Texas Wine

Red Caboose Winery Sign

 

 

Red Caboose WineryRed Caboose Winery is slightly off the beaten path, but it is definitely worth the trip to Meridian to enjoy this Texas Winery's ambiance, taste the fine wines and bring home a bottle or two of some Texas wine favorites. Plans for the future of this Texas Winery include accommodations in cabins and maybe more red cabooses - a true destination Texas Winery complete with wi-fi internet access and solar panels to assist in obtaining net zero energy efficiency.

Evan McKibbenOwner Gary McKibben's winemaking practices emphasize sustainability, using the least amount of chemical and mechanical interference as possible. Gary is committed to everything from hand picking at harvest to a rainwater irrigation system. Gary is also a practicing architect with an emphasis on sustainable building design. Gary's son Evan, a former hockey player, currently manages many of the vineyard and winemaking operations.

Red Caboose Winery PatioThe 'Red Caboose' concept comes from Gary's love for trains beginning when he was a kid in Iowa. Red Caboose sets the Texas Winery standard for going green, but it also sets a high standard for fine Texas wine, with some of the best the state has to offer. The McKibbens recently opened a second facility with a tasting room in Clifton that is open additional days and schedules frequent events.