Winemaker Marnelle Durrett has managed to create some of the most sought-after Texas wines, garnering multiple awards and national recognition. In five short years, her wines have blossomed from “pretty good Texas wine” to “darn good wine. Period.” If you haven’t been back there for a tasting in a few years, you’ve been missing out. Assistant Winemaker Justin Wiggins has been a part of the winemaking process since 2004, but we can expect to see a bit more of his influence in the 2008 and 2009 vintages. Of course some things at the winery haven’t changed a bit. The charming estate looks as if it has been there 100 years. The lush vines behind the winery are picturesque, so bring a camera. A bed-and-breakfast is located seconds from the winery, complete with a large dining room and cozy bar. And let’s not forget the quaint little white chapel on premises, ready for weddings and blushing brides.