Thursday, April 22, 2010 Hill Country Weekly 11 The Boerne Wine Company makes its debut on Main Street By Bethany Heinesh The Boerne Wine Com- is accented with gorgeous Editor pany. Although food is not archways and walls made prepared on location, local from the structure’s original The Boerne Wine Com- restaurants bring appetizer limestone rock. pany, located at 302 S. Main trays over for patrons upon The spirit of Boerne has St., opened its doors to the request. truly been captured at The community April 1 and in- There has been some in- Boerne Wine Company. The vites Hill Country residents terest in renting The Boerne original indoor fireplace to come by for a wine tast- Wine Company for private remains and will add ambi- ing -or a fine cigar, if that’s parties and while that ser- ance in the winter months your fancy. vice is not presently offered, when a real wood-burning This new addition to it is something the owner is fire will be lit. The exte- Boerne’s Historic Main considering, an idea he is rior patio also showcases Street, not to be confused open to. It would certainly a wood-burning fireplace with a wine bar, provides be an ideal spot for recep- with comfortable seating a wonderful way to try dif- tions, mixers and friendly for those who wish to enjoy ferent wines and enjoy a get togethers. the weather. With beautiful relaxing atmosphere. In ad- In addition the company’s new granite countertops that dition to an impressive wine many impressive features, adorn the inside, music by list, the company features a a federal winery permit has Frank Sinatra playing softly walk-in humidor with a vast been obtained and soon to set the mood and an in- selection of cigars. wine will be blended on site. credible staff, everything “People here seem to The law requires one case of about the new company is have received us well,” The Boerne Wine Company, located at 302 S. Main St. Photo by Jon King Keisling wine be produced within the exquisite. The Boerne Wine Company first year, but after that wine So far, set hours have not owner said. “Cigar sales The owner, a San Antonio “Everyone who speaks of among those offered and will be aged on location and been kept because the owner have been wonderful. Peo- resident, said he chose to Boerne says it is a wonder- every day, The Boerne Wine offered in the years to come. is trying to feel out custom- ple like to buy a cigar and a open his business in Boerne ful place to live and visit. Company offers a rotating When asked what he ers to see what they want. glass of wine and sit out on because of the town’s repu- Now that I’m here, I have selection of 16 different planned to name the wine “This is not about what I our patio.” tation. to agree. This is a beautiful wines for sampling. he brews, the owner said he want; it is about the people community and everyone Customers have already has been playing with the of Boerne and what they here has been great.” tried wines they said they idea of naming it “1866” in want. I created this compa- The Boerne Wine Com- probably would have never honor of the historic build- ny for them.” pany prides itself on creat- ordered in a restaurant. ing out of which his com- Typically the doors of ing a unique opportunity for “I encourage them just to pany now operates. The Boerne Wine Com- customers to sample wines try a sip and they’re glad they may not otherwise be they got to try something exposed to. The concept is new,” the owner said. “I find to offer a service that will fulfillment in meeting peo- broaden people’s horizons ple who share my passion when it comes to wine. for wine.” Patrons can order a sip, The Boerne Wine Com- half a glass, a full glass or pany offers a vast selection a bottle of some of the fin- of wine and cigars, available est wines in the world. Im- at all price points. Vintage ports from Chile, France, wines are available with the The patio outside The Boerne Wine Company features a Italy, Spain, New Zealand, oldest bottles dating the mid real wood burning fireplace. Photo by Jon King Keisling Australia and Germany are 1990s. The owner is work- ing on getting some of the Join us at our new more legendary bottle years in stock -1945, 1961 and 1982, to name a few. According to the owner, wine tells a story. The aging process alone, he says, re- A glimpse of The Boerne Wine Company’s gorgeous veals the strength and body interior, which reflects style and class. of the beverage. Boerne Branch “I have had the opportuni- The owner remodeled pany are open from 11 a.m. ty to try different wines from what was once an old until about 6 p.m. Monday all over the world. The more house, a structure that has - Wednesday and later on you taste wine, the more you been home to many busi- Thursday, Friday and Satur- for our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony realize how great wine is. At least that is what’s happened nesses over the years, and crafted a first-class opera- day. The owner never plans to keep the doors open too and Celebration! for me,” he said. “There’s just something so intriguing tion. Working closely with a builder and architect, the late because he doesn’t want his place to be considered a Beginning Monday, April 26 . .. about wine. It is so special, it can become the event, owner completely renovated the 2,000 sq. feet building wine bar. When asked if he had come in and register for Grand Prize Drawings that include rather than just be a part of while managing to pre- anything to say directly to $1,000 and $500 RBFCU MasterCard® Gift Cards and two one.” serve its historic charm. The the community, the owner Customers can also enjoy building’s original materials replied enthusiastically, Apple® iPod touch® 8GB Mobile Digital Devices. fine foods to accompany were incorporated into the “Come and see us!” He their wine when they visit new design so the interior added, “But please park in the back. I have a wonderful DAILY neighbor and I don’t want to FUN FOO D PRIZES take up all of his parking.” If you haven’t already stopped by The Boerne CASH Wine Company, you’ll want to get over there and check it out. It’s the latest “must VAUL Main Street see” stop on Boerne’s Main Street. T 1 outh 338 Sal-Mart) (Near W Green – Energy Efficient Real Estate Join Online–rbfcu.org Beginning Monday, April 26 through Saturday, May 1, entries will be collected for daily prize drawings at the Boerne Branch. All daily entries (including winners) will be eligible for the Grand Prize Drawing to be held on Monday, May 3. All drawings to be held at the Boerne Branch. Daily prizes include six RBFCU MasterCard® Gift Cards valued at $50 each. Grand Prizes include two Apple® iPod touch® 8GB MP3 mobile digital devices valued at $200 each, one MasterCard Gift Card valued at $500 and one MasterCard Gift Card valued at $1,000. A Release of Liability Form must be completed to claim the prize. If the prize winner is 17 years of age or 210-415-8483 younger, a parent or guardian must complete the form. Please only one entry per person per visit. Odds of winning depend on the total number of entries received. No purchase necessary to enter or to win. Need not be present to win. Drawings are open to members and non-members. RBFCU employees, volunteers, vendors and their immediate family members are not eligible. Access to the cash vault has certain limiting conditions, including weather conditions.