a passion for winemaking

over a decade

a family tradition

our story

While walking around the property one summer day, the owner heard “vineyard.” It seemed to be coming from God. Were we to start a vineyard? Can we even plant a vineyard here? Do we have the suitable soil? What do we plant? What about water requirements? It was 2011, and we were in the middle of the worst drought in a hundred years. Our pond was drying up fast, and by the end of that year, we had lost all of our fish, and it was bone dry. Despite these ominous signs, we decided to go ahead, and by Thanksgiving Day of that year, our vineyard was in. Fortunately, it started to rain, the pond began to refill, and the young vines were kept alive. The growing season started in March, and we were off and running. Little did we know what we were getting into.
You know, when vines start growing, so do weeds. There is a constant battle between tending vines and weeding, not to mention plant diseases and insects. And in East Texas, we have a lot of everything. When the vines started to produce and the grapes were getting ripe, the wild pigs found our red grapes and ate every one of them. For that reason, I almost decided to call one of our wines Hogs’ Breath, but no one else thought that was a good idea, so sorry, guys, no wine named Hogs’ Breath – at least not yet.
There are more stories, but you must stop by to hear them.

Dr. Don

Carefully Crafted

Our wines have been meticulously crafted with a focus on enhancing aroma, flavor, and balance, resulting in many award-winning selections. We exclusively offer wines that meet our esteemed winemakers' stringent standards of quality. Our master winemaker, Dr. Don, with a biochemistry and biotechnology background, asserts that the quest for excellence persists until these objectives are met.

Perfect balance of aroma and taste.

Dr. Don

Our Vineyard

In East Texas, our vineyard faces numerous threats, which is why we have chosen to adopt a partially organic approach. We have made the decision to eliminate the use of chemical weed killers like glyphosate and salt fertilizers. Instead, we have implemented manual grass mowing under the vines and the use of organic compost, ensuring a more sustainable and environmentally friendly approach to vineyard management.

Our team

Meet Our Staff

Dr. Don

Our master winemaker inspires us all. With his Ph.D. in biochemistry and years in biotechnology, he found his calling in winemaking. His first wine, Blondie, became a gold medal winner in an internal winemaker competition, setting the tone for a career of greatness.


Josh, our assistant winemaker, never settles for mediocrity. He constantly pushes himself to create new, innovative meads and port-style wines that excite and delight our customers. His passion for his craft is truly inspiring.


Meet Ben, the superhero who keeps everything running smoothly at the winery. He's our go-to guy for maintenance, construction, and planning new events. You'll see him all over the place, making sure everyone's having a great time. Keep an eye out for him and get ready for a fun chat!

Say hello to Kathy, our friendly wine-tasting room manager. She loves to chat and is always happy to help you find the perfect wine.


Savannah, our newest tasting room host, is always eager to learn. Don’t hesitate to ask her anything about our wines – she’s happy to provide excellent service with a smile.

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Ask Us Anything

We are open Wednesday and Thursday from 10 AM to 6 PM and Friday and Saturday from 11 AM to 7 PM.

We are located in picturesque Garden Valley, about 90 miles east of Dallas, TX, or about 90 miles west of Shreveport, LA, off Interstate 20. Take exit 548 in a northwesterly direction. We are about three and a half miles on the right.

Yes. We offer delicious Italian-style pizzas, mini and large charcuterie boards, and scrumptious cheesecake to die for. Stop by for lunch, dinner or anytime and enjoy.

Currently, we ship only in Texas. Shipping costs run about $35, depending on your location. But for our wine club members ordering six or more bottles of wine, the shipping is free.