The Beckers began searching for a log cabin to renovate in order to create a hill country getaway from their home in San Antonio. The couple have traveled extensively abroad and have always been passionate about experiencing culinary and wine delights. The Beckers enjoyed frequenting the few local wineries as well. The cabin was discovered in 1990 and along with it, 46 acres of raw land, fallow fields of deep sand, and Precambrian granitic soils 1500 feet above sea level. The site was rich with native Mustang grapes, a time honored and essential component of the local German Heritage. Both Richard and Bunny were successful gardeners in their own right, and the dream of a commercial vineyard and “maybe” a 1500-case winery began to take shape. In 1992 the first plantings were lovingly placed in the ground by friends and family, including the Becker’s two sons, Will and Joe. The first harvest in 1995, laid the foundation for what is now just over a 100,000-case per year winery. Becker Vineyards' wine has been served in the stateliest of settings, including the White House and the renowned James Beard House. Becker Farms, Inc. employs 50 people and farms 46 acres of estate fruit and lavender along with the famous Stonewall peach orchards. As you make your way down Becker Farms Road, you will take in fields of native wildflowers, peach orchards, and seasonal hay production.
The Becker Family aspires to maintain the "Old World" feel at the winery. As you make your way down Becker Farms Road, alongside our estate Syrah, you arrive at the Lavender Haus, Tasting Room and Winery. Adjacent to the winery is the original homestead log cabin circa 1890. Its renovation was completed in 1997 and for years served as a charming Bed and Breakfast. Today, the log cabin has been discontinued as a Bed and Breakfast. The welcoming hearth just inside the Tasting Room door crackles and pops with warmth on chilly days. In the Texas summer months, The Verandah of the winery, hosts an outdoor tasting bar. Have a glass and take a moment to rest in full view of the lavender fields, antique windmill and artichoke test plot. The late Former First Lady- Lady Bird Johnson- famous for her National Wildflower projects, loved our fields of native wildflowers growing on the property (and loved our Chardonnay!).