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Debbie Bruce
June 3, 2020 | Monthly Newsletter | Debbie Bruce

20200603 Get Bent Newsletter Volume 2020-06

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With a week of reservations under our belt, we think we have worked out kinks in our processes and procedures and continually improve based on experience.  We hope all those who have braved the virus to visit us in the tasting room felt safe and enjoyed their experience!

For those of you who have not visited us yet, we want to remind you of our situation. We are restricted to 25% occupancy which limits us to 4 tables and no more than 14 people (this includes children) allowed in the tasting room at any one time. As a result of this limitation, visiting the tasting room is on a reservation ONLY basis. We will not be able to accomodate walk-ins, nor early arrivals, and cannot seat everyone until the entire party is there.  

The reservations are in 45-minute increments that begin on the hour. Everyone must leave by 15 minutes before the top of the hour, regardless of arrival time, to allow the staff to clean and sanitize before the next group of reservations are allowed in the door. Please wear a mask until your order is taken and when leaving the table. Also, be prepared to have your temperature taken at the door. 

Because we can only open the tasting room at 25% capacity, we will continue our curbside service.  

Partial Tasting Room Open

and Curbside Pick Up Continues

Until further notice, we will continue these hours for both curbside and the tasting room.

  • Thursday and Friday 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Saturday and Sunday 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Tasting Room

We cannot wait to see you all in the tasting room but, unfortunately, we cannot see you all at once! Please book your your reservation by clicking HERE. Select your date and time from the calendar by clicking on it, hit the link to Book a Table, then select from one of the 4 tables that is not yet booked. You will receive an email to confirm your reservation.

In case you lose the link or forget, just go to our website and look for Reservations in the menu.

Curbside Pick Up

Place your orders online 24x7, or call our special hotline 512-673-8250 during curbside hours if you are having an issue with the website, then pick up your wine during the following hours. Please indicate in the special instructions the approximate date and time you will be picking up.

  • Thursday and Friday 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Saturday and Sunday 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

For your safety and ours, please remain in your car when you arrive in the parking lot then call or text us at 512-673-8250 and we will deliver your order to your car. Pop the trunk or open your back door then return to your seat. Our team will place the wine in your car while maintaining the 6-foot social distancing space. Thank you for helping to keep all of us safe! 

Also, note we only monitor the hotline during the above business hours.

Specials for this Week

This weekthe Reserve Trio which is the perfect gift for Dad!  See below or check our specials on the WEBSITE or BLOG. The website link will take you directly to the Gifts and Wine Packages page. Don't forget you can purchase gift certificates which can be used at any time in the future.

BY THE GLASS (Tasting Room Only):

  • $7 – 2018 Trebbiano (retail $10)
  • $10 – 2017 Zin Reserve (retail $15)


  • $14 – 2018 Trebbiano (retail $24)
  • $16 – 2018 Roussanne (retail $26)
  • $18 – 2018 TX Viognier (retail $28)
  • $20 – 2018 Sangiovese (retail $30)
  • $34 – 2017 Zin Reserve (retail $50)
  • $19 – 2017 Chardonnay (retail $34) (while they last)


  • $35 Texas 2-Step - 2018 Mourvèdre and Roussanne (retail $54)
  • $50 All White / All White / All White - 2018 Roussanne, Trebbiano, and TX Viognier (retail $78)
  • $90 Reserve Trio (retail $154) - 2017 CA Cab, Zin Reserve, and 2018 Pinot Noir - the perfect Father's Day Gift!
  • $300 Case of 2017 Zin Reserve (retail $600)

Case Discounts for Wines not on Special (any 12 bottles or more):

  • Members get an extra 5% above their club discount
  • Non Members get 10% off

Don't forget about the free shipping for members and $5 shipping for non-members each with no minimum order requirements. 

