific blooming wildflowers!

Bluebonnets

On the Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail, one would expect to see bluebonnets. Windy Winery does not disappoint!

An adjacent field had not only bluebonnets but other types of wildflowers as well. Some photographers were sitting on the ground with their camera zoom lenses focusing on these transient beauties on the other side of the fencing.

With my trusty Panasonic digital camera, I captured these pictures, which brightened my day. Note the white bluebonnet above. These are not as common. The more usual color, like the name, is blue.

Cattle

This part of the country around Brenham consists of much farmland as well as cattle ranches. Many mixed herds of cattle were in view as we traveled the roads on this bluebonnet wine trail. It was scenic getting to see the cattle amidst the fields sprinkled with wildflowers.

Windy Winery Specifics

The winery address is 4232 Clover Road, Brenham, Texas 77833. Their telephone number is the following: 979-836-3252.

According to their paper pamphlet that we picked up, they make these wines: Chardonnay, Desert Rose, Merlot, Independence (a blend of Pinot Noir and Merlot), Saucy Red, Yellow Rose, and a Brenham Blush. In addition, they also make a Tejas Port wine.

The folks at Windy Winery were offering a crayfish dinner that evening for a nominal charge. Most of these wineries, Windy Winery included, do events that vary by day, week, or month. It adds variety and interest for their local neighbors and customers as well as people who come from further distances to enjoy these special occasions.

One thing is certain. Visitors are greeted by very friendly winery folks at this winery. It appeared to us that they were not only work partners but friends with each other as well. That friendly spirit is extended to customers and visitors.

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2010 Peggy Woods

Comments

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on February 24, 2021:

Hi Jack,

Texas does make some good wines now. Many of the better ones come from west Texas. It sounds like you live in Texas. While many of the California wines are better known, you might be pleasantly surprised if you taste some of the ones from Texas.

Jack on February 24, 2021:

Don't think much about Texas wines but glad to hear about them. I have always enjoyed visiting ones in California. Now we can stay closer to home.

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Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 15, 2010:

Hi Betty,

We have been to a couple of wineries in your area. This is peaking my interest to see more of them in Texas when time permits. Thanks for the visit.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 15, 2010:

Hello Wanderlust,

Yes, Texas has quite a few wineries spread all over the State. This Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail was our inspiration to get out there and start discovering ones like Windy Winery.

Actually there are only a couple of types of grapes grown in this area and many of the wineries import grapes or the juice from other states to blend and make their wines.

As to them being good...obviously it is a matter of taste. We like some better than others but that could be said of wine from any other state or country for that matter.

Thanks for the visit and comment.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 15, 2010:

Hi Cheryl,

It was fun taking the bluebonnet and other wildflower photos as well as the ones at Windy Winery and am happy to have shared them with you here.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 15, 2010:

Hello Michael Shane,

Windy Winery is definitely a nice place to visit...especially when the Texas bluebonnets and other wildflowers are in bloom. Just adds "frosting to the cake." Thanks for the visit.

Betty Reid from Texas on April 15, 2010:

I've only been to the wineries in the Texas hill country. Right now would definitely be a great time to see the bluebonnets! The wildflowers are blooming like crazy.

Wanderlust from New York City on April 15, 2010:

I am absolutely surprised that Texas has wineries, but I guess they are everywhere. How is the wine? Any good?

Beautiful pictures, and actually Texas' countryside is quite beautiful! Thanks for an information.

Cheryl on April 14, 2010:

Very beautiful photos. Looks like an interesting place to visit and sample Texas wine. The flowers are truly beautiful. Thanks for sharing the lovely photos.

Michael Shane from Gadsden, Alabama on April 14, 2010:

Enjoyed the hub! Looks like a nice place to visit!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 14, 2010:

Hi Lee B,

Yes, Windy Winery in Brenham is definitely worth a visit. The surrounding countryside is also so very pretty and the bluebonnets capped it off for us. We so enjoyed taking this Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail and think that others would also have fun doing it. It is an annual event. Culminates this coming weekend but the wineries are open year round for regular tastings and events. Thanks for the visit.

Lee A Barton from New Mexico on April 14, 2010:

Loved the photos and commentary!This looks like a great place to visit.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 14, 2010:

Thanks so much Celesta for the flattering comment. The bluebonnets and all of the wildflowers are so spectacular in that Brenham, Texas area.

Celesta on April 14, 2010:

Peggy this is great photography.The Bluebonnets are beautiful.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 14, 2010:

Hello sarovai,

Thanks for coming along on our Bluebonnet Wine Trail and Windy Winery visit.

Brenham, Texas and the surrounding area seems to have some of the best wildflower displays in the State. Whenever one sees a bunch of cars parked alongside the road...one knows in advance that wildflowers are being photographed. Hope that if you get to visit Windy Winery, you do it when the wildflowers are blooming. Such a beautiful time of year!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 14, 2010:

Hi Betsylckes,

Happy to hear that you enjoyed this Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail with Windy Winery as the featured "star attraction"...along with the wildflowers, cattle and such. So many scenic things to photograph! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 14, 2010:

Greetings Hello, hello,

So happy that you enjoyed this hub about Windy Winery in Brenham, Texas. The bluebonnets and other wildflowers have been extra-ordinarily beautiful this year. Just the right combination of rain and temperatures took place earlier in the year to generate this display. Thanks for your first comment.

sarovai on April 14, 2010:

Very nice to see the photographs by you. Narration makes me to feel , visit atleast once. Thank u for sharing.

BetsyIckes from Pennsylvania on April 14, 2010:

What a nice hub! I enjoyed it!

Hello, hello, from London, UK on April 14, 2010:

Thank you, Peggy, for a lovely trip.

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