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A Truly Texas Wine Experience

Spend springtime enjoying the tasting room and patio at Torr Na Lochs Vineyard & Winery

Karen and Blake DeBerry, the visionaries behind Torr Na Lochs Vineyard & Winery, grew up in San Antonio. They started dating in the eighth grade and the rest is history.

Come the ‘90s, the DeBerrys were planning to settle in the Texas Hill Country. As luck would have it, they were in Scotland when the perfect property overlooking the water landed on the market. While they jumped at the opportunity, it wasn’t until taking a Cape Grace Wines tour in Australia that it clicked what they ought to do with some of the land. In 2014, they planted three acres of vineyard, kicking off their boutique winery journey.

“It has been and continues to be an incredible experience talking to guests,” says Karen. “The longer we speak to someone we think is a total stranger, we find a connection. They know somebody we know, they’ve lived somewhere we’ve lived, they’ve gone to the same school… It’s a lot of fun to make those connections.”

Last year marked tremendous growth in the vineyard, but for Karen, the ultimate joy comes from hearing how friendly their staff is. At Torr Na Lochs’ heart is hospitality. Whether attending a Wine Club pick-up party or visiting for special dinners, live music on Saturdays, or events like movie nights, you are provided a welcoming experience. With much of the team coming on board as Wine Club members themselves, the family atmosphere shines through.

“We’re always looking to grow interest in both our wines and Texas wines in general,” says Karen. “We obviously hope that guests enjoy our wine and food, but we opened this business with the intent of making people feel like they are visiting us in our home. Every time we can do that, we know we’re doing it right.”

Delight in the creations at the beautiful Torr Na Lochs at 7055 W State Hwy 29, Burnet! Contact about private tours at

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"We can grow quality fruit and make quality wine all within the confines of Texas."