Well known for being a wine destination, Grapevine is welcoming two new acclaimed Texas wineries who will open tasting rooms on the Grapevine Urban Trail.
Bull Lion Winery and Landon Winery join the city's famed collection of winery tasting rooms located within close proximity of one another, many in Historic Downtown Grapevine. According to a release, they'll open in November.
Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau Executive Director Paul W. McCallum says they feel fortunate, especially in a year that has been "challenging for businesses and individuals across the nation, especially here in Grapevine."
Bull Lion Winery was founded in 2010 by Chuck And Cyndi Tordiglione, whose families in Italy have been growing wine grapes for over 100 years. Their vineyard is near Chalk Mountain, Texas, whose soil is high in minerals such as limestone and fossil shale that result in quality Texas grapes.
Bull Lion Winery produces more than 17 different red and white varietals and their Old World-style wine making tradition can be tasted in every glass of fine wine. Varieties include Sangiovese, Montepulciano, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Tempranillo and Pinot Grigio — varieties typically grown on the mountainsides of Italy, Spain, and Argentina.
They've won GrapeFest's People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic year after year, including for their Texianti Old World Chianti blend; Montepulciano, a two-time gold medal winner; and Malbec, which won gold medal in 2019 and won a silver medal at the 2018 Lone Star International Wine Competition.
Bull Lion will share a space with Nomad, a new apparel company that specializes in local designs and unique outdoor products. They'll be located in the former Statum Gulf service station at 530 S. Main St., where visitors can relax underneath a 1930s porte-cochère as they sip on wine and enjoy salami, cheese, and Italian desserts.
Landon was founded in 1989 by Bob Landon, who began making wine in the basement of his home in Kansas City, Missouri and has graduated to become one of the leading wineries in Texas.
Landon's use of American and French oak barrels, stainless steel tanks, and a state-of-the-art bottling line are examples of the ingenuity and complexity of the Landon Winery winemaking process. They source their grapes from vineyards in the Texas High Plains west of Lubbock and beyond.
Their portfolio has more than 25 wine offerings including Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Merlot, and chocolate dessert wine. Landon has earned hundreds of medals and international recognition for their wines. Most recently, they were recognized with several best-in-category awards at the 2019 Lone Star International Wine Competition.