Wales Manor Winery & Vineyard – McKinney, Texas
Wales Manor Vineyard, established by John Wales in 1999, was the first commercial vineyard in Collin County and the northeastern area of the Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas metroplex. Located adjacent to the city of McKinney, the 3 acre clay and limestone vineyard is used exclusively for Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve and Rose Wines.
Located on a hill which is one of the highest elevation points in Collin County Texas, Wales Manor Winery & Vineyard has continued its role of supporting the Texas Wine Industry by helping establish additional vineyards in Collin County.
The Texas Wine Industry has a rich history of which many are not aware. The history can be traced back to 1662 when the first vineyard and winery was established by Franciscan priests at the ‘Mission of Ysleta’ near El Paso. Texas presently ranks 5th as the largest wine producer, by volume, in the United States.
Wales Manor Vineyard & Winery again added to the Texas tradition when it opened the first commercial winery in Collin County, TX in 2003. From its humble beginnings as the first commercial winery / vineyard on Collin County, Wales Manor is now one of numerous local wineries.