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Who we are

Prior to their partnership, both Bill and Chris had numerous years of experience growing grapes in Texas. Since the two established the William Chris Vineyards brand, a beautiful story continues to be written. Not only driven by the passion of our founders but also the community they continue to build as the business grows. Our vineyard partners, winemakers, and team members make Bill and Chris's vision a reality.

Our Story

Prior to their partnership, both Bill and Chris had numerous years of experience growing grapes in Texas. Since the two established the William Chris Vineyards brand, a beautiful story continues to be written. Not only driven by the passion of our founders but also the community they continue to build as the business grows.

Bill and Chris: An Inspired Story

William 'Bill' Blackmon

Bill Blackmon holds 30 years of winegrowing experience in Texas, having planted and managed several of the state's earliest and finest vineyards in both the High Plains and the Hill Country. Beginning in the late 1970s, after graduating from Texas Tech with a degree in agriculture and economics, Bill worked with some of the early wineries in the Lubbock area. In the following decade, he planted and managed vineyards in the High Plains, including the Hunter Family Vineyard. In the 1990's he moved to Fredericksburg to plant some of the first vineyards in the Hill Country, including our estate vineyard in Willow City, Granite Hill Vineyards.
 

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Chris Brundrett

Chris Brundrett has established a career in the Hill Country as one of the state's fastest rising young winegrowers. While earning a horticulture degree from Texas A&M, Chris spent time in the Hill Country, acquiring experience in the winery and the vineyard. He then quickly proceeded to take on head winemaking responsibilities for several wine labels, managing vineyard properties in both the Hill Country and the High Plains. In 2017, Chris was honored with the Oustanding Alumni Award from Texas A&M University. The following year, Wine Enthusiast Magazine tapped him as a winemaker that is changing the face of American wine.
 

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History of William Chris Vineyards

Bill and Chris Bottling Enchanté

The Beginning: 2008

Prior to their partnership, both Bill and Chris had numerous years of experience growing grapes in Texas. Both farmed grapes and made wine for established wineries. In 2008, the pair decided to take their combined experience and passion to create authentic Texas wine and began William Chris Vineyards. Bill and Chris bottled their first vintage under the William Chris label in 2008, utilizing Old-World winemaking techniques to create a genuine expression of the Hill Country's distinctive terroir. They produced 16 barrels of our flagship red wine and called it Enchanté.

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2009

 Deciding on a pioneer farm settlement in the historic town of Hye, Texas, they began the project to restore the 1905 Deike farmhouse, the future William Chris Tasting Room. The Hye property was acquired in 2009. The century-old farming homestead was painstakingly restored with the same passion and attention to the land's heritage that goes into creating each wine.
Skeleton Key Red Blend Label

The Skeleton Key: 2009

When we took ownership of the 1905 farmstead the old house was dilapidated and weathered by age, but Bill and Chris thought it was an important part of the Hye Estate's heritage and worthy of preservation. As the pair reclaimed original fixtures and materials, rebuilding the house room by room Bill and Chris discovered a Skeleton Key that unlocked every door on the property. Out of that experience, our most famous red wine blend, Skeleton Key, was born.
 
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First Tasting Room Opens: 2010

William Chris opened the doors of a small tasting room and produced a couple of thousand cases of wine. Several wines from this vintage gathered acclaim including the 2010 Enchanté, 2010 Hunter, 2010 Cabernet Franc, and the 2010 Blanc du Bois.

BreakingGround

Expansion: 2011

In 2011, Bill and Chris broke ground on a new and larger production facility enabling them to double their capacity. With the purchase of additional storage tanks and barrels, the winery produced 4,500 cases of wine in 2011.

The epic drought of 2011 produced a small-berried harvest that created great concentration and quality scarcely matched by any previous vintage in Texas.

TR 2012 - William Chris Scrapbook

New Tasting Room: 2012

In 2012, William Chris Vineyards introduced a new tasting room and patio for guests to enjoy. The old farmhouse was turned into a wine club lounge for Hye Society members only.

Terra Cotta Pot

Innovation: 2015

Our winery added a very special fermentation and wine aging vessel made of terracotta. All wines made in the terracotta pot are a very limited production each vintage. So, once we added terracotta wines the Hye Pot Club was established. 

