Hye Society club members enjoy 4 to 6 wine releases per year and have first option on future releases. Exclusive member access to special ticketed events at the winery, private dinners, barrel tastings, and library vertical tastings. As well as access to our hye society lounge, intimate seated tastings, and member only wines.
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Terroir (from terre, “land”) is defined as the environmental conditions, especially soil and climate, in which grapes are grown which give a wine its unique flavor and aroma. William Chris delivers Texas terroir. Growing half of our production ourselves and sourcing the other half from 14 Texas families. William Chris proudly grows 100% Texas wine.Learn More
Winemakers William (Bill) Blackmon and Chris Brundrett bring a combined 35 years of winegrowing experience in creating wines that lean on Old World techniques to deliver a signature winemaking style. They follow a philosophy that delivers wines of structural balance and delicate nuance, allowing the terroir of each specific vineyard’s fruit to dictate the choices they make in bringing each vintage from vineyard to bottle.
Bill and Chris call themselves ‘winegrowers’ rather than winemakers, and they emphasize the importance of “putting footsteps in the vineyard.” As veterans of the Texas viticulture industry, they’ve come to the conclusion that an intimate attention to the particular needs of each block of every vineyard is necessary to achieve the best possible quality. Select blocks are then hand-picked and sorted for ripeness, with some of the state’s most mature High Plains and Hill Country vineyards featured exclusively at William Chris.