The Mill Wine Bar & Event Venue is excited about offering you a wide variety of great wines, along with a rotating selection of craft beer. The Mill will partner with 4 Pair Vineyard in Callahan County and Double Mountain Vineyards in Stonewall County during future harvests to bring some great locally made wines. The wine bar is now open and serves drinks, appetizers, and desserts. Also, make sure to follow us on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages as we update you on events like our monthly wine dinners & weekly specials.

Our Team

Bridget McDowell and Mindy Howard are a mother/daughter team working together to make The Mill a great new addition to Abilene.  Bridget has worked in public finance for over 26 years and lives in Baird with her husband. Mindy graduated from Texas A&M and was a high school science teacher before staying at home with her almost 2 year old twins. She lives in Clyde and enjoys spending time with her husband and family. Both are now working hand in hand to bring great wine, unique event space, and new atmosphere to Abilene. Katy Olson joined The Mill in 2014 as Event Manager when she and her husband moved to Abilene. Katy graduated from Loyola New Orleans and fell in love with New Orleans’ culture of celebration. She brings a background in mental health and a love of a good party to the team, striving to provide excellent customer service and helping special events come together. Abilene local, Taylor Hayden joined us in December as our Wine Bar Manager. Taylor graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Psychology & Sign Language. She is passionate about ensuring that The Mill’s customers leave with great memories and a bit more knowledge of wine and craft beer. The team at The Mill is excited about bringing life back to the Texas Mill & Elevator Company.  Each individual values experience, family, history, and education and the opportunity to share that with others.