May 072012

A Bit of Texas High Plains Wine Legacy: Staked Plains Winery

Text from: Llano Estacado Website (click here). Photograph of bottle taken in the McPherson Cellars tasting room (May 2012).

  • 1975: Llano Estacado Winery charted in Lubbock, Texas.
  • 1976: Llano Estacado officially opens in January. First bottle of wine placed underneath cornerstone, taken from Lubbock’s first courthouse. Production: 1,300 cases.
  • 1977: Llano Estacado bottles its first wines (Cibola Blanca and Cibola Roja) under the “Staked Plains” label.

Trivia question: Who started this winery? Who made this wine?

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