Wine, Beer & Spirits
One of the first things people notice when visiting charming Bastrop is its pioneering attitude and appreciation for high-quality food and drinks. While Bastrop maintains its quintessential small Texas charm, it serves as a Texas-sized hub for artisanal goods. Its selection of wine, beer, and spirits is no exception. With Bastrop’s incredible location and its convenient size, it’s easy to plan a day or afternoon just exploring the beverages of Bastrop!
Start your round of refreshments with a simple stroll to Bastrop’s very first winery, the Colorado River Winery. Conveniently located near the banks of the Colorado in the heart of downtown Bastrop, Colorado River Winery offers a rotating collection of small batch wines in their Tuscan-style tasting room. Kick back your feet while you sip and swirl delicious Texas wines. You will feel right at ease in their warm and inviting historic building, charming with its exposed brick walls and historic accents. If you love what you taste you can purchase bottles or even join their special wine club!
After finishing your final tasting, saunter down the street to find Copper Shot Distillery, a small family-owned shop whipping up clever original liquors. Copper Shot Distillery hand crafts all of their American distilled spirits on-site and in small batches. Visitors can lounge on the patio overlooking Bastrop’s famous Old Iron Bridge while they taste the quality of flavors in each delicious batch of liquor. Sip from an assortment of creatively flavored moonshines (like apple pie or watermelon), smooth bourbons, or indulge in a little handmade vodka. Whatever your choice, Copper Shot Distillery does not disappoint.
With a little warmth in your belly, continue your journey through Historic Bastrop and make plans to pop in to Blessed Bee Cafe and Wine Bar for some very delicious honey wine. Fresh herbs and local honey are the key ingredients to this magical mead that is sweet and delicious. Their tasting room offers a variety of international and Texas wines as well as their very own award-winning mead. Here you can snack on some sandwiches or finger foods while you sample a variety of Texas beverages. Located in the beautiful Lost Pines Art Center, this is a perfect place to wrap up your beverage tour of Bastrop.
Of course, if you’re still thirsty, there’s more. If you want margaritas while munching Mexican food, look no further than Viejo’s Tacos & Tequila. Want a cold local draught? Camp out on the patio at Neighbor’s Kitchen & Yard overlooking the Colorado. Whatever your thirst, Bastrop has the beverage to quench it.