As many of you know, numerous wineries have opted to "re-license" themselves into food establishments (an entity that derrives 51% or more of its revenue from food and non-alcohol related sales). We have elected not to follow suit as the immediate and long-term costs of such an action are beyond the scope of what we originally set out to do, provide the best possible wines we can. We don't want to be a "restaurant" nor are we willing to engage in accounting "misdirection" to manipulate our alcohol earnings ratio. This choice may sink us but the costs associated with "conversion" would definately do so.
The good news is that folks are still visiting the area and patronizing small businesses...we sincerely thank you for that! Additionally, the wine areas outside of Fredericksburg have gone from being a "food desert" to food being much more readily available. Silver linings indeed!
We will continue to offer our unique "tastings-on-the-go" as well as other surprises. Please stop in and see what's going on!
The latest from TABC is we cannot serve wine or allow wine to be consumed on our property. Goods are to be sold only in sealed containers to be opened and consumed elsewhere. In short, we can sell bottles-to-go, that's it..
At Cicada Cellars we believe the majority of visitors to the Texas Wine County prefer to taste a wine before they buy it. Even frequent visitors who have established favorites prefer to try a recommended wine before they commit to a purchase. We have the answer for that, our mini bottles and mini six-packs are the perfect solution in these bizarre times.
All eleven of our current wines are available for purchase in 50ml (1.6 oz) tiny bottles. You may purchase individually or in a six pack of your choice. A six pack with a mix of your choice of wines is $25. These also make the perfect gift and/or memento of your trip.