Hilmy Cellars produces and bottles wine in small lots from over 100% Texas-raised fruit as well as small lots of out of state wine under the a.k.a. Erik Hilmy label. In every bin, vat, tank, or barrel, we attempt to make a true wine with the utmost of care and guidance, which we then respectfully submit to you. We have let go of a few bottlings to date, painfully, in order to share what we do with people who love wine. Although we are still a young winery, even the most seasoned and well-versed of wine aficionados will be able to appreciate the many and significant transformations the wines find themselves undergoing presently. Over the years, it is also our hope to produce wines for increasingly later release and subsequent enjoyment. Please stay tuned. These wines, some of which are currently in barrel and cask, should prove to be very interesting, indeed.
We use a variety of techniques to hand-produce our wines. With respect for tradition and application of modern methods, we strive to let each grape give a true expression of varietal heritage and Texas Terroir.
- Open top maceration in very small batches allows for long, even fermentation, individualized attention, and yields a more complex wine when it comes time to blend.
- Fermentation in ten stainless steel tanks is ideally suited for white wine, presenting a clean, controlled process that maximizes aromatics.
- Judicious use of new and gently used oak barrels where appropriate, imparts additional complexities and aromatic textures including toast, mocha and spice.
Hilmy Cellars wine is available on allocation to the FLOCK (wine club), by direct sales in the Tasting Room at Hilmy Cellars, via our online Wine Shop, and in select restaurants and wine shops within the state of Texas. Shipping is available to select states within the United States.