Ross, Cooper & Matt founded The Austin Winery in May 2014, establishing the first full production, grape to glass winery inside Austin city limits. Ross & Cooper had worked in cellars, tasting rooms, equipment, & brokerage enough that they felt comfortable making and selling wine. After producing two red blends to wide applause, they convinced Matt Smith to join up and add the business structure to bring The Austin Winery to life. The young team proved their concept with 3 years of busy tasting room traffic & wholesale distribution out of a hyper-industrial warehouse. In May 2017, The Austin Winery moved its operation to the newly built out development, The Yard at 440 E. St Elmo Rd A1, 78745. A quick 10-minute drive from the Capitol.
We work with organic & biodynamically farmed vineyards in the Texas High Plains, Sonoma, Amador County, & Walla Walla. We receive our fruit on-stem, transported in macro bins to our Austin facility where crush, de-stem, press, fermentation, filtration, blending, bottling, and service take place.
Our Urban Winery surrounds our tasting room & event space, which has the capacity for events, large & small. Our goal is to produce high quality wines in a snob-free, approachable environment. We produce wines with Austin's unique culture, climate, and cuisine in mind.