We visited Perissos Winery on a recent girls trip to Lake LBJ. We were blown away by the caliber of wines we found at Perissos, it is truly a hidden gem in the Texas Hill Country and a must visit for any wine lover living in Texas or traveling through! It is a family-run vineyard and boutique winery that produces their wine using 100% Texas grown grapes. \
Their land is beautiful and boasts sixteen acres of vines brimming with ripe and juicy grapes, as seen below. Perissos grows the following varietals commercially: Aglianico, Tempranillo, Viognier, Syrah and Petite Sirah. They also have a 1.3 acre “Library Test Block” that has several other Italian, French, Portuguese, and Argentinian varietals.
Their grounds are idyllic and are the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine after sampling in their sleek and welcoming tasting room. This is the perfect place to visit on a girls weekend or even to bring the whole family. They generally have live music on Saturdays outside on the patio too.
The weekend was extremely special because we were celebrating our good friend Erin’s recent engagement! We are going to be her bridesmaids and Perissos was the perfect location to celebrate all the upcoming festivities. The vineyard is also available for rental for weddings and other special occasions.
We started off with a full tasting and a cheese plate in their light and airy tasting room. To say we were blown away by their wines is an understatement. Usually when we do a tasting, there are several wines we simply do not like, but that was not the case with Perissos! Each wine we tried was very enjoyable. We generally consider ourselves to be more red drinkers, but found the whites to be truly delightful, especially their Viognier, as well as the reds.
After tasting, we decided to buy a bottle to share outside so we could enjoy the live music and keep the celebration going! It was hard to pick which bottle to get, given that they were all fantastic! But we settled on the Bellisima, a unique red blend that is light and jammy and perfect for sipping on a warm summer day.
The tasting room hours are Thursday through Monday from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. Although it is a bit out of the way compared to the wineries in the Fredericksburg area, it is definitely worth the extra mileage. And why not make a weekend out of it and stay on Lake LBJ? The Log Country Cove is a great place to stay or there are also many rental houses located on the lake. We highly recommend this winery, seriously, GO!
Barbara & Emily