Our founder, Kerr Taylor, grew up in the fertile Shenandoah River Valley of Virginia. His father was a Presbyterian pastor, and after church the family would often be invited to have lunch with parishioners at their beautiful working farms. After the meal, the children would explore the barns, hills, and fishing streams of these world class estates.
As a young boy, Kerr began to dream of someday owning a farm of his own.
When he was in high school, he moved with his family to Texas, where he began to fall in love with what he soon came to believe is the best place in the world to live, work, and play.
Even then, the idea of owning a beautiful working farm was never far from his imagination.
Over the years, Kerr built a series of successful entrepreneurial enterprises around the concept of “investing in the irreplaceable.™” These have included a New York Stock Exchange Company, and joint ventures with companies like Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, and AEW. He also founded a charity for orphans, a hedge fund, and numerous private real estate partnerships.
But he never abandoned the idea of owning a sustainable working farm, and before long he was dreaming of building Texas vineyards that would meet the standard of investing in the irreplaceable.
A decade ago, that dream began to be realized.
Today, Rowland Taylor Vineyards has combined its heritage of success with the best soils, science, and team to build vineyards producing the highest quality fruit. One of the ways we do this is by using clones of classic French vineyards. Further, a large majority of our vines have been authenticated by the French Institute of Viticulture via the world class Entav-Inra certification, guaranteeing the clones are from famous French vineyards and are exact genetic copies.
Today, the dream has come true. Let us share it with you!