In early 1853, four French Nuns arrived in Brownsville, Texas to do missionary work and teach in the wild South Texas frontier. They carried dormant grape cuttings from their Convent in Lyon, France which they planted behind the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in downtown Brownsville to make sacramental wine. These Vitis Vinifera grapes survived the hot, dry climate of the Rio Grande Valley for 169 years. Today, the grapes are thriving at several farms in the Rio Grande Valley including Bonita Flats and Rio Farms. These Nuns also established the first school in Brownsville and one of the first convents in America. We would like to pay homage to these grapes and the extraordinary women who planted them here over a hundred years ago. We hope you enjoy a taste of the South Texas spirit imparted through this Immaculate Rose.
Special thanks to Don Breedon for his beautiful art work on our bottle.
Cabernet Sauvignon is a cross between Cabernet Franc and a Sauvignon Blanc grapes. It is one of the most popular in the world with over 720, 000 acres planted.
The wine characteristics are a bland of black cherry, vanilla, oak and possibly pepper. This Wine is ages in oak barrels with medium tannins and acidity. It pairs well with rich meat dishes and boldly flavored meals.
Anglianico is a southern Italian grape. It is a dry full bodied wine with characteristics of plum, currants, and smoke. This wine is also aged in oak barrels with medium-high tannins and acidity. It pairs well with Texas game dishes and bar-b-que.
Dark red Italian grape with soft and fruity characteristics. The taste will bring out blackberry, plum, and spice. The wine is considered dry and tannic. Pairs well with bar-b-que, mushroom pasta, and pizza.
Golden white Italian grape that creates a light-bodied wine. The taste will bring out very mild notes of fruit and citrus. It is considered slightly acidic and dry. Pairs well with hard cheeses, seafood, and chicken.
Blanc Du Bois
Dry estate wine with citrus notes