Wednesday, January 12, 2011

William Chris Vineyards

During the holidays the hubby and I joined some friends for a wine tour in the Hill Country. During our day of travels we made our way to a new winery located in Hye, Texas called William Chris Vineyards. When we arrived we walked into an old farm house remodeled with original long leaf pine wood on its walls and floors. One of the most unique rooms used several 1920's style doors for its ceiling.

The best part of this visit was of course the Texas wine. William and Chris are two friends that were once working for other wineries and crafting their skills. One late night after a few beverages they decided they were grown up enough and should branch out on their own. These two gents joined forces and now are growing grapes and making some delicious wine!

Quality of wine is their staple, and anyone who tries it will see for themselves. This all-Texas wine is some of the best I have had in the Lone Star State. You can taste it all, the terroir, the oak barrel down to the grape. My favorite, although I could not afford a case, was their 2008 Enchante a blend of Malbec, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The grapes for this wonderful blend were grown at Granite Hill Vineyards.

Our group paid about $15 per person to taste their selection, but let me tell you the experience was worth it. After you have tried this, you will know what a good wine should taste like.

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