Sunset Winery: A cute, quaint little winery tucked away South of Fort Worth

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Sunset Winery

www.fortworthwinery.com

Sunset Winery is located in the former home of Bruce and Birgit Anderson where they raised their three daughters. In 2005, the winery opened its doors and has been creating memories for other families ever since. High quality wines, broad selections, extensive wine education, tours, and unique events are a few reasons our customers return again and again. We welcome you to become part of our sunset family and meet our dedicated staff who commit to offering you the best experience possible.

When Birgit and Bruce Anderson first purchased their 2-acre property in Burleson, Texas, the new surroundings where they grew vegetables and raised farm animals reminded them of the then-popular television show Little House on the Prairie. The couple—who originally trained as a tax agent and sociology professor—and their daughters farmed the land for several years before a 1995 trip to Napa Valley seduced them into the vineyard lifestyle. After 10 years of studying grape-growing and winemaking, the Andersons opened Sunset Winery, which they’ve nicknamed and trademarked “The Best Little Wine House in Texas.”

Since opening, the late-blooming winemakers have established themselves by winning multiple prizes for their wines and drawing a steady stream of visitors each year. Sunset’s lauded bottles include Moon Glow merlot and Twilight Tango malbec, the latter of which won top accolades at the 2009 GrapeFest People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic, edging out other malbecs and a chagrined Susan Lucci.

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Neal Newsome harvested these grapes at night near Plains, Texas, and after more than 5 years in French Oak Barrels, Moon Glow Merlot is ready to drink. Bing cherries and a hint of vanilla on the nose, give way to cherries, ripe red fruit, good acid, some oak on the palate and a long clean finish. Medium body and tannins. Allow this wine to breathe before serving with pork, lamb, stews, and lighter beef dishes.

Texas Newsome Vineyards grew grapes and our winemakers carefully nurtured to make this fine wine. More than 5 years in French oak barrels have helped develop its character. After a vigorous swirl aromas of black currant, ripe red fruit and subtle oak rise to the nose. These carry over to the palate where one notes a full body and big velvety tannins. Sun Ray Cabernet has good aging potential. This classic is ready to drink and will pair well with red meat, game and italian fare.

This is the fourth vintage for the two acres of Malbec Grapes that Neal Newsome planted for us at Texas High Plains Vineyard. We call it Twilight Tango to reflect our love of the Malbec grape and the Tango, both made famous by the Argentinians. Our 2007 Twilight Tango was aged in French Oak Barrels. The nose presents vanilla, black fruit, a hint of tobacco and chocolate. Soft Tannins and a long smooth finish characterize this big wine – ready to drink now, but will age well. Pair with Beef, Duck, Buffalo, Elk or Venison.

As our 2004 red wines aged in oak barrels, they required constant care. Monthly, we top barrels to exclude air that results from the “Angel’s Share” (evaporation) as well as adjust the sulfite levels to inhibit spoilage. Quarterly, we remove the wine from barrels, wash and refill. During this racking process we taste the wine from each barrel. Over two years of this process, we found that one barrel of each Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Merlot had especially fine flavor. These three barrels have married well to produce this bold red blend.

As our 2005 red wines aged in oak barrels, they required constant care. Monthly, we top barrels to exclude air that results from the “Angel’s Share” (evaporation) as well as adjust the sulfite levels to inhibit spoilage. Quarterly, we remove the wine from barrels, wash and refill. These tastes guide us in selecting barrels of each variety to make a superior blend. Our 2005 Proprietor’s Reserve is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Malbec, and 25% Merlot, and after 7 years in French Oak Barrels this wine is ready to enjoy with prime rib or steak.

Redhead is a medium bodied sweet (6% residual sugar) and voluptuous table wine. We serve her chilled.

Neal and Janice Newsome grew the grapes near Plains, Texas. We call the grape variety by its French name, Pinot Gris, rather than by its Italian name, Pinot Grigio, because it reminds us of a French wine. As you swirl, sniff and sip this golden wine you will encounter a flinty minerality, with a tropical fruit, kiwi, and a hint of apricot on the nose. The full body has a voluptuous buttery richness that lingers on your pallet. Pairs well with shellfish, salmon and delicate Dover sole, and well as chicken or veal dishes. Serve Chilled.

Winery Awards

2012 Texas State Fair Cabernet Winner
2012 State of Texas Best Syrah in Dallas
2013 Best Winery

2014 Texas State Fair Best Zinfandel
2014 D Magazine Consumer’s Choice Award
2014 Best Red Blend by Texas Wine and Trail Magazine

2012 Texas State Fair Cabernet Winner
2012 State of Texas Best Syrah in Dallas
2013 Best Winery

Sunset Winery
1535 S Burleson Blvd.
Burleson TX 76028
817.426.1141
www.fortworthwinery.com

Winery Hours
Friday               12 pm – 7 pm
Saturday           12 pm – 7 pm
Sunday              12 pm – 7 pm
Jan/Feb hours change to 12-6

  • Wifi
  • Patio
  • Wine Trail
  • Tasting Room
  • Picnic Area
  • Food Available
  • Custom Winemaking
  • Custom Labeling
  • BYO Food
  • Dog Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Wine Club
  • Weddings
  • Events
  • Vineyard
  • Wine Tour
  • Live Music
  • Parking
  • Happy Hour
  • Shop

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