Events

October Tour Schedule

September 17, 2015
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by AmyS
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chard harvest 8-15-15The fall tour season is quickly approaching! Check our calendar for the available tour dates in October. Harvest season is stretching out this year a little longer than usual so the tours won’t start until mid-October. During harvest and crush, the winery is buzzing with activity. It should be fairly settled down by then and we’ll have just enough room to bring our guests in to see what’s happening.

Tours last about 1.5 hours and require reservations. You can use the reservation form on the Tasting Room & Tours page of our website.

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Harvest Party, September 5, 2015

August 27, 2015
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by AmyS
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How do you normally spend your Saturday mornings?  If you’re not working, chances are you’re either juggling laundry and trying to get the kids’ attention away from the cartoons to the breakfast table, mowing the lawn or planning the day’s other chores and errands. How about something completely different, far enough from home for a change of scenery with some rural quietude but close enough to be home for dinner?

Grape Harvest 101 starts at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 5. If you’d like to be in the vineyard for the morning trying your hand at harvesting grapes, we’ll show you how. Just leave a comment below and we’ll send you the details. Our harvest parties include a great big buffet lunch with wine, fun door prizes and a souvenir Arché wine glass to take home.

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Chardonnay Harvest 2015

August 11, 2015
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by AmyS
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Chardonnay 8-7-15Our first harvest of 2015 is finally here! The Chardonnay grapes are ripe and ready to give up their juice to make some great Arché wine! Would you like to try your hand at picking grapes? Here are details:

We start at 7:30 a.m.
Be prepared for sun and heat so you will want to wear a hat and sunscreen.
There are lots of sandburs, so do not wear sandals. Boots are best if you have them.
Wear gloves.
We have clippers (pruners) but you can bring your own if you have them.
We will provide water, snacks and a big lunch buffet with wine and non-alcoholic beverages.
All participants must be at least 12 years old. Children must stay with their parent(s) at all times.
Please no pets.
Click here to RSVP

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Harvest 2015

July 29, 2015
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by AmyS
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Our first harvest of 2015 is just around the corner and we couldn’t be more exited! If you’d like to try your hand at harvesting grapes, stay tuned for an invitation. We throw awesome harvest parties, with grape picking, food and wine. It’s not possible to know too far in advance when the grapes will be ready but once we know, we’ll let you know!

Check out this video from last year’s Chardonnay harvest.

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Memorial BBQ

May 21, 2015
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by AmyS
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sliderThe precursor of Memorial Day, Decorations Day, was first observed in 1868, as a day to honor and remember fallen soldiers of the Civil War. 147 years later, we carry on the tradition of remembering America’s fallen soldiers of every war. Whether we are at war or in a period of peace, we will always remember those heroes who sacrificed their lives for our freedom and way of life.

As a small token of our appreciation for the men and women who have served and who do so now, we will be serving a free BBQ plate this Saturday to all Active Military Personnel and honorable Veterans. All others may enjoy a hearty beef plate for just $5 (free for Club 228 members). Tack on a FREE tasting of our newest wine release, and you’ve got a great meal!

The food will be available from the time we open at noon until we run out so don’t take too long getting here!

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2013 Ryan’s Red Release

November 24, 2014
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by AmyS
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Ryan's RedOur 2013 Ryan’s Red is now available in the tasting room! Ryan’s Red has been one of our most popular dry reds since it was first introduced. The 2013 vintage delivers rich aromas of red cherry, balanced fruit flavors and a hint of black pepper on the finish. It goes great with BBQ pork ribs so I’ve included a recipe below that I whipped up the other day.

Ryan’s Red is December’s Wine of the Month. When visiting Arché, Club 228 members can get a bottle of Ryan’s Red, a glass of wine of the member’s choice and a snack, all for just $20 + tax.

Oven BBQ Country Style Pork Ribs

6-8 country style pork ribs
2 cups BBQ sauce

Preheat oven to 300ºF. Place the ribs in a large baking dish and cover with half the sauce. Roll the ribs around to completely coat them. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 3 hours. Uncover, increase temperature to 350 and bake another hour, turning after 30 minutes. Remove from pan and serve with remaining sauce.

