Hawk’s Shadow Winery

In: Drinking

2 Nov 2013

Orange moscat at the new Hawk's Shadow winery near Dripping Springs, Texas

(map) Hawk’s Shadow opens to the public this weekend with a flurry of special events: live music, food, barrel tastings and tours of the vineyard. They’ve just bottled some of their first releases, like the Orange Muscat, above. Although the aroma is faintly citrusy-sweet, the finish is dry and refreshing. The stars of their show, though, seem to be the reds, with the release of the 2011 Estate red blend as well as four upcoming mourvedres resting in barrels. The Estate has just been bottled, so it tastes young, but give it six months and cheers!

Texas Wine Lover Jeff Cope talks with one of the owners of the new Hawk's Shadow Winery near Dripping Springs, Texas

Texas Wine Lover Jeff Cope chats with co-owner Tom Reed. Tom is passionate about making European-style wines from up-and-coming Texas grapes like syrah, sangiovese, and aglianico. Below, the Estate red blend, and below that, co-owners and brothers Tom and Doug.

The just-released Estate red blend from the new Hawk's Shadow winery near Dripping Springs, Texas

Co-owner brothers Doug and Tom at their new Hawk's Shadow winery near Dripping Springs, Texas

Co-owner Chip at the new Hawk's Shadow winery near Dripping Springs, Texas

Co-owner Chip likes to wear a white shirt during the grape-crushing and then show off the results. Below, the lower of the winery’s two vineyards. Seven acres are planted to grapes. Plans call for a tasting room overlooking these amazing views.

The lower vineyard at the new Hawk's Shadow winery near Dripping Springs, Texas

Hawk’s Shadow Winery website

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