Welcome to the Wines of Dotson-Cervantes, our vineyard and winery in the heart of Texas. It has been our dream to work with the Texas soil, growing some of the most-prized grapes in the state. To take those grapes one step further, letting them speak to us and creating wines that speak to the heart of others – that is our dream come true. We would love to share our journey with you.
Visit the place, listen to the stories, taste the wines, experience the journey that is Dotson-Cervantes.
When you cross the threshold of the winery, time seems to stand still. That warm voice echoing through the steel of the building, the twinkle in his eye with every reminiscence, down to every pause of silent reflection: Alphonse Dotson tells stories like no other. It is a journey that will suck you in and leave you floating out of the winery on a cloud of love. A true reminder of the beauty of life.
This is not like a commercial wine where they make tens of thousands of cases, this is wine that’s handmade and Alphonse does it the way they did it 100 years ago.
He dedicated himself to his vines and within a year his property’s sandy soil was yielding cabernet, merlot and chardonnay grapes of such impeccable quality that producers from all over Texas were competing to buy Dotson’s crop.
The care and compassion Martha and Alphonse have toward those promising grapevine clusters are a result of what the two have shared for each other over three decades.
The wine vapors were immediately carried aloft with still remarkably fresh fruity characteristics of black plums, blackberries and currents. On my palate, the wine was substantial and getting even more fruity by the moment and mixing with nuances of vanilla and baking spice.
Join our Wine Club and bring the Wines of Dotson-Cervantes into your home year round! With several levels of membership, you can choose what is right for you. Just click on the link below to learn more, and fill out the membership form at the bottom of the page. We would love to share in the joy of winemaking with you!