Spring Wines from William Chris Vineyards; Picnic

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Browse through our available 100% Texas-grown wines, wine club exclusives, current restaurant and retail locations, and event tickets.


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.


Tara Guthrie

Tara Guthrie
Tara Guthrie our Director of Marketing and Public Relations. She graduated with a degree in behavioral science from Hardin Simmons University in Abilene where she also got her start as a lead editor in the office of student publications. She grew up in Texas – and moved to Texas wine country after spending over 10 years as a media professional in Austin with The Statesman, Austin360, Giant Noise PR, and serving as the lead content strategist for multiple blogs and trade magazines in both entertainment and food and beverage. Tara has been a part of the William Chris team since February of 2017. In her free time, she enjoys testing out cocktails for her mixologist husband and teaching her toddler, Everett, how to swim.

Recent Posts

Press Release: Tasting Room for Hye Society Wine Club is Now Open

Posted by Tara Guthrie on August 1, 2019
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Springtime in Texas Wine Country

Posted by Tara Guthrie on March 12, 2019
Here's what's happening at William Chris Vineyards Spring is here and we are enjoying a preview of the warmer days...
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Faces of Harvest Season 2018: Meet Our Winery Intern

Posted by Tara Guthrie on September 21, 2018
Claire is originally from Houston, Texas and currently pursuing a degree in Food Science and Technology with a certificate in enology from Texas A&M University. Claire more than held her own th...
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Faces of Harvest Season 2018: Meet Our Cellar Master

Posted by Tara Guthrie on September 13, 2018
With so much going on at any given time during harvest season it's hard to fathom just how our winemaking team gets it all done. It's safe to say that we wouldn't be as efficient as we are without ...
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Bill Talks Terroir with Vine to Wine

Posted by Tara Guthrie on August 30, 2018
Bill Blackmon recently joined wine industry advocates and radio personalities Kathryn Cook, a full time viticulturist at, Tallent Vineyards, and Charley Jordan, a mainstay in Hill Country radio to ...
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Summertime Wine and Cheese Pairing by Cathedrals and Cafés

Posted by Tara Guthrie on August 21, 2018
We love our wine club members, they are a creative lot with impeccable tastes in food and wine. Some, like Erin Segreto of Cathedrals and Cafés even share their own tips and tricks for pai...
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Faces of Harvest Season 2018: Trucking Grapes Across Texas

Posted by Tara Guthrie on August 15, 2018
Around the Texas wine country, harvest season is like running a marathon while sprinting the entire way. It’s a non-stop, around the clock job and it takes a village to make it happen. Sampling gra...
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Texas Wine Guide: 2017 Mary Ruth

Posted by Tara Guthrie on July 12, 2018
Nothing pleases us more than when we get to share a piece of our world, but it’s pretty awesome when other folks want to share it, too. In the summer 2018 issue of
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Wines to Keep You Holiday House Guest Ready

Posted by Tara Guthrie on November 30, 2017
‘Tis the season for galoshes, gifts, and guests. And guests, just like Christmas cookies, come in a myriad of shapes, sizes, and flavors. Whether in need of a special last-minute present or plannin...
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Get to Know Our Artist Blend 2017 Finalists

Posted by Tara Guthrie on November 15, 2017
Voting is complete for our next Artist Blend label winner, but the art we received was too good not to keep sharing. While we can't wait to announce the winner this spring, in the meantime, we enco...
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