Nearly 100 Volunteers Arrive by Car (and Helicopter!) to Attend Texas Grape Harvest

Nearly one hundred volunteer pickers arrived by car and, in one case, by helicopter, to attend the Lost Maples Winery and Polvadeau Vineyard’s annual harvest. Together, the volunteers harvested more than 9,000 pounds of Black Spanish Lenoir grapes for vineyard owners Tom and Glenda Slaughter. There was also a ceremonial grape stomping by Geraldine Becker of Leakey—who turns 80 this month. Click here to read the full press release.

Lost Maples Winery Introduces New Premium Red Wine

Lost Maples Winery is pleased to introduce Polvadeau Vin Rouge Reserve, a limited vintage wine made from grapes grown at its vineyards in Bandera County. Its predecessor, the Polvadeau Vin Rouge, is already a best seller and was recognized earlier this year with a Bronze Medal at the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo wine competition. The new Reserve Edition of this red wine is rich, bold and complex and very smooth to the palate. It is made with 2014 vintage grapes that have been aged on site at the winery in oak barrels until bottling began last month. Click here to read the full press release.

San Antonio Express-News: Texas pops the cork on its biggest wine grape vintage

The Lost Maples Winery at the Polvadeau Vineyard was featured in an article that discusses the past year's weather and its impact on Texas winemakers. Be sure to browse the slideshow associated with the article as the Express-News sent photographer Kin Man Hui out to cover the harvest, and he captured some great images! You can read the article by clicking on the following link. ... Read the article here.

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2015 Produces Record Harvest

Volunteers harvested a record crop of more than 13 tons of Black Spanish Lenoir Grapes in the Polvadeau Vineyard at the Lost Maples Winery in Vanderpool, TX, today. More than a hundred volunteer pickers from throughout the region gathered to help vineyard owners Tom and Glenda Slaughter bring in this year’s crop of grapes at the 10-year-old vineyard, the first in Bandera County.