Located along United States 290 in Fredericksburg, Slate Theory Winery‘s modern-day black outside uses a sharp contrast versus the green environments. Owners Randy Jones and household took control of the winery from Torre di Pietra a couple of years earlier and changed the area prior to opening in November 2021.
Jones was formerly in the oil company inMidland He was searching for a modification and desired a service his kids and one day grandchildren might own. In 2017, without any previous white wine experience, Jones acquired La Bonne Vie Ranch in Fredericksburg, a wedding event location where he intended on planting about 100 acres of vines to grow grapes on to offer to regional wineries. Around the very same time, Torre di Pietra likewise turned up for sale, so Jones acquired it also.
As luck would have it, the owners of another regional vineyard, 1851 Vineyards, were seeking to retire, so Jones partnered with them for about 18 months prior to purchasing the winery and changing it into Slate Mill Wine Collective in 2019. The Jones household developed a modern white wine center at Slate Mill, planted extra vineyards at Slate Theory and Slate Mill, and to date have 140 acres under vine throughout La Bonne Vie Ranch, Slate Theory Winery, and Slate Mill Wine Collective.
“The objective is to end up being 100% self-sustainable and 100% estate grown and bottled,” states Charlie Burt, Slate Theory Winery’s cellar occasions and trip supervisor. “That’s something no one here has actually had the ability to achieve yet.”