All of us at Pheasant Ridge Winery are thinking of John E. Crosby Jr., whom we lost last Saturday. He was a stalwart of the early days of the Texas industry. He was a true pioneer of Texas Wine. His passion for Texas wine was unwavering, even when others in the industry had doubts. There is no question that without John, the Texas wine industry would not exist as it does today. He will be sorely missed.

Pictured, is the Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association John E. Crosby, Jr. award Bobby Cox received in 2008.