What's Happening at Longhorn Cellars

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Harvest 2019

2019 Harvest is done !  Our vineyard crew harvested 44 tons of estate grapes from our very own Veraison Hills Vineyards in Fredericksburg, Hye and Pontotoc. We also received 6 tons of fruit from Texas High Plains AVA vineyards. Even though harvest is over, the winery remains very busy. 


 Most of our Estate Wine is produced first through a procedure known as cryo-maceration. The fruit is actually frozen in sub-zero temperatures for a period of a few days to several weeks prior to fermentation. This process causes expansion of the grapes and actually uses ice crystals to help extract more of the flavor from the grapes. The resulting wine is softer and more complex. This process prolongs our fermentations until November.  


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What's on the Horizon Now

Oh my, the future looks bright for Texas wine lovers! The red wines we have in production are wonderful. They are aging beautifully in oak and we expect to release several between now and early next year. 

  • 2017 and 2018 Triple M Blend from our Fredericksburg Estate Vineyard, which is a blend of Mourvedre, Malbec and Merlot.
  • 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon (our 2017 Wrangler) from the Friesen  Vineyard in the Texas High Plains
  • 2017 Tannat - Texas Hill Country - Estate
  • 2018 Tannat - Texas Hill Country - Estate
  • 2018 Mourvedre - Texas Hill Country - Estate
  • 2018 Montepulciano, Mourvedre, Aglianico (our 2018 "Brindle Blend") - Estate
  • 2018 Tempranillo - Hill Country - Estate
  • 2018 Petite Sarah, Petite Verdot and Mourvedre Blend - Texas Hill Country - Estate
  • 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon - Newsom Vineyard - Texas High Plains 
  • 2018 Petite Verdot - Newsom Vineyard - Texas High Plains
  • 2018 Merlot - Newsom Vineyard - Texas High Plains
  • 2018 Sangiovese - Newsome Vineyard - Texas High Plains
  • 2018 Nero di Avola - Hye Estate Vineyard
  • 2018 Alicante Boushet - Letkheman Vineyard - Texas High Plains
  • 2018 Syrah - Dublin Texas - Lucky Vines

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Bottle It Now

Our white and rosé wines have been very popular this summer. Some have sold out shortly after release.  Our wine club members always get first opportunity to buy our new releases.  Don't forget to sign up for our Wine Club!

  • 2019 Viognier - Texas Hill Country - Estate
  • 2019 Mourvedre Rosé -  Texas Hill Country - Estate
  • 2019 Montepulciano Rosé -  Texas Hill Country - Estate 
  • 2018 Cow Belle  - Muscat Canelli, Pinot Grigio - Texas High Plains

Sunday Potluck

Second Sunday of every month, from 12-1, bring a dish and join in on good wine and conversation.