Grown at Uplift
The spirit of Uplift Vineyard is rooted in the land that it occupies. Founders Chris Brundrett (William Chris Vineyards) and Andrew Sides (Lost Draw) believe that the Llano Uplift geological region in the Texas Hill Country is one of the most unique and special places to grow grapes in the state, and this project is our humble attempt to explore and celebrate that through site-driven single variety wines as well as classic blends.
Uplift is home to the largest estate vineyard in the WCWC portfolio at 55 acres, with 13 varieties planted. This label produces only estate wines from the highest quality grapes that this stunning vineyard provides each vintage. We are proud to present this new collection of wines to the most discerning oenophiles looking for an ultra-premium Texas wine that exists solely to celebrate the place where it’s grown.
The Uplift Vineyard is a celebration of a one-of-a-kind terroir. Our viticulture and winemaking style allows the land to speak for itself. We achieve this by using low-intervention techniques that preserve fruit and reinforce the elegance this place provides. For each vintage, we will only use the top 10% of all grapes the property produces.
At the helm of our winemaking program is Claire Richardson, the former assistant winemaker at William Chris Vineyards. Having worked around the world, Claire brings a unique and forward-thinking approach to winemaking. She holds a steadfast belief that Texas deserves a place as one of the world’s best wine-growing regions. Chris, Andrew, and our consulting winemaker Jean Hoefliger will all assist in Uplift's winemaking program.
With 13 varieties and 55 acres at our disposal, there are limitless ways that mother nature can best be expressed. This variation will be a hallmark of Uplift, and each wine will be remarkable in every way.
The Uplift Viticultural Society
The Uplift Viticultural Society will be one of the best and most exclusive wine clubs in the United States. As we will only be sourcing fruit from our estate vineyard, membership in the UVS will be very limited. We invite you to learn more by contacting one of our Concierge team members or visiting our club page.
The UVS is dedicated to celebrating wine, food, and the natural beauty of our home, Hoover’s Valley in the Llano Uplift.