Ever dream of finding a unique little winery in the country where you can feel at home and enjoy some unusual wines while sitting on a terrace overlooking a pleasant landscape? We have just the place for you. Located near McKinney, Texas, our tasting room is open Saturdays from 1 pm till 5 pm year round. Come on out and be a part of it all.
to all the people who made the Wine Trail Weekend such a success:
(in alphabetical order)
Barbara, Barry, Carla, Deb, Ed, Erika, Juli, Kathy, Lara, Linda, Lisa, Mike, and Tom
We couldn't have done it without you!
What makes us so unique?
Traveling to a country winery should be a total winery experience, one that's like no other you've found. You should feel like you've entered a different world, one where you can find distinctive wines and a welcoming place to sit and enjoy them at your leisure. Take a moment to consider what we're all about.
We take pride in offering only wines that can’t be found anywhere else. Our wines are all Collage (natural state). We feel that filtering removes some of the more subtle essences that wine can impart to your palate as well as some of the health benefits that they may contain.
Our fruit, berry and floral wines are 100% natural with no artificial flavorings. We use about a pound of fruit to make each bottle and it shows in their fruit forward appeal.
Barrel tastings have been around for some time, but since we started offering Barrel Tours, they have started popping up everywhere. We offer tastings from the barrel not only of our full bodied red wines, but of the unusual barrel-created blending wines that make up our blends (our 2006 Zinfandel is unbelievable vanilla). Some of these are now ten years old, and most are five or more. They have each developed a characteristic that contributes to the overall uniqueness when blended in just the right proportions. We let visitors taste the basic wines to see how they all fit together.
Why go to so much trouble to create these unique Collage wines?
We are constantly blending our reds, so after bottling a small batch from a barrel, we reblend it from some of our older barrels. This gives it a constantly changing taste and is why we don’t sell our wines anywhere they can’t be tasted first. We like for folks to visit the winery to try the latest.
Tasting Room Hours: 1-5pm Saturdays
The Black Rose Wine is Ready!
The Black Rose is the symbol of tragic love, either loving someone who doesn’t love you, or you love each other in an impossible love. The Greeks had a place for people who died of unrequited love. They wandered aimlessly for eternity in sorrow. But as you and I know, there are people who wander through life because of a tragic love. If you are one of these people, you may drink our Black Rose wine, no charge.
The Collin Oaks Winery Wine Club
Signup at the winery Saturday
1 till 5 pm
NEW!A Canopy of Angels, James Circe’s saga of the early days of Collin Oaks and the raising of the winery, is now available on Amazon.com. Follow our little girl Collinda as she searches for her parents’ past, but be ready to laugh and cry with her, and it wouldn’t hurt if you happened to believe in magic or at least in Angels. This book is also available at the winery and on James' web site:
Bring the book to the winery for a free bottle of our famous Blueberry wine.
Photos from last year's Wine Trail event:
BLUEBERRIES ARE THE IN THING . . .
The importance of blueberries to our health is becoming more widely known as they have become part of an increasing number of peoples daily nutritional lives. Check out this web page to see the latest discoveries of how these berrries are increasingly shown to provide many of the essentials that our bodies need to stay healthy as we age: http://www.blueberry.org/health.htm. Collin Oaks Winery is commited to ensuring that the beneficial ingredients in the berries aren't removed in the wine making process. Try our Texas Wild Blueberry Wine. You'll find that there's no more delightful way to enjoy the benefits that Nature has provided in this perfect fruit.
Legend of the Collin Oaks
One day many years ago a Collin County farmer set an empty wine cask out to dry. When he returned for it the following spring, he discovered that a tiny oak tree had sprouted from beneath it through the tap hole. Moved by its desire for life, he left it to grow. Years later it had thrived and become a stately oak tree. Neighbors admired its robustness so much they gathered acorns from the tree and planted their own. It is said that descendents of these trees can still be found scattered throughout Collin County.
While we can find no historical basis for this story, we were so charmed by it that Collin Oaks Winery has adopted the image of the Collin Oaks to express our commitment to the enjoyment of these magnificent trees that contribute so much to the richness of our lives.