La Vie Estate is a winery overlooking the stunning Blanco River Valley, in Blanco, Texas. The large deck is perfect to sip a glass of wine while enjoying the sunset views and live music. Small bites are offered daily. Wine Club membership available.
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Rough Diamond Brewery
Our name tips it’s hat to our founder’s past of working in international diamond mines and the serendipity of forging a craft brewery that is a Diamond in the Rough.We take only the best premium quality ingredients from around the world and combine them with our unparalleled dynamic brewing process. When all is said and done, we are left with a line of products that are genuinely a cut above the best.
Esperanza Vineyard was established in Spring Branch, Texas on March 3, 2000 and currently has 5 acres of vines. Sauvignon Blanc and Tempranillo are the current varietals growing, but in the Spring Tannat and Viognier will be added.
Esperanza Winery was established in 2015. It was the first winery of Spring Branch, Texas and is the first winery of Blanco, Texas. Using the fruit produced on the estate, and supplementing with Texas High Plains fruit, Esperanza Winery has produced 6 varietals with multiple vintages. Providing a unique wine tasting experience in the Texas Hill Country. Along with wines made from their estate grown vines, Esperanza sources from the Texas High Plains to feature uniquely Texas products. Tastings are available at the Blanco, Texas location at 115 Main Street.
Come enjoy the lounge and atmosphere at the Blanco Tasting Room.
Fridays 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturdays 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sundays 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Join the Club
Esperanza Winery’s Wine Club is so simple and stress free. Club members enjoy a free glass of wine when picking up their shipment. They are encouraged to bring guests to the quarterly pick-up party.
Members can select their level of commitment for each quarter. As long as they are Club members, all of their bottle purchases will be at the club discount. There is no maximum limit.
Wine Club members are treated like family. We want each to feel welcome, appreciated and at home.
Call for details about our membership requirements.
We are dog friendly!! We even have treats! Just be sure they have a leash in case you are not the only guest with furry friends.
Tommy Erwin and Ty Phelps met while working at Real Ale Brewing Company. It didn’t take long for a friendship to form, and after several years of Tommy running the lab as the microbiologist and Ty brewing as a lead brewer, the two friends decided to take a leap of faith and open their own place – a whiskey distillery. With their combined backgrounds in brewing, chemistry, biology, culinary arts, and restaurant management (to name a few), Tommy and Ty took the plunge into the world of whiskey. Whiskey takes water – a lot of water – and as one of our most precious resources here in Texas, we knew we wanted to make sustainable choices as a business. So we consciously made the decision to put in a 56,000 gallon rain water collection tank to help us conserve as much water as possible.
Furthermore, our production facility is a zero waste facility. We feed our spent grain (grain that is left over after the mashing process) to Ty’s livestock that surround the distillery. The sheep, cattle, chickens and our llama, Dolly, all benefit from this byproduct of the distilling process.
Milam & Greene Whiskey
Milam & Greene was created by founder Marsha Milam, whiskey expert and Master Blender Heather Greene, Kentucky veteran Master Distiller Marlene Holmes and Chief Brewer Jordan Osborne. Our charming distillery sits in the lush, Texas Hill Country where the hot summers, mild winters, and wild temperature variances add spark and personality to our spirit. To achieve excellence, we bring in grains, yeast, barrels and experience from all across America to create our award-winning whiskies.
Milam & Greene has truly shaken up the industry by harnessing a deep passion for whiskey and bringing so many different skills to the whiskey table. We’re the only independently owned and operated company in America that openly embraces a multitude of traditional and innovative ways to make a stunning spirit under one label.
Garrison Brothers Distillery
Welcome to Garrison Brothers, home of the first and oldest legal whiskey distillery in Texas.
Real Ale Brewing Company
Since 1996, we’ve been brewing in Blanco, surrounded by the natural beauty of the Texas Hill Country. When you get to make beer in a place like this, you develop a greater appreciation for the simpler things in life — fresh air, wide-open spaces, and working with your hands. We’re proud to make beer with as little processing as possible. In addition to being unfiltered and unpasteurized, we never use preservatives or artificial colors. We start with water from the nearby Blanco River and the highest quality ingredients. Then we take the time to allow all the unique characteristics of the ingredients to shine. We believe doing less to the beer actually creates more complexity, aroma and flavor.