Located in the Texas hill country outside of Austin, in the quaint town of Hye, Horn Winery is more than a tasting room. It is a venue for regular events and gatherings offering great wine and a fully operational distillery making craft spirits, for those who want to venture a little further from just tasting wine.
Much like an orchestra, the finished piece is not merely the product from one person's training, but the ability of the composer to enhance all the best attributes of each instrument and artist. Even the Terroir of the Texas Hill Country offers tools for the composer to use and produce fruit with unique characteristics. Every instrument is played to make the resulting symphony of flavors; the barrels, the aging time, and even the blends themselves. At Horn Winery we believe that with a talented composer even the most trivial task can be elevated to an art form, and that is exhibited in every bottle of our wine.
ARIA (n) –
Self-contained piece for one voice usually with orchestral accompaniment. A showcase of our Cabernet Sauvignon taking center stage. A combination of French, American and Hungarian Oak with medium and medium plus toasting round out the performance leading to an extended finish.
CRESCENDO (n) -
Gradually getting louder. 100% Merlot from select barrels start off subtly on the palate while intense aromas of sweet spices and licorice play in the background. Notice the room get quieter as the Merlot continues to gain.
DUET (n) –
A piece of music written for two vocalists or instruments. Petite Sirah and Syrah make up this harmonious blend, which simply begs the question – Why not Duet?
50% PETITE SIRAH, 50% SYRAH
MELODY (n) –
Musical sounds in agreeable succession or arrangement. The succession of single tones in musical composition, as distinguished from harmony and rhythm. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot & Petit Verdot combines this composition of Old-World tradition with New World media.
35% MERLOT, 32.5% PETIT VERDOT, 32.5% CABERNET SAUVIGNON
PORTAMENTO (n) -
A mild glissando between two notes for an expressive effect. With a slight gesture of the bottle, Kapellmeister Horn signals the finale.
RHAPSODY (n) –
An instrumental composition irregular in form and suggestive of improvisation; an ecstatic expression of feeling or enthusiasm; an epic poem, or a part of such a poem. One of those things that first make you wonder “Why did they do that” to the realization “I am glad they did.” Bohemian expression, meticulously crafted.
SEGUE (n) Seg-Way –
An indication to the performer to proceed to the following movement or section without a break or to continue in the same manner. Some of the best performances are impromptu. No plan, great. No rules, even better. Play on, or hit rewind and start it all over.
VERISMO (n) –
The use of everyday life and actions in artistic works. Whether you pair our 100% Chardonnay with the perfect dish or sip it on its own, we believe you can elevate the most trivial task to an art form. Sit back, Sip, and Create.
ACCENT (n) –
An emphasis or punch at the beginning of a musical sound. Our 100% Vermentino strikes first with hints of citris leaf and orange blossom honey, strikes hard with hints of pear and lychee and shows no mercy for its finish that elicits no apology.
100% TEXAS VERMENTINO
FIDDLE (v) -
Time wasting or trifling behavior. Nonsense;
triviality. We could not disagree with this definition
more. After all, if you’re going to play in Texas…
Hearts: What the distiller includes in the finished product. After making the first cut to remove the undesireable distillates, the hearts follow and then, finally the tails. Limited by only the azeotrope, the strong bond made with water, our spirits provide a truly enjoyable experience.