Texas small batch wineries C.L. Butaud and Wine for the People are opening their joint wine tasting room in the Hill Country this week. The 12345 Pauls Valley Road tasting room (formerly Argus Cidery) is opening on Friday, December 4 for on-site tastings and to-go bottles.
The tasting room features $25 flights with four pours solely from either C.L. Butaud or Wine for the People, or a combination of the two wineries. Members of the respective wine clubs will get free tasting flights or two glasses of wine, as well as 20 percent off following flights. As for food, there are meat, snack, and cheese boards from food delivery company Casero.
The new tasting room includes indoor and outdoor seating; groups of 10 or less can be seated at the alfresco picnic tables. The interior tasting room features a bar and a light installation.
Reservations via email (info@clbutaud or email@example.com) are recommended. Casero’s boards can be preordered via those email addresses, with some available for on-site purchasing. To-go orders can also be placed over the email addresses. (An online system is in the works.) Hours are from 1 to 7 p.m. Fridays, noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, and appointments are available from 1 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays.
The two wineries will continue to produce their wines at Fredericksburg wine incubator Slate Mill Wine Collection for the moment, but they’ll eventually relocate production to the new site.