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Nearly 100 Volunteers Arrive by Car (and Helicopter!) to Attend Texas Grape Harvest

Nearly one hundred volunteer pickers arrived by car and, in one case, by helicopter, to attend the Lost Maples Winery and Polvadeau Vineyard’s annual harvest. Together, the volunteers harvested more than 9,000 pounds of Black Spanish Lenoir grapes for vineyard owners Tom and Glenda Slaughter. There was also a ceremonial grape stoping by Geraldine Becker of Leakey—who turns 80 this month. Click here to read the full press release.

Lost Maples Winery Introduces New Premium Red Wine

Lost Maples Winery is pleased to introduce Polvadeau Vin Rouge Reserve, a limited vintage wine made from grapes grown at its vineyards in Bandera County. Its predecessor, the Polvadeau Vin Rouge, is already a best seller and was recognized earlier this year with a Bronze Medal at the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo wine competition. The new Reserve Edition of this red wine is rich, bold and complex and very smooth to the palate. It is made with 2014 vintage grapes that have been aged on site at the winery in oak barrels until bottling began last month. Click here to read the full press release.

Come Celebrate Harvest With Us August 13!

"Come enjoy live music, fun in the vineyard, and a delicious breakfast and lunch as we all bring in this year's harvest of grapes. Join us on Saturday, August 13th, 2016 for the Annual Harvest Celebration at Lost Maples Winery! Enjoy a delicious breakfast and lunch prepared by our Chef and meet fellow wine lovers from near and far as we all harvest the season's grapes together. Live music performances, instructional presentation on harvesting of wine grapes, refreshing sangria, fun amid the vines, luscious foods and more! This event is limited to a maximum of 80 people, so register now to guarantee your spot on the 2016 Harvest Team! The team will need harvesters, bucket runners, water runners, cheerleaders and more! There is a registration fee of $7.00 USD to guarantee your spot on the harvest team, and includes breakfast, lunch, assorted refreshing beverages / sangria, use of any cutters/buckets necessary for your role on the harvest team for the day of fun and entertainment. If there are enough people on the Harvest Team, we may even have an old fashioned grape stomp! Click here to register online.

Celebrate July 4th Texas Style!

We're opening the gates Monday, July 4! Come and enjoy great wine, exceptional food, and live music at the Lost Maples Winery and Palvadeau Vineyards. Chef Chris Chism will be on hand from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. cooking delctible dishes that are the perfect compliment to our wines, and Jimmy Joe James will keep your feet tapping in the afternoon performing an ecclectic mix of blues, Zydeco, classic country and rock and roll. It's the perfect way to spend the day before heading to Utopia for their fireworks spectacular!

Lost Maples wines will be featured at event honoring Mickey Gilley

Exclusive wines developed and endorsed by legendary country music performer Mickey Gilley will be introduced and previewed at an upcoming kickoff event for Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance in Houston. Gilley is being honored at the 7th Annual Keels & Wheels “Uncorked” event to be held on Thursday, March 24, at the Wynden Events Center located near the Galleria at 1025 Post Oak Lane. Gilley’s Platinum Reserve Red and Gilley’s Platinum Reserve White will be offered to guests at the event by “Texas” Tom and Glenda Slaughter of Lost Maples Winery. Tom Slaughter is a former member of Mickey Gilley’s band; he and his wife Glenda started the Vineyard in 2006 in Vanderpool, Texas. After the Slaughter’s began making wine, Gilley approached them about creating an exclusive vintage in his namesake. The two wines that will be previewed at the event are the result of that collaboration. The Keels & Wheels Concours d'Elegance benefits Boys & Girls Harbor, an organization that provides a home and safe environment for abandoned and abused children. For more information, visit View the press release by clicking here.

San Antonio Express-News: Texas pops the cork on its biggest wine grape vintage

The Lost Maples Winery at the Polvadeau Vineyard was featured in an article that discusses the past year's weather and its impact on Texas winemakers. Be sure to browse the slideshow associated with the article as the Express-News sent photographer Kin Man Hui out to cover the harvest, and he captured some great images! You can read the article by clicking on the following link. ... Read the article here.

Should you have trouble with the link above, we have preserved the article as a PDF, which you can view by clicking here.

2015 Produces Record Harvest

Volunteers harvested a record crop of more than 13 tons of Black Spanish Lenoir Grapes in the Polvadeau Vineyard at the Lost Maples Winery in Vanderpool, TX, today. More than a hundred volunteer pickers from throughout the region gathered to help vineyard owners Tom and Glenda Slaughter bring in this year’s crop of grapes at the 10-year-old vineyard, the first in Bandera County.