The Sons of Leisure will be playing from 2:30-5:00 pm on Saturday March 24th. Come see this country band play and enjoy the wine and art at the same time!
John Davis, a local Salado artist will be selling his works at the Texas Wine & Rogue Art Fest.
Fall Creek Vineyards was established in 1975 by Texas businessman/rancher, Ed Auler and his wife, Susan. The vineyards are located eighty miles northwest of Austin in the Texas Hill Country where the sandy loam soil, warm days and cool breezes off Lake Buchanan provide an excellent microclimate for growing premium wine grapes.
The inspiration for the winery came in 1973 when the Aulers, on a trip to France, noted remarkable similarities in the soil, terrain and microclimate of parts of the French wine country and their own ranch. “I became convinced that certain parts of the Texas Hill Country would be ideally suited to grape growing,” says Ed.
Today, Fall Creek is a living testament to Ed Auler’s early vision. After some brief experiments with French-American hybrid grape varieties, the winery has planted Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, Semillon, Johannisberg Riesling, Shiraz, Tempranillo, Viognier and Malbec.
Fall Creek Vineyards is named after gorgeous, spring-fed Fall Creek, which flows through the Auler family’s ranch near the winery. Fall Creek empties into the Colorado River at the spectacular Fall Creek waterfalls. The 90-foot waterfalls have been a landmark since the time of early man and continue to be one today. Vanishing Texas River Cruise provides tours of the Fall Creek waterfalls daily.
In the last decade, a focus on red wines has led to the production of Meritus, a super-premium red wine. The late Andre Tchelistcheff, California’s wine authority who helped the Aulers analyze the potential of their Cabernet Sauvignon, gave high marks for their first efforts in Cabernet. “I think we can expect to see some fine reds from Fall Creek in the years to come,” said Tchelistcheff. Today, MERITUS has been hailed ‘the best wine made in the state of Texas’ by several noted wine critics.
2012 Fall Creek will be pouring: Cabernet, Merlot, Chenin Blanc, Ed’s Smooth Red, & Mission Sauvignon Blanc
2011 Fall Creek poured: Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Granite Reserve Cabernet, & Ed’s Smooth Red
2010 Fall Creek poured: Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Cabernet, & Ed’s Smooth Red
Kim McPherson has made wines of exceptional quality in Texas and in California for over 40 years. Kim’s Texas wines have won over 450 medals in state, national and international wine competitions including two Double Gold Medals at the prestigious San Francisco Wine Fair. He continues to play an innovative and dynamic role in the development of the Texas wine industry. Kim and “Doc” were inducted into the Who’s Who in Food and Wine in Texas Hall of Fame in 1999 and Kim created the McPherson Cellars label in 2000 to honor his father. Kim converted the historic 1930’s era Coca Cola bottling plant in downtown Lubbock into a winery and McPherson Cellars opened in the fall of 2008. It is one of the most beautiful, modern and efficient wine facilities in Texas.
2015 McPherson poured: Les Copains
2012 McPherson poured: Cabernet, La Herencia, Les Copains, & Albarino
2011 McPherson poured: Viognier, Rose of Syrah, Sangiovese, & La Diosa Sangria
2010 McPherson poured: Hook,Line & Sinker Blush, Viognier, Tre Colore, & Sangiovese