Make a Toast to the Environment at Pedernales Cellars, a Pioneering Texas Hill Country Winery
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Make a Toast to the Environment at Pedernales Cellars, a Pioneering Texas Hill Country Winery For a Texan, there are a lot of good reasons to be drinking Texas wine. It is delicious; it is local; and increasingly it is good for the environment. Sustainability was the theme of the annual conference of the Texas Hill Country Wineries Association, held in early February at Horseshoe Bay Resort. At the conference, Pedernales Cellars’ pioneering role in moving toward more sustainable practices was highlighted. The Kuhlken family that owns Pedernales Cellars has been growing grapes in the Texas Hill ..read more
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Wine Club 101: Introducing the Wine Club weekend
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5M ago
Wine Club 101: Introducing the Wine Club weekend The new year comes with opportunities for new adventures with Texas wine, so we want to take some time to highlight the great benefits that come with our Wine Club memberships. If you’re a fan of the Texas Wine Trail and the award-winning wine we offer at our Hill Country winery, you’ll love being a Wine Club member.  Our Pedernales Cellars Wine Club members get all the best perks, including early and/or exclusive access to limited series and newly released wines, free wine tastings for you and a friend, quarterly Wine Club pickup parties ..read more
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Meet Ashley Gunckel, Event Coordinator
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9M ago
You have probably seen Ashley Gunckel around the winery. Her broad smile and happy-to-help demeanor have been a fixture at Pedernales Cellars for more than five years. She is an integral part of our team, and she is a living embodiment of our culture of making it easy for people to enjoy wine. Ashley has helped the winery in several roles. She was first a tasting room associate, was promoted to team lead, and was recently promoted to Event Coordinator. This job is an absolutely great fit for her energy and talents. Ashley hasn’t always worked in the wine world. Before joining our team at Peder ..read more
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Our Favorite Celebrity Wine & Thanksgiving Dinner Pairings
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10M ago
Our Favorite Celebrity Wine & Thanksgiving Dinner Pairings Have you ever played the game of, “which celebrity, alive or dead, would you invite to Thanksgiving Dinner?” The Kuhlken family likes to play it every year, but with a twist. We play, “Which celebrity would you invite to Thanksgiving Dinner, and what wine would they drink?” I’ll share a few of our favorite celebrity Thanksgiving food and wine pairings so you can drink and eat like a star. Freddie Mercury and the Queen of Wines Our first invited Thanksgiving dinner guest is none other than Freddie Mercury the flamboyant lead vocalis ..read more
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Pedernales Cellars Incorporates Sustainable Practices
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10M ago
Sustainability is more than just a buzzword at Pedernales Cellars. Our team members, including our winemaker and co-owner David Kuhlken, winemaker Joanna Wilczoch, Vineyard Manager Evan McKibben, and I have long discussed the best ways to make our wines and run our winery in the most sustainable way. We appreciate that valuing resources means implementing measures to protect them, both now in in the long run. Winemaking is labor-intensive. To be a sustainable business, we must take care of our team. Winemaking is agriculture. Being good stewards of the land is essential to our long-term viabil ..read more
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Valentine’s Gift Guide: Expressing Love Languages with Wine
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10M ago
Valentine’s Gift Guide: Expressing Love Languages with Wine Giving gifts for Valentine’s Day has become a traditional way to celebrate our love. People have different ways of expressing and receiving love. We get that. To make things easier for you, here are some Valentine’s gift ideas that fit with the five “love languages.” Spend “Quality Time” with 2021 Sparkling Vermentino If your Valentine’s love language is quality time, they feel the most adored when you want to spend time with them. Our newly released Sparkling Vermentino is a fantastic choice to enjoy while hanging out with your partn ..read more
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Employee Spotlight: Head Winemaker, Joanna Wilczoch
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10M ago
Employee Spotlight: Head Winemaker, Joanna Wilczoch It feels a little odd to talk about someone who is alive for Women’s History Month, but that’s exactly what we’re doing. We’re shining our spotlight on our head winemaker, Joanna Wilczoch, who is definitely making history in our cellar. Joanna is a first-generation American, whose parents were born in Poland and immigrated to the U.S. in 1982. Before entering the wine industry, she worked in social services for several years. While working a part-time job in wine sales, Joanna fell in love with wine and wanted to get more involved. She joined ..read more
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Simple Summer Wine and Picnic Pairings
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10M ago
Simple Summer Wine and Picnic Pairings It’s here! The unofficial kick-off to summer starts every Memorial Day weekend. It is a perfect time to relax outside in the breeze with a simple summer picnic paired with excellent wines. Picking picnic food should be straightforward. Go with easy-to-make, easy-to-eat food that will taste great now and still taste great after a two-hour car ride and is easy to clean up. The less prep and fewer utensils required, the better. What are your favorite picnic foods? Fresh fruits, an assortment of cheeses and crackers, pasta salad, hearty sandwiches, fried chic ..read more
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Patriotic Pairings for Independence Day Grilling
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10M ago
Patriotic Pairings for Independence Day Grilling Happy Birthday, America! Let’s celebrate the 247th anniversary of the founding of the United States with grilled dishes paired with wine made in the greatest state in the union, Texas. Grilling out is as traditional on Independence Day as fireworks. The key to pairing wine with grilled food is simplicity. Select wines that you know you will enjoy and match the primary flavors of the wine with the dominant flavors of your food. Here are a few pairings that will delight your tastebuds. Zucchini and Cauliflower Skewers with Feta Paired with Grilled ..read more
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7 underrated wine regions worth your attention
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10M ago
7 underrated wine regions worth your attention "Pedernales Cellars, Becker Vineyards, Grape Creek Vineyards and William Chris Vineyards are several notable, award-winning producers that have both brought attention to and helped shape the region"   Oct 3, 2023 at 2:33 PM ..read more
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