AWARD-WINNING, HANDCRAFTED WINES
from the HIGH PLAINS OF TEXAS
Always 100% Texas grapes
We take tremendous pride not only in the quality of our wines, but also in the quality of the process. Most of our wines are produced from fruit harvested at our Cerro Santo estate vineyard in northeast Lubbock County, which is largely hand-tended. Our aim is to produce the highest quality grapes possible in order to ensure that our wines are not only high quality as well, but authentic and faithful manifestations of the land from which they came.
Our dedication to quality and authenticity, paired with the 30-year knowledge and expertise of our veteran winemaker, Manual Lechuga, has garnered dozens of prestigious awards for Adelphos Cellars wines within the past three years, further proving that Texas is capable of making truly world-class wines.
Our name is derived from the Greek word "adelphos" (αδελφός), which means brother. It carries the idea of close and caring relationships, encompassing both family bonds and friendships: relationships that prioritize deeper, more lasting connection over surface-level concerns.
The idea of Adelphos Cellars began three decades ago in a small West Texas town where the term "brother" was manifested in the bonding of several families whose lives became intertwined. These families developed a brotherhood that outlasted changes in family situation and the passing of time, and persisted until it was possible to realize their dream of planting vineyards which would grow the high-quality wine grapes they knew the High Plains could produce, and making lovingly crafted wines which are a testament to both this special land and their special bond.
CERRO SANTO VINEYARD
Most of the fruit which produces our handcrafted Adelphos wines is grown on our family-owned estate vineyard, Cerro Santo Vineyards. The vineyard is a beautifully-terraced 40 acre plot near the former Quaker-settled community of Estacado just west of Lorenzo, Texas. This land has a rich and lengthy viticultural past; the Quakers were the first to bring grapevines to West Texas, planting midwestern cultivars in this area when they settled here to establish their seminary almost 140 years ago. Their legacy lives on today in the Cerro Santo vineyard, where our Primitivo, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Montepulciano, Riesling, Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc vines now thrive on the land they tended and blessed more than a century ago.
We firmly believe in the exclusive use of locally-sourced grapes and actively support the growing positive agricultural impact that viticulture will have on the Texas High Plains, where the majority of all Texas wine grapes are proudly grown. We partner with other vineyard owners and family friends in the High Plains to supply us with additional varietals.