Closed: New Years, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas
3PM Early Close: New Year’s Eve and Christmas Eve
Choose from 3 tastings, Dry, Sweet or Port. Tastings are available for $20 per person. Buy 3 bottles and we will comp one tasting. For large parties (10 or more) or special requests, please contact us directly at 830-868-2321 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Gary and Kathy Gilstrap and son Dale Rassett, cellar rat, welcome you to Texas Hills Vineyard throughout the year. There is always something special going on at the vineyard. As you walk through the wrought-iron gates featuring a gold Texas Star, take note that you will be tasting some gold star wines in a delightful Texas wine country setting.
How do you beat the heat in South Texas? Not only for their customers, but for their main commodity, their wine. The science based construction of rammed earth keeps the temperature consistently cool. Only two doors offer a connection to the outside, and solid two-foot-thick walls make the temperatures constant. With little transfer of heat and cold, the consistent temperature makes it like an above ground cave, which is great for the production and storage of Texas Hills Vineyard wines.
Texas Hills Vineyard Wines
You’ll find the Texas Hills Vineyard along a gently rolling farm to market road. Reminiscent of the Tuscan countryside. Many of the wines take on that Italian influence of Pinot Grigio, Moscato, Sangiovese, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot.
A Texas Hills Vineyard Recipe
1 cup fresh rosemary
8 cloves garlic
1/2 cup olive oil
1 Tbsp. kosher salt
1 tsp. pepper
Your choice of meat
Process rosemary and garlic in food processor until smooth, stopping once to scrape sides. Add oil slowly in a steady stream. Add salt and pepper.
Spread pesto evenly over chosen meat (I like it on chicken or pork tenderloin)
Place on a rack in a broiler pan. Roast at 350°F for 40 minutes or until meat thermometer registers the desired temp for chosen meat. Let stand a few min. before serving.