PEDERNALES CELLARS

Pedernales Cellars is Texas’ premier boutique winery, specializing in Spanish and Rhone style wines. Its award-winning Texas Tempranillo and Viognier are benchmarks for these varieties in the state. The estate vineyard, Kuhlken Vineyards, was planted in 1995 in Texas’ oldest AVA, Bell Mountain, located within the Texas Hill Country. The winery is devoted to sustainable practices and features the largest underground barrel cellar in Texas, kept at a steady 55-60 degrees by an environmentally friendly geothermal cooling system. Guests can tour the facility and then relax with a glass of wine on the tree-covered deck with breathtaking views of the Pedernales River valley.

Sustainably producing Texas grapes since 1995

Siblings David and Julie Kuhlken own and operate Pedernales Cellars. Their first experience with the Texas wine industry came when their parents, Larry and Jeanine, planted Kuhlken Vineyards north of Fredericksburg. David has been the winemaker at Pedernales Cellars since its founding in 2006.  He developed his winemaking style through collaboration with a number of local winemakers as well as training through the UC Davis Viticulture and Enology certification program. Julie Kuhlken, PhD is a former philosophy professor and published author, who left academia to develop the Pedernales brand and runs the marketing and hospitality operations of the winery.

PRIMARY VARIETIES

  • Tempranillo

  • Viognier

  • Grenache

  • Mourvèdre

  • Albarino

  • Roussanne

  • Touriga Nacional

  • Tinta Amarela

  • Merlot

  • Cinsault
  • Vermentino

  • Carignan

 

RECENT AWARDS

  • 2018 Viognier Reserve – Gold at 2021 San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo International Wine Competition and Silver at 2021 Houston Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition
  • 2017 GSM Melange – Gold/Reserve Class Champion/Texas Class Champion at 2021 Houston Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition; Gold at 2021 San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo International Wine Competition; International Grand Star-Red and Gold/Best International Proprietary Red Blend at 2020 Lone Star International Wine Competition; and Silver at 2020 San Francisco International Wine Competition
  • 2017 Malbec – Double Gold at 2020 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition; Gold at 2021 San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo International Wine Competition; Gold/Best International Malbec at 2020 Lone Star International Wine Competition; Silver at 2020 San Francisco International Wine Competition; and Silver/Texas Class Champion at 2021 Houston Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition
  • 2017 Texas High Plains Graciano – Gold at 2020 San Francisco International Wine Competition; Gold at 2021 San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo International Wine Competition; and Silver at 2021 Houston Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition
  • 2017 Tempranillo Reserve – Gold at 2021 San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo International Wine Competition; Silver at 2020 San Francisco International Wine Competition; and Silver at 2021 Houston Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition
  • 2017 Texas High Plains Tempranillo – Gold at 2020 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
  • 2017 GSM Melange — Gold, 2020 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
  • 2017 Texas Tempranillo — Gold, Reserve Class Champion, Reserve Texas Class Champion, 2020 Houston Rodeo Uncorked!
  • 2016 Texas Viognier – Gold, 2019 Houston Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition; Silver, 2019 TEXSOM international Wine Awards
  • 2016 Tempranillo Reserve – Double Gold, 2019 San Francisco International Wine Competition; Gold, 2019 TEXSOM international Wine Awards; Gold, 2019 Houston Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition; Gold, Lone Star International Wine Competition; Gold, 2019 Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition
  • 2015 Family Reserve – Gold, 2019 Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition
  • 2016 Valhalla – Jefferson Cup, 2019 Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition
  • 2016 GSM Mèlange – Gold, 2019 Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition; Silver, 2019 TEXSOM international Wine Awards
  • 2016 Texas Tempranillo – Silver, 2019 TEXSOM international Wine Awards
  • 2016 Vio Reserve – Gold, 2019 San Francisco International Wine Competition
  • 2017 Vio Reserve – Gold, 2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition; Gold, 2019 Houston Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition; Silver, 2019 TEXSOM international Wine Awards
  • 2016 Texas Viognier Reserve – Double Gold, 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition;  Silver, 2018 Houston Rodeo Uncorked!; and Bronze, 2018 TEXSOM International Wine Awards
  • 2016 Texas Viognier – Gold, 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition and Silver and Reserve Class Champion, 2018 Houston Rodeo Uncorked!
  • 2015 Texas Tempranillo Reserve – Gold, 2018 San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo and Silver, 2018 Houston Rodeo Uncorked!
  • 2016 Valhalla – Silver, 2018 TEXSOM International Wine Awards and Silver, 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
  • 2016 Texas Tempranillo – Silver, 2018 TEXSOM International Wine Awards; Silver, 2018 San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo; and Silver, 2018 Houston Rodeo Uncorked!
  • 2015 Texas Mélange GSM – Silver, 2018 TEXSOM International Wine Awards and Silver and Texas Class Champion, 2018 Houston Rodeo Uncorked

 VISIT PEDERNALES CELLARS

STONEWALL LOCATION

2916 Upper Albert Rd.

Stonewall, TX 78671

830-644-2037

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STONEWALL  HOURS

Sunday-Thursday: 10-5

Friday-Saturday: 10-6

Sunday: 12-6

WEBSITE

For More Information

PedernalesCellars.com

CONTACT

Julie Kuhlken, wine@PedernalesCellars.com

Production: 15,000 cases

Distributor: Pioneer Distributing Company