The McPherson family has been a leader in Texas grape growing and winemaking for over 40 years. Dr. Clinton “Doc” McPherson is considered one of the “fathers” of the modern Texas wine industry, and he and his son Kim were inducted into the Who’s Who in Food and Wine in Texas Hall of Fame in 1999.
In 1976, Doc, a chemistry professor at Texas Tech University, along with horticulture professor Bob Reed, founded Llano Estacado Winery, the first post-Prohibition winery in Texas. It's said that some of the first modern Texas wines were created in the basement of the chemistry building at Texas Tech.
The McPherson Cellars label was created in 2000 to honor Doc McPherson, and today Kim carries on the McPherson tradition of producing award-winning Texas wines. Kim's focus is on the "terroir" that Texas provides for grapes and on ensuring that grape growers select and grow varietals that fit with our soil and climate. McPherson Cellars promotes Mediterranean and Rhone Valley varietals that are well suited to Texas.
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