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Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail - Bernhardt Winery Pictures
Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail
When my husband suggested purchasing these Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail tickets online at a cost of $45.00 for two ($25 for one person) we knew that we would have a good time.
Having visited many wineries in California over the years as well as other locations, we were prepared for variety. That variety comes in the form of the landscape, the physical differences in the winery buildings and their décor as well as the flavor differences in how their wines are produced and marketed.
One thing seems standard at all of these wineries on the Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail. That is the Texas friendly welcome one receives at each of these locations.
As one approaches Bernhardt Winery off of country roads and enters their property at 9043 County Road 204, Plantersville, Texas 77363 one drives past a portion of their vineyard.
As you can readily see in the photo at the top of this page, the grape vines are just starting their new season with bright and tender emerging grape leaves which will continue to grow and develop grape clusters. Those grapes will mature until the final time of harvest later in the year. Each spring offers a new beginning and hopes for a great new wine vintage in the fall.
A great number of cars were parked all along the gravel driveway and spilled over onto grassy fields. The photo above was our first primary view of Bernhardt Winery with the two glasses of wine perched upon a wine barrel.
We soon discovered that preparations were in the making for a wedding reception that would take place a little later in the day. The outside lawn was being set up with tables and white tablecloths. A band was assembled and wait staff were busy scurrying around making certain that everything would be in impeccable order for the arrival of the new bride and groom and their wedding guests.
Bernhardt Winery hosts all kinds of occasions on a regular basis. They have a "rain or shine" Sunday concert series that features a variety of music ranging from the Beatles to string band, country western, light rock, blues music and other types to suit just about anyone's particular tastes.
One is invited to bring their own lawn chairs and relax among other neighbors and long time or new found friends while enjoying these various forms of entertainment. Naturally one can sip the wines from Bernhardt Winery and snack on edibles that are provided or one can sign up for one of their wine dinners.
To find out more about these concerts or wine dinners check out their website at www.bernhardtwinery.com.
This videos below give one an idea of the type of fun entertainment that transpires on the grounds of this winery both inside and outside.
Tuscan Style Tasting Room
The sheer beauty of the inside of Bernhardt Winery was an unexpected pleasure. One can get a slight idea from these pictures that I took the day of our visit but it must be seen in person to be fully appreciated.
Never having personally visited Tuscany this made me think of what I might encounter in that part of the world were I to vacation there someday. It is certainly a warm and friendly environment inside of Bernhardt Winery!
As participants in the Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail we were served the following food and wine combinations in a portion of that pretty room:
- Bernhardt Cabernet Sauvignon was paired with a prosciutto rolled mozzarella cheese
- Ruby Port was served with an herbed goat cheese from Cleveland, Texas spread on crackers.
- A Canadian cheddar cheese was also available to taste.
The room to the back of the tasting room at Bernhardt Winery ( pictured below ) would be utilized later that day for the staging point for the wedding reception food and drink being offered to the guests enjoying that very momentous wedding reception occasion.
That is also the room ( as can be viewed in the video above ) for inside musical entertainment, dinners and other special events.
Bernhardt Winery was a great discovery and if we lived a little closer you would probably find us on their lawn for some of those summer concerts. Also on their property is a bed and breakfast. If the décor is anything like their tasting room I am sure that it is also beautifully decorated.
We did not ask to see the bed and breakfast accommodations as they were very busy that day with the impending wedding reception, the Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail visitors and regular wine tasting guests as well.
Bluebonnets and other Texas Wildflowers
Lest you think that we missed seeing and photographing the bluebonnets and other Texas wildflowers that adorned the pastures and roadsides, I'll share some of the pictures that I took that day with you here and now.
Hope that you enjoyed tagging along on this sojourn to Bernhardt Winery on the Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail. Other wineries that we also visited included the following:
Each and every one of the wineries is unique and special in its own way. And oh those glorious wildflowers! It is reason enough to venture out on this Bluebonnet Trail just to see the wildflowers every year.
Would you be inclined to want to visit Bernhardt Winery after reading this hub?
© 2010 Peggy Woods