You have a Chianti from a vineyard you stumbled upon during your third hike of Everest. You have a Pinot whose grapes were crushed by Italian foot models. You have a rare, semi-boxed sample of Franzia.
But one bottle of vino perfection is still eluding you: yours.
Say hello to Vintner’s Cellar, a custom winery in Plano where you can create your own wine label, now accepting new dynasties.
Think of this as your personal vineyard and wine-bottling estate, but without all the grape-watering responsibilities.
You’ll start by tasting everything from a Shiraz to a Riesling to determine the perfect combination of smokiness, oakiness and sour-appleness for your label. Next, the winemakers will concoct your multi-gallon drum of wine and set it aside for the six-week fermentation process. During the wait, you’ll dive into the creative process and develop the labels for the wine bottles. We’re envisioning a picture of you, on a boat, and lots of chest hair (think Tom Selleck in Magnum, P.I., but with a bigger mustache).
Post-fermentation, you’ll return to the winery to bottle, cork and label 30 bottles of your own vintage. We recommend grabbing a few friends for your corking assembly line, and later rewarding them with the best currency of all.
Just kidding—your wine.