ABOUT BRUSHY CREEK
This year, 2017, it will be 23 years since Les retired from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, but it was 1991 when he first made wine from grapes grown in local Texas soil. We are including some pictures of the early days to reflect on how we have grown.
This is a picture from 2000 before the winery was licensed. Les, the winery owner and 2 assistants are pressing grapes.
(Below) This is the same Merlot being processed through our crusher stemmer and the basket presses. This is Patrick Davies, a well known winemaker in California now, running the 'stemmer'. 'We' wish he would bring his talent back to the Texas Wine Industry soon. This picture was taken on our deck in front of the Tasting Room before we had our 'Brushy Creek' sign up.
This is the first time we used our then "New Basket Press" in 2001. This is the 'cake' from our estate Merlot that was grown here at Brushy Creek.
Come be "charmed" by the "ambience" of the transformation of the The Owl's Nest Event Center... doors, new round tables, tablecloths, granite serving bar, heaters, and more outside barrels with seating. It is now available for private events. Come visit and watch us grow!
Come get a glass (or bottle) of wine and some snacks, relax and experience the tranquill outdoors, and view the sunset from the balcony deck. FYI... We are now selling snacks (i.e., assorted cheeses, crackers, nuts, chocolate) in the Tasting Room for your convenience.
Texas has eight designated viticultural areas: the Texas High Plains, the Texas Hill Country, Bell Mountain, Fredericksburg in the Texas Hill Country, Escondido Valley, Davis Mountain, Mesilla Valley (which Texas shares with New Mexico), and Texoma. The Texas Hill Country viticultural area, covering 15,000 square miles, is the second largest in the United States.