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about whisper path cellars

Whisper Path Cellars is a family owned and operated winery established in 2017 dedicated to producing premium Texas wines using 100% Texas grapes.  Our first vintage, produced with grapes from the Texas High Plains, was the harvest of 2017.  Our first wines from this harvest have recently been released and we're really excited with the results.  We would love for you to follow us by joining our mailing list, allowing us to keep you updated on the progress of the wines, tasting room locations, launch of our Pathfinders Wine Club, and new product releases.  Simply fill out the information below, allowing us to add your email address to the list.

 

Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

 

Jesse G. Villarreal, Proprietor

 

BEGINNINGS

OUR PASSION

Beginning in 2001, before the thought of becoming a commercial winery was ever considered, we traveled throughout the state of Texas to the various grape growing regions to harvest small quantities of grapes for our family wines.  From vineyards in the High Plains to Bell Mountain and the Texas Hill Country, we hand harvested varietals such as Primitivo, Aglianico, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tannat,  Merlot, Viognier, Chenin Blanc and more. We also spent a number of years importing quality fresh grapes from California.  Through a lot of trial and error, the quality of our homemade wines have improved with every vintage, wining awards along the way.

In addition to making wine, our family always enjoyed visiting Texas wineries and vineyards in the Hill Country.  In the early years, there were only a couple of dozen wineries statewide.  Now with over 400 wineries, the volume and quality of grapes produced, and the wines crafted from these grapes are gaining national and international recognition, winning awards in prestigious events from San Francisco to Paris.  With more and more Texans falling in love with Texas wines, the time appears right to follow our passion on a commercial scale.  Though we will always think of ourselves as a small craft winery, our hope is to share our passion for crafting premium quality Texas wines with wine enthusiasts everywhere.

"Wine is sunlight, held together by water"
    -Galileo

texas winegrowing regions

WHERE OUR GRAPES ARE GROWN

The State of Texas is home to eight American Viticulture Areas (AVA).  Grapes for our first vintage wines are all from Bingham Vineyards located in the Texas High Plains AVA.  This region, home to 85% of the wine grapes grown in the state, is known for its dry, warm days and cool nights, generally considered prime grape growing conditions. 

 

In 2019 we hope to also bring in grapes from the Texas Hill Country.  This beautiful region, north of San Antonio and west of Austin, is home to many award winning wineries and quality vineyards.  This area is widely regarded as one of the top wine country destinations in the US.

For more information on Texas AVA's and other Texas Wine Industry Facts, please visit the Texas Wine and Grape Growers website at TXwines.org or click here.