Chapter 01: Among the Willows. Inspired by the cowboy slang term ‘Among the Willows’ which means to be on the run. It’s a term that illustrates much of how John Wesley Hardin spent his days. He first went ‘among the willows’ at the age of 15.
This wine is made of 3 components each grown in Central Texas: Aglianico, Syrah and Tannat. It is dark, elusive and beautiful.
Rosé quite simply makes us think of beauty. This exquisite cerise hued wine is named 'Safflower Cerise' for the dried flower which rouge was made from on the frontier. This wine is bright and bubbly with flavors of honeyed persimmons, delicate florals, and warm buttered brioche toast.
Enjoy alone, brunching with bagels and lox, or with strawberry shortcake.
Made in a dry style, this fruit forward floral wine has us dreaming of Texas Wildflower season. Vibrant fruit notes of honey dew melon, lemon, and citrus blossom.
This wine honors an early Texas frontier warhorse, Saracen. Saracen was General Sam Houston's beloved dapple gray stallion that he rode into the initial charge against Santa Anna's Mexican Army at the infamous Battle of San Jacinto in 1836.
A delightful rosé with bright fruit flavors of tart strawberry and rhubarb! Pair this with smoked pork ribs, argil salads, and slow roasted chicken.
While we know John Wesley Hardin’s ties to Comanche, most don’t know what became of him. A tragic love story was his demise. His affair with Beulah M’Rose led him to hire out the murder of her husband, Martin M’Rose, a fellow outlaw. In true Hardin fashion, when he walked his bill, he paid dearly for it at the hand of John Selman’s Colt Single Action Army Revolver at the Acme Saloon in El Paso, Texas. John Wesley Hardin joined M’Rose in eternity just a few graves away in August of 1895.
This wine is 100% Cabernet Franc from Reddy Vineyards. The grape is known for yeilding wines with flavors of tart cherries, tobacco, green olives, and hints of jalapeno skins. Pair this with bacon wrapped quail, pasta carbonara. and smoked pork ribs.
John Wesley Hardin was a well feared pistoleer and marksman of the Texas Frontier. While he carried an array of different weapons, he was best known for his preference of the Smith & Wesson .44 caliber Russian Single Action Revolver. This revolver is what was documented in the fatal quarrel between Hardin and Brown County Sheriff Charlie Webb.
This wine is 100% Mourvèdre from Veraison Hill Vineyard in theTexas Hill Country. This grape is known for its robust and rustic flavor profile rich in black fruits, black pepper, and hints of rose and gravel. Pair this with richer cuts like beef short ribs, pork shoulder and slow roasted lamb