Pedernales Cellars

Kuhlken Vineyards-1Pedernales Cellars is Texas’ leading producer of authentic, handcrafted wines, specializing in Spanish and Rhone style wines, including benchmark Tempranillos and Viogniers. Family-owned and operated, Pedernales Cellars is dedicated to world-class wines, sustainable practices and Texas Hill Country hospitality. The estate vineyard of Pedernales Cellars was planted in 1995 by Larry and Jeanine Kuhlken, and their children David and Julie, and son-in-law, Fredrik Osterberg, produced the winery’s first vintage in 2006.

Twitter handle: @PedernalesWine

Featured Wine

Pedernales 2012 Texas Valhalla

2012 Texas Valhalla
We have introduced a new wine to our line-up this year, the Texas Valhalla. The philosophy behind the Texas Valhalla gives David the freedom to experiment with non-traditional blends — in this case blending Spanish and Italian varieties. The Valhalla is a medium-bodied blend of Tempranillo, Montepulciano, and Aglianico, and features aromas of plum and strawberry with subtle spicy pepper notes and hints of chocolate. The finish to this wine delivers soft tannins and a satisfyingly long finish. In future releases, the blend will vary, but the free spirit will remain the same. The name “Valhalla” has special significance for the family behind Pedernales Cellars. For Dave and Heather, it recalls Rice University, where they met and fell in love, and where the on-campus bar is named Valhalla. For Julie and Fredrik, it evokes the Norse mythology of Fredrik’s native Sweden.

Recent Awards and Accolades

•Gold – 2014 Texas Viognier Reserve, Long Beach Grand Cru Wine Competition

• Gold – 2012 Tempranillo Reserve, 2012 Texas Tempranillo, 2014 Texas Viognier, and 2014 Texas Vermentino at the 2015 TEXSOM International Wine Competition

• Red Vinifera Wine Winner – 2012 Texas Tempranillo Reserve at the 2014 Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition

• Texas Monthly Top 10 Red Wines of 2014 – 2012 Texas Tempranillo

• Food & Wine Magazine (November 2014) – 2012 Texas Tempranillo

• Gold – 2011 Texas Tempranillo at the 2014 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition

• Grand Gold – 2012 Viognier Reserve at the 2013 Lyon France International Wine Competition

• Gold – 2012 Viognier and 2010 High Plains Tempranillo at the 2013 Dallas Morning News and TEXSOM Wine Competition

• Gold – 2011 Tempranillo Reserve at the 2013 San Francisco International Wine Competition

• Double Gold – 2010 High Plains Tempranillo and 2010 Tempranillo Reserve and Gold – 2011 GSM at the 2013 Lone Star International Competition

• Double Gold, Top Texas Wine, Class Champion and Texas Class Champion – 2012 Texas Viognier at the 2013 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo International Wine Competition

• Gold – 2010 Texas Tempranillo at the 2013 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo International Wine Competition

Contact information

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Pedernales Cellars
2916 Upper Albert Road
Stonewall, Texas 78671

Fredrik Osterberg, Co-Owner & President

Dr. Julie Kuhlken, Co-Owner & Design and Communications Director