Urban wineries are all the rage in other cool cities, so why not Austin? This eponymous spot, a model of industrial chic on the East Side, isn’t linked to a specific vineyard. It procures its grapes from a coterie of small grape growers in this state and beyond. With a bee-themed label alluding to its eco-aware philosophies, the winery sells vino in both bottles and barrels. Our favorite? The Old Vine zinfandel right from the tap. $15 tastings, book in advance.
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Cooper Anderson, 29, and Ross McLauchlan, 27
Co-founders, Austin Winery
Cooper Anderson and Ross McLauchlan co-founded Austin Winery on the premise that it should be as relaxed and local as possible. The first of its kind within Austin city limits, the urban winery is distinctly Texan. Although the grapes are grown elsewhere, everything — from the fermentation and filtration to the bottling, serving, and enjoyment — takes place in town.