Sergio Cuadra is the new winemaker at Fall Creek Vineyards who started last August, 2013. Sergio came to Texas from Chile and owners Ed and Susan Auler are very excited to have him on board. Sergio was happy to answer our questions about himself and winemaking. What did you do before becoming a winemaker (if anything)? Back in 1994 after finishing my agronomy engineering studies, I went right to work for big guys like Viña San Pedro and Viña Concha y [Read More...]
http://www.redwingdove.com Red Wing Dove Vineyard and Winery is located in Hamilton and is owned by Ellis and Susan Vandiver. Ellis manages the vineyard while Susan handles the winemaking duties. They planted a vineyard in 2006 and the winery opened Labor Day weekend in 2013. In July 2004, Ellis and Susan purchased approximately 80 acres of land in Hamilton County. Hamilton also happens to be the Dove Capital of Texas where a yearly Dove Festival is held. The Vandivers both love [Read More...]
http://www.christovalvineyards.com Christoval Vineyards and Winery is located in Christoval which is south of San Angelo. The vineyard was first established in 1985 with Cabernet and Riesling being planted in the first two fields. In 2008, San Angelo natives Drexell “Drex” and Nancy Vincent purchased the estate. More vines were planted in 2008 and the winery was bonded in November 2010. The tasting room opened the day after Thanksgiving in 2011. Drex manages the vineyard and estate. The winery and tasting [Read More...]
AUSTIN, TX (January 15, 2014) – The Texas Hill Country Wineries announced today, it has been selected as one of the “10 Best Wine Travel Destinations for 2014″ by Wine Enthusiast magazine in their January issue. The non-profit association boasts 38 wineries located in Central Texas. Each year, the magazine narrows from the hundreds of global wine regions they visit to just 10 for this annual ‘best of’ list. Included among the selected wine regions, Texas Hill Country is one [Read More...]
http://www.stonehousevineyard.com Stone House Vineyard is located in Spicewood and is owned by Angela and Howard Moench. The vineyard of almost seven acres of Norton grapes was planted in 1999 and the winery opened in 2005. Howard Moench is a physician who works in Houston, designed the winery which is constructed with limestone blocks each weighing over 2,000 pounds. Refrigeration panels are used in the large barrel room and tank room which also house the open top stainless steel fermenters.
http://www.boernewinecompany.com The Boerne Wine Company is located in Boerne and they opened on April 1, 2010. This is a business where the owner prefers to remain anonymous. I received an email from Tom Geoghegan last year inviting me to visit The Boerne Wine Company when I was in the area. I had previously looked at their website while making sure my list of Texas wineries was up-to-date, but they seemed like a wine bar instead of a winery. Tom confirmed they [Read More...]
http://bendingbranchwinery.com Bending Branch Winery opened a new tasting room earlier this year in the town of Comfort called Branch on High. The tasting room is on High Street. See the play in words? This makes a nice location for stopping in for a glass of wine or buying your bottles of wine there instead of just at the winery.
Grape Creek Vineyards is a very popular winery location in Fredericksburg and to help fans of their wines get more access to the wines, Grape Creek Vineyards has two tasting room locations. One is in nearby Fredericksburg on Main Street and the other is in the town of Georgetown. I visited both locations recently. Georgetown http://www.grapecreek.com/index.php/taste/grape-creek-georgetown The Georgetown location is in a renovated building on the town square across the street from the courthouse. It was easy to find among [Read More...]
http://www.fcv.com Fall Creek Vineyards is located in Tow (rhymes with cow) and is owned by Ed and Susan Auler. Their vineyard was first planted in 1975 and the current winery location opened in 1983. We have been to Fall Creek Vineyards a few times but that was before this blog started so a return visit was in order. I met Susan Auler at TEXSOM and she told me to let her know when I was visiting the winery again. I did [Read More...]
We have gone to Bending Branch Winery when we visit Fredericksburg and can escape south to Comfort and have enjoyed every visit. In the past year, we have met at various times both Jennifer Beckmann, Director of Marketing of Bending Branch, and John Rivenburgh, co-founder & VP of Winery and Vineyard Operations. At TEXSOM this year I got the chance to finally meet co-owner and winemaker Robert (Bob) Young. During my trip to Grape Camp this year, Jennifer Beckmann invited me [Read More...]