' Bending Branch Winery - About Us

About Us

Bending Branch Winery was founded in 2009 by Dr. Robert W. Young, M.D., his wife Brenda, and daughter, Alison. The Youngs discovered the property that initially was settled in 1840 with a small settler’s cabin that is still on the property today.

Bending Branch Winery marries Old World winemaking with modern science by employing cryomaceration and thermoflash fermentation methods.

The estate's 56 acres of rustic Hill Country terrain include 14 acres of grapevines that blanket the sloping hillside plot facing Southeast. The winery is most known for its signature Tannat, a grape variety that exceeds expectations for Texas terroir. Charbono, Sagrantino and Souzão are our other grape obsessions.  

With mineral rich Caliche soil, the Hill Country Terrior holds closer similarities to its Old World predecessors than that of the New.