Haak Vineyards & Winery Inc, Santa Fe

3.8
#36 of 76 in Wineries in Texas
It all began in 1969 on the 10th wedding anniversary of Raymond and Gladys Haak. Gladys’ gifts to Raymond that year were two Concord grapevines. What began as a hobby with those two vines soon turned into a great passion for both of the novice winemakers. With these and numerous other grape varietals that came after them, Raymond tested which varieties would survive the climatic conditions along the Gulf Coast of Texas.

A few years later, Raymond read about a hybrid grape variety that was said to be resistant to Pierce's Disease and grew well in dry, hot environments. It was called Blanc du Bois.

Haak became one of the first wineries in the country to cultivate Blanc du Bois. And his foresight has proven positive as the winery has produced numerous medal-winning wines from the Blanc du Bois grapes. The once-small gathering of two lonely grape vines in 1969, has turned into 3 acres filled with 1800 vines and production of the first commercial Haak wines in 2000.

Today, the winery consists of more than 25,000 sq. ft., including an 1,800 sq. ft. cellar, which is used for storing and aging wines in oak barrels. Artwork throughout the winery is reminiscent of Italy, Greece, Spain and Portugal with many angels watching over and protecting the vines and grapes. The winery has grown into a destination for many locals and a major tourist attraction for Santa Fe, Texas and Galveston County.
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  • Love going to events and parties here. I've been to bridal showers, baby showers, my high school reunion, etc., and always had a great time. I've also been to a few of their events like the grape stom...  more »
  • Beautiful vineyard and great local hangout. Wine is featured in local grocery stores and may lean to those who prefer a sweeter wine. Haak features entertainment regularly so visit their website to se...  more »
  • What a lovely winery in the middle of a residential area. Very helpful staff and a nice tasting room. We tried three wines and liked the Malbec best, taking a bottle home with us. The grounds were wel...  more »
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  • It was out on a little country road in the middle of nowhere, like a diamond in the sand. The winery and vineyard is beautiful and would make a great venue for weddings or any group event. The wait staff was very, friendly, helpful and informative. We got there late in the afternoon and had another engagement so we didn't have time for the tour... must go back! The tastings were only $10 for a flight that consisted of 3 wines (2 oz samples) of your choice. We ended up doing 2 fights as the wines were so delicious 3 was just not enough! They have snacks for purchase that include a variety of wine food such as gormet crackers, cheeses and meats. They had a wide variety of white, reds, blushes and dessert wines. All were very tasty and aged well. I typically migrate towards the dryer varieties and am a cab girl. However the semi sweet white and reds were amazing. I'll definitely have to go back for the tour next time I'm in that part of Texas!
  • Absolutely amazing experience! The staff was awesome and the vineyard was beautiful. Oh yeah, the wine was pretty tasty👌🏻. Highly recommend it to anyone. Pay no attention to the negative comments on here, they obviously weren't paying attention to any of the beauty around them.
  • I enjoyed my birthday here. The staff was very nice and accommodating to all my needs. Will be going here again.
  • Nice vineyard that is between Houston and Galveston. Really knowledgeable and friendly staff. Tasting with tour. Tiny retail shop where you can purchase cheese and meats to go with your wine. Had a nice white to go with the warm weather and chilled outside next to the vines.
  • Pretty interesting place all around. It was a nice experience to pretend to be a fruit fly eating up all the grapes and having the food runners try to chase me away like the little bug I am. Though before my Diptera adventures I had sampled a few wines. They were very good but one of the food runner's said my drinking style was "SOOO BAD" when I was chugging it to help me cope with the loss of my dog. Also having a t-shirt saying "Haakaholic" is pretty messed up considering there's many people, myself included, who are addicted to haaks. All in all it was a good experience and if I could rate it 10 stars I would!

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