Welcome to Caudalie Crest
Sue and Ray opened the winery in 2009 with only two wines. Located just north of McKinney, Texas, this boutique-style winery now offers a wide range of wines to meet the diverse tastes of our local wine lovers.
The winery, a predominantly outdoor facility with a country feel and relaxed atmosphere, is a great choice for parties, groups, and weddings. Plus, we're growing! With more new events being planned this year, more live music evenings, overnight parking for RVs through Harvest Hosts and High Tea on the farm (by reservation) all are welcome.
Come join us at Caudalie Crest where you can follow the entire process from berry to bottle or simply relax and enjoy the end product.
Wine will naturally occur if grapes are crushed and the juice is left in contact with the skins. In fact, the grape has everything needed to create wine-sugar, yeast, and all other compounds we recognize in a good wine. We believe the role of the winemaker is to control and enhance those natural processes.
Our wines are created from 100% Texas grapes, either from our own vineyard in Weston or from local producers. Our production techniques have always been as natural as possible, producing well-balanced, handcrafted wines.
Other than a little help from the crusher de-stemmer at the very beginning, the entire wine making process is done by hand. Mixing, bottling, even the labels are designed by our nephew in England, printed at home, and applied individually with a home-made jig!
Once the wine is ready for bottling, we check the chemistry and make the final adjustments and blends, partly through measurement and always by taste.
And that is how we simply finish what nature started!