Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail Tourism ~ Windy Winery Images in Brenham, Texas
Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail
Cattle and a red colored train caboose...?
Multi-colored wildflowers and a winery...?
What do these have in common you might be thinking.
It is all scenery that can be viewed on the Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail in the Spring of the year...especially if enjoyed at Windy Winery in Brenham, Texas and seen from the nearby roads leading to and from that destination.
Inside of Windy Winery
Once one has entered Windy Winery there is a cozy and homey atmosphere especially if one has been reared in the country or likes country décor.
Friendly folks greet one behind a wooden bar and are there to offer you samples of the wines made at Windy Winery.
These deer horns are hung over a doorway and are strung with clusters of grapes which somehow seem appropriate as one is in a winery.
Décor inside Windy Winery
It consists of old signs as well as 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 of day the rays of the sun 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 of Windy Winery.
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Old Advertising Signs
Decorating the walls of Windy Winery one can see old signs such as the one pictured below.
Seen at Windy Winery
Windy 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 does sit 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...Windy Winery?
To the right you can see the whimsical sculpture that greets one on the outside of the winery.
Someone obviously enjoys decorating and utilizing empty wine bottles for their canvas to make an interesting artistic statement.
Windy Winery metal sculpture
The backyard of Windy Winery contains some old rusted farm equipment as well as some constructed metal art as can be seen to the right.
After we checked in and identified ourselves as being on the Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail, we were directed through the tasting room to the backyard where various types of seating was provided.
We were served two different types of wine and accompanying that was a salad with some greens, goat cheese and a balsamic vinegar dressing plus croutons.
The wind was blowing so much that we actually had to keep a good grasp onto our plastic plates with the salad in fear of them taking to the air.
Several other couples were sampling the wines and food along with us but the greatest allure ( to my husband and myself ) was the scenery at that moment in time.
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!
Yard art at Windy Winery
Although neither my husband nor I knew the function of the piece of farm equipment pictured above, the one below (as explained by my hubby) was an old harrow.
A harrow is something that smooths the soil and by looking at the "teeth" one can understand how that would be accomplished.
My husband (when he was a small child) spent a couple of weeks each year at a farm in Iowa owned and operated by a great aunt and uncle of his. He loved that special time spent with them and learned a bit about the farming way of life. Those are fond memories of his to this day.
Viewed at Windy Winery - an old harrow
This was after-all the Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail and one would expect to see bluebonnets.
Windy Winery does not disappoint one with regard to seeing bluebonnets.
A field just the other side of a wire fence has not only bluebonnets but other types of wildflowers as well.
Some photographers were actually sitting on the ground of Windy Winery with their large zoom lenses of their cameras focusing on these transient beauties just the other side of the fencing.
With my trusty Panasonic digital camera, I captured these pictures which brightened my day.
Note the white bluebonnet. These are not widely seen...the more usual color naturally being blue.
Bluebonnets and other wildflowers
Cattle and bluebonnets
This part of the country around Brenham consists of much farmland as well as cattle ranches.
Many mixed herds of cattle were to be seen as we traveled the roads on this bluebonnet wine trail.
I'll share a few photos that were taken showing cattle amidst the fields sprinkled with wildflowers.
Barbed wire fencing, cattle and wildflowers
Grazing cattle amidst blooming wildflowers
Cows and wildflowers
We noticed this red caboose up in a yard with another beautiful field of wildflowers in bloom after leaving Windy Winery. Is this guest housing for the people who own the caboose? We may never know...but it made for a pretty picture.
Red caboose not far from Windy Winery
What would be your favorite part of a day trip like this one to Windy Winery?
"What a Wonderful World"
Windy Winery Specifics
Windy Winery is located at 4232 Clover Road, Brenham, Texas 77833.
Their telephone number is the following: 979-836-3252.
Click here for website address... http://www.windywinery.com
According to their paper pamphlet that we picked up they make these wines:
Independence( a blend of Pinot Noir and Merlot )
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 all of these wineries...Windy Winery included...do events which vary by the 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 Windy 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 to Windy Winery.
Brazos Valley Bucket List - The Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail
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