The idea of an urban winery means that you don't need to fly to visit wineries and sample wines from around the world; the Stray Grape Urban Winery gives you foreign wines and wine making experience right here in San Antonio. They produce over 50 different wines with grapes from 10 different countries, right here on site, and they are all free and available for tasting.
They gladly invite you to break away from your routine of browsing the grocery store shelves for a good looking label and instead partake in the fun and exclusive sampling experience for yourself with the opportunity to make your own superb wine with your very own personal label.
The Stray Grape was started as a Water 2 Wine Franchise by the three Burke sisters in 2008. In 2012, they bought the naming rights and the company, and they made what Stray Grape is today. With the purchase of new ownership on 1 January 2019, the long-standing urban winery will continue to retain the legacy of the Sisters:
“Good wine, good times, and good friends.”
Autumn Kane, Karen Cahill, Ashley Blair and Jamie Blair are striving to continue to develop the company in creative ways, while retaining the same character and local charm that made "THE GRAPE" so famous! All four of them are self-proclaimed wine connoisseurs and have the ability to see what their customers are looking for.
Their vision of remaining local allows Low Sulfides to profit. What makes them special is their local origins and fresh, low Sulfide wine. Since they have opted not to sell/ship outside the state of Texas, they are not subject to government restrictions on the addition of preservatives (sulfides) to their wine. This indicates that their wine contains low Sulfides, which improve the freshness of their wine and reduces headaches. They are a small batch winery making 30 bottles at a time for every batch they produce. They walk the wine through every step of the wine-making process and wait until the levels are optimal before bottling and ageing.
It's a perfect place to hang out with friends after a few hours of work and have a wonderful glass or two of wine. It's a lovely environment, a nice range of wine that's not going to ruin your pocketbook, but it's certainly great.
San Antonio is blessed with some little-known but amazing wineries you shouldn’t miss:
These “hidden” wineries are located just down the street from our location at Marbach Road in the Rainbow Hills district of San Antonio. Stop by for a visit anytime!