All good things come from the soil
J.W. Hardin Wine Co. was founded by husband and wife team, Dr. Travis & Rebecca Conley. Travis and Rebecca met while attending Texas Tech University. Travis was the Teaching Assistant for Rebecca’s introduction to soils course, when the semester ended the rest was history. Travis and Rebecca both started their wine careers under the stewardship of Dr. Pat Brennan in Comanche, Texas. When it came time for them to venture out on their own, they set their sights on bringing Texas Wine to the people in a format that featured not only their own wine, but a curated collection from across the state… an outlaw approach.
We are excited to share some of our very first wines and all of our future plans with you during 2023.
Dr. Travis Conley, Vineyard Manager & Dirt Doctor
Travis is our soil scientist turned vineyard manager.
Travis met Rebecca while he was studying for his PHD in Soil Science at Texas Tech University. While on their first date he had his very first glass of wine (Texas Wine albeit), Becker Vineyards Iconoclast. In 2017, he took his first winery job at Brennan Vineyards as an agronomist and bottling line operator.
Travis has helped a number of vineyards in the state achieve their goals through thoughtful site selection with soil pit analysis, as well as fertility management.
Dr. Travis Conley can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rebecca Conley, Visionary & Wine Gal
My name is Rebecca, the sommelier here! I have been working in the Texas wine industry for over a decade, and spent the first seven years of that as the COO of one of Texas’ most esteemed wineries. I have a degree in viticulture that serves as a foundation for my passion, and that passion is to share local wines, to showcase the people who grow the fruit, make the wine, and best serve the people who drink it.
I founded this company with a desire to bring wine lovers a diverse selection of wines that tell a bigger story about Texas Wine and the people that make it. We’re here to be your partner and trusted source to turn to, we’re here to help you discover the finest wines Texas has to offer.
Texas is the new frontier of wine making – but its peoples pioneering relationship with vino is storied and steeped in history. Throughout the year, I hand pick unique and delicious wines from across the state, that ship directly to your door. My goal is to make sure you enjoy everything Texas wine has to offer!
Rebecca Conley can be contacted at email@example.com.
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