The team at French Connection Wines was born out of a discussion that ensued when an opportunity presented itself. The Rhône-style wines of Calais Winery needed a place to call home, and a nearby beautiful property became available. They toasted our decision on a chilly December day in 2018! The rest is history.
Ben Calais and his team support Texas grape growers with a commitment to make wine with 100% Texas fruit.
“We source our fruit from the Texas High Plains AVA , which provides warm sunny days with cooler nights. This diurnal swing extends the growing season, allowing the opportunity for grapes to fully ripen. Of course, weather likes to have its way, so every vintage has its challenges.
Our wines are made from grape varieties typically grown in the Rhône Valley, which can be grown successfully in Texas. Varieties we choose for winemaking include Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cinsault, Roussanne, Marsanne, Viognier, and others. We keep a close eye on our blocks to make picking decisions at the best possible time.”
For more info, visit the French Connection Wines website.
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