Rockwall is a Texas city in Rockwall County, a part of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, located only about 30 miles from Dallas center. Rockwall got its name from the great sandstone wall located right under the city and not completely excavated yet. San Martino Vineyard is a small, family-owned vineyard located on the shores of Lake Ray Hubbard. The Rockwall County Historical Foundation Museum is located in the 1850 Manson-La Moreaux-Hartman House in Harry Myers Park. Hemisphere Brewing Company is one of several popular craft breweries in town. CDC information for travelers. Hours/availability may have changed.


1.San Martino Winery

San Martino Winery
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San Martino Winery is a small, family-owned winery just outside the city of Rockwall, Texas, on the shores of Lake Ray Hubbard, specializing in handcrafted wines using modern techniques. San Martiño Winery & Vineyards was established in 2003 and the same year processed by hand their first grapes. Today the winery produces about 5,000 cases of wine using state of the art equipment. Nevertheless, just like the first harvest, family and good friends still de-stem, crush and process grapes grown in Texas. Over the years the winery has grown and won numerous awards in Texas as well as in international competitions in San Francisco, Los Angeles and other places. Wine lovers are invited to visit their tasting room and sample winery’s select wines. There are frequent music events in the evenings.

12512 State Hwy 205, Lavon, TX 75166, Phone: 972-772-6043

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2.Rockwall County Historical Foundation

Rockwall County Historical Foundation
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The Rockwall County Historical Foundation Museum is located in the 1850 Manson-La Moreaux-Hartman House in Harry Myers Park, Rockwall, Texas. The museum is operated by the Rockwall Country Historical Foundation and features a range of artifacts and memorabilia from the former residents of the Manson-La Moreax-Hartman House as well as other Rockwall County residents. The Rockwall County Historical Foundation was established in 1978 in order to preserve the heritage of Rockwall County. Some of the ongoing projects of the Foundation are to maintain the home that houses permanent museum and keep it open to the public, to tape oral histories from elderly local residents who lived in the early days of Rockwall County, to preserve the historic districts, sites, structures and objects significant in Rockwall County and much more.

901 E Washington St, Rockwall, TX 75087, Phone: 972-722-1507

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3.Hemisphere Brewing Company

Hemisphere Brewing Company
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Established by a group of musicians who had passion and knowledge for brewing beer in a small garage, Hemisphere Brewing grew into a small but passionate brewing company with a reputation for making quality Texas craft beer, balanced and great tasting, innovative and with distinctive characteristics. They moved to their current building in 2014 and opened to the public in 2017. They produce a wide range of beers, from IPA, Kolsch, and Grisette to English Ale, Stout and Porter. The tap room is part of the production facility and has fun, friendly atmosphere with picnic tables, stone bar and live stage for occasional live music. There are twelve beers on tap and one root beer. The food provided by Mingling Mouth.

2015 Kristy Ln, Rockwall, TX 75032, Phone: 972-722-4535

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4.The Fatted Calf

The Fatted Calf
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The Fatted Calf is the latest restaurant by Shoreline Restaurant Corporation, located on the square in downtown Rockwall, Texas. This easygoing eatery serves American comfort food with Southern influence, for breakfast, lunch & dinner. There is a full bar. The dining room is modern and cozy, with leather banquettes, exposed brick walls and colorful original art on the walls. Chef Ted Grieb offers daily specials made with the freshest, seasonal ingredients, offering his version of everyone’s Texas favorites such as meatloaf, chicken and waffles and Texas Catfish. Their breakfasts are very popular, offering such treats as corn beef hash and biscuits and gravy. The Fatted Calf offers barbecue catering, cooking school and special events.

112 E Rusk St, Rockwall, TX 75087, Phone: 972-722-3343

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5.Z's Catfish

Z's Catfish
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Z’s Catfish is a homey, unpretentious family-owned and run eatery serving popular home-style seafood with a range of Southern sides. Bright red walls and black-and-white photos of the family and family outings on the walls create pleasant, welcoming atmosphere. The entire menu consists of catfish and shrimps, breaded and fried and served with home-made sides made using a family recipe and served on paper plates. You can choose between collard greens, black-eyed beans, candied yams, fried corn, coleslaw, macaroni and cheese and fries. Home-made desserts can be ordered and what is available varies from day to day.

127 Kenway St, Rockwall, TX 75087, Phone: 972-722-2226

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