Our production is very small, ranging from as little as 33 cases to 200 or so if Mother Nature is less moody. We have not increased that production and have no plans to. We make only wines from our 3 acre estate vineyard which carries the Texas Hill Country Appellation. That is where we are, and it is the place we want you to have an authentic sense of when you taste the wines.
Of course it all depends on Mother nature, but we’ve been known to make the following wines:
- Pétard Blanc: a dry white made from 100% estate grown Blanc du Bois, a hybrid grape that has Muscat in its parentage. Pétard Blanc is our proprietary name. Pétard is French for “firecracker,” but in the context of wine tasting, it means explosive on the palate. Named for its hallmark natural acidity, vintages have consistently shown citrus zest in the nose, almost oily, lots of minerality, an unctuous texture and a zippy backbone.
- Troubadour: a savory red wine. Beginning with the 2011 vintage, it will be made from 100% estate grown Black Spanish. The 2005 (80% Merlot, 18% Malbec & 2% Cabernet Sauvignon) has been impeccably cellared and is still available on a limited basis.
- Aprés: a fortified, white dessert wine made from 100% estate grown Blanc du Bois. It is our answer to a good Muscat Beaumes de Venise from the Southern Rhone or perhaps a Muscat de Rivesaltes from the Languedoc-Rousillon region of France.
- Quinta La Cruz: a fortified, red dessert wine made from 100% estate grown Black Spanish. Quinta is Portuguese for “coming from a single farm or vineyard.” If you like Banyuls and vintage Port, this could be the beginning of a long friendship.
- Falstaff’s Sack: In 2010, we made a fortified wine similar to Madeira. It spent 5 years in barrel. Named after Shakespeare’s notorious character Sir John Falstaff, Master of Wine Isabelle Legeron gave it a nice mention in the second edition of her book on natural wine. This wine is available for purchase, but we’ve yet to pour it in our tasting room.
- Rosa Fabulosa and Naranja Fabulosa. Soon to be bottled, are two different “aperitif” style wines. The Rosa Fabulosa originates from Black Spanish rose, while the Naranja Fabulosa is from Blanc du Bois fermented on the skins and stems, giving it a distinct “orange” color tone. We like to simply serve these in a cocktail glass, over ice with a healthy peel of citrus (orange with the Rosa and Grapefruit with the Naranja).
- Older Vintages/ Rare Bottlings: We have a limited inventory of various older vintages and other bottlings not listed here. For a complete list of wines available for online purchase, visit our online store (coming soon).