Virtual Happy Hour - Friday 5 to 6 PM Central

Zoom link is: 

Join us for Bent Oak WINEO - our version of virtual BINGO. Get your daubers ready or mark your cards online.  Here is the link to get up to 3 Wineo cards:  GET WINEO CARDS HERE.  Enter your email address and receive a link to your cards.  Control-P to print or mark online.  Enjoy!

Dad's big day is on the 21st.  You have plenty of time to get him that special wine he has been wanting.  The Reserve Trio is just the ticket to put a smile on Pappa's face!  Don't forget to make your reservation for a table in the Tasting Room on the 21st!

June Wine Club Release - Curbside Pick Up

We are employing the same curbside pick up strategy for June as we did for April.  Anytime during the timeslot for your club, as noted below, you proceed in the car queue to receive your release wine with the same curbside protocols mentioned above.  Please note, if you are a 3-bottle club but purchased additional wine, you will still come at the 3-Bottle Club time of Saturday, June 20th.

Wine Club Pick Up Opportunities:

Saturday June 13th

  • 6-Bottle Club 11:00 to 1:00
  • 2-Bottle Club (Last Names begins with A-M) 1:00 to 5:00

Sunday June 14th

  • 6-Bottle Club 11:00 to 1:00
  • 2-Bottle Club (Last Names begins with N-Z) 1:00 to 5:00

Saturday June 20th

  • 3-Bottle Club 11:00 to 5:00

Sunday June 21st

  • 4-Bottle Club 11:00 to 5:00
  • Any club member who has not picked up yet can come this date

We understand this schedule might not match your schedule and we can be flexible to some degree. If you are not able to make this schedule, then let us know when you can pick up during our normal curbside hours (2:00PM - 6:00PM) on Thursday 6/11 or 6/18 or Friday 6/12 or 6/19. For your convenience and our efficiency, you can schedule your pick up date and time by clicking HERE.

Important information on billing, changes, shipping, and pickup:

  • Sunday, June 7th is the last day for additions to your wine club order or changes to your wine club membership (such as Mixed, Red-only, White-only, and/or level).   Also, be sure to update your credit card on file and/or your billing or shipping address as necessary!
  • Monday, June 8th is when we will begin processing orders.  You will see a credit card charge for your wine club order. 
  • Friday, June 12th shipments will begin for our out-of-area members. For this release, shipping will be free. As a reminder, shipments must be accepted by signature and by a person of 21 years and over.  Be sure to check your shipping address and update where necessary!
  • Saturday, June 13th curbside pick-ups begin according to the strategy above.
  • Sunday, July 12th is the last day for local members to pick up your wine selections before shipping begins.  
  • Tuesday, July 14th we will begin processing shipping charges for local members failing to pick up by the deadline of July 12th.
  • Thursday, July 16th shipments will go out to all the local members who did not pick up.

Remember, if you wish to make any changes to your membership (such as Mixed, Red-only, White-only, and/or level) enter your changes by clicking HERE or worst case e-mail us at, on or before Sunday, June 7th, so we can accommodate those changes. You are always welcome to add to your club selections as a way to further customize and expand your wine club selections!  You can enter additional wines in the form as well.  

A reminder for all you locals, we will hold your wine club order here for 4 weeks before we begin shipping your wine on Thursday, July 16th.  If we have to ship at this late date, Bent Oak Winery reserves the right to swap similar varietals as needed.

Save the Dates

Remaining Wine Club Release Pickup Party dates for 2020.  

  • June 13th, 14th, 20th, and 21st - 3rd 2020 Wine Club Release - Curbside Pickup
  • October 25th - 4th 2020 Wine Club Release - Big Fat Greek Pickup Party


Also, here is the list of currently scheduled special events. 

  • June 22nd-23rd - Bottling CA Whites
  • July 3rd-4th - Bottling TX Reds
  • July 7th-9th - Bottling CA Reds
  • July 14th - Cheese & Wine Pairing

We hope you find this email informative and we look forward to seeing you soon!


The Bent Oak Winery Team


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