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

Sunday-Monday: 12p-5pm


4222 Highway 16 South, Fredericksburg, TX 78624

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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, the heart of the Texas Hill Country AVA, Slate Mill Wine Collective lies on a scenic estate with expansive production and storage facilities.  Our goal is to help provide other wine enthusiasts the ability to produce wines in our custom crush facility and bring their own production-quality wines to the Texas consumer with the assistance of our experts. We feel that each of these brands represent the pioneering spirit of the Texas wine industry and feature their products both in the tasting room and wine club.
1851 Vineyards

Slate Mill Wine Collective was evolved from a boutique, family operated, winery called 1851 Vineyards.  The 1851 brand is a celebration of the unstoppable maverick spirit for which Texas is known.  Produced by Winemaker, Joshua Fritsche and the Slate Mill cellar team, this continues to be our featured in-house brand.

Wine For The People

Winemaker and Sommelier Rae Wilson began her career working in the cellar with several of Texas’ top wineries before beginning her brand Wine for the People which produces wines under the names Dandy Wines and The Growers Project. While offering wine education and consultation, she realized the vast potential of the Texas terroir and began her education as a grape grower and winemaker. She resides in Austin and you can find more about her products at:

Tatum Cellars

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


Randy Hester, a Texas native,  began his winemaking education studying in many of Napa Valleys’ finest facilities.  His sister brand, Lightning Wines, is produced in Napa using California fruit while C.L. Butaud remains his sole Texas label grown and produced in Texas. The namesake C.L. Butaud pays homage to grandfather along with his retail friendly label ‘Papa Frenchy’. Learn more at:

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 just a short drive from downtown Fredericksburg, TX. The unspoiled pastoral property features vineyards, a tranquil stream and majestic views. The Ranch blends the rustic environment with luxury facilities fit for a formal wedding or corporate retreat. The privacy and scenic Hill Country setting perfected within this ecological sanctuary provides lavish entertaining for your guests and family.

Slate Theory Winery

Coming Soon! Located on the Lone Star state’s own ‘wine road’ Hwy 290, a 25 mile stretch of the nation’s 2nd most traveled wine region.  We are eager to unveil a premier winery and estate vineyard in 2021 featuring a state-of-the-art winemaking facility.  Our spacious tasting room will delight wine enthusiasts of all levels and provide an inviting, relaxed atmosphere. You won’t want to miss a visit to our cellar caves for an unprecedented hill country tasting experience.