Wine lovers following their dreams! Mike and Rosann Mitrione both had successful careers in Corporate America. Rosann spent 30 years in sales and marketing while Mike has spent his career in technology. But their true passion is wine! Their journey to turn a passion into a business started 10 years ago.
If you know anything about the wine industry, you know it’s a lot of work, takes a long time to go from the idea of growing your own grapes to actually producing good quality wine, and Mike and Rosann are determined to make high quality Texas wine! They planted their first grapes in the Texas HIgh Plains (Brownfield, Texas) in 2018.
In 2021 they relocated to Fredericksburg, TX from North Texas and purchased land for their winery tasting room and production facility. Construction should be completed in Summer 2023. They also planted their first grapes at that site in 2022. Rosann will be running the day-to-day business and focus on the tasting room while Mike will be focused on viticulture and winemaking along with our winemaker, Tim Drake.
Mike and Rosann have done what many people who dream of opening their own businesses do. Educated themselves (Rosann and Mike both have WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) Level 2 Certifications and have taken various wine industry classes), talked to experts, saved, made a plan, said a lot of prayers, and made the leap! They are so excited to see where this journey ends and to share the fruits of their labor with their customers. Success will be making great 100% Texas wine that can be enjoyed in a relaxing and welcoming environment at the winery or around your kitchen table!