Owners, Seth and Laura Martin, have established a bit of a wine lovers paradise on their Texas Hill Country estate. Surrounded by picturesque rows of vineyards, the beautiful hill country setting makes this an ideal place to start one’s own family-owned business. Their grape growing and wine making adventure started out of their Austin home many years ago. Like some of you, they experimented with growing their own grape vines and making their own wine. Well, one thing led to another and here they are running a successful vineyard and winery. They first started back in 2005 and have up to 13 acres of Tempranillo, Viognier, Petite Syrah, and Tannat varietals to name a few. Many of their wines come from their estate grown grapes and all wines are 100% Texas grapes. Their first public vintage released about three years ago was wonderful. If you missed their initial releases, don’t worry. Their current wine selection is worthy of at least a couple of cases for you to enjoy at home and with friends and family. The 2011 harvest was very small due to the biblical Texas drought of that year, but grapes are expected to yield a very high quality wine. You might want to think about dedicating a wine cellar just for 2011 vintages! Business has been much better than expected since they first opened. Perissos has quickly made a quality name for themselves. We can see a very bright future for them in the Texas wine industry. They have a winery that is very welcoming and makes you feel like family when you are there. Stop by and say, “Hi” and try some of their wines. We think you will agree that they sure know how to make Texas grapes into fine wine!

www.perissosvineyards.com

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