Bishop Arts News
Texas Hill Country vineyard to open tasting room in Dallas' Bishop Arts
A winery from Central Texas' wine country is opening an outlet in Dallas. Baron's Creek Vineyards, dubbed one of the most Instagrammable wineries in Fredericksburg, will open a new tasting room and wine lounge in Bishop Arts, in the space previously occupied by Ame.
The winery, which posted a help wanted note on the door to the space at 418 N. Bishop Ave., was founded in Fredericksburg, and has three other locations in Georgetown, Granbury, and McKinney. This will be the fifth.
According to Meghan Delgado, who manages the Fredericksburg location, they're aiming to open Bishop Arts in mid October.
A family-owned venture from a trio of businessmen brothers, Baron's Creek opened its first location in Fredericksburg in 2015.
They make wines from Texas grapes - the unofficial litmus test for authenticity - but also use grapes from other districts in the U.S. and Spain, from vineyards owned by their winemaker Russell Smith, formerly of Becker Vineyards.
Baron's Creek is a big tourist attraction not only for their wine-tasting options, but also for their on-site villas where you can stay overnight. Two Italian-styled villas with six rooms each accommodate up to 24 guests. They rent out the property, which has a cool outdoor courtyard defined by an almost Alice-in-Wonderland checkerboard pattern of stone platforms, for weddings, corporate retreats, and other special events.
Their satellite locations, including Georgetown Square, Granbury, and McKinney, which opened in 2022, serve as lounge/tasting rooms with flights, tastings, and tapas.
Delgado says that Bishop Arts will be most similar to the McKinney location.
"It'll have two separate bar areas, and will definitely be serving food including charcuterie," she says.
Other menu items include a trio of pizzas that include pepperoni and artichoke & goat cheese.
They offer mixed flights of five white and red wines or a flight of five red wines for $21/person, as well as wine by the glass.
Ame has been closed since May. The property had a locked-out sign on the front door from the landlord but on May 31, founder Afifa Nayeb denied the sign was there, and insisted the restaurant was not closing.
"The building had issues with water leaks, A/C, and roof, and I had to shut down and take care of all the issues," she said at the time. "As we speak they are working on the roof. Hopefully, we will be open around mid June."
If you want that job at the winery, duties include conducting wine tastings, sell wine and club memberships, assisting with on-site and off-site events, and stocking merchandise on the shelves.