In 1822, Stephen F. Austin, known as the Father of Texas, began settling what he believed was one of the most fertile areas in the world. His first contracts were sold to individuals and families who became known as the Old Three Hundred. They were the first U.S. settlers of Texas. Fourteen years later, the Republic of Texas was born at Washington-on-the-Brazos. Our 500-acre Washington County farm is nestled amongst these historic hills.
The rich fields that once grew the crops that made the port of Galveston a city with more millionaires per capita than any other city in America, today boasts a terroir that is rich and productive. Our vineyards produce Texas wines that have been awarded back-to-back Double Gold in the world-famous San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Our rich Bermuda grasses have helped our Wagyu cattle win prestigious awards at the Houston Rodeo, the world’s largest and most recognized cattle competition. One mile from our front gate is an organic farm, and the only Forbes five-star restaurant in Texas. The combination of our fertile soils, careful husbandry, and rich forages have allowed us to build an irreplaceable herd of Wagyu cattle.