Our second pick of the year was on Aug. 15 with a hand pick of Syrah at Hossfly Vineyard near the town of Seagraves in Hockley County, Texas High Plains AVA. We picked early for rosé - this will be a blending component for our Dandy Rosé!

These vines are own-rooted, meaning they weren’t grafted onto American rootstock, which grafting is seen in much of the wine producing world. The Rowden family that owns the land are fourth generation farmers in the area, and branched out to plant a vineyard several years ago. We will also be picking more syrah here later to make a red.

Picking crew at Hossfly Vineyard