Stan and Peggy McGinley had long dreamed of having a vineyard, and bought acreage in Walker County, Texas with that very dream in mind. It took shape in 2009 with the planting of Blanc du Bois and Lenoir (aka Black Spanish) grapes, and has expanded over the years to the 15 acres of planted grapes that West Sandy Creek Winery has today.

The vineyards were developed in partnership with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Program  to make best use of the sandy loam soil and the unique elevation changes of this beautiful property, which boasts the second highest point in Walker County, known as Blue Bonnet Hill. The vineyard is equipped with an inline drip irrigation system, which allows us to drip in not only water, but also other nutrients directly to each plant.

Now one of the largest vineyards in the Texas Gulf Coast region, West Sandy Creek Winery includes Blanc du Bois and Lenoir grapes, chosen for their resistance to Pierce’s disease, a common vineyard problem that is made worse by the south Texas climate. In addition, we are adding Lomanto and Errante Noir plantings to our vineyards, to meet increased demand for red wines.

The grapes are harvested once a year, usually in early July, all by family, friends, and staff.

The tasting room is open Thursday through Sunday, and you can order wine for shipment on our SHOP page. Contact us at for more information.