Our Estate Vineyards
Los Pinos produces wines from grapes grown in our estate vineyards, as well as from three Vineyards in west Texas. There are six varietals planted on our winery property, most abundantly are Blanc Du Bois, Cynthiana, and Black Spanish. These three varieties grow well in east Texas, as they are resistant to disease pressures that are inherent in our region, and are primarily made into our semi-sweet and sweet wines. The other three varieties are, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere’, and Champanel, that at present are mainly for disease studies with the help of the Texas Cooperative Viticulture experts.
Los Pinos estate white grapes are harvested by hand during the final week of July, and reds are normally ready mid to late August, but the actual day is dictated by the grapes. We encourage volunteers to come help with the harvest, those who appreciate the value of each little grape’s life, as well as rise early enough to arrive in the vineyard on time, 6 am! Our Chef puts out a spread after we are done with the harvest, and the wine flows too!
Our West Texas Vineyards
Our West Texas Vineyards are located in the best wine grape growing region in the State, and has been designated as the Texas High Plains AVA. It has been discovered, that this Texas AVA has perfect growing conditions for Italian wine grape varietals.
Los Pinos has planted successful varietals of Sangiovese and Muscat Canelli at the Twin T Vineyard site, and Vermentino at Lost Draw Vineyard, both located in Brownfield Texas.
The Diamante Doble Vineyard is where our Dolcetto Vineyard is, near Tokio Texas.
When the grapes are harvested, in September and October, they are immediately placed in refrigerated trucks, then on to our winery in East Texas. We believe our West Texas Vineyards over the years will continue to bring finer, more elegant edge of quality to our wines.
Starting your own vineyard? There is tremendous growth in the grape industry throughout Texas. We get asked quite often about our techniques for growing wine grapes at Los Pinos, so for those of you who are looking for a place to start your long educational journey, simply click the link, and drink in the knowledge that is freely available to those who are ambitious and passionate. Good luck!