in the Sabinal Canyon along the Sabinal River in Bandera
County , Texas , one will find ‘Lost Maples Winery,
LLC.’ located on the Polvadeau Vineyards (‘Polvadeau’
is the original spelling of ‘Polvado’. It is of French
origin). It is graced by mountains and crystal clear
springs that feed into the Sabinal River . We are fortunate
to call this place home finding peace and strength from
God’s creation. The winery and vineyard are making excellent
use of the land held in the Polvado family since land
grants were issued. We are the first commercial winery
and commercial vineyard in Bandera County located 65
plus miles northwest of San Antonio , Texas , on Highway
187 approximately 1 mile south of Lost Maples Park .
are committed to the wine industry in the State of Texas.
We have a nursery
which sends our cuttings and plants propagated from
our cuttings to vineyards and startup vineyards not
only in the State of Texas but all over the United States.
We are growing the Black Spanish Lenoir Grapes which
were originally brought over from Spain into Mexico,
and missionaries brought the grapes up around the existing
border of Texas in order to make communion wine. This
grape has been around for hundreds of years and has
survived droughts, cold winters and floods. Today, the
Black Spanish Lenoir Grape is making a name for itself.
Here at our winery we are making a communion wine, Polvadeau
du Dieu (Wine of the Father), which is a port and our
signature wine. We are also making a Polvadeau Red,
a Polvadeau Blush, a Polvadeau Dry White and a Polvadeau
We cordially invite you to visit our piece of paradise
and that you will find solace in the crystal waters
of the Sabinal River and renewed energy from the mountains.
While here, we hope you will honor us by sampling what,
we believe, is the best wine the Texas Hill Country
has to offer.
Tom & Glenda Slaughter