Wales Manor Vineyard, established by John Wales in 1999, was the first commercial vineyard in Collin County and the northeastern area of the Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas metroplex. Located adjacent to the city of McKinney, the 3 acre clay and limestone vineyard is used exclusively for Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve and Rose Wines. Located on a hill which is one of the highest elevation points in Collin County Texas, Wales Manor Winery & Vineyard has continued its role of supporting the Texas Wine Industry by helping establish additional vineyards in Collin County.
100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from the Wales Manor vineyard in Collin County. 100% Wales Manor produced and bottled. Aged in French Oak barrels for 30 months. This Cabernet Sauvignon has a great bold oak flavor with a wonderful finish.
Garnet/Ruby in color, this blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (70%), and Merlot (20%), and Petit Verdot (10%), shows the aromas of black cherry, cigar, and limestone with a subtle hint of mint. On the palate this wine is full-bodied with black currant and spice followed by smooth, yet firm tannins. Aged in French Oak barrels for 24 months.
This Merlot is a blend of 75% Red River Merlot (Martin Vineyards in Bonham, Texas) and 25% Wales Manor 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon. All oak aged in barrels for 12 months- only 106 cases bottled.
Texas has been producing wonderful wines from this varietal for quite some time. As the name suggest, ruby and violet in color. On the nose are cherry, blackberry and blueberry which continues through to the finish. Medium-bodied with an off dry level of sweetness, this grape was developed in 1949 at UC Davis in California and is a cross between Cabernet Sauvignon and Carignan.
The juice of this wine went through a first pressing, which is where the pink rose color originates. The nose displays gentle hints of strawberries and plum while maintaining light fruit flavors and a zesty acidity on the finish. A perfect companion to hot summer nights.
This is the first ever vintage of the Reserve Blanc du Bois in Texas! Aged 12 months in French Oak barrels, blended with 12.5% Chardonnay and 12.5% Palomino, this full-bodied white displays aromas of grapefruit, orange blossom and passion fruit. Dry in style, this wine comes across the palate with refreshing acidity and ends with a clean crisp finish and a hint of pineapple. It's a perfect companion to salads, pastas, and light fish dishes. The fruit was sourced from Tanglewood vineyards in the Texas Coastal area. 2007 Lone Star International Wine Competition - Bronze Medalist
As Collin County Texas' first commercial vineyard, Wales Manor is proud supporter of all Texas Wines and appreciates the support of the following Texas Wine Associations and groups:
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