The Lime Kiln Vineyard is small, but beautifully maintained as all the plants are individually pruned and harvested. They are trained using the bilateral cordon spur system and watered using a drip system that is fed primarily with rain-water collection. Most of our grapes are of the Black Spanish variety, but there are several rows of Zinfandels.
The Black Spanish grapes were brought in to Texas by the missionaries in the 1580's. Originally used as a communion wine by the Catholic Church, the Black Spanish grape has proved itself to withstand the Texas heat, droughts and various grape diseases. Forgotten for many years, this grape is quickly placing Texas wine "on the map". This year we will have grapes mature enough for harvest, so we will be experimenting with recipes. Come stay with us and be a part of our wine making adventure.