Cooper Anderson, 29, and Ross McLauchlan, 27
Co-founders, Austin Winery
Cooper Anderson and Ross McLauchlan co-founded Austin Winery on the premise that it should be as relaxed and local as possible. The first of its kind within Austin city limits, the urban winery is distinctly Texan. Although the grapes are grown elsewhere, everything — from the fermentation and filtration to the bottling, serving, and enjoyment — takes place in town.
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The grapes used in The Austin Winery’s wines are always sourced from family-owned growers located in the best growing regionThere’s something to be said about Austinites and our thirst: it’s for all things local. I mean think about it - we have our own craft beers, vodkas, gins, whiskeys, ciders and even kombucha, for cryin’ out loud! But what about wine? For years, Austin relied on the outlying Hill Country to produce some of our favorite “local” reds, whites and rosés; but if you ask me, the closer the better… right?
CUE THE AUSTIN WINERY, THE CITY’S FIRST URBAN WINERY.