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Becker Vineyards

Becker Vineyards History of Becker Vineyards. Located in the Texas Hill Country between Fredericksburg and Stonewall, Becker Vineyards was established in 1992 by Richard and Bunny Becker. The vineyard was planted on a site of native Mustang grapes much prized by German neighbors and their ancestors for its wine. Also, planted is a lavender field reminiscent of the wine country of Provence, France. Forty-six acres of French Vinifera vines with sixteen different varietals including Viognier, Grenache, Mouvedre, Syrah, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Malbec, Petite Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon,Cabernet Franc and Merlot, were planted in a mixture of deep sand and Precambrian granitic soils at 1500 feet above sea level. The vines are watered with water welled from limestone formations 300 feet beneath the surface. A drip irrigation system is employed throughout the vineyard. Becker Vineyard’s first harvest was 1995. All vintages are aged in new French oak and some new American oak and stored in the largest underground wine cellar in Texas.

Directions
10 miles east of Fredericksburg, 3 miles west of Stonewall off Hwy 290 on Jenschke Lane


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Address Web Social
464 Becker Farms Road, Stonewall, TX, US, 78671-0813 Email: beckervyds@beecreek.net
Phone: 830-644-2681 Web: www.beckervineyards.com
Fax: 830-644-2689
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  Barbera (Peter's Prairie Vineyards)
Barbera is one of the most widely planted Italian grape varietals in the world. Aromatics of sandalwood and cherry, this wine has flecks of cinnamon on the finish.
  Cabernet-Syrah Reserve
This popular wine has rich, wonderful deep, dark fruit, with hints of tobacco and caramel and aged in French and American oak barrels.
  Chardonnay
This wine is fermented in new French Allier oak barrels with malolactic fermentation and aged sur lie for six months, producing flavors of fruit salad: Mandarin orange blossom, mango, and a lemon-lime clean finish.
  Chardonnay Reserve
This wine is fermented in new French Allier oak barrels with malolactic fermentation and aged sur lie for six months, producing flavors of fruit salad: Mandarin orange blossom, mango, and a lemon-lime clean finish.
  Chenin Blanc
This wine is made in the style of the Loire Valley, fermented in French oak barrels and aged sur lie. The wine has a remarkable balance of acid, soft vanilla tannin, mineral, and fruit flavors of peach and pear.
  Claret
It was carefully matured in French and American oak barrels for 15 months. This rich and complex wine produces essences of raspberries, chocolate and spices. Blends: 41% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot, 14% Malbec, 5% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petite Syrah.
  Clementine
This late harvest viognier has aromatics reminiscent of fresh fruit salad and flavors of lime and grapefruit. A drop of honey and dates makes the finish on this wine delightful!
  Fume Blanc
This wine has a spicy nose with tastes of honeysuckle and green apples. This crisp wine has a subtle hint of lemon on the finish. The Fume Blanc was 60% aged in stainless steel, and 40% aged in French oak barrels five months.
  Gewurztraminer
This is an Alsatian-style wine made from grapes from the Becker's Ballinger, Texas vineyard. Flamboyant aromas with white apricot, delicate pear syrup, jasmine make this a fun wine. Residual sugar (r.s.): 0.6%
  Grenache (Tallent Vineyards)
This medium bodied savory red wine is slightly spicy with stewed plums and violets.
  Iconoclast Cabernet Sauvignon
This is the number one selling wine at Becker Vineyards. The cabernet has black cherry notes, raspberries and is a popular, easy drinking wine.
  Malbec (Tallent Vineyards)
This wine is created in the style of the great malbecs of Mendoza, Argentina. It was produced from grapes grown by Drew Tallent in Camp Air, Texas. This wine was aged over one year in new American oak barrels. This rich and complex wine contains essences of coffee, dark chocolate, cinnamon, and ripe plums.
  Muscat Canelli Amabile
This wine is made in the soft and accessible style of Northern Italy with a crisp sweetness and the intense floral characteristic of the muscat canelli grape. The words muscat and canelli refer to the Latin word origins for nutmeg and cinnamon expressed in the fruit and wine.
  Provencal (Tallent Vineyards)
This dry wine is made from limited grenache skin contact, giving the wine a hint of color. This wine is crisp with delicate pear, floral, and strawberry notes.
  Provencal Tallent Vineyards
This dry rose is made from cabernet franc grapes. The limited skin contact gives this wine a hint of color. A light wine with crisp strawberry notes.
  Reserve Merlot
This soft merlot has wonderful dried fruit notes with a wonderful finish. This wine was aged 15 months in French oak barrels.
  Riesling
(Becker Vineyards' Ballinger vineyard): With hints of lime, this wine also has cantaloupe, mint, and honeydew melon. Residual sugar (r.s.): .8%
  Vintage Port
This vintage cabernet sauvignon based port is rich and jammy with plums, black cherry and spicy violets on the finish. Residual sugar (r.s.): 8% Alcohol: 20%
  Viognier
Andrea Immer Robinson, Master Sommelier, has been a big fan of the Becker Vineyards' Viognier. "One of the best viogniers made in America, so it's worth the search. Gorgeous white peach and floral scents and tangerine-mango flavors," Andrea said.
  Zinfandel
This is a much-anticipated small production wine. It has the briarly zin fruit character with a rich finish on the palette. Aged 14 months in American oak.

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