Bottling Line Under Consruction

Bottling Operation: 2016

In 2016, our winery welcomed our very own bottling line and ramped up our production considerably.

William Chris Retail

The Retail Market: 2018

In 2018, we expanded our wholesale program and distribution to include select retail locations including retailers headquartered in Texas beginning with Whole Foods Market and H-E-B stores.

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Hye Society Tasting Room: 2019

In August of 2019 we opened our brand new wine club members tasting room. We couldn't be more proud of this beautiful building to host our members in for tastings, release parties and private dinners.

A Visionary Partnership

What began as an acquaintance as winemakers in the Hill Country became a collaboration between Bill and Chris, focusing on a shared winemaking philosophy. As the word 'winegrowers' implies, Bill and Chris agree that great wines are not made but grown. They also believe that wine should be inspired by the pleasure that is shared with an extended community of friends and family. The creation of each new vintage depends greatly upon these two priorities.
  
Today, Bill and Chris continue to reach for a level of quality that represents the very best of Texas in each new vintage. It is with confidence in their process and pride in their families, community, and this special place, that they inscribe each bottle of William Chris with this greeting:
 

We are pleased to share a piece of our world.

Meet the William Chris Vineyards Team

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Katharine Brundrett

Executive Administrator

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Joe Burns

Director of Wholesale

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John Cedillo

General Manager

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Leah Derton

Senior Director of Marketing

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Taylor Gass

Reservationist

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Anthony Harvell

Chief Operating Officer

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Laurie Hogan

Director of Human Resources

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Elise Koerner

Accountant

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Clay Roup

Director of Education

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Victoria Wiesman

Shipping and Logistics Coordinator

Hye Society Wine Club

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Rochelle Carnes

Wine Club Manager

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Shawn Fitzsimmons

Assistant Wine Club Manager

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Anne Bozych

Wine Club Ambassador

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Ronda Zaleski

Wine Club Ambassador

Tasting Room

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Francisco Abarca

Tasting Room Ambassador

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Elissia Arteaga

Tasting Room Ambassador

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Kaylee Ayers

Tasting Room Ambassador

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George Forth

Tasting Room Ambassador

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Jodi Freeze

Tasting Room Ambassador

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Harrison Hale

Tasting Room Ambassador

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Susie Hale

Tasting Room Ambassador

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Kelsey Kramer

Tasting Room Ambassabor

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Paula Osborne

Tasting Room Ambassador

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Bill Pace

Tasting Room Ambassador

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Eva Robinett

Tasting Room Ambassador

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Mary Rosenthal

Tasting Room Ambassador

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Tara Sullivan

Tasting Room Onboarding

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Tracey Ulrich

Tasting Room Ambassador

Culinary Team

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Josh Tye

Executive Chef

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Colin McDermott

Sous Chef

Hospitality & Events

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Michelle Burdett

Director of Events

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Elissia Arteaga

Event Coordinator

Landscaping

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Carol Blackmon

Director of Horticulture

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Diane Schoenert

Marketing

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Leah Derton

Senior Director of Marketing

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Dillon Rhea

Social Media Coordinator

Vineyards

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Tate Gregory

Vineyard Manager

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Andy Howard

Assistant Vineyard Manager

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Jason Estrada

Vineyard Assistant

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Seth Lyles

Vineyard Assistant

Winery

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Tony Offill

Winemaker

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Jordan Byrne

Assistant Winemaker

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Jason Guerrero

Lab Manager

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Dusty Harvey

Cellar

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Remi Immler

Cellar

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Ray Jones

Cellar

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Claire Richardson

Assistant Winemaker

Wholesale

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Joe Burns

Director of Wholesale

Board Of Advisors

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Ryan Denmark

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Trace Johannesen

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Dirk Jordan

Katharine Brundrett

Katharine has been helping out at William Chris Vineyards since her husband, Chris Brundrett, co-founded the winery in 2008. She joined the team full-time mid-2014. Katharine is in charge of making sure that all of our executive operations run smoothly and efficiently. She also helps to manage our direct to consumer shipping compliance so that you can receive wine shipments - even across state lines. All federal government label approvals and reports also pass through Katharine's hands. You can reach her at info@williamchriswines.com

Joe Burns

Joe brings over 15 years of direct experience in both domestic and international wholesale distribution and retail operations. Joe started his career in the specialty food business managing a private label line of Italian gourmet food products before transitioning to wholesale specialty beverage sales. He has held a number of positions over the years in several top organizations, including CR Goodman, Ben E Keith Specialty Beverage, and The Flying Saucer, and has consulted with specialty beverage manufacturers, distributors, and retailers, both in Texas and in Italy.

