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Driftwood Estate Winery

Driftwood Estate Winery Driftwood Vineyards is owned and operated by Gary, and Kathy Elliott. The vineyard is located on an 880 acre ranch that was bought by Kathy’s father in 1951. The vineyard, planted in 1998, is 14 acres and has 8 grape varietals. We are located in a dry area, so for the first few years we sold all of our grapes to other wineries in the Hill Country. After the passage of House Bill 892 in 2001, permitting wineries in dry areas to sell their wine at the winery, we began working on our winery. We received our winery licenses in July of 2002 and did our first commercial grape crush with the August 2002 harvest. Our first commercial wine was bottled in February 2003 and we opened the winery to the public on March 1, 2003. Our first years production totaled about 1200 cases, which included 5 different wines.

Coming from Austin: o Go West on Hwy 290 to Dripping Springs o Turn left at the stoplight (Ranch Road 12) in Dripping Springs o Go 6 miles South on Ranch Road 12 (toward Wimberley) o When you see our sign turn left on County Road 170 o Our entrance is ¼ mile down CR 170 on the right Coming from San Antonio: o Take I-35 North to San Marcos o Exit on Ranch Road 12 and turn left under I-35 o Take Ranch Road 12 to Wimberley o To stay on Ranch Road 12 you must turn right at the Junction o From Wimberley go 8 miles North on RR 12 (toward Dripping Springs) o When you see our sign turn right on County Road 170 o Our entrance is ¼ mile down CR 170 on the right

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4001 Elder Hill Road CR 170, Driftwood, TX, US, 78619 Email:
Phone: 512-858-9667 Web:
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  Alamo Red
This is our first vintage of 100% Syrah. Aromas of pepper and toasted oak with flavors of plum and blackberry. Soft and supple tannins make this wine a good match with a wide variety of foods.
  Armadillo Red
Made in a deep, lightly sweet Rosato (Rose’) style from 50% Sangiovese and 50% Syrah grapes. Aromas and flavors of dried fruit (plums, raisins, cherries) combined with a smooth, buttery feel. Pairs well with barbeque, chili, smoked meats, or chipotle-flavored cheeses. Chill 1 hour before serving, or ice down for hot weather. Makes a perfect wine cooler or Sangria!
This wine is made in a Chablis style without oak. Subtle minerality. Light in body. Hints of honeysuckle to the nose. Balanced flavors of pear, grapefruit, and ripe melon with a smooth finish.
  Dry Rose’
made from Merlot fruit. A buttery nose with cherry and light Merlot flavors. “Bronze Medal” Dallas Morning News. “Silver Medal” San Francisco.
  Lone Star Cab
100% Cabernet Sauvignon. This full bodied Cab was aged in French and American oak, it has soft tannins and a smooth finish. Flavors of black cherry and blackberries. “Bronze Medal” winner
  Lone Star Cab
100% Estate Bottled Cabernet Sauvignon, this medium bodied Cab was aged in both French and American oak. It has very soft tannins with flavors of black cherry and light oak on the finish. Pairs well with red meats as well as pork and veal.
  Longhorn Red
This blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah has aromas of berry jam and pepper. Medium bodied with soft tannins, flavors of plum and black cherry.
  Red Rhythm
This blend of 57% Merlot 38% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cab Franc was just awarded a Gold Medal at the San Francisco wine competition.
  Super Texan
A Texas version of the Super Tuscan wines of Italy. 75% Sangiovese and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Aromas and flavors of cherry strawberry and rasberry. “Bronze Medal” winner
  Super Texan
A blend of 64% Sangiovese, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 2% Syrah. A Texas version of the Super Tuscan wines of Italy. Aromas of strawberry and rasberry with a tart cherry and oak finish.
  Sweet Blush
is made from Merlot fruit out of my family’s vineyard in Paso Robles. It has only 3% risidual sugar. If you like a white zin you will love this wine.
Aromas of pepper and toasted oak with flavors of blackberry and plum. Medium tannins and a nice oak finish make this a good pairing with a variety of foods.
The Viognier grape is the queen of the white Rhone varietals. Made without oak, this wine has herbal and citrus aromas on the nose, lemon and citrus flavors with a hint of spice on the finish. Pairs well with poultry, seafood pastas or veal prepared with citrus fruit or spiced sauces. Chill 1 hour before serving.
This wine is made without oak. Fragrant floral and spice. Zesty golden hints of apricot, nectarine, and tangerine. Crisp, clean finish with good acidity.


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