Wines from Mesa Vineyard are showing up on tables all over. It is by far the largest of Texas’s 235 wineries and Mesa’s most popular brand is Ste Genevieve. The winery also produces a higher priced brand called Peregrine Hill, named after the Peregrine Falcon’s that often visit their vineyards.
The majestic mesas depicted on the Ste. Genevieve label make their own contribution to the vineyards. Well-draining soil allows accurate management of water to the vines. The soil at Mesa Vineyards is sandy and rich in desirable calcium. Since the surrounding mesas are made of limestone and topped with layers of sandstone, centuries of erosion have covered the Escondido Valley, Mesa Vineyard’s official appellation, with this near perfect soil.
Ste Genevieve offers many popular varietals, including Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc and Sweet Moscato. Peregrine Hill offers a Chardonnay, a Pinot Noir and a Cabernet Sauvignon.
The Tasting Room at the Historic Grey Mule Saloon
Spring 2012 will bring an exciting addition to the Fort Stockton area as Mesa Vineyard opens a Tasting Room at the Historic Grey Mule Saloon. The historic saloon offers a perfect setting to highlight the wines of Mesa Vineyard. The Tasting Room will offer visitors the unique experience of enjoying an evening in an adobe structure where cowboys, pioneers and outlaws once drank and watched the construction of what is now Annie Riggs Memorial Museum.