BBQ Sauce

1½ Tbs olive oil
1 Tbs minced onion
1 clove minced garlic
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
2 Tbs Ryan’s Red
½ tsp Worchestershire sauce
½ tsp soy sauce
½ tsp molasses
¼ cup chili powder
1 Tbs brown sugar
½ tsp mustard powder
½ tsp freshly ground black pepper

Place olive oil and onion in medium-sized sauce pan. Saute over medium heat until onion begins to soften. Reduce heat to low, add garlic and saute until onion and garlic are soft. Whisk in remaining ingredients and continue to simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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Join us for Harvest!

September 11, 2014
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by AmyS
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howard lanita 9-6-14This Saturday, the 13th of September, marks the culmination of a full season when we harvest the King of all grapes, the majestic Cabernet Sauvignon. We are recruiting all willing and able men and women to take part in an adventure to remember. Come on out to Arché Saturday morning and pick grapes with us! Afterwards, we’ll sit back and chill out with an awesome spread prepared by our own in-house catering staff of one, Lanita Gafford, whilst sipping Cabernet Sauvignon. The high temperature here for Saturday is forecast to be 76.

Club 228 members who participate in the harvest may pick up their fall shipment at this time.

When: Saturday, September 13 at 8:00 a.m.

Where: Arché, 228 Wagner Road, Saint Jo, Texas 76265

What to bring:  gloves (this is a must), hat, sunscreen, sturdy shoes or boots (not sandals), pruners if you have them (we can provide), long sleeves and long pants suggested for sun sensitive skin, lawn chair and your best friend.

Are you game? Send us a message and we’ll be sure to save a spot for you! harvest 9-6-14

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September Wine of the Month

August 27, 2014
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by AmyS
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Arche Roussanne 2012September’s Wine of the Month will be our 2012 Roussanne, a multiple award winner, including Platinum at the San Diego International Wine Competition. Texas High Plains grapes were sourced from the Oswald family vineyard in Terry County, which is south of Lubbock, to create this wine. This wine is “textbook Roussanne that delights with a vivid caramel almond aroma profile that translates directly to flavors on the palate, with great acidity balancing the grape’s typical oily viscosity. It’s long and quite elegant on the finish. 93″ Rich Cook Apr 22, 2014

Our Roussanne is delicious served chilled or at room temperature. It is ready to drink now or can be aged for many years. Roussanne is a rarity in that regard since most white wines do not age well.

Our Wine of the Month offers Club 228 wine club members the opportunity to purchase a bottle of the featured Wine of the Month, a glass of wine of the member’s choice and a snack plate, all for just $20 plus tax. This is really a great bargain that members can take advantage of at each visit to our tasting room.

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Sweet Temptation Wine of the Month

April 14, 2014
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by AmyS
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Sweet Temptation 2012 backBack by very popular demand as our Wine of the Month is Sweet Temptation. Club 228 members can pick up a bottle of Sweet Temptation, get a glass of wine of the member’s choice and a snack plate, all for just $20 plus tax.

Sweet Temptation is a very nice, not too, too sweet, (yes, I meant to say “too” twice) full bodied red with lots of fruit and spice. If you normally drink dry wines, you might like this one as a dessert wine. If sweet wines are your thing, you will want to have this in your cellar for your next neighborhood block party, pool party, or by the fire while we still have chilly nights here in north Texas.

If you come to the tasting room looking for the Sweet Temptation painting by DeShay Pounds hanging on the wall, you won’t find it. It’s been sold. We want to congratulate the new owners and know they will enjoy this beautiful piece in their home.

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Tour Arché Vineyard & Winery, Feb. 8

February 6, 2014
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by AmyS
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Dateline: 1100 Feb. 6, 2014. 19°F and snowing. When you walked outside this morning, how long was it before your face started to freeze? With temperatures reaching mid-40’s (T-shirt weather, right?) this weekend, we’ve decided to offer a tour at 15:30 (3:30 p.m.) on Saturday. Our tours are really informative, interesting and promise not to bore you. Whether or not you are a wine drinker, it is worth the time. By the way, if you are a wine drinker, you’ll get a complimentary wine tasting at the end of the tour, so be prepared to be amazed! Sign up here.

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