Texas Tom and Glenda Slaughter founded the Polvadeau Vineyards in 2006—the first commercial vineyard to be founded in Bandera County. Their goal was simple: Create wines as distinctive and sought after as the Lost Maples Region in which they reside. The vineyards are nestled in a canyon along the crystal clear waters of the Sabinal River in Bandera County and are blessed with abundant natural resources and natural beauty. In 2015, the Slaughter's opened the Lost Maples Winery to provide a friendly and comfortable venue, with breathtaking scenery, for people to be able to taste and buy their wines. We hope you'll stop in if you're in the area for a tasting and some Texas hospitality!
Our vineyard was established on land that has been held in Glenda's family for more than 175 years when the Polvado (Polvadeau) family migrated from France to the United States. John Polvadeau, Glenda Slaughter’s great grandfather, settled along the spring-fed waters of the Sabinal River near Vanderpool, TX. When the Slaughters decided to establish a vineyard on the land, they chose to plant Black Spanish/Lenoir grapes—a hearty and robust variety of grape that was originally brought to Texas by Spanish missionaries to make communion wine. Today, these grapes form the basis of some of our most delicious wines.
We use only the highest quality grapes available to make our wines. We are committed to showcasing the very best of Texas winemaking and, to achieve that, use locally grown grapes whenever possible.
Email or call us at (830) 966-5131 for information on private tastings.
34986 Ranch Road 187 Vanderpool TX 78885
Wednesday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Due to bridge construction in the area, please note the detour map on the left in case your navigation software doesn't automatically make note of it.