Tasting Room and Deli
903 S. Avenue G
Clifton, TX 76634 (map)
Thursday - 12pm to 7pm
Friday - 12pm to 7pm
Saturday - 12pm to 8pm
Sunday - 12pm to 5pm
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Red Caboose Winery produces award winning Texas wines primarily from estate grown grapes. We grow sustainable, natural grapes, by hand, yielding superior quality fruit. So this enables us to craft "Old World" wines using long established methods.
Enjoy six (your choice) of our award winning wines.
Red Caboose Winery
at two locations!
Visit us at Grapefest in Grapevine, TX in September 2017!
At Red Caboose, the McKibben family has been growing wine the natural way since 2003. We believe in Texas, the Texas way of life, Texas agriculture and proudly deliver superior Texas wines for the Lone Star State.
We take our name from the red caboose Gary McKibben purchased and brought to the property. Once a fixture at the end of freight trains, the caboose played a critical role in railroad operations, providing shelter for crew at the end of a train, who were required for switching and shunting, to keep a lookout for load shifting, damage to equipment and cargo, and overheating axles. Our cute red caboose is awaiting a place of honor next to the winery and soon will become part of our overnight accommodations at the winery.
Our wines, especially our big red wines like Black Spanish, also known as Lenior, continue to win Awards and medals in statewide, national and international competitions. We have won nine best in Texas awards at Grapefest in Grapevine, Texas. Our reds have won over FIFTY medals at Houston Livestock Rodeo Wine Competition. In New York, at Finger Lakes International Wine Competition, our Port won double gold and best of show repeatedly. In addition, our family of wines have won numerous golds and double golds.
We barrel age our wine using American white oak up to thirty six months before bottling and bottle cellaring. We believe excellent wines start with quality grapes. Our wines are produced in the old world tradition from Estate grown grapes, and all our red wines are unfiltered. All our wines are very low in sulfite content and are all natural wines.
Our sustainable winery design philosophy has won state, national and international awards. With simplicity in mind, we created a winery that is energy efficient and sustainable. Together with advanced geothermal cooling, photo-voltaic solar cells, subterranean thermal mass, rainwater harvesting, and shading, we are able to achieve our energy goals.