• August 15, 2023
  • Lauren Critzer
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Sip Your Way Through the City: Spotlight on The Austin Winery

Welcome, wine connoisseurs and novices alike, to a much-coveted local spotlight series where we peek inside Austin’s best-kept secrets. Our fellow locals have passed on their recommendations and this time we have our eyes (and noses) set on a local favorite – The Austin Winery. Embark on a flavorful journey as we take a virtual tour of this hidden gem in Austin’s wine landscape.

A Hidden Gem in Austin’s Wine Landscape – More Than Just Wine

A veritable treasure trove tucked discreetly into one of Austin’s industrial buildings, The Austin Winery is a proud testament of the city’s thriving wine scene. But do not mistake it for just another urban winery! This place represents a perfect blend of experiences spanning wine tasting, community engagement, and of course, the undeniably vibrant Austin charm.

  • Expect design aesthetics veering away from the traditional winery setup, yet presenting an unpretentious and inviting space.
  • Sustainability is at the heart of The Austin Winery’s operations, reflecting in their distinct winemaking approach.
  • With community engagement at its core, the winery happily hosts private events, wine workshops and tasting parties.

Crafting the Perfect Wine from Coast-to-Coast – A Unique Approach to Winemaking

One glance at their motto: “Grapes from coast-to-coast, wine from the heart of Texas,” and you know this winery isn’t your run-of-the-mill vineyard. What sets The Austin Winery apart is its noteworthy approach to winemaking – minimalistic yet purposeful. This ethos speaks volume in their inherent effort towards sustainability and dedication to wine-crafting.

  • The powerhouse team at The Austin Winery believes in investing their energies in crafting the wine rather than landscaping vineyards. As a result, they source carefully-selected, top-tier varietals from renowned vineyards across the country.
  • This unique approach allows them to create an extensive array of flavorful wines, each with a distinct identity. The diversity of aromas and flavors mirrors a near panoramic snapshot of America’s viticulture landscapes.
  • Sustainability lies at the core of The Austin Winery’s operations. They ship only the precious grape juice in temperature-controlled trucks, radically reducing their carbon footprint.

Become Part of the Winery Family – The Austin Winery’s Wine Club

Stepping into The Austin Winery means stepping into a close-knit family, a like-minded community with a shared passion for wine. Their unique wine club boasts of four tier levels; Buddy, Cousin, Sibling, and Kin, each offering a rich bouquet of benefits.

  • Buddy Tier: Offers you a 5% discount on all wines, invitations to exclusive events, and priority access to new releases.
  • Cousin Tier: This one ups the ante with a 10% discount on all wines, along with invitations to exclusive events, and priority access to new releases.
  • Sibling Tier: High on benefits, the Sibling tier gives you a whopping 15% discount on all wines, complimentary tastings & glasses, and access to limited-run wines.
  • Kin Tier: Offering a kingly 20% discount on all wines, the Kin level spells luxury, complete with additional benefits like private winery experiences and tastings, and more.

A Guided Journey Through Flavors – Wine Tasting at The Austin Winery

Tasting wine at The Austin Winery is not merely about sipping the beverage; it’s about immersing you in a narrative – a tale of flavors and aromas that leaves a lasting impression. Each wine, like a storybook, has its unique narrative that defines its character and charm.

The Traditional Wine Flight: A Self-guided Exploration

Their traditional flight gives your taste buds the freedom to explore individually, featuring three meticulously chosen wines. It’s like going on a sensory tour, letting the oscillating nuances of each wine reveal themselves to you, layer by layer, sip by sip.

An Inside Look: The Winery Tour & Tasting

Their Winery Tour and Tasting experience pulls back the curtain on the captivating process of winemaking. It takes you on a circular journey that begins and concludes with an expert-led wine tasting.

  • A guide walks you through the entire process of winemaking, narrating stories, explaining procedures, and answering questions.
  • The emphasis is not just on the sensory aspects; expect interesting insights and fun facts about the art and science behind winemaking.
  • Every tour culminates in expert-led wine tasting, designed to help you appreciate each flavor and aroma.

Award-Winning Wines and an Inviting Space – The Austin Winery’s Winning Combination

This winery isn’t merely a namesake entity on the wine lover’s map; it’s a destination, a community, and an experience that will linger long after you’ve left the premises!

A Wine for Every Occasion – The Austin Winery’s Extensive Portfolio

The Austin Winery’s portfolio of wines boasts glasses for every mood, meal, and milestone! An adventurous streak in you can go for their award-winning Citrus Riesling or robust Cabernet Sauvignon; both these vine-to-bottle gems boast top honors like Double Gold and Best of Class in prestigious wine competitions!

An Unexpected, Inviting Setup – The Austin Winery’s Space

The Austin Winery is not your average, sprawling vineyard, ensconced in lush green landscapes. Instead, it’s cozily nestled in an industrial building – an unexpected surprise that’s both charming and reassuring. The urban winery setup is an affirmation of their commitment to accessibility, sustainability, and community engagement.

Join the Party – Virtually!

The Austin Winery’s innovative approach extends to their digital platform as well. For those who can’t visit Austin, the winery delivers the wine tasting experience right to your living room with their interactive virtual tasting events!

See Austin Through Rosé-Colored Glasses – Concluding Thoughts

Austin is more than tacos, murals, and music; it’s also about the unexplored corners of its wine scene. The Austin Winery lies at the heart of this wine culture, embodying the local Austin spirit. So, if you’re a local or a visitor, a first-timer or an oenophile, The Austin Winery awaits with bubbling enthusiasm, a community spirit, and if course, open bottles!

Remember to visit The Austin Winery’s website for more details. Embrace a wine adventure in the heart of Texas. See you there!

Lauren Critzer

I was born in Charlottesville, Virginia and after college, I moved to San Francisco to explore new opportunities and broaden my horizons. I fell in love with the city's vibrant culture and unique atmosphere, but eventually, I moved again, this time to Austin, Texas.

As much as I loved living in different parts of the country, having a baby boy brought me back to my hometown in Charlottesville, where I now live with my husband, our little one, and two furry friends. I enjoy going to wineries, taking my pups everywhere, and spending quality time with my family.

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