McKinney planning and zoning commissioners approved a rezoning request Aug. 10 for a new winery in downtown McKinney.

Commissioners heard from Barons Creek Vineyards, which currently has locations in Granbury and Georgetown, to develop a wine bar and winery at 301 W. Louisiana St. The project would include a kitchen that would be primarily used for charcuterie boards and light appetizers, staff said. The winery would also have a 32-seat patio in the front facing Louisiana.

“This will drive people down to this part of the Square, or this part of downtown, which will definitely help with different economic factors,” staff said. “As well as, there are numerous wine bars and wine entities already existing within the downtown area.”

The applicant said that the winery would be education-based to learn about wines through food and wine pairing classes and wine tastings. The winery would most likely operate from 2-9 p.m., the applicant said.

The project request will move forward with a favorable recommendation to the Sept. 7 McKinney City Council meeting. More information about the winery can be found at