East Texas is widely celebrated for its tranquil wilderness, bustling flea markets, picturesque small towns, and reinvigorating ranches. But a rapidly growing winery scene continues to allure DFW metroplex residents as well as RVers who’re merely rolling through the territory in search of something special. You’d be hard-pressed to find a vineyard around these parts about a decade ago. Fast forward to today, however, and there are over a dozen East Texas wineries scattered across the region in the communities of Garden Valley, Chandler, and even right here in Canton. Whether you’re looking for a fun girls’ getaway activity or a mid-day adventure with friends or family, one of these visually-striking Texas vineyards will appeal to the masses. And the perfect place to start and finish each glorious day in East Texas is right here at Mill Creek Ranch Resort, one of the top-rated RV parks in Texas.
The 4 Best East Texas Wineries
To ensure that your next escape to Mill Creek Ranch is nothing short of flawless, we’ve compiled four of our favorite East Texas wineries. We might be a bit biased, but they’re likely some of the best vineyards in Texas. Depending on the destination, you and your group can partake in a wine tasting, vineyard tour, or a friendly meet and greet with the owners.
Cannon Creek Vineyard – Canton
Let’s start in Canton at the family-owned and operated Cannon Creek Vineyard, a 30-acre operation that’s entering its fourth year. Cannon Creek specializes in Blanc du Bois and Black Spanish (Lenoir) grapes, both of which are American hybrids. Black Spanish grapes are sweet and juicy, while Blanc du Bois gives off hints of lemon, honey, and banana with a citrusy aroma. Because Cannon Creek is in its “infancy,” they currently only market six bottles (three whites and three reds).
Valle della Pace – Garden Valley
Valle della Pace’s modest but sincere tour is what typically attracts oenophiles (wine connoisseurs). The tasting room is open for eight hours, four days a week. Their lush, well-groomed vineyard is an idyllic spot for a romantic photo with your partner. Dr. Clark, the house vintner, is a New Orleans native with a Ph.D. physical biochemistry.
White Fox Vineyards – Murchison
The short journey from Mill Creek Ranch to the north edge of Murchison is a pleasant one that carves through dense forestry, past babbling creeks, and weaves alongside serene farmland. Unlike most East Texas wineries, White Fox sits on over 300 acres of land—there’s obviously a lot of room for expansion. As you might imagine, these lovely fields are a perfect spot for a wedding. The tasting room’s wine garden overlooks the countryside; thus, making it a hard place to leave.
Green Goat Winery & Vineyard – Chandler
Green Goat narrowly thwarted Mineola’s Grand Oaks Vineyards & Winery to round out this handy list of East Texas wineries. The aromatic, oaky vino itself, combined with the always-changing live music lineup and the pleasant branding, makes Green Goat a popular hangout. As a reminder, Green Goat is only open on Friday and Saturday.
Quintessential Weekend Getaways in Texas
After visiting a couple of these award-worthy East Texas wineries, retreat to Mill Creek Ranch Resort for a Texas-style barbecue, fishing at dusk, and ‘smores around a crackling bonfire. Over the years, we’ve not only added a wide variety of lodging options, including tiny homes and a yurt, but you’ll also discover dozens of complimentary amenities. Spend your days swimming, playing disc golf, birdwatching, and bicycling with the ones you love most. To book a long-overdue escape from the DFW metroplex, please give us a ring today by dialing 866-488-6020 (or check availability online).