Fiesta Estate Vineyard

Fiesta Estate Vineyard is our main location, also referred to as Bend (as we are just minutes from the Colorado Bend State Park), where our great tasting, award-winning wines are produced and bottled.  The tasting room, vineyard and offices are also located here.

 

This is the heart of Fiesta Winery®, it is the homestead of the Baxter Ranch (that has been in the family for six generations), and also the home of the Baxter/McCoury families that are an integral part of Fiesta Winery® and preserving this ranch land.

Fiesta Estate Vineyard

 

Texas Hill Country AVA

 

This is the largest viticulture area in the state and the second largest in the United States. Largest AVA in Texas comprises 58 different soil associations distributed over an area of approximately 9 million acres. This area sits on the Edwards Plateau and it comprises many hills and steep canyons. The elevation ranges from 426 - 2,421 feet with the areas of lowest elevation in the south and northeast end of the region. The major soil texture types in the hill country AVA include clay loam, clay, and sandy clay loam.

Working Vineyard at Bend, Texas

 

Our vineyard is situated in an area called Cals Crossing in Lampasas County Texas. We enjoy an elevation of 1200 feet and deep alluvial soils deposited by the nearby Colorado River. The south winds and the fogs from the river cool the vineyard. There is a protective ridge of hills that surround the area and provide the backdrop for fabulous sunsets and wonderful views.

We planted the vineyard in grapes that have been selected for our climate and soils…those which have performed in other warm climates to produce excellent wines. 

The first 3.5 acres of our home vineyard at Baxter Ranch was planted in the spring of 2010 with the help of friends and family. We started with Mourvèdre, Cabernet Sauvignon and Tempranillo. In 2014, we expanded the vineyard with hybrid vines to include Ives, Prophecy, Chambourcin, Vignoles and Munson. Additionally, we added some Malbec.

5 acres of Viognier, Montepulciano, and Marsanne were added in the spring of 2016 for a total of 12 acres.

We use an AgriOzein Ozonation Systems in our vineyard.

  • Ozone is especially well suited for wine vineyards because it destroys microorganisms without adding chemical by-products to the treated vines, grape processing water, or the atmosphere in which grapes are stored.

  • Ozone is certified organic and is approved by the FDA and USDA as a food contact substance.

  • The ozone in AgriOzein's Ozonation Systems is created on-site from ambient air, eliminating safety problems and expense associated with purchasing, shipping, handling, and storing chemicals. For more information on this sprayer go to www.agriozein.com

Partner Vineyards

 

 

Texas High Plains AVA 

 

The Texas High Plains is the second largest AVA in Texas, comprising roughly 8 million acres in west Texas, including Lubbock and surrounding areas. The eastern border of the High Plains follows the 3,000 foot elevation contour line along the Caprock Escarpment, the steep transitional zone separating the High Plains from the lower plains to the east. Elevation within the Texas High Plains gradually increases from 3,000 feet at the edge of the Caprock Escarpment to about 4,100 feet in the northwest portion of the AVA. Grapes and wine have been produced in this region since the mid-1970's, and vineyards here have become a major grape supplier to wineries throughout the state.

 

Topsoils in the High Plains vary in depth, with several kinds of sand and sandy loam in the region over a calcareous subsoil. The climate is semi-arid, with average rainfall between 18 inches. Average high temperatures in the region vary between the low 50's in January to the mid 90's in July, with averages being warmer in the southeast and cooler to the northwest of the region.

Burch Family Vineyards

Owners: Keith & Brenna Burch

Vineyard Location: Lazbuddie, Texas
AVA: High Plains

Varietal:  5 acres Tempranillo

Soleado Vineyards
Owners: Jeremy and Bree Nelson
Vineyard Location: Seagraves, Texas

AVA:  High Plains

Varietals: 2.5 acres Tempranillo, 2.5 acres Viognier

Diamante Doble Dos Vineyard

Owners: Ty and Mary Wilmeth

Vineyard Location: Tokio, Texas

AVA: High Plains

Varietals: 5 acres Pinot Grigio, 5 acres Riesling, 2.5 acres Tempranillo, 

2.5 acres Viognier, 5 acres Mourvedre

 

Six Harts Vineyard

Owners: Kevin and Michele Hart

Vineyard Location: Tokio, Texas

AVA:  High Plains

Varietals: 5 acres Tannat, 5 acres Sangiovese, 5 acres Viognier, 5 acres Primitivo

Texas Davis Mountains AVA

The Texas Davis Mountains viticulture area is located in Jeff Davis County, in the Trans-Pecos region of West Texas. Sitting just southwest of the Escondido viticulture area, this AVA with an area of approximately 270,000 acres, was the last in Texas to be recognized in the 20th century. This viticulture area is at the highest elevation of all Texas AVAs and is surrounded by the Chihuahua desert. The land within the boundaries of the AVA ranges between 4,500 feet (1,372 m) and 8,300 feet (2,530 m) above sea level. It was established in May of 1998.

Living Water Vineyards

Owners: Bobby and Misty Roberts

Vineyard Location: Dyer Ranch, Fort Davis, Texas

AVA:  Davis Mountains: 3 acres Malbec

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