Fortunata Winery – Wine Tasting in Aubrey Texas
Hello wine lovers! We had an amazing staycation in Aubrey Texas! As I have mentioned, I am revamping my Mini Vacation Travel Series section of my blog that I started in 2016. Showing you cool places in Texas and beyond where you can take a mini trip to without needing a lot of days off from work to do so. We had an amazing time at Fortunata Winery and stayed in one of their beautiful villas! We booked it through Glamping Hub which I will be giving you all the details on this awesome website. Fortunata Winery is definitely a place to visit for some R&R and feel like you are on mini vacation. We visited here in January which is not the prime season for visiting a vineyard but we had a very relaxing time and we are definitely going to be visiting again in the spring time!
GETTING TO AUBREY, TEXAS
Getting to Aubrey, Texas is not hard at all. It is only about a 45 minute drive from DFW International airport. If you already living the Dallas/ Fort Worth area, then you would take I-35E and you exit Swisher Road near Lake Lewisville. The drive is nice because the lake views and countryside. You do cut through rural areas and newly developed areas like Little Elm. Fortunata Winery is technically in the city of Providence Village which is a little South of Aubrey. It is a nice country small town.
We booked our stay with Glamping Hub which is a website that needs to be on list of sites to search for unique lodging stays or if you want a real memorable “glamping” experience. Camping + Glamorous = Glamping. The types of lodging that they feature all over the world and not just in the United States are incredible- huts, tepees, domes, trailers, you name it, they have it. All the villas here at Fortunata Winery can be booked on Glamping Hub’s website. Just search for homes in Aubrey, TX (or link that link) and you will find the property. It won’t list it by name but you can click this link to go directly to our villa. Keep in mind there is a 2 night minimum stay here at Fortunata Winery. Not all places on Glamping Hub has a minimum stay requirement.
Upon arrival, we loved the whole feel of Fortunata Winery immediately! Again it was late January so the vineyards were bare and not green but the atmosphere was very Tuscan like. We got checked in where they do the wine tasting. The inside decor is very rustic with a double sided fireplace and wooden tables which everyone would mingle and enjoy the wine tasting. As the afternoon went on, more people were arriving for the wine tasting.
The outer courtyard areas were very welcoming and relaxing. They have heating lamps and blankets that can be used and people were outside enjoying their wines and socializing. It felt like a local hangout spot for adults. Nothing rowdy, but as the got closer to 5 and 6pm it was more and more full well into the night where they had some local live entertainment. If you come on a Friday night, they serve wood-fire Italian style pizza. A lady that is from Italy comes and makes them.
The grounds of Fortunata Winery was nice as well. There were plenty of outdoor seating with fireplaces and tables. In the spring time, when it is very green I am sure it is even more beautiful which we will be visiting again this spring. The villas definitely have a Tuscan feel on the outside. There are about 6 different villas with a little area where you can lounge and sit and enjoy wine outside. There are also beautiful lights hanging from the trees as well.
OUR TUSCAN VILLA
We stayed in Villa #5 which is on the bottom floor of the two floor villa! It was absolutely GOREGOUS and more than what we expected. The photos online did not show all parts of the villa so it was more spacious than we thought. When you first walk in, there is the living area with two sofas, dining table, kitchenette and TV.
Very bright whites with hints of rustic décor with the wood touches. It really felt so warm and inviting vs a typical hotel feel but more like a bed and breakfast type of feel. There was a full size refrigerator to store your wines and cooking ideas, a microwave, glasses and plates and a portable little stove to cook on.
My favorite feature of this villa is the sliding mirror door that separates the living area from the bedroom. The bedroom had a nice king size bed with a closet to store your luggage and coats and things. There is fan in the room as well and dresser drawer to put your belongings in. The bed was very comfortable and we slept well. But my absolute favorite part of this villa is the bathroom!
The bathroom is so bright because the light comes in just perfectly from the window. You never need to use lights in the bathroom except for when it gets dark. I love the his and her sinks because with my doing make up I need my own space. Also the shower was quite nice as well too. Modern but yet some rustic touches here and there.
The bathtub is obviously the best thing about this villa! This nice big bathtub I enjoyed twice during our stay – at night and during the day. It did not take long for the tub to fill up and I added some flowers and my bath bomb and enjoyed a nice relaxing soak with champagne of course. The bathroom window is designed so no one can see in nor can you see out. The window does open but there is not much a view. I preferred the window to be closed anyways.
There are candles already in the bathroom for you to light for a nice evening soak as well. There were plenty of towels provided and wash clothes and technically there are two sets of lighting also in the bathroom – one for the sink area and one for the bathtub area in case you do not want it completely dark.
WINE TASTING AT FORTUNATA WINERY
We also enjoyed the actual wine tasting at Fortunata Winery! Wine tasting is from 12pm to 10pm I believe and there is small food plates and boards that can be ordered as well. Austin was super nice and took care of us both days we were there. He suggested some cheese and meat boards and they were excellent choices. We had the bruschetta served with their AMAZING heirloom tomatoes. These were the best tomatoes we had ever eaten! So fresh!
Then the cheese and meat boards were so good too! It came with an assortment of meats such as prosciutto (an Italian favorite), breads that were drizzled in butter, crackers, fruit, olives and this incredible sweet and spicy jelly that I ended up buying a bottle of because it was just that good! My husband who is Italian told him that it felt like he was back home. What was served was a typical Calabrese aperitivo!
Then the wine tasting! The wine was served in their embroider with the Fortunata Winery logo so you get to drink out of real wine glasses and not plastic shot cups or anything like that. The sample size is quite nice too. We first started off with their rose and their Riesling. There rose wine was one of the best that I have had and I still regret not buying a bottle which you can do at the winery as well. Some rose wines do not have flavor or too dry. This one was just perfect, not sweet nor dry with more hints of fruit.
We also had another white wine which I believe was there Pinot Noir which was also good. Then we had the two red wine. The red wines were very good too but my favorite was the red blend. It was a nice fruity taste and not too sweet but just perfect. I love that these wines were not tart or very dry. But whether or not your are a wine lover, these wines will surely appeal to everyone’s taste.
So in the end, we really did not want to leave Fortunata Winery! It was the perfect staycation getaway not too far from Dallas, TX. I highly recommend visiting here for the wine tasting and/or staycation especially if you live in the DFW metroplex. You do not need to book a room to enjoy the wine tasting!
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