John Cedillo

John joins us with an incredible background in hospitality, customer service, and resort management. He has worked for Disney, Hilton, and Benchmark Hospitality throughout Florida including Orlando, Daytona Beach, and the Keys. But don't worry, he is a Texan. John grew up in San Angelo, Texas and even went to Angelo State before finishing school at the University of Central Florida. 

Leah Derton

Leah joined William Chris Vineyards during the 2019 harvest season. Her background is in consumer marketing and advertising for various global brands, including YETI, BMW and Target. Leah is a native of Austin and is honored to have the opportunity to share the William Chris story and our Texas-grown wines with more people every day. In addition to her dream job, Leah enjoys learning more about wine, spending time outside, traveling, and relaxing with her husband and young daughter. Leah is a graduate of Texas A&M University's Mays School of Business.

Taylor Gass

Taylor joined the William Chris team in January 2021. Taylor loves how much WCV really makes you feel at home. We truly are one big happy family.  She said, "It's so fun to wake up in the morning and actually look forward to going into work." Although Taylor does not know too much about wine she is super excited to be here and continue learning more and more each day. Taylor is our reservationist and is in charge of all the bookings; she is our phone answering machine. When not at the vineyard, Taylor enjoys visiting with her family, hanging out with friends, or spending quality time with her dog Smokey. You can reach her at reservations@williamchriswines.com

Anthony Harvell 

Anthony Harvell leads the sales, operations, and administrative divisions of WCV. He has overseen the company production growth from 4,000 cases to 33,000 cases. During his tenure with WCV, he has also contributed to Texas wine organizations including serving two years as a board member for the Texas Hill Country Wineries association and creating the premier Texas wine event, Texas Wine Revolution. Prior to WCV, Anthony led teams in the retail sector, most recently with Skechers USA where he developed the central Texas market. Anthony has also held a national training role for Safilo USA as well as General Manager of a boutique retail brand. Anthony is a graduate of North Carolina State University as well as the prestigious North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics.

Elise Koerner

Elise joined the William Chris family in January 2016. She is from the North Texas area and is a native of Canada. She is in charge of all William Chris accounting. With her 30+ years of accounting experience, she is a key team member. Elise lives in Canyon Lake with her husband Donnie. They have two sons and one daughter who are all grown. Elise has been a lover of wine for most of her life and enjoys all of the learning experiences she has available to her here at William Chris Vineyards. When she is not keeping our finances in order, Elise and Donnie enjoy riding their Harley Davidson all over the country. You can reach Elise at accounting@williamchriswines.com 

Clay Roup

Clay Roup joined the Texas wine industry two years ago and ended up working with the vines for William Chris Vineyards on the 2020 vintage. He has transitioned from managing the wine grapes at Hoover Valley Vineyards to managing the wine education program here at WCV.  

Victoria Wiesman

Victoria joined the William Chris team in June 2019. Prior to WCV, she was a Special Education teacher and a volleyball, basketball, track and golf coach for 4 years. Victoria attended Belmont University in Nashville, TN where she served as the manager of their Division 1 Volleyball Team. When not at the vineyard, Victoria can be found with her family and friends, floating the river or out at her family's farm in Rio Hondo, Texas. 

Rochelle Carnes

Rochelle Carnes has been with William Chris Vineyards since February of 2015 where she started out in our tasting room. She joined our team after years of wrangling a house full of boys as a full-time mom in Johnson City, TX. Rochelle has a quick wit, tells it like it is, and she is a natural entertainer so after two years of working with guests in our tasting room Rochelle’s warmth, humor, and approachable nature made her a natural fit for managing our wine club. She spends most of her free time doing what she loves, spending time with her family. You can reach Rochelle at: wineclub@williamchriswines.com

Shawn Fitzsimmons

Shawn Fitzsimmons joined the William Chris team in June of 2019. Born and raised in San Antonio, Shawn attended St. Mary's University where he played basketball and met his beautiful wife Ashley. The past ten years Shawn served the people of West San Antonio as the Quality Improvement Manager at Good Samaritan Community Center. Shawn, Ashley, and daughter (Abby), and son (Owen).moved to Fredericksburg, TX during the summer of 2019. During his free time, you can find Shawn hanging out with his family, surrounding himself with friends, or pretending he is good at golf.

