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Bottling a Carménère aged in Hungarian Oak

Bottling our new Carménère 2020, aged in Hungarian Oak with a 1% Cabernet Sauvignon addition. We’ll be bottling between 11am-12:30pm, and would love for you to stop by, say hi, and try the newest wine!

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We are excited to announce that we have recently introduced a texting service for those who would like to receive real-time notifications and stay up to date with all things Hawk’s Shadow Winery. While we will continue sending important updates via email, we understand that emails can sometimes get lost in the shuffle. By signing up for our texting service, you can ensure you never miss out on the latest news, events, and exclusive offers from Hawk’s Shadow Winery. Stay connected with us and be the first to know about all the exciting things happening at our winery. Sign up now to stay informed and engaged!


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Winemaker Experience

If you haven’t had a chance yet to join us for a unique and intimate wine tasting that allows you to see behind the scenes of the winemaking process, our Winemaker Experience is the choice for you! The Winemaker Experience includes a tasting of 5 wines hand-selected by our winemaker in our tasting room followed by a trip to our cellar to try 3 wines straight from the barrel while learning about our history and process of winemaking. This is a rare opportunity to taste wine in a sensory-rich environment, learning about the nuances and complexities of different wines from our expert winemakers. Book your Winemaker Experience today!

Fun history about wine in Texas

The first ever vineyard in North America was actually planted in Texas by Spanish Missionaries in 1662 near the border of Mexico and New Mexico. Now to the present we are still not as big as other states with wine but we have come along way in a short amount of time.

Texas Hill Country is the largest AVA with an outstanding number of 9 million acres. Where as the Texas High Plaines make up around 8 million acres, but produce 80% of the wine in Texas.

Texas generally has a warm continental climate, similar to many regions of Portugal, Spain, central Italy, and the Rhône Valley. The biggest issues to winemaking in Texas are spring frost, hail, and lack of water. This is why many recognizable grapes, such as Merlot, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay, are not well suited to Texas winemaking, as they bud early and therefore could be decimated by frost.

Just a brief amount of history that was interesting. Here is the site that gives more depth into Texas wine growing regions.