South Austin is home to enthusiastic local stores, laid-back residential neighborhoods, and some of the best places in the city for a glass of wine. Those who live in our Farmhouse Apartments near Slaughter Lane are just minutes away from all the Austin wine scene has to offer. Here are three places you can go to enjoy wine in Austin:
Aviary Wine Bar on South Lamar
The Aviary Lounge has been a great spot to grab a glass of wine in south Austin for years, beloved by many in the neighborhood. The atmosphere is very laid back, and while they are currently finishing up renovations, we know the place will bring an even larger crowd once they reopen, given their past reviews and reputation. Before they started renovations you could head there on Fridays for live DJ sets or Thursdays for Aviary Wine school to grow your wine knowledge. The owners pride themselves in providing great customer service at affordable prices. Hard to get wines are available at affordable prices and the bar is host to many events and fun-filled evenings.
Duchman Family Winery
At the Duchman Family Winery, you’ll find a piece of Tuscan heaven in the heart of Texas. The vineyard backdrop offers picturesque sunsets and starry nights. The winery is just 30 minutes or so from South Austin, and offers sample vintages in a lovely Italian villa on the estate. Visitors often enjoy wine with a picnic lunch under the shade of oak trees. Cozy spots inside the winery hallway have windowed views of the wine production, bottling, fermentation tank, and the barrel room. The winery is host to many events, including weddings, bachelorette parties, and more. This is a great place to take visitors from out of town, or just a group of friends on a beautiful Texas day.
The Austin Winery
The Austin Winery is Austin’s first winemaker that chose a spot close into town, making it easy to get to for an after dinner drink. Located in the newly renovated St. Elmo area, it’s a quick drive from our apartments near Slaughter Lane. To understand how good Texas-made wines are, you have to compare them simultaneously. In the Austin Winery tasting room, visitors can enjoy Texas wine, California Chardonnay, and tastings from wine made with Washington grapes as well. Austin Winery partners with family-owned vineyards across the country to obtain grapes for the wines crafted on-site.
As some of the residents at Farmhouse Apartments already know, the Austin area is an unsuspecting, but great place for uncorking a bottle of wine and soaking up breathtaking views. Residents of our apartments near Slaughter Lane can stay close to home when enjoying the Austin tasting rooms and vineyard tours. All the wineries welcome visitors with warm Texas hospitality. Enjoy a tasting, glass, or a bottle of wine from either Texas or California and Washington transported grapes, and enjoy the ambiance offered by cozy wood-burning fireplaces, patio sunshine, or wine-tasting rooms.