Anne Bozych

Anne’s “encore career” began in 2016 when she joined the William Chris tasting room team, and then later transitioned to the wine club team late in 2019.  Prior to that, she had been enjoying retirement from a career in non-profit finance working in the healthcare, higher education, and philanthropic worlds. Originally from Binghamton, NY, she followed her husband to the Gulf Coast in 2004 enjoying life in Lafayette, LA before transitioning to the Texas Hill Country late in 2015. She started her wine journey in the Finger Lakes of Upstate NY during her college days, and felt she right at home here in Hill Country when she found the “Finger Lakes of Texas.” In her time off, she enjoys entertaining, spending time with friends, and traveling - usually to South Carolina (hence her love of Hootie & the Blowfish!)  Anne is a graduate of Ithaca College and James Madison University, holding both a bachelor's and master's degree.

Francisco Abarca

Francisco comes to us from Houston with 20 years customer service experience and a passion for wine. Hill Country life is a welcomed change for this husband and father of 3 girls. 
 
 
 

Kaylee Ayers

Kaylee joined the William Chris Family in June 2020. Kaylee said, “I knew it was a perfect fit when I met the rest of the team, and what this company represents. It was love at first sight with butterflies and everything, I knew I belonged as soon as I stepped foot on the William Chris Hye Estate property.” Originally being from Maine, Kaylee is excited to be a part of something magical. She hopes that her experience with the bar business and her passion for music will be incorporated with her passion for wine.

Jodi Freeze

Jodi joined William Chris Vineyards after holding various positions within the wine industry in the hill country. She enjoys providing her guests with an educational and interactive experience. 

Kelsey Kramer

Born in San Antonio and trained as an actress, Kelsey's passion for wine and performance are a surprisingly great compliment to each other! Wine education, sommelier certifications, and virtual wine connection are some of her wine hobbies, but on the side she loves to travel and experience different cultures in order to connect with people on a deeper level.

Paula Osborne

Paula developed a love and passion for wine after her first trip to Napa.  From that trip, she was hooked and wanted to learn as much as she could about wine, so she dove head first in to pursing her WSET Certifications.  She currently has her Level 2 and is working towards Level 3.
Paula joined William Chris in March 2021.  The energy that the WCV team exudes is incredible!  What she loves about William Chris is not only the ability to learn every aspect of winemaking from the ground to the glass, but sharing that knowledge with others.

Bill Pace

Mr. Bill Pace was born in Beaumont, Texas. He is a graduate of Lamar University. Bill has been a hard worker since his first job shining shoes in a barbershop at the age of 12. Bill retired from the Texas Workforce Commission on August 31, 2001. He and his wife, Carol, joined our wine club in August of 2012. Bill fell in love with William Chris and our story came out of retirement and traded his wine club membership for a job in our tasting room. Bill has been with us since 2012, soon after joining our wine club. He and Carol reside in Fredericksburg.

Eva Robinett

Eva is a native Texan, raised in Dallas. 30 years in food and beverage service from bartending in Deep Ellum to fine dining in New Orleans. The hospitality industry has allowed Eva to travel the country working and making friends. Coming home to Texas in 2009, she settled into the Texas Hill Country and began to take on a lifelong hobby of photography. Carol Blackmon saw a display of her photographs and invited her to have a room in the William Chris Vineyard farmhouse in 2011. Eva joined our tasting room team in 2014.

Mary Rosenthal

Originally from England, Mary has a way with guests and it's not just her accent that makes the tasting experiences she hosts memorable. Mary enjoys showing off our vineyards and educating her guests about the structure of the vines, the terroir on Hye Estate, and the varietals we grow here. 

Tara Sullivan

Tara is a native of New Jersey, and she relocated to Texas after being introduced to William Chris Vineyards by some of her family members who call Texas home. She's been an important part of our tasting room ream since day one, and in 2019 was promoted to Assistant Tasting Room Manager.

