About Torr Na Lochs Vineyard & Winery
Even as childhood sweethearts we have always had a common goal, and this vineyard and winery is our latest vision come to life. We purchased our 180-acre ranch while living in Scotland, and our time there inspired the name Torr Na Lochs, which loosely translates from Gaelic to Hill Over Lakes. The winery sits high above the Colorado River valley overlooking both Inks and Buchanan lakes.
It was on a wine tour in Australia that we noticed the similarities between the vineyards there and our ranch property, and the idea for the vineyard and winery was born. Two years of weekends preparing the vineyard culminated with the planting of our first three acres of vines in April 2014. Winery construction started shortly thereafter, and the tasting room opened in September 2015.
After making the leisurely half-mile drive along a granite gravel road to the winery building, choose from a number of seating options for tasting great Texas wines with an even greater Texas view. As native Texans, we are committed to wines made from only Texas grown fruit. We invite you to relax and enjoy the variety of Torr Na Lochs wines poured at your table by our friendly staff.
We look forward to sharing our vision and dream of a Truly Texas Wine Experience with you!
Blake & Karen DeBerry
What makes Torr Na Lochs Winery unique
As you enter the property, enjoy the leisurely half-mile drive over a granite gravel road up to the winery building. Along the way, look for Texas longhorn cattle gently grazing on the native blue stem grass on this working cattle ranch. Off to your right, youâ€™ll be able to catch a glimpse of Lake Buchanan and Buchanan Dam. This is just a sampling of the views to come. Continuing on your journey you will parallel our first vineyard on your left and enjoy the view of Malbec, Syrah, and Petite Sirah grapes growing in the decomposed granite soil. As you crest the final hill and head down to the winery, youâ€™ll notice Inks Lake peeking out from the front of the building. It is then you will know you have arrived.
Walking up to the winery, take a look at the rock wainscoting and columns on the building and ponder how all those rocks could have possibly been harvested from just three acres of vineyard. Upon entering the tasting patio, choose from a number of options for seating and tasting great Texas wines with an even greater Texas view. On a cool day perhaps you would prefer to sit by the fire pit on our 6500 square foot open patio, or perhaps you would like a bit of shade and prefer to sit under the cedar railed deck, taking a bit of breeze from the ceiling fans. Finally, for those hot Texas summers come on inside and cozy up to the wine barrel bar and enjoy the view through the 24 foot glass panel door in air-conditioned comfort. It will not matter where you sit because the view is always spectacular. Once youâ€™ve made your seating choice, relax and enjoy the variety of Torr Na Lochs wines made from only Texas grown fruit. We look forward to sharing our passion and dream of a Truly Texas Wine Experience with you!