About

About Umbra Winery

Umbra Winery is a Texas winery based in Springtown, Texas. Our urban tasting room and market is located at 415 S. Main Street in Grapevine, Texas.  After purchasing Crossroads Winery in 2013, owners John and Debbie Wilson shortly thereafter rebranded to Umbra Winery and opened their Umbra Grapevine tasting room.  In 2016, they purchased La Buena Vida Vineyards, the third oldest vineyard and winery in Texas and relocated all production there.  The grounds boast 7.5 acres of established vines, quaint cottages and a newly constructed 8000 sq ft event center, complete with tasting room and estate wine cellar.

What and Who is Umbra?

The astronomical definition of umbra is “the completely dark portion of the shadow cast by the earth, moon, or other body during an eclipse”.  The Umbra logo is essentially the image of two heavenly bodies that meet and while scientific, is also quite beautiful.   Wilson, a chemical engineer by education, rebranded under the Umbra name in 2014, citing the name was selected as it represented the coming together of he and his wife in this endeavor.

The Wines

Umbra produces several wines, Honey Mead as well as estate wine offerings from the vineyard in Springtown.  Mead is an ancient form of wine made with honey and appeals to wine and beer drinkers alike.   Their offerings include award winners such as Umbra Pinot Gris that won Gold in its class at Houston International in 2014. The Cabernet, Syrah, Merlot blend known as Red Fusion also placed (bronze) at Houston International, won second in the Red category at GrapeFest (2014) and bronze at Texsom 2015.  In 2016, Umbra added a selection of imported Old World Wines to their offerings to provide guests a wider array of choices when visiting the tasting room.  These offerings are carefully selected from boutique wineries to showcase varietals from those countries.  Pairing with the Eurostyle tapas menu, it is a natural fit for Umbra Winery.

Wine Club

Umbra Wine Club is a fantastic way to experience Umbra wines all year round! With exclusive perks such as previews of new releases, special events, trips and more, it makes a great gift for yourself and others. To learn more about the wine club member benefits go to Wine Club Signup.

Retail Wine Shop

The tasting room displays an array of wines that may be purchased by the glass, bottle or case.  They also offer tastings and flights to enjoy with friends as well as an assortment of foods and goodies!