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Josh Tye

Josh Tye joined William Chris Vineyards to head up the culinary program which is currently under development for the new members tasting room. Josh previously owned and managed a Texas native food truck that bridges the gap between street food and white table cloth dining. His years of experience in high-end catering and event management are an asset to our team. When Josh isn't in the kitchen he and his wife enjoy time with their kids and in their at-home cross fit gym. You can reach Josh at joshtye@williamchriswines.com

Colin McDermott

Colin joined William Chris in the Summer of 2020. He moved to Texas in order to explore the blossoming Texas Wine Country after completing a degree in Massachusetts. Although Colin doesn’t have much experience with wine he is eager to learn about the different varietals and how regions like Texas produce fruit with unique qualities. 

Michelle Burdett

Michelle has been with the William Chris team for several years now, starting out as a star in our tasting room and eventually finding herself responsible for flawlessly executing our onsite events, both public and private. 

Carol Blackmon

Carol’s adventures in wine started with an agriculture upbringing in west Texas, along with her brother, Bill Blackmon. She learned early on the importance of weather and soil conditions for quality crop production. She expanded on this in college with the study of horticulture and plant maintenance and owning her interior-scape company in the Dallas area. Carol has many years of experience in the food and beverage hospitality industry. These skills made for the perfect blend for her responsibilities here at William Chris, evolving from Hospitality Director to Wine Club Manager to her current position as Guest Relations. As a resident of Fredericksburg, she has been with William Chris since day one.

Diane Schoenert

Diane joined our team in 2016 as a tasting room ambassador, but was usually found outside in the flower beds. Since we could never keep her in the tasting room, she was moved to the landscaping department, filling her desire to play in the dirt. Diane is a native Texan, Blanco County Master Gardener, and beekeeper. If you see her in the flower beds, please stop and say hi!

Leah Derton

Leah joined William Chris Vineyards during the 2019 harvest season. Her background is in consumer marketing and advertising for various global brands, including YETI, BMW and Target. Leah is a native of Austin and is honored to have the opportunity to share the William Chris story and our Texas-grown wines with more people every day. In addition to her dream job, Leah enjoys learning more about wine, spending time outside, traveling, and relaxing with her husband and young daughter. Leah is a graduate of Texas A&M University's Mays School of Business.

Andy Howard

Andy has been with William Chris Vineyards for several years. He resides on a ranch in the Texas Hill Country. Reach him at andy@williamchriswines.com 

Jason Estrada

Jason, lovingly known around here as Ponch, joined the William Chris tasting ambassador team in November 2019. What started as a weekend side gig turned into a full-blown passion for wine after relocating to San Antonio and becoming part of the William Chris family. When he is not out in the vineyard, in the tasting room, or helping out with the production team, Jason spends his time with his wife, Katherine, and their three dogs.

Tony Offill

Tony Offill, the winemaker for William Chris Vineyards, has been in the Texas wine industry for the past six years.  During his tenure at Texas Tech University, Offill completed several harvests in the Texas High Plains, where he developed a passion for winemaking and wine growing. He has since taken his passion for the craft and has worked to enhance the quality of Texas wines throughout the state.  Offill relocated to the Texas Hill Country in January 2016 and joined the William Chris Vineyards team the following year. Contact tony: tony@williamchriswines.com 

Jordan Byrne

After graduating from Virginia Tech with a Biology degree, he took a job as a cellar hand for the 2015 harvest at a winery an hour outside his hometown of Richmond, Virginia. That is where his respect for the hard-working people who make this industry so unique really begin to grow. Jordan has traveled around the world making wine: Washington, California, New Zealand, Australia,  South Africa, and now Texas. He couldn’t be happier to be making wine for William Chris today, and he believes the best is yet to come. Reach Jordan at jordan@williamchriswines.com 

Jason Guerrero

Jason first joined the William Chris Vineyards as a tasting room ambassador. After spending a few months working with our wines Jason developed an interest in the production process and joined our winery crew for his first harvest in 2018 and today he is our Lab Manager. 

Dusty Harvey

Dusty has been a valued member of the William Chris Vineyards team for several years now, serving key positions in our tasting room before taking on his new role on our production team. 

