Pheasant Ridge was started with a vineyard, planted by the Cox family after an intensive search of the High Plains for a site perfectly suited for growing French vinifera wine grapes – a terroir that would produce wines of bold flavor and character. Fifteen aces were planted in 1978, at that time the largest all vinifera vineyard in Texas.
In 1986, their efforts were rewarded when the 1983 Cabernet Sauvignon received the first gold medal ever awarded a Texas red wine in the San Francisco Fair Wine Competition. Today the Coxes continue to produce world class vinifera wines from that original terroir – the Cox Family Vineyard.
All Pheasant Ridge wines are produced from grapes we grow ourselves.
All grapes are harvested by by hand. This ensures only grapes worthy of our label are selected.
We have one method for determining when to bottle our wines: the palate of the Winemaker. Others age to a schedule, we age to perfection.
Bobby Cox has been cultivating Texas vineyards since 1973.