Give the Gift of Texas Hill Country Wine This Holiday Season

By  | 
Tony Maples Photography


A great bottle of wine makes a terrific holiday gift. In recent years, a number of Texas vineyards have made their way into the wine-lovers spotlight. In fact, the Texas wine and grape industry now contributes over $13 billion to the state’s economy. Located in Hye, William Chris Vineyards is one local winery leaving its unique mark on this growing industry.

The William and Chris of the company’s namesake are owners Bill Blackmon and Chris Brundrett. Blackmon planted some of the first and longest-running vineyards in the Hill Country in the 1990s. He brings 30 years of Texas winegrowing experience to the company. Chris Brundrett also established his winegrowing career in the Hill Country. In 2010, he and his father planted the Brundrett Family Estate vineyard in San Angelo, which produces winegrapes exclusively for William Chris.

Wine Gifts

Photo: Facebook/William Chris Vineyards

A 100% Texas-grown winery, William Chris utilizes the old-world method of winemaking, integrating farming, tradition, and local culture into every bottle. Half the grapes for William Chris Wines come from vineyards either owned or managed by the company, while the other half are sourced from family-owned vineyards across the state of Texas.

William Chris Wines carries special gift boxes and sets and offers special holiday pricing on many products. For a truly memorable gift, schedule a Barrel Tasting with Bill and Chris – tour the grounds, and dine with a taste of Texas terroir – featuring cheese plates, pâté, and hummus. Bill and Chris pride themselves on their old-world process and the unique feel and flavor of Texas in every bottle they create. Each bottle of William Chris is inscribed with the greeting “We are pleased to share a piece of our world.” Shop online at or call (830) 998-7654.

Enchante - Box II_preview