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