Where can you find a fun set of twins with their own unique personalities, a previous egg donor and romance novel author, car restoration fashionista and petroleum landman (or would you call her a landwoman?), and a caffeine- addicted working mom photographer all together in one place? Lost Oak Winery! Throw in a splash (or gallon of wine) and you have the perfect recipe for fun, laughter, and witty conversations. I was honored to be invited to a free tour and wine tasting by Casey @ A Girl and Merle. I met her and the other fellow bloggers at the TXWB Dinner She won a wine tasting and tour party during the event!
Disclaimer: This was a free wining tasting, but I paid for the delicious wine bottle that I took home afterwards.
Lost Oak Winery is a family owned business that is beautifully hidden deep in the heart in Burleson, TX. The venue is a winemaker’s dream come true and a wine lover’s day made. Where was this jewel when I lived in Burleson many years ago?
I laughed out loud when the tour guide mentioned that prior to it’s inception, the land was a junk wasteland that was home to a possible meth lab. That would make sense considering some of the crazies I grew up with! None the less, it’s beautiful now with no hint of trash or despair. The owners have done a great job of creating the ambiance that so many wine seekers enjoy: the lush lands overflowing with grapes (although they were dormant when we visited), peaceful fields and a place to escape the stress of every day living.
Inside the tasting room, we were greeted by servers who were truly passionate about the wine they serve. We got to pick a dry or sweet flight of wine tastings at a $1 a piece ($5 total for 5 wines). I went with the dry flight while everyone else went sweet. I always go against the grain, huh?
My favorite wine hands down was the Mosaic red wine that had a hint of black cherry flavor and was also the most expensive wine on the list. Go figure.
Story of my life: Champagne taste on a beer budget.
Lost Oak Winery is a great option for those who want to gather their friends for a fun getaway. The tours are highly educational and really open your eyes to all the hard work that it takes to make wine. Taking the hike will also make you thirsty for a glass of wine which we did not get to sample until an hour into the tour. That was a bit frustrating, but maybe they didn’t want us to get wine buzzed too early on.
During the spring and fall, Lost Oak Winery will host concerts, special events, and weddings that can accommodate 200 guests. If the weather is right, this is a perfect option to unwind and enjoy a glass of wine with your girlfriends, husband, family or all of the above; However, make sure you bring your own cheese plate or snacks because they do not have a kitchen or food menu at this moment. They do have chocolate though and that makes up for the lack in food substance in some degree.
Not only was the wine tasting fun, so were the women in attendance. For not knowing each other very long, we didn’t skip a beat sharing our stories along with a few laughs and giggles. It was nice to be around such driven and motivated women who love reading books, writing, and wine – of course! I am sure this won’t be the last time our paths cross.
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Also, I want to extend a special THANK YOU to Casey for thinking of me and giving this mom a much needed girls day out!