Val Verde Winery was established by Italian immigrant Frank Qualia in 1883. He bagan making wine for the family and friends from the Lenoir grape and eventually made the wines available for purchase. After his death, his son, Louis Qualia took over the vineyards and began expanding production. In 1933 he introduced the French Herbemont grape to Texas.Plan your visit to Val Verde Winery and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Del Rio trip planner.
Today, the winery is the full time business of third gereration vintner Thomas Qualia. He respects the efforts and expertise that preceded him and continues the Qualia family legacy of offering various wines of excellent quality. Many of his wines have gained the attention of serious wine connoisseurs; particularly his Don Luis Tawny Port, which has received recognition from California to New York.
2008 marked Val Verde Winery's 125th year of continuous winemaking. It is the oldest bonded winery in the state of Texas and received the Texas Centruy Farm Award from the Department of Agriculture for single-family ownership of the vineyards for the over 100 years.
Because of the rich history and family tradition, the Val Verde Winery is a Texas landmark and an innovative presence in the growing Texas wine industry. Its survival and prosperity is a testament to its past and an inspiration to its future.
Val Verde Winery reviews
We have been to some wineries in Fredericksburg. We can certainly say this winery is much more affordable. We paid $12 for a whole bottle of wine here at Val Verde. We paid over $30 for a bottle back.... more »
The winery is a small, family owned winery that is one of the oldest in Texas. The tour is short. But for those with mobility issues, this is one you can handle. There is a wine tasting where you pay.... more »
Great local attraction! Service is always wonderful and it’s very beautiful inside. This winery is actually one of the oldest in Texas. The wines there are personally too sweet for my taste but it is a good time and a great place to take a date or girlfriends. I brought my dad here when he came to visit and he enjoyed the wine tasting.
If you’re in the area... a must visit. If you sit outside to enjoy the sun, fresh air and the grapevines... make sure to take a flyswatter though
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