Visit our Tasting Room:
Thursday-Saturday: 11-6pm

Sunday-Monday: 12p-5pm


4222 Highway 16 South, Fredericksburg, TX 78624

Tours by appointment:

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Estate Vineyards
planted acres
unique grape varietals
distinct soil types
Texas grown brands produced on site

Our Collective Partners

Located just South of Fredericksburg, Texas, Slate Mill Wine Collective lies on a scenic estate with expansive production facilities. Our goal is to provide expertise and custom crush space to enthusiasts who wish to produce their own wine. Each of these winemakers represent the pioneering spirit of the Texas wine industry, and we feature their products in our tasting room and introduce their brands to our wine club.
1851 Vineyards

Slate Mill Wine Collective evolved from 1851 Vineyards, which was a family operated winery established in 2016.  The 1851 brand is a celebration of the maverick spirit for which Texas is known.  Produced by Winemakers, Tyler Wolz and David Newitt, and the Slate Mill cellar team, 1851 remains our featured in-house brand.

Tatum Cellars

Josh Fritsche began working in the Texas wine industry nearly a decade ago.  Josh worked his way through the ranks: from cellar rat, to assistant winemaker, and finally to winemaker. He joined the Slate Mill team in April of 2019.  His personal label, Tatum Cellars, was named for his daughter. Tatum launched to extraordinary critical and consumer acclaim, and continues to establish itself as a leader in the Texas wine industry.

Wine For The People

Winemaker and Sommelier, Rae Wilson, began her career working in the cellar with several Texas wineries. She established Wine for the People, and produces wines under the names ‘The Grower Project’ and ‘Dandy Wines’. Rae realized the vast potential of the Texas terroir, and began her education as a grape grower and winemaker. Along with winemaker Randy Hester, Rae now runs a tasting room of her own in Dripping Springs, Texas. You can find more about her products at:


Randy Hester, a Texas native, began his wine making education in Napa Valley.   His label, ‘C.L. Butaud’, pays homage to his grandfather, and uses 100% Texas grown grapes. Randy Hester and Rae Wilson now also operate their own tasting room in Dripping Springs, Texas.

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Our Partners

As a multi-faceted portfolio, we aim to offer unique experiences steeped in luxury and traditional southern hospitality.  Inquire about our partnerships and let us build an extraordinary one of kind experience for you.

La Bonne Vie Ranch

La Bonne Vie Ranch lies nestled on 200 acres of pristine Texas Hill Country beauty, and is just a short drive from downtown Fredericksburg, TX. The  property features vineyards, a tranquil stream, and majestic views. The Ranch blends the rustic environment with luxury facilities fit for a formal wedding or a corporate retreat. The private and scenic Hill Country setting provides lavish entertaining for your guests and family.

Slate Theory Winery

*Coming Soon*

Slate Theory Winery + Vineyard is located on Hwy 290, a 25 mile stretch of the nation’s 2nd most traveled wine region.  We are eager to unveil our premier winery and estate vineyard this year. Our  tasting room will provide an inviting, relaxed atmosphere for all wine enthusiasts.

Stay tuned…