Did you know you can buy wine made locally in Liberty Hill, Texas? You’ll want to head to Thirsty Mule Winery and Vineyard (101 Co. Rd. 257 Liberty Hill, Texas 78642), just eight minutes from Northgate Ranch! They produce wines made from Texas and California grapes. You’ll find every kind of wine from light to bold, whites to reds, and soft to powerful. All the wine is made onsite.
Located inside a hillside, the original owner of the property dug in the hillside and poured a concrete structure. That’s how the tasting bar and kitchen are located four-feet underground. The winery is on eight acres with a creek flowing across.
One Yelp reviewer calls this place a “true gem.” The customer appreciated the warm welcome and relished the wood-fired pizza. And he highly recommends the cabernet.
The winery is open for tastings. Indoor and outdoor seating are available. You can also order from the pizza kitchen with more than pizza on the menu. In fact, they’re currently serving foot-long corn dogs. Perfect for what’s typically state fair season. Besides wine, you can order mimosas and sangria on Sundays.
Thirsty Mule is open Wednesday through Sunday. Hours vary, so check the website. No reservations are required.
You can tour the winery online through photos. Of course, nothing beats the experience of going to a winery in person. If you happen to head to Georgetown for a little respite, they have a location there.
Their wines have won multiple awards at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo International Wine Competition and the Lone Star International Wine Competition. Be sure to check out the list before you visit. You’ll want to try the award-winning wines. And check the Thirsty Mule’s Facebook page for the latest.