The rolling hills and distant vistas of the Texas Hill Country are reminiscent of the growing regions of Italy and the Rhone country in Southern France.
Grape Creek Vineyards started as a vineyard in 1983. Our vineyards are designed in blocks situated throughout our 100-acre site in order to take advantage of the best soil, air flow and high ground to help protect the vines from freezes. The entry and tasting room blocks also create a beautiful setting for our visitors.
Grape Creek Vineyards now has five estate vineyard blocks. The main tasting room block features a 2007 planting of Montepulciano, an Italian variety known for producing bold, flavorful and aromatic wines. Three blocks, planted in Spring 2008, include two blocks of Aglianico (a rich, dark Italian red varietal) and Chenin Blanc, which is located along the driveway to the tasting room. Our 2013 block, on the tram road to the winery, contains both Montepulciano and Aglianico. Spring 2015 we are planting a new block with the Spanish white Albarino, which will be added to the blend of our sparkling wine, Euphoria.
The 2010 harvest yielded an incredible first vintage of our red Italian blend named "Epiphany", that is aging exceptionally well. Epiphany demonstrates aromas and flavors of dark chocolate, coffee and bing cherries. The 2012 (no 2011 was produced) bottled in July 2014, is very rich and dark with well-formed tannins that compliment the dark fruits and the 2013 and 2014 vintages aging in the barrels may be the best yet!
Come enjoy the view and the fruit of the vine!