Did you know there is a winery in Sugar Land? It’s news to a lot of people, but those in the know take advantage of this gem whenever possible. After visiting for a tour and wine tasting at Circle S, many become regulars at this elegant establishment, frequently stopping by to enjoy a glass or pick up a bottle.
With four generations of winemakers in his family, owner Dave Stacy holds a strong pride in his profession. His award-winning wines are the result of winemaking secrets passed down from father to son in the Stacy family. In fact, Stacy possesses a handwritten note from his great grandfather’s grandfather, illustrating the seasons of wine using the cycles of the moon.
Originally located in Centerville, Texas, Stacy moved the Circle S winery to Sugar Land a couple of years ago. Although the grapes are grown elsewhere – Centerville, Texas; Tuscany, Italy; and beyond – the vats, barrels and, most importantly, tastings are located just 20 miles south of Houston. Circle S wines are heaped with awards and accolades for their many varieties, including reds, whites and seasonal blends. (They’ve garnered seven gold medals for their selections.) Despite the acclaim, Dave Stacy and his wife, Helen, prefer to keep the winery a casual, yet distinguished place for regulars to relax and enjoy themselves. Combining fine art, soft lights, comfy sofas, superb wine and great friends, Circle S has made Sugar Land a little bit sweeter. H