Enjoy a glass of vino this holiday weekend at Lucky Vines Vineyard & Winery. They're having music.
By SARA VANDEN BERGE
Weather like this demands that we drink wine. Good wine. Preferably on a patio.
That’s where Lucky Vines Vineyard & Winery comes in.
Nestled snuggly between Dublin and Stephenville, the winery has a new and improved patio with plenty of seating for guests who will enjoy gazing out at the vineyard while sipping a crisp Viognier (my favorite).
If a full-bodied Cabernet is more your style, they have that too, along with a variety of sweeter wines, bubbles and a Rose that will make your heart skip a beat.
Lucky Vines is one of Erath County’s shiniest gems; a place to gather with family and friends to enjoy great wine, charcuterie boards made exclusively with Veldhuizen Cheese in a beautiful setting unlike any place else.
To celebrate the holiday weekend, Eli Veldhuizen will perform on the patio from 4-7 p.m. Saturday.
ABOUT THE OWNERS
Jeff and Kimberly Hutchins first opened the winery and tasting room in 2018.
Jeff is a physician who has been practicing medicine in Erath County for 20 years.
Before grapes became her passion, Kimberly worked as a flight attendant for Southwest Airlines.
Now the couple share their love of wine with others while creating a personal experience for their guests in a unique setting.
TIES TO TARLETON
Jeff graduated from Tarleton State University with a biology degree in 1991.
“I grew up in Bangs and came to Stephenville to attend Tarleton,” Jeff said. “When I was a student, the university was very small and you knew everyone.
“I loved its hometown feel and had a blast going to school there; I was always proud of it.”
The couple continues to be a proud supporter of Jeff’s alma mater and is a member of Tarleton’s Alumni Association.
“I’m proud of how the university has grown and the character it has maintained,” Jeff said. “It hasn’t lost its soul.”