Frequently Asked Questions
We have composed a set of frequently asked questions to better serve our guests. If you do not find an appropriate response to your question, please visit our website: www.freestatecellars.com, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, call us at 409-221-7232 or wait for us to get back to you on Facebook. We thank you for your support!Questions are listed in regards to operations and the following topics: FOOD & DRINKS TASTING ROOM WEDDINGS & EVENTS OUTDOORS & TOURS FOOD & DRINKS
Do you allow outside food and drinks? No. Outside food and drinks are strictly prohibited. If specialty foods are needed, please consult our General Manager for pricing and options. We ask that all requests be made five days in advance. Customizations are available for a fee. 409-221-7232
What type of wines do you sell? We offer a large variety of handcrafted wines ranging from muscadine, fruit, and old and new world crisp whites to bold reds. Please visit our website for a full and detailed description of each wine or see a simplified wine list here: Wine Tasting Menu
Do you serve food? We have a variety of deli sandwiches, charcuterie trays, dips and assorted sweets that complement our wines. These can be purchased in our tasting room.
Do you serve other drinks? Yes! We offer water and a variety of sodas. We do not offer any other alcoholic beverages. We will not tolerate any outside alcohol on premises. Violators will be asked to leave the premises immediately.
Do you Cater? We offer a limited catering menu of customized sandwich trays, charcuterie trays, grazing tables, cakes and gallons of sangria for your party! These items can be delivered or picked up from our facility. Please call us for custom quotes to tailor the perfect fit for your event! Tax not included in prices.
|Cookie tray (3 dozen)||$40|
|Sandwich tray (Feeds up to 12)||$50|
|Sandwich tray (Feeds up to 24)||$100|
|Charcuterie tray (Feeds up to 12)||$75|
|Charcuterie tray (Feeds up to 24)||$125|
|Grazing Table - Custom sizing||Custom Quote|
|1/8 Sheet Cake-Chocolate or White (Feeds up to 8)||$45|
|¼ Sheet Cake - Chocolate or White (Feeds up to 20)||$75|
|½ Sheet Cake - Chocolate or White (Feeds up to 40)||
|Full Sheet Cake- Chocolat or White (Feeds up to 200)||$200|
We offer all listed food items to visiting guests with a three day notice. Please message us on Facebook or call for further questions or for inquiries on specialty foods for your event. 409-221-7232.
Do you offer drinks to-go? We are now serving sangria by the gallon and half gallon! Please call for flavor availability as they are apt to change regularly.
PLEASE NOTE: These portions are not offered to guests drinking on property gallons are available as TO-GO ONLY
Do you have vegan/allergy free food options? We do not. Our wines are vegan friendly. The three main ingredients are grapes, yeast and sugar. We do not use gelatin for our fining process.TASTING ROOM
Where are you located? 4702 Tejas Pkwy Orange, TX 77632
What are your hours? We have seasonal hours. Check back for changes!
Our current hours of operation are:
Thursday & Friday: 4-8p
Do I need reservations to attend the tasting room? Reserved seating is an exclusive perk of Green’s Bluff wine club members. For all other guests, our seating is first come, first serve; we do not have indoor seating. We also offer private tastings for large groups Monday-Wednesdays. You must call ahead for reservations and pricing. For more information please contact Mandy Hernandez at 409-221-7232.
Do you offer tastings? Yes! During our hours of operation we offer self-guided tastings in the form of wine flights. We have two types of flights; Custom flights (your selection of 6 wines), and Sangria flights (This is seasonal). Wine flights are available until 5pm. We also offer private tastings for large groups Monday-Wednesdays. You must call ahead for reservations and pricing. For more information please contact Mandy Hernandez at 409-221-7232.
When is the last call? A last call for alcohol will be given 15 minutes prior to closing. The tasting room will sharply cease serving guests at closing time. Patrons are not allowed to linger on site after hours.
Do you have a wine club? Yes, and it’s free! The Smuggler's Union is a quarterly subscription club where you only pay for your wine selections (with a great discount) and lots of perks! Click here: Free State Cellars - Wine Club to sign up and for more information.
How much is your wine and tastings? Click here: Wine Tasting Menu for a complete wine list and pricing.
Are you family friendly? We are family friendly! Children and minors are always welcome at the vineyard, but must be under adult supervision at all times. Underage consumption will not be tolerated and violators will be asked to leave the premises immediately. Children are not allowed in the vineyard as the grapevines are delicate, there are water hazards, and of course wildlife is present at our bayou setting.
Do you have gift certificates? Yes, we do have gift certificates and gift cards! You can purchase a virtual one online here: Products - Gift Card or buy a physical card from our tasting room during the hours of operation.
Will you come to us for tastings? Yes! We have staff available to conduct tastings at your venue. Call for pricing and details.
Do you allow photoshoots? Yes! However all professional photography and video footage (including wedding, commercial, portrait and aerial) on the property are prohibited without previous permission. To discuss your project, please contact us at email@example.com or 409-221-7232 for more information and the written release form. Fees apply.
Where can I park? We have two lots in the front of our facility and a large lot on the left side of our tasting room available for parking. If both of these lots are full, a police officer will help direct vehicles during guest arrival. We do not condone parking in undesignated areas and claim no legal responsibility. The owner of the vehicle will be fully responsible for any and all ticket/towing fees that may apply.WEDDINGS & EVENTS
Do you have a wedding venue/event center? We would like to thank you for considering us but at this time we do not have an indoor facility to accommodate large events. We do not allow weddings of any kind on site. We do have an outdoor private party area for rent for bridal showers, baby showers, birthday parties, class reunions, etc. Please continue to check our website www.freestatecellars.com and our Facebook for updates and feel free to message us for further questions!
Do you have live entertainment or events? Yes! All publicly hosted events will be posted on our Facebook page and website. Click here: Winery Events for more details. If you have an interest in performing at our facility please contact our Special Events and Promotions Manager at Grace.Hernandez@freestatecellars.comOUTDOORS & TOURS
Are animals permitted? Well-behaved animals are welcome at Free State Cellars. Animals are allowed in the lawn areas only (does not include patio) and must be securely leashed with adult supervision at all times. For the comfort of all guests, please be prepared to pick up after your pet. Only designated service dogs, in accordance with the ADA policy, are allowed in areas other than the lawn. We are not responsible for any acts associated with animals on property and all liabilities will be at the cost of the animal’s owner.
Do you allow smoking? We allow smoking and the use of tobacco and vapor products in designated areas.
Can I pick and purchase your grapes? Not at this time. Please understand that every grape we produce is essential to our wine production and success.
Do you offer tours? Free State Experiences tours will be offered in the future. However, we do allow respectful visitors to stroll in our vineyard. Due to the safety of our guests and our crops we forbid tampering, picking or handling our vines. Ask team members for area limitations as we have water features and and active apiary where guests are not allowed. Guests will be escorted from restricted areas. Please continue to check our website www.freestatecellars.com for updates.
Topography of Free State Cellars Vineyard & Winery is uneven. The indoor/outdoor tasting room, seating pavilion, courtyard and vineyard are all in close proximity, but entail walking on uneven grassy and graveled areas. We are accessibility compliant and are happy to help and accommodate in anyway we can.
WILDLIFE ADVISORY: We are an active farm and coexist with the wildlife. Wild animals, bees, ants and various insects may be present in the vineyard. We ask that you stay aware of your surroundings and remove yourself from any hazardous encounter. We are located on Adams Bayou and ask that you stay away from all water areas. We do not permit swimming or fishing on our property at any time. We also ask that our celebrating guests refrain from bringing balloons or decorations due to the safety of our wildlife.