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BREAKING NEWS: Caldwell Family Winery/Eaglefire Winery Merges with Braman Winery

Joe Braman, CEO of Braman Brands, and Chris Caldwell, President and Winemaker of Eaglefire Winery, are pleased to announce a merger of winemaking operations, which will take effect on February 15, 2013.  The merged company will operate under Braman Winery.

This merger represents pooling of the expertise of two wineries in an effort to develop and produce premium quality wines under both the Braman Winery brands and Eaglefire brand.  Braman Winery, formed in February of 2010, has several established brands, including Sparkles, Fringe Benefits, and B10 Series.  The company’s focus has been wholesale and retail distribution of wine handcrafted through custom crush facilities.  Eaglefire Winery, also formed in 2010, has focused on the art of winemaking and production of premium Texas wine.  Eaglefire has accumulated numerous awards including a Gold Medal at the 2011 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo for Eaglefire Texas Muscat Blanc.

The merger allows both companies to utilize each other’s strengths in order to focus on the growth of the Texas wine industry and associated demand.

The Braman Winery tasting room is located at 3333 FM 359 in Richmond, TX, 77406 and may be contacted via email at info@bramanwine.com or directly through the tasting room 281-762-1375.

Photo Reflections: 2010 Texas Bordeaux Vintage

The 2010 Texas harvest was our first commercial year, crushing fruit from the Texas High Plains and Texas Gulf Coast. The season began with the harvest of 1.5 tons of Muscat Blanc from Palacios Vineyards near Brenham, Texas and concluded with the crush of 16 tons of 7 different red varietals from Reddy Vineyards in Brownfield, Texas, in the heart of the Texas High Plains AVA. Below is a photo gallery from the 2010 season. Enjoy!

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Sangiovese Bottling Party February 1

We hope you can join us Friday, February 1 beginning at 6:30 pm for the first bottling of our 2010 Eaglefire Sangiovese! After nearly 30 months in French oak, this 100% Texas Sangiovese from Reddy Vineyards is one step closer to release. Please see our Facebook page to RSVP for the event. Hope to see you there!

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