SAN SABA, Texas, June 19, 2018 – Wedding Oak Winery has entered a multi-year agreement with the Burnet Economic Development Corp. to lease the Badger Building and adjacent property on the Burnet County Courthouse Square. Wedding Oak Winery will operate a tasting room and winery production facility at 229 S. Pierce in the historic building, originally constructed in 1888. The new facility is scheduled to be open for guests by April, 2019.
“This is a great development for our winery, and for people who enjoy wine made with 100 percent Texas-grown grapes,” says Mike McHenry, managing partner, Wedding Oak Winery. “The new facility makes it easier for people to visit us, relish the experience, and purchase wine. The Burnet location is the third retail wine operation for Wedding Oak Winery, after our primary winery in downtown San Saba, and tasting room at Wildseed Farms Fredericksburg, all within the Texas Hill Country appellation. The partnership with Burnet EDC reinforces our determination to play a significant role in the ongoing economic growth of the Texas towns we all cherish.”
The Badger Building, which is undergoing significant renovations, is approximately 5,400 square feet with additional space in adjacent buildings for a total of 8,000 square feet to be occupied by the winery. The project will retain the historic charm of the building to exude a similar appeal as the winery’s primary location in San Saba.
In addition to the tasting room and production facility, the gracious facility will feature a large ground-level patio, shaded open-air roof top terrace, expanded event space and wine club members area. The new Wedding Oak Winery facility is conveniently located within two blocks of the heavily-travelled intersection of US 281 and Texas 29.
About Wedding Oak Winery
Wedding Oak Winery was established in May 2012 by viticulturist Mike McHenry and a group of friends with the passion to bring the burgeoning Texas wine industry to the heart of small town Texas. The historic 1926 tasting room and 10,000 case winery, located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 190 and State Highway 16, is a central part of the renaissance of San Saba. Wedding Oak Winery takes its inspiration and name from the majestic, 400-year-old oak tree, known as the Wedding Oak Tree, which grows about 2.5 miles northwest from the winery. With the its location at Wildseed Farms in Fredericksburg in 2016, and with the pending opening of the Burnet facility, Wedding Oak Winery offers Texas-grown wines of distinction from the top of the Hill Country appellation in San Saba to the heart of Wine Road 290. Wedding Oak Winery embodies the casual beauty, friendly personalities and relaxing hospitality that defines small town Texas, continuing the commitment to making Texas wines that celebrate our Texas terroir and wine-growing conditions. Connect with Wedding Oak Winery on the winery Blog, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.