Remi Immler

Remi joined William Chris in January 2020. Starting in tasting room, her fascination with wine grew into a desire to help make incredible wine herself. With degrees in Biology and Chemistry from Texas State University (Eat em’ up), Remi spends her days, nights and weekends apart of the winemaking team at William Chris. Born and raised in Austin, she has since relocated to Fredericksburg to be immersed with all the wine country has to offer.  Remi has completed vintages in Texas and Oregon, with many more on the horizon. Away from the winery, Remi spends her days studying for her WSET certifications, drinking fabulous wine and playing fetch with her dog Russell.

Ray Jones

Ray joined the William Chris Vineyards winery team in 2019.

Claire Richardson

Claire began working at William Chris Vineyards during the summer of 2018 as a Harvest Intern. She then graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Food Science and Technology, a minor in Horticulture, and an Enology Certificate. Claire completed her third harvest with us in 2020 and is currently the Assistant Winemaker. In between harvests at William Chris Vineyards, Claire completed two harvests at Marisco Vineyards in Marlborough, New Zealand. Claire is a native Houstonian and is proud to share her passion for Texas wine with the world. In her free time Claire enjoys cooking, traveling, the outdoors, and spending time with her friends and family. 

Joe Burns

Joe brings over 15 years of direct experience in both domestic and international wholesale distribution and retail operations. Joe started his career in the specialty food business managing a private label line of Italian gourmet food products before transitioning to wholesale specialty beverage sales. He has held a number of positions over the years in several top organizations, including CR Goodman, Ben E Keith Specialty Beverage, and The Flying Saucer, and has consulted with specialty beverage manufacturers, distributors, and retailers, both in Texas and in Italy.

Ryan Denmark

Ryan is the CEO of RSDCGROUP, LLC (RSDC) and has more than 25 years in enterprise systems and 15 as an executive officer. His professional career has been focused on transformation change in organizations by the use of technology. Ryan has worked with Fortune 100 companies and the US Federal Government on some of the most complex technology deployments including Artificial Intelligence, custom software development, and infrastructure programs. Ryan has experience in organizing and standing up Board of Advisors within his own company as well as others across varying industries. As the CEO of RSDC, he leads by applying his knowledge of technology, organizational change, executive recruitment, strategy, organizational resiliency and growth-oriented thinking. He is a Veteran of the US Army. Ryan and Chris met in 2018 and formed an immediate friendship. Ryan is a founding member of the William Chris Winery Board.

 

 

Trace Johannsen

Trace is a Senior Enterprise Client Partner at Toptal, where he helps enterprise companies solve their most complex problems by matching them with the world's top on-demand talent. Prior to Toptal, Trace worked in varying technical and management consulting roles at Slalom, Southport Services Group and MicroStrategy Professional Services. Before his professional career, he spent time in the Marine Corps as an infantryman in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Trace is a proud graduate of Texas A&M University, the Corps of Cadets and the Aggie Band.

He and his wife Amy - a successful 16-year business owner and now small business strategist - live in Rockwall, TX just east of Dallas, with their five children (20, 18, 8, 2-1/2-yr. old twins). They enjoy drinking and evangelizing Real Texas Wine, live music, patios and talking to strangers. Trace continues a life of services in varying capacities, from City Councilman in Rockwall, TX, to Adjutant in the local American Legion Post, founding member of Rockwall Veterans Business Alliance within the Chamber of Commerce; founding member of the 100 Business Leaders of Rockwall. He also volunteers his time offering advice to transitioning veterans and helping youths in the community. Trace and Amy intend to build a second home and ultimately retire on their property in Hye.

Trace has been a member of the Board of Advisors since July 2019.

Dirk Jordan


Dirk Jordan is a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law. He practices 10 years at the Austin office of Strasburger & Price before opening his own firm in 2001. He practices commercial litigation with an emphasis on construction litigation.

He has been a member of the Calvert Inn of Court (1991-2009) before helping to start the Lloyd Lockridge Inn of Court (2009-present). He was elected to the Board of the American Inns of Court in 2014 and recently elected to the Executive Committee of that Board. He has served on the Area 9 Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas for two terms serving as chair for one term, and has been on the Law Practice Management Committee of the State Bar since 2012, serving as chair for two terms. He served on the board of the Litigation Section of the Austin Bar Association for one term. He was awarded the Larry York Mentoring Award by the Austin Bar in 2017.

He has served on the board of the Nature Conservancy and also the Pease Park Conservancy Board, serving one year as president.

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