There's a cool new thing at the Dallas Farmers Market: a wine bar by a Texas winery.
Eden Hill Vineyard & Winery has opened a location at the DFM, featuring tastings, glasses, and bottles of Eden Hill's award-winning Texas-grown wine.
They'll also be rolling out live music, food and wine pairings, and other events.
Eden Hill is a boutique winery and vineyard based in Celina, and is noteworthy in that it makes all of its wine from Texas grapes including Tempranillo grown in the vineyards at its Celina property.
Eden Hill spotlights all of the unique varietals that thrive in Texas soil: Aglianico, Montepulciano, Albarino, Marsanne, Roussanne, Viognier, and Petit Verdot.
"At Eden Hill, our passion is making hand crafted premium wines from Texas grown grapes," says Eden Hill's winemaker Chris Hornbaker in a statement. "We’ve had loyal customers in Dallas for years who regularly come visit the winery in Celina. Now we're excited to open a tasting room in the heart of Dallas that features locally made wine."
Hornbaker says they're also thrilled to teach people about Texas wine and show the strides in quality the Texas winemaking industry has made throughout the years.
Eden Hill was founded by Linda and Clark Hornbaker in 2003, and is family-owned by Linda and Clark, their daughter Wendy, her husband Chanaka, and their son Chris, the winemaker.
They produce more than 2,000 cases per year, and Chris, who has a passion for making Texas wine, has won more than 50 awards. The vineyard in Celina is open Thursday-Sunday from 1pm – 6pm for tastings and tours.
The tasting room is at The Harvest Lofts at the Dallas Farmers Market, at 1011 S. Pearl Expwy. The tasting room is inside the Charming Florist at the Harvest Lofts, but with a sliding door that separates the two businesses.
The facility is open Friday 4-9 pm, Saturday 12-9 pm, and Sunday 12-5 pm.