Sister Creek Vineyards

Sister Creek Vineyards – My Winespill

Sister Creek Vineyards sits between the cypress lined East and West Sister Creeks in a restored 1885 cotton gin. 

On my way to  Luckenbach, Texas I almost passed this little gem. Sister Creek Winery is right off the Farm to Market Road 473. I did a quick pull over and I was glad to see a parking area across the road from the Vineyard. I have purchased Sister Creek Wines from HEB and I am familiar with the wine. You can find it listed in my complete listing of Texas Wineries.

A Cotton Picking Town

The name of the town is Sisterdale, it sits in a valley where cotton fields once thrived before the boll-weevil infestation destroyed them. The Texas Hill Country was once sought out by European immigrants during the Cotton Boom. By the early twentieth century Texas was producing approximately 3.5 million bales of cotton. 

The growing season of the cotton crops are similar to a vineyard’s grape vines; planting began in the spring, cultivation occurred during the summer, and harvesting by hand-picking began in late August. The 1885 cotton gin, which houses the Sister Creek winery, was in operation until 1927. 

Gin turned to Wine

The look of the building is the charm of this vineyard, located in the old cotton gin. Taking a quick tour you will see the old of the premises intertwined with modern technology.  

“Cotton Fields” was recorded by Lead Belly in 1940 

Many of their wines have received gold and silver medals and there is something here for any wine palette. Be sure to try the Muscat Cannelli Reserve, it is dessert in a glass. Perfect for sipping chilled outside on a hot Texas day.

The wines cost anywhere from $15-30 a bottle, but you can’t buy a bottle of wine and drink it on the premises like some of the other wineries in the area. Sister Creek Vineyards is just over an hour north of San Antonio or east of Austin. The drive through Hill Country is beautiful, but windy, and the wine at the end of the journey makes it worth the visit.