News From The Duck Pond - JUNE 2020

Whistling Duck Winery

For those of you who don't already know - WE ARE NOW RE-OPENED FOR BUSINESS!  We have been following Governor Abbott's recommendations for re-opening and currently have seating for everyone at our "socially distanced" outdoor tables.  We are doing FULL TASTINGS and selling WINE BY THE GLASS and BY THE BOTTLE.  We are currently using one-time-use plastic cups, but you are welcome to bring your own wine glass from home to use while you're at the winery.  We also have our snack trays available to purchase.  Our Tasting Room Staff will continue providing personalized table-side service for our customers and we hope to also open up the inside tasting room this weekend for a very limited number of customers to place orders and complete their transactions, if they want to.  

We recognize that some customers are still not fully comfortable being around others, so we are still offering curbside pick-up service for those individuals.  This includes our popular Sangria To-Go.

We will continue our detailed sanitary practices before we open, between customers, and after we close each day, and have hand sanitizer stations around our facility for our customer's use. 

Business Hours:
Fridays - 4 to 8 PM
Saturdays - Noon to 6 PM
Sundays - 1 to 6 PM

Come Taste our 
We have some incredible NEW WINES and some previously sold out RETURNING WINES!  Come on out to the winery and give them a taste.


Bodacious - Red blend of Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, and Tannat carefully aged in Kentucky Bourbon Barrels.
Souzao - Smooth, full bodied, red with intense flavors.


2017 Cabernet Sauvignon - bold, dry, red wine.
Viognier - smooth, dry white with pear flavors.
Texas Sparkler Rose' - Sparkling blend of Dolcetto, Montepulciano, and Aglianico. 
Buzzard Head Red - semi-sweet Lenoir wine.

on The Texas Independence Wine Trail

June 1 through August 31
The Summer Passport on The Texas Independence Wine Trail is back! You have 3 months to hit all 9 wineries and get full tastings at a very discounted rate. Tickets are only $50, more than $100 in value! At your first winery stop, you receive a plastic Classic Cocktail wine cup with lid and your passport to guide your way. At the end of your journey, you will receive a Sports Bottle with Chiller Insert (it holds a whole bottle of wine)! Perfect for your summer fun!

We are following all guidance and protocols for the Governor’s Re-Opening of Texas . Please feel free to bring your own glass, as some locations may be serving in plastic cups. Please maintain a 6ft. social distancing from others.

As always, take lots of pictures while on the trail and post them using #texasindependencewinetrail.

You may start at the winery of your choice. Please see the individual wineries for their hours. You must be 21 or over to taste wine. Please drink responsibly and use a designated driver.

We have a limited amount of tickets, so get them now by going to
Friday, June 5, 2020 
First Friday "Free-For-All" 
Join us at the winery on FRIDAY, June 5th for the return of our FAMOUS FISH TACOS!  The food is FREE and we'll have our Harmony Road (semi-sweet white) and our 2015 Blanc du Bois (dry white) Wines for HALF-PRICE

We'll start serving food at 5 PM UNTIL IT'S GONE!  We are open from 4 to 8 PM.  Zach Embody & Dylan Jakobs, will return to the Front Porch to entertain us with their great music from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.  They will also turn over the microphone (Open Mic Night) to anyone who wants to try their hand at entertaining a very friendly crowd.  FUN, FUN, FUN!
Saturday, June 13, 2020

Live Music by 
(Open to the Public)

Calling all Wine Club Members!  It's our Second Quarter Wine Club Pick-up Party on Saturday, June 13th.  If you haven't already fulfilled your wine allocation for this quarter, come on out and let's party!!  We'll have complimentary food for our Wine Club Members beginning at 1 PM UNTIL IT'S GONE!  Wine Club Members who are unable to pick up their quarterly allocation of wine at the party, can pick up the weekend before or the weekend after.  We will begin shipping wine on June 22nd, if other arrangements have not been made.

Fan favorite, Nathan Hinojosa returns to the Front Porch with his spicy Flamenco twist on everything from Beethoven to Mary J. Blidge.  Passionate about many genres, Nathan's been know to sprinkle some jazz, reggae, and funk into his shows along the lines of Michael Jackson, Daft Punk, and Jamiroquai. His live sound features a variety of pedals and looping effects that achieve a fully-produced sound.

Nathan will entertain us from 2 to 5 PM.  The live music and winery are Open To The Public!  

SATURDAY, June 20th 


2 to 5 PM
Live Music by

Food by
The Smoking' Beast BBQ Company
We welcome back to the Front Porch, singer/songwriter, BILL PEKAR, to entertain us with his smooth country music from 2 to 5 PM.  Bill has released two projects on Corn Fed Records. The "First Five Years" and "On A Country Road" landed 4 singles on the Texas Music Chart.
"Colors Are All The Same" went to number 1 and is the tune that put Bill on the map. He's had the opportunity to open for several Nashville and Texas acts over the years and was invited to play at the renowned Bluebird Cafe in Nashville. Bill has performed solo and with his band, The Rainey Bros, for the last 18 years over Texas and several other states.

The Smokin' Beast BBQ Co. will be back with their outstanding BBQ plates.  If you haven't enjoyed some of their BBQ yet, you really need to come out and get some.  It is AWESOME!!!  Food will begin at NOON!
Saturday, June 27th
2 to 5 PM
Live Music by
We welcome back to the Front Porch on Saturday, June 27th, musical artist, HARTLEY HALL!  Hartley is a Texas songwriter who writes songs that sound like swing standards and 1960's Nashville hits. You’re in for something wonderfully different--fresh takes on classic country hits, new versions of pop songs, with cowboy yodeling songs and stories intertwined. She’s a southern belle comedienne with dry-as-the-desert self reflection and a voice like “Lana Del Rey meets Patsy Cline”. You're in for some great entertainment!!

Hartley will entertain us from 2 to 5 PM. For more information, visit Hartley’s website at
Come on out for a day of Porch Sittin', Wine Sippin', Country Trippin', FUN! We're open from Noon to 6 PM.