Winery on the Bay

Winery on the Bay, Rockport: Hours, Address, Winery on the Bay Reviews: 4.5/5

Winery on the Bay
4.5
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Monday
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Miketull
Sunrise, FL68 contributions
Friends
This is quite the charming little place. If I were to rate it by its merits as a brewery I would say that they have a lot of work to do. However they are far more than a nano brewery. The wines take center stage here particularly the fruit wines.

While they do produce quite a few dry wines in conventional styles, I found most of them to range from unremarkable to slightly sub par. However anyone who knows wines wouldn't walk in expecting a Napa quality cab from this lovely little place. They do good work for what they are given and the wines are completely enjoyable, even if they are not the standard for those given styles.

Now when it comes to their semi sweet and dessert wines they completely knock it out of the park. Those wines are well crafted, clever and carry subtle complexities one typically doesn't find in sweet fruit wines. Another favourable factor is that the staff pouring for you are part of the family that make the wine, so they are knowledgeable and dedicated to an enriching customer experience.

The pricing is also noteworthy considering how much bang you get for your buck, not only with their incredibly friendly prices flights, but with their very affordable bottles. I cant imagine someone denying themselves bringing a bottle home given the price point and quality of the dessert wines.

Now I would be remiss if I didnt touch on their beer a little bit more. Being somewhat of an expert when it comes to beer and places beer is made I just dont think the quality of some of their beers are ready for customer consumption. Out of a flight of 4 one was actually well crafted and above average in quality. Two were sub par for the style. The last one was quasi unpalatable. It is a recipe that really needs more work before it sees the public. Untapped considers them a homebrewing enterprise instead of a nano brewery, which I find curious. In any case a little bit more spit and polish and I'm sure their beers will start to shine as well.

The good definitely outweighs the negatives and I'd highly encourage visitors to keep this charming little place in mind when they are in Rockport.
Written July 18, 2020
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ForeverTexans
Fair Oaks Ranch, TX217 contributions
My wife and I were in Rockport for a long weekend staying in Key Allegro and while there decided to stop by Winery on the Bay. We were greeted by the owner, Dan and his son, Alex. Both Dan and Alex made our visit a memorable one. I did the wine tasting for $5 (four tastings of my choice; what a bargain) and my wife enjoyed a glass of pino grigio. All wines were very good. While there I tried a flight of homemade beer. Four different beers from light to stout. Wow! Dan the owner has been making beer for several years and decided to introduce this part of his profession to the business. He's done good, if I might say. Both the wine and beer options make for a great option while visiting historic Rockport along the waterfront. Thanks Dan and Alex for sharing your experiences while my wife and I enjoyed your venue. We will be back soon. Thanks.
Written January 15, 2020
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mujerlinda
Houston, TX215 contributions
Friends
What a fun place! My sister and I stopped by here after an afternoon of shopping in town. We both had a wine flight and enjoyed all of the offerings. Unexpectedly, we were there on Bingo Thursday. What a hoot! Everyone was so friendly we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. There are snacks you can buy or you can bring your own. Next time we will bring our own as the ones to purchase were a little pricey.
Fun way to spend a couple of hours with a bunch of locals!
Written May 2, 2022
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adimlopez
North Houston, TX1 contribution
Friends
Would not recommend going here unless your the type of person who likes bad service!! I never ever write reviews but I’m so upset with this place. First off, we had a small get together for a 40th bday party. I called on Monday spoke to a lady, who I later found out was the owner, and told her I was having a small get together there for a bday party ask if kids could come and she said as long as they sat outside. She also said that we had to purchase food. I was ok with all of this. So I then asked her if I could make a reservation and she said no first come first serve. Great! Then callled again on Thursday spoke to a man asked if we could bring a cake in and have them hold it inside until we were ready to eat it, he said yes as long as we don’t use the refrigerator since they have limited space I’m ok with that too. Arrive Sat and got the biggest attitude from the whole entire staff. Owner was mad and said I never called! Yes I did and spoke with her and she said no reservations. Said had to keep cake outside after I was told I could keep inside or else I would not of brought it. She was upset because of COVId restrictions. Which I understand we had a total of 8 adults and 3 kids sitting 6 to a table so we planned on following guidelines but yet the owner herself did not have a mask on while telling us about the rules and she later put one on. We ordered cheese plates got it brought out in boxes and cheese wrapped up for us to cut ourselves but yet saw them bring same platter out to someone else all cut up and prepared. The fact is I called and they made me out to a liar in front of my family when they were the liars. We should of left but birthday girl wanted to stay and so we spent way over $200+ that day between all of us. But will never happen again.
Written October 5, 2020
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sunbrathouston52
houston, texas210 contributions
Family
I was just there Saturday October 3, celebrating my daughters 40th Birthday. my oldest daughter had called twice, once to verify our group 11 including 3 children and was told fine but had to sit outside, second to see about bringing a Birthday cake she was told yes but they could only hold it inside just not in the refrigerator (83 degrees, sunny). When we got there they denied that she had called, (basically calling her a liar). We decided to stay since we weren't sure where else to go. The service was bad and then they tried to overcharge us, which they corrected when we brought it to there attention, including $2.00 to fill up a sippy cup for my grandson. We tried to make the best of it, but will not return!!
Written October 5, 2020
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Patty
Anna, TX1 contribution
Friends
Not impressed! Not very friendly!! I have been to many.breweries and wine venues. These folks were way less than friendly. Don't worry we won't be.back or.recommend! You can have bad wine with good customer appreciation and still be a hit. Take n some lessons in being pleasant and welcoming to people that want to support your business and you will have my vote. Stay like you are and be gone in a couple of years!!!
Written July 1, 2022
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Rebeca R
Miami Beach, FL28 contributions
Friends
Some of the worst service I have ever experienced. The staff was extremely rude and disorganized. We ordered a cheese and crackers plate and were given a block of cheese, box of crakers and a dull knife. There were several errors on our check and the staff visited our table only once to take our initial order. The overall feel from the staff, particularly the owner, was that we were unwelcome and unwanted. Mission accomplished. I will never give my business to this establishment again.
Written October 8, 2020
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David G
San Antonio, TX56 contributions
Couples
Loved my visit. Been here many times back to when they were across the street. Every visit gets better. Now offering beers from their micro brewery with good flights. Owners are really great. Pet friendly too. A very relaxing place to enjoy a glass or bottle of wine.
Written March 21, 2020
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MariaMcLendon
Dallas, TX120 contributions
Friends
Many previous reviews indicated poor service, this was not our experience. We were very well attended to and taken care of. We enjoyed wine tastings and enjoyed it well enough to order a bottle to share. The wine paired with some yummy grub from the Toscano Burger truck in the back garden was a perfect start to our weekend.
Written October 9, 2020
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d d
Rockport, TX5 contributions
Friends
Went by with several friends, and manager was rude, and insulting. Wine was unpleasant tasting. Very low quality service, and wine.
Written October 14, 2017
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Winery on the Bay is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Mon - Mon 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Wed - Thu 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Fri - Sat 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM