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Embark on a journey through Kuhlman Cellars, where tradition and innovation blend to create unforgettable Texas wine and exemplify the essence of Texas.
  • Winery Ambiance
  • Wine Selection (Red)
  • Wine Selection (White)
  • Wine Price / Value
  • Wine Club
4/5Overall Score

Embark on a journey through Kuhlman Cellars, where tradition and innovation blend to create unforgettable Texas wine and exemplify the essence of Texas.

Introduction and Quick Summary

As an ardent admirer of Texas wines and a connoisseur of the rich tapestry of Texas wineries, my visit to Kuhlman Cellars was inspirational. Nestled in the heart of Texas’s wine country, Kuhlman Cellars represents the pinnacle of what Texas wineries aspire to be: a fusion of tradition, innovation, and an unyielding commitment to quality. This review will embark on a journey through the history of Kuhlman Cellars, explore the uniqueness of their facility, and delve into the various wines that set them apart in the bustling Texas wine scene.

Kuhlman Cellars not only stands as a testament to the excellence of Texas wines but also serves as a beacon for those seeking an exceptional wine experience. From their meticulous vineyard practices to their innovative winemaking techniques, Kuhlman Cellars crafts wines that are both a reflection and celebration of Texas’s diverse terroir. It’s a place where every glass tells a story, inviting wine enthusiasts from all walks of life to discover the depth and breadth of Texas winemaking.

The Winery’s History and Facility

Kuhlman Cellars carved its niche within the Texas wine landscape opening when it opened in 2014. Established by Chris and Jenniver Cobb, the winery’s inception was driven by a passion for creating wines that embody the essence of the Texas terroir. The facility itself is a harmonious blend of rustic charm and modern sophistication, providing visitors with a warm, welcoming space to explore the nuances of their wines.

There are multiple areas to enjoy your visit at Kuhlman Cellars, including the main tasting room, and members only tasting room (barrel room), and a rooftop patio where you can look out over the beautiful vineyards. The main tasting room is not overly large, but comfortable and doesn’t feel crowded. You have a choice of simple wine tastings or experience your tastings with chef-prepared food pairings. While the pairings are set, there are additional options for those with dietary restrictions, so be sure to ask if this applies to you. You will need reservations when visiting them, especially on the weekends or if you are wanting the wine + food pairing option.

What Makes Kuhlman Cellars Unique

Your visit to Kuhlman Cellars will be unique if you sit upstairs in the outdoor patio and look out over the beautiful vineyards.

Highlighted Wines

There are many wines produced at Kuhlman, so trying to taste and review them all from one sitting would be a tough feat. I was able to try five of their wines (2 reds, a white, and a rose’) and I have described my experience with them below.


2021 Estate White

This white blend of Marsanne and Roussanne was crisp and refreshing, but overall, very basic and uneventful. It straddles a fruit forward white and a drier white, but I was not impressed with this one.

2022 Estate Rose’

The Estate Rose’ is what I characterize as a “picnic wine”. It is not too sweet, and middle of the road as far as rose’ wine goes. But, with the right combination of this wine and maybe a charcuterie board, you might find the enjoyment of this wine.

2020 Alluve’

This red blend of Carignan, Mourvèdre, and Marsanne, which happens to be their most popular wine I was told, was also uneventful for me. It is very light (I could see the letters on the glass through the wine with my glass on its side), but it just didn’t light my fire.

2019 Barranca

My last tasting was the Barranca, a blend of Petite Sirah, Tempranillo, Malbec, Mourvèdre, Carignan, and Alicante Bouschet (lots of different grapes in this one). By far, this was the best tasting wine of the visit. This wine is bold and would be a perfect wine with steak or anything off the grill. If I were to walk away with a bottle of wine, it would be this one.

Other Wines Produced

In addition to the handful of wines I tasted and highlighted above, Kuhlman Cellars offers a large variety of other wines, each with its unique character. Unfortunately, you can’t try them all in one sitting!

  • Reds: NV SMT (red blend), Merlot, Asteries (red blend), Estate Carignan, Malbec-Merlot blend, Vina Vita red blend, Estate Mourvèdre, Marl (red blend), EXP (red blend), Estate Kuhlmanation Red (blend), KanKar (California), Ignis (red blend).
  • Whites: Estate Roussanne and Roussanne, Calcaria (blend), Kuhlmanation Estate White (blend), Viognier, Estate Rose, Hensell (rose).

Overall, I know Kuhlman has some nice wines, especially their blends, but unfortunately the ones I tried on my visit did not impress me much. While they had a nice flavor and obvious excellent quality, they just didn’t get me to smile. Pricing wise, expect to spend $36-$52 for bottles of red wine, with an average probably around $42. On the white side, the range is $30-$38, with an average price in the $32-34 range.

Wine Club

The Kuhlman Cellars Wine Club (Vina Vita) is consistent with other wine clubs where you sign up for different levels and receive wine every quarter.


Kuhlman Cellars‘ options are 3-bottle, 6-bottle, and 12-bottle shipments 4 times per year. At all levels, members choose their wines, which is a fabulous benefit as most wine clubs (at least at the lowest level) do not let you choose. Or, if you desire, you can choose the Winemaker’s Choice option.

Wine members also get access to member-only wines. As a member, you and three of your guests get free tastings each visit.

Wine discounts for members are 10%, 15%, and 20% depending on your membership level, which is normal. All in all, this is one of the more flexible wine clubs you will find. Events exclusively for members only are also held regularly, along with other member-only activities. The Kuhlman Cellars wine club is a good bargain if you are partial to their wines.


Q1: Can I visit Kuhlman Cellars for a tasting?
A1: Yes, Kuhlman Cellars welcomes visitors for tastings by appointment, offering a range of experiences to suit every palate.

Q2: Does Kuhlman Cellars offer wine club memberships?
A2: Absolutely! Joining the Vina Vita wine club provides exclusive access to limited releases, special events, and discounts.

Q3: Are Kuhlman Cellars’ wines available for purchase online?
A3: Yes, a selection of their wines can be conveniently purchased through their website for those unable to visit in person.

Q4: What sustainability practices does Kuhlman Cellars follow?
A4: Kuhlman Cellars is committed to sustainable winemaking, employing practices that ensure the health of their vineyard and the surrounding environment.

Q5: Can Kuhlman Cellars host private events?
A5: Yes, the winery offers beautiful spaces for private events, including weddings and corporate gatherings, set amidst the stunning backdrop of Texas wine country.


Kuhlman Cellars epitomizes the spirit of Texas wineries, offering an unforgettable journey through the rich landscape of Texas wines. Their dedication to quality, innovation, and education makes them a beacon for wine lovers and a proud representative of the Texas wine industry. While their wines did not overall impress me much, I could taste the effort and uniqueness they are trying to achieve. You may find their wines more impressive than I did, although I did really like the 2019 Barranca. Whether you’re a seasoned aficionado or new to the world of wine, Kuhlman Cellars invites you to explore, taste, and celebrate the vibrant world of Texas wines.

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