Welcome Amigos!

We really do know vino!

We are thrilled that we were recently included in Texas Co-Op Power Magazine’s recent article by Laura Jenkins.

The article looked at the booming Texas wine industry and how much it has grown. Here’s a little from the article:

In the late 1980s, Jim Johnson had a hunch that adopting California’s model might not be the most effective approach to Texas winemaking. At the time, Johnson lived in Houston and worked for NASA, but he also moonlighted at a wine store to satisfy his growing fascination with winemaking.

“I thought that there might be some grapes we could grow that could do better than what the California paradigm demanded at the time,” says Johnson, now the owner of Alamosa Wine Cellars in the Hill Country near San Saba. “It was a gut feeling. I knew there were hot places in Europe that made wines and that the wines they were making weren’t cabernet, merlot or chardonnay.”

The article goes on to talk about how we were pioneers in cultivating non-traditional grapes, which thrive in our warm climate. Be sure to check out the full article here.