Founded in 2006 by Martin and Angela SantaMaria, Martin has been producing some mighty fine red wines. Born in Argentina and educated in Italy on winemaking, Martin has taken the best of both winemaking worlds and brought them to Central Texas. You “old timer” Central Texas wine trail folks may also remember him as the wine maker at Dry Comal Creek. Many regular Texas wine lovers have been to the local downtown Fredericksburg wine & beer shop (Texas Wine Cellars) where folks were able to sample his wines, as well. We were fortunate to have picked up a few of his first releases during those “early” days. The tasting room has been opened less than a year down on Texas Highway 16 just south of Fredericksburg. Though somewhat small, it packs a good variety of wines to choose from for sampling. You’ll have at least seven different wines to taste from that include both whites and reds. All wines are produced from 100% Texas grapes (Hill Country and Lubbock areas). The Muscat Canelli and Pinot Grigio are great! Red wine lovers will relish the deep bold flavors of the reds offered. The Pinot Noir has to be one of the best you’ll try this side of the Colorado River! Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Malbec are all very fine. There are a few 2011 reds that are already released. The 2011s have turned out so well that you’ll definitely want to stock up a few to store in your cellar. Santamaria Cellars in one of those wineries in Texas that helps put the “Q” in quality and does the state justice in representing Texas wines well. There is something on the menu to please any palette so stop by and check out one of the state’s newer wineries and enjoy!

Santamaria Cellars