Prior to their partnership, both Bill and Chris had numerous years of experience growing grapes in Texas. Since the two established the William Chris Vineyards brand, a beautiful story continues to be written. Not only driven by the passion of our founders but also the community they continue to build as the business grows. Our vineyard partners, winemakers, and team members make Bill and Chris's vision a reality.
Founders Bill Blackmon and Chris Brundrett believe the best wines are grown (not made) and should be true to their native terroir. That’s why you’ll hear us say, we are pleased to share a piece of our world. We can’t wait to share it with you.
At William Chris Vineyards, we focus on low impact, 100% Texas-grown wine. Explore our diverse portfolio and let your taste buds take you on a tour of the vast land of Texas without ever leaving our tasting room.
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The William Chris wines are qualitatively a whole lot better than what you might expect from Texas if you have preconceived notions (yes, summers here are hotter than a stolen tamale). Their wines are balanced and elegant, with vibrant fruit profiles and great structures.
Winemakers nationwide have taken up the challenge of identifying underappreciated locales and crafting innovative, quality wines. In...Texas renegade winemakers [like Chris Brundrett] produce world-class bottlings and prove that there’s still much to discover about American wine."
Fiona Adams, Assistant Tasting Director
William Chris Vineyards owners Bill Blackmon and Chris Brundrett make their wine from Texas-grown grapes only (seeShould Texas Wine Be Made With 100 Percent Texas-Grown Fruit?). The duo teamed up to make wine in 2008 and opened the doors of their rustic tasting room in 2010. Order a glass of the 2017 Sangiovese or the 2018 Mary Ruth—the latter was named after Bill’s mother—and then walk among the oak trees and enjoy the views of rolling hills."