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Pedernales Cellars

Kuhlken Family vineyard aerial photo

Our Vineyard

Kuhlken Vineyard

The original 14-acre Kuhlken Estate Vineyard is located north of Fredericksburg along the Llano Highway in the first viticultural area designated in Texas, Bell Mountain AVA (American Viticultural Area). This section of the Texas Hill Country enjoys cooler evenings and superior soil, making it one of the most ideal locations in the state for grape growing. Responsible for preserving these natural conditions for future generations, the Kuhlken family employs ecologically sound agricultural practices that minimize impact upon the landscape. Planted in distinct blocks, varieties cultivated in the vineyard have included Tempranillo, Touriga Nacional, Graciano, Mourvedre, Grenache, Petite Sirah, Sangiovese, Teroldego, and Alicante Bouschet.

Our Partners

Desert Willow Vineyard

Located in the Texas High Plains near Seminole, Desert Willow Vineyard is owned and operated by Rob Warren.  This site, originally planted in 2015 is one of the few organically farmed vineyards here in Texas.  Rob has been a leader in developing organic farming practices that co-exist with the specific challenges of farming in the unpredictable conditions of the High Plains.  We source Mourvedre, Grenache, Syrah, and Alicante Bouschet from this hand farmed vineyard.  Fruit from Desert Willow is featured in wines like the Aletheia found at Whole Foods and also in a number of our reserve level wines.

Newsom Vineyards

This West Texas vineyard is home to renowned wine growers Neal and Janice Newsom. Started in 1986, the vineyard has produced decades of award winning wines made by many of the premier Texas wineries including Pedernales Cellars.  The Newsom's grow on three different sites near Plains Texas and over the years we have worked with them to harvest Tempranillo, Malbec, Albariño, Mourvedre, Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon for our wines focused on highlighting this historic vineyard.

Lahey Vineyards

Located in the Texas High Plains, Lahey Vineyards is a family-owned vineyard that was established in 2014.  The vineyard is over 1000 acres, and from it we regularly source Tempranillo, Graciano, Syrah, Malbec, Alicante Bouschet, Viognier and Roussanne.  The Lahey Vineyard continues to be the largest vineyard operation in Texas and has been focused on balancing scale production with premium quality wine grape cultivation.  

Rowland-Taylor Vineyard

Situated close to the town of Brownsfield, the Old Lamesa Vineyard comprises roughly 60 acres of primarily Entav-Inra certified vines specifically selected to excel in the High Plains.  The vineyard itself includes Viognier, Roussanne, Picpoul Blanc, Mourvedre, Grenache, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc.  We currently source Viognier from this site for our award winning Reserve Viognier program.  

Nogalero Estate Vineyard

Just under 50 acres, this vineyard located near Loop Texas in the Texas High Plains was planted by Derek Miller in 2016.  Derek, a multi-generational farmer with long experience in Pecan farming has put a focus on growing grapes and has been in the process of transitioning those grapes to organic over the past several years.  We currently source Viognier and Cabernet Sauvignon from this vineyard.

Daniel Vineyard

A 5 acre vineyard in the Texas High Plains located on the western edge of Lubbock. Tab Daniel planted this site back in 2017 with a focus on Tempranillo, dedicating the entire site to this one variety.  it's location near the city sets it apart from our other partners and offers unique characteristics being cradled within the boundaries of the fast growing city.  Today it is an important part of our program contributing to both our Reserve as well as High Plains AVA Tempranillo program.