An Interview with Co-Owner Joshua White
Nestled along the scenic banks of the Pedernales River in Stