Texas just celebrated Texas Independence Day on March 2nd and Reddy Vineyards, a pioneer of Texas grape growers, exudes Texan pride. Reddy Vineyards is located in the Texas High Plains AVA and has proudly grown grapes on their family vineyard since 1997. They began making and bottling their estate wines in 2019.
“The Texas High Plains are rugged, flat farmland. The High Plains isn’t what you think of when you think of Texas wines,” said Eric Sigmund, Chief Operating Officer and resident Sommelier, Reddy Vineyards. “Though the terrain might not be expected, the grapes grown 3,000 feet above sea level are phenomenal and compete with grapes grown in other award-winning regions, like California, France, and Spain.”
80% of the great state’s wine grapes are grown in the almost 8 million acres of the Texas High Plains AVA. Pioneers like Vijay Reddy have been growing grapes in the region since the mid-1970s and supply a large number of wineries throughout the state including those located in the Texas Hill Country.
“Farming is in our blood – my father’s family originally farmed the lush terrain of South India and planted our first grapevine outside of Brownfield, Texas in the late ’90s. Sustainably farmed, Texas-grown estate wines is something we are incredibly passionate about and have dedicated our lives to supporting,” said Akhil Reddy.
Reddy Vineyards has over 300 acres outside of Brownfield, Texas with 38 different varietals planted. Everything about Reddy Vineyards is authentically Texan, from the grapes to the label on each bottle that tells the Reddy family story. Because the Reddy family is so passionate about Texan-grown grapes, they have also included the block number on each bottle. Texans can visit the vineyard and the exact block where their favorite grapes are grown.