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 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.