Three Dallas wineries that offer tastings of local wines. Reasonably priced with great service.
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Sometimes when the kids get to whining that’s exactly what you want to do as well. So call your babysitter, grab your girlfriends, and paint the town red (or white, if you prefer) and try out some local wineries in Dallas.
Times Ten Cellars
6324 Prospect Avenue Dallas, Texas 75214
Monday – 5pm-10pm
Tues-Thurs – 1pm-11pm
Fri -Sat – 1pm-12am
Sunday – 3pm-9pm
If you’ve dined out around Dallas or Fort Worth then you very well may have had a glass or two (or seven) of Times Ten Cellars wines. Located on Prospect Avenue (Foch Street if you’re in Fort Worth), TTC offers wine tastings every day with a lovely lounge in which to wine and dine. They offer wines by the glass, bottle, and take home bottles that range in price from $14-$30. I suggest finding a favorite after tasting a variety and picking out a bottle to go as the price goes up if you are enjoying it on the premise.
3000 Commerce Street, Dallas, Texas, 75226
Self-dubbed “The French winery of Texas” the Calais Winery located in Deep Ellum on Commerce Street offers a high end selection of traditional French wines. The wine is actually made onsite and the owner, Benjamin Calais, can often be found serving customers wines pressed from Texas grapes. Calais offers wine tastings every Friday and Saturday from 3:00-10:00PM for $15; for each bottle you buy the wine tasting cost is lowered $5.
Cork Wine Bar
3636 McKinney Ave, Suite 170
Dallas, Texas 75204
Sunday 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Monday – Wednesday 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thursday 3:00 pm – 12:00 am
Friday 3:00 pm – 1:00 am
Saturday 2:00 pm – 1:00 am
Cork has tried to redefine what a wine bar can be, and they have done an admirable job. This is not a winery so they do not produce their own wines, but you can buy or sample almost 50 different wines on their rotating list. My favorite part about Cork was that they offer reserve wines that you can actually taste. These wines are usually only sold by the bottle in restaurants for a hefty price, so Cork offers a great opportunity to learn about high end wines. They are open every day and have happy hours throughout the week.
These are not the only wineries in Dallas, but they are my favorite to try local or new wines. The staff at each was very friendly and cordial and doesn’t assume that you know wines, and was able to answer all of my questions (of which there were many).