Smuggling Wine Can Be a Good Thing

Veranda outside winery tasting room.

Veranda outside winery tasting room.

TASTING ROOM GUEST EXPERIENCE: We had a great smuggling story from a tasting room guest today. While on a recent cruise to the Bahamas, someone passed her a glass of wine from a bottle that had smuggled on board. They told her it was from Tyler, Texas and that it was the best bottle of Texas wine they ever had! It was our '08 Syrah. She said she loved it, but living in Lewisville, she didn't think she could get it. Then today  she was at a meeting in Lufkin and drove through Tyler. She was on 69 and saw the sign for our winery and it clicked that Kiepersol was the wine she loved so much on the cruise! She and her fiancée came in, loved everything, and took home some now '09 vintage Syrah! It was great to hear that our wine is so loved that people are sneaking on to cruise ships!