Venturing into the unknown is never easy. So why did two self-taught natural wine lovers decide to plant Negroamaro and Petit Manseng in the mile-high, volcanic soils of Texas Davis Mountains AVA? This week, Chris chats with the husband-and-wife team behind Alta Marfa to learn more about Texas viticulture and self-actualization.
Katie is an professional cook, and her husband Ricky works a Monday through Friday office job. But on the weekends, they head 500 miles west to work on their vineyard in the desolate outskirts of Fort Davis. As they wait for their vines to reach maturity, Katie & Ricky have made wine from organically farmed sourced fruit. In 2019, they released their first wine, a zero-sulphur rosé of Tempranillo made from the Robert Clay Vineyard in the Texas Hill Country. Learn more by checking out Alta Marfa's website.