Friday, March 6, 2015

Sangria Season!

It's the most wonderful time of the year... Sangria Season!

You have waited patiently all year, through the fall and winter.  Time for Sangria Thursday at Lost Oak Winery!  Much rejoicing!
For those of you who don't know (gasp) Sangria Thursday is an annual tradition at Lost Oak Winery in Burleson TX.  From March - August we serve Sangria from 5-9 p.m. on Thursdays only.  Only.  If you want it any other time you have to make your own or patiently wait.  (Here is Lost Oak's Sacred Sangria Recipe for those of you who can't wait or need it for a party!)

To add to the festivities, June-August 2015 we will have live music on the patio during Sangria hours.  For the full band lineup, check the website.

But, before Sangria Season starts, we have Sangria preview.  Red Sangria (the traditional) will be served March 7, 2015, at the Annual Blessing of the Vines.  White Sangria (a special treat) will be served all Spring Break (March 9-13, 2015) with lawn games, happy hour sangria specials, live music from local talented artists and food trucks in the evenings.

To kick off Sangria Season, we want to hear YOUR sangria recipes!  Send them to Mariam to be featured for braggin' rights all around.

For inspiration, check out this recipe from our guest authors at Queer in the Kitchen.  We think it might come with a 3-drink minimum... it's that good! ​

This year, after lots and lots of heavy drinking test runs, our guest authors at Queer in the Kitchen have perfected the recipe. It will throw you around the room, but in a good way. Serve this up at your next party… or Thursday morning.

Chris’s Pear Sangria

  • serves 8-12 people (or possibly 1-2, depending on how fun your friends are)
  • 5 – 750 ml bottles Lost Oak Winery Blanc du Bois.​ (would also be great with Vintage Lane Willow White)
  • 4 red pears, sliced
  • 4 green pears, sliced
  • 4 sprigs rosemary
  • 32 ounces pear juice drink
  • 16 ounces apple juice
  • 1 cup pear vodka
  • 12 ounces fresh cranberries
  • In a very large bowl or pitcher, but one that can fit in your refrigerator, combine all the ingredients. Plan to make this a day in advance so the flavors really blend.
Serve over ice. Garnish with a little rosemary or frozen cranberries. Don’t use frozen ones in the actual mix, as it will water it down. Although, the frozen ones would be a cute and simultaneously cooling garnish.

Inspired?  Try to make this one at home!  Or try to make the Lost Oak Winery Sacred Sangria Recipe (link here) using Dolce Rouge.  As an added bonus, get an additional 10% off Lost Oak's Dolce Rouge this week online or in the Burleson Texas Tasting Room, (good through March 7-14, 2015) using coupon code SANGRIA.

Are you feeling creative?  We would love to hear YOUR favorite Sangria recipes.  Send them to Mariam at to be featured here.  Braggin' rights all around.

Thirsty?  Lost Oak Winery in Burleson​,​ Texas will begin Sangria Thursday on March 19th.  Every Thursday from 5-9, the Sangria will flow.

Cheers from Lost Oak Uncorked!