Tow, TX – Just three harvests after the announcement of their new Director of Winemaking Sergio Cuadra, Fall Creek Vineyards is thrilled to announce yet another new member of the FCV winemaking team; Phillip Boyd Price, Jr., who joins the team as Assistant Winemaker. Price, formerly BRAND of Napa Valley arrives in Texas next week and will work directly with Cuadra and FCV Co-owner, Ed Auler.
Price holds an undergraduate degree in Environmental Science and a Master’s Degree in Agriculture (Enology and Viticulture) from California Polytechnic State University, where he also taught viticulture courses. He has a great passion for crafting world-class wines and brings a wealth of experience to the vineyard. His most recent assignment allowed him to work with one of the world’s top winemakers, Philippe Melka, on his vineyard designate wines as well as those of BRAND Napa Valley, which receive top marks from Robert Parker.
Price will work side by side with Cuadra, who arrived on the Texas scene three years ago. Cuadra brings a global perspective, having made some of the finest wines in Chile, having worked as Chief Winemaker for many years at two highly successful Chilean companies, Concha Y Toro and Caliterra, sister company of Viña Errázuirz. He joined Anakena wines in 2010, where he worked with the consultancy of Paul Hobbs.
Ed Auler, Co-owner and winemaker at FCV is excited about Price’s arrival, “We think Price will be an excellent addition to our Fall Creek team, which has produced highly lauded Cabernet Sauvignon blended wines, partly because of Phil’s experience with Brand’s Robert Parker-rated Cabernet Sauvignon wines. Phil has broad experience with many of the grape varieties which we have proven grow well in Texas.”
Fall Creek Vineyards is one of the three oldest wineries in the state, and Co-owners Susan and Ed Auler are well-known throughout the industry for securing the ‘Texas Hill Country’ appellation (AVA) designation for the Hill Country, which is one of the largest Viticultural Areas in the country. They opened a second location, in Driftwood, Texas (18059 FM 1826) just over one year ago. For more information, visit www.fcv.com.
About Fall Creek Vineyards
Founded in 1975, FALL CREEK VINEYARDS is centrally located on the northwest shores of beautiful Lake Buchanan at Tow, Texas, in the Hill Country, and is open to the public every day. Visitors enter the spectacular winery property down an allée of Cyprus trees and are greeted by an inviting courtyard ensconced by classical architecture.
Last year, to celebrate their 40th year since first planting grapes in the Texas Hill Country, the Aulers opened their 2nd winery, Fall Creek Vineyards at Driftwood, directly across FM 1826 from Salt Lick BBQ and Vineyards where Fall Creek harvests grapes.
Their many acclaimed, hand sculptured wines include: Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, Merlot, Grenach/Syrah/Mourvedre, the acclaimed Meritus (red blend of Bordeaux varieties), and others. Please feel free to contact us: (325)379-5361 / 1820 C R 2241/222 off Hwy 29 at Tow, Texas, or (512) 858-4050 / 18059 FM 1826 at Driftwood, Texas or www.fcv.com. Both locations open: 7 days a week; closed Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving days.