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Our Team

The staff at Texas Hills Vineyard is anxious to meet you and educate you about our wines and our winery.  Kathy and Gary are both pharmacists or chemists so we jokingly say “better wine thru chemistry”.  We are very innovative in our approach to winemaking integrating traditional techniques along with modern techniques.

Gary Gilstrap

Owner / Winemaker / Sales

Gary’s chemistry/biochemistry background along with his UC Davis classes ensure that the Texas Hills Vineyard team produces the best wine possible.  Wines produced are acid balanced to create food friendly wines.  He is blessed with a good palate and the wines are a reflection of this trait.

Kathy Gilstrap

Owner / General Manager

Kathy, being very detail oriented, oversees the office and tasting room.  She also works in the winery, bottling line, and the vineyard- wherever extra help is needed.  She is also part of the final tasting team which helps choose the blend that will be bottled.

Dale Rassett

Vineyard Manager / Chief Cellar Rat

Dale ensures that the grapes coming in from the vineyard are the highest quality Texas grapes.  Great Grapes = Great Wine.  He processes the work orders in the winery under the direction of the winemaker.  Dale runs our mobile bottling line, “Texas Hill Country Corkers”, bottling wine for many other wineries.

Micheal Ann Swift

Office Guru

Micheal Ann is the voice you will hear when you call Texas Hills.  She has a strong background in bookkeeping and we are pleased to have her as one of our team.

Logan Lombard

Tasting Room Co-ordinator

With his friendly attitude, Logan is a great greeter welcoming our visitors to the winery.  He also has a good knowledge of grapes and grape growing in Texas. He is also part of our final tasting team.