In the rolling hills of East Texas lies a true gem of a Texas winery, Enoch’s Stomp Vineyard & Winery.
Founded in 2004 by Altus Koegelenberg and Jon Kral, Enoch’s Stomp Vineyard sits on 90 acres of gorgeous rolling hills in Harleton, Texas.
Altus, a fifth-generation grape grower from South Africa, moved to Texas hoping to create a more secure life for his family. Here, he met Jon, a chemist who loves nature, and Enoch’s Stomp Vineyard was born in the small Texas town of Harleton, TX.
Upon entering the property, guests are greeted with small olive trees and a pond. When you top the small hill, beautiful rolling hills covered in grape vines open up before you.
The grape vines include varietals such as Black Spanish, Blanc DuBois, Champanel, and Norton. These varietals provide great wine and are known to thrive in the East Texas terroir and variable weather patterns when provided proper treatment, as opposed to the more common vinifera grapes like Merlot and Chardonnay.
Enoch’s premium wines fashioned from their grapes have won numerous awards and provide great wine for experienced and inexperienced wine drinkers.
On a recent East Texas wine tour with Lekker Wine Tours, we had the opportunity to visit Enoch’s Stomp and fell in love with their story, their beautiful property, their amazing staff, and their delicious wines.
Let’s dive in and explore why Enoch’s Stomp Vineyard & Winery makes the perfect weekend getaway!
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Enoch’s Stomp Vineyard & Winery Weekend Getaway
Stay In Enoch’s Villas
For the ultimate wine experience and a chance at some great relaxation, book a stay in one of the two villas located on the property.
These villas offer great scenery and an intimate setting, perfect for a romantic getaway in Texas.
It is Enoch’s hope that guests staying at their villas will unplug and relax in the tranquil scenery.
Each villa boasts a kitchenette, a sitting area, a king-sized bed, and a nice bathroom with a walk-in shower. The larger of the two villas, the Verdot, even offers a separate bedroom.
The mood is set the minute you walk in with personalized welcome notes and a complimentary charcuterie board.
Step onto your covered deck overlooking the pond and enjoy a glass of wine or the perfect cup of coffee while unwinding, overlooking the great view.
Enjoy a Vineyard & Winery Tour
To learn more about the history and winemaking process at Enoch’s Stomp Vineyard & Winery, consider reserving a tour with one of Enoch’s Ambassadors or Sommeliers.
We enjoyed experiencing a wine tour with Annabelle, one of the Sommeliers at Enoch’s Stomp.
After grabbing a glass of wine from the tasting room, Annabelle escorted us around the property, sharing some interesting history about Enoch’s vineyards and the wine-making process.
She shared the unique challenges associated with producing wine in East Texas, including the meticulous maintenance required to hopefully avoid things like Pierce’s disease, making us appreciate the labor of love that goes into producing Texas wine.
We entered the tank room after touring the vineyards and the farm-to-table garden. Here, Annabelle explained the wine-making process and walked us through a tasting directly from the wine fermentation tanks.
This offered a fun and unique tasting opportunity that we thoroughly enjoyed!
Our tour was such a great experience, and I learned so much about the winery and wines!
For the ultimate experience at Enoch’s Stomp, be sure to combine your wine tour with a personalized wine tasting like we did.
Annabelle listened with an open mind to our wine preferences and ensured we had a wonderful tasting in Enoch’s tasting room.
Sample Wine and Food in the Tasting Room
The tasting room at Enoch’s Stomp has a welcoming, laid-back, but elegant vibe. Boasting indoor and outdoor seating, you will surely find the perfect environment for your group.
Begin your experience by tasting Enoch’s wines. This will allow you to experience the many varieties of wine produced here at the winery.
I really enjoyed their Blanc DuBois Off-Dry wine. This light, fruity wine is perfect for serving chilled to enjoy on a hot Texas summer day.
During your visit to the tasting room, be sure to order some of their delicious food to pair with your wine. Their menu includes tasty offerings like a charcuterie board, spicy pickle fries, wood-fired pizzas, and various sandwiches and salads.
During our visit, we enjoyed the Roasted Tomato Bruschetta Platter, the Lucille Pizza, and the Bear Creek Smokehouse Pizza.
The Roasted Tomato Bruschetta was a delicious and light appetizer I loved with Enoch’s GSM dry red wine.
Marty loved the Bear Creek Smokehouse pizza with garlic butter sauce topped with mozzarella and gouda cheeses, Bear Creek Brisket, Bear Creek Sweet-fire Pickles, and Enoch’s house-made southwestern sauce.
No matter what you choose, the great food and the lovely view of the rolling hills make a visit to Enoch’s tasting room a great idea any time of the year!
Indulge at Cork’s Fine Dining Restaurant
For an amazing fine dining experience, be sure to make a reservation at Cork’s Fine Dining Restaurant.
Located in what used to be the family home on the property, Cork’s offers delicious food in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Whether you dine outdoors overlooking the vines or indoors next to the beautiful stone fireplace, Cork’s sets will tap into your romantic side.
During our visit, we were treated to the 44 Farms Angus Ribeye, paired with sweet potato mash and bacon brussel sprouts.
Take note when I tell you this was THE BEST steak I have ever put in my mouth. Restaurant Chef Matt Hamilton explained that they used a house-made dry rub before perfectly searing the steak. This gave the meat a delicious crust on the outside while keeping it incredibly juicy on the inside.
Cork’s Restaurant offers a great dinner menu that includes items such as shrimp and grits, sesame-crusted Ahi tuna, and brisket mac & cheese.
Pair their great food with their wonderful wines, like their signature white wine, to complete your meal.
Final Thought On Enoch’s Stomp Vineyard & Winery
As you can see, Enoch’s Stomp Vineyard & Winery is a fabulous place to visit.
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About the Author
Michelle Snell is a travel writer, history buff, wine lover, and enthusiast of different cultures. Michelle enjoys bringing places to life through creative content creation and her informative writing style on her blogs, That Texas Couple and Totally Texas Travel and accompanying social media accounts. She is happiest sipping wine in Italy or chilling on a beach with her husband, Marty.