Tara Vineyard & Winery, the oldest winery in Henderson County, is owned and operated by the Pierce family. Upon entering the grounds, you’ll notice the stately historic Murchison home, constructed in the 1880′s and relocated from downtown Athens and nestled amidst Tara’s vineyards and open for overnight guests as the Tara Inn. Watch a video of the sunset in early spring 2012 taken at the winery.
The winery building and Cellar Door restaurant are perched on the second hilltop on the estate, with a lovely covered pavilion/patio/lawn with flagstone fireplaces. The patio/pavilion overlooks the Blanc Du Bois vineyard and the rolling panoramic hills of East Texas. TARA is the perfect setting to relax and feel like you are in another world “the TARA world”. While in our world experience beauty, rel axation and Tara’s unique selection of premium wines and wonderful food. The patio is a delightful venue for a variety of live musical events as well as just relaxing with nature. Just inside is the original Tasting Room; down the hall is the Cellar Door for fine dining and the new Wine Bar. The Cellar Door offers an exceptional cuisine and wine experience.
Tara hosts private tastings, group gatherings, meetings, weddings, celebrations, retreats, etc. Tours, fine cuisine @ the Cellar Door, live music, and customized wine labels to commemorate your special occasion.
Before TARA became a wonderful retreat resort winery; TARA was high on the seas and was the name of the Pierce sailboat. TARA comes from the Irish Forklore and stands for a view from afar. When TARA was on the high seas…we had a view from the top of the wave crest. TARA reminds us all of the high seas and the view from afar. Experience the view from afar @ TARA winery. A quote: one interpretation of the name Tara says that it means a “place of great prospect” and indeed on a clear day it is claimed that features in half the counties can be seen from atop Tara.
Tara Vineyard & Winery is located in East Texas approximately 75 miles southeast of Dallas and 5 miles NW of downtown Athens just 1 & 1/2 miles off HWY 175. Click here for directions to Tara Winery.