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Haak Vineyards & Winery Inc, Santa Fe

(3.7/5 based on 75 reviews on the web)
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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  • My wife and I toured the Haak vineyards and winery on a sunny Saturday morning. We arrived as they were opening, and were given a private tour that was both educational and entertaining. After the tou...  more »
  • We had wanted to visit for years and finally found ourselves able to do so. Yes, it did help that it was moderate in temperature and humidity as it was December but that is what we enjoy about living ...  more »
  • We bought a tour and tasting for 2 via groupon. We loved the history, atmosphere, and wine so much that we decided to buy a bottle with a meat & cheese tray and spend a few hours sipping and chatting....  more »
  • Stopped there as a new Wine Consumer on a Wednesday around noon. Place wasn't very busy, however, the bartender? took time to answer my beginner questions with zeal. As we were speaking the owners came through and took the time to say hello, introduce themselves, and shake my hand. Small shop to buy some snacks and souvenirs. The 3 wines I tried were all very good, however I liked the Purple Porpoise the best!
  • I enjoy. The. Tour. Outside n. Inside. N. Tasting. I. Kinda. Wish. They. Serve. Some. Kind of. Cheede. N. Crackers. Just. A. Little. So
  • We went to a food truck event at the winery. The parking was a bit of a challenge but once there the event was lot of fun. We tried most of the locally grown white wines and everyone thought they were excellent. The winery is very beautiful and the people were friendly. We would like to go back for a quieter visit so we can get a tour.
  • Good wine tasting session and a introduction tour to their Vineyards and Winery. Friendly and informative staffs. We bought some wine after the session. La Dolce Vita
  • Terrible wedding venue hot as hell, food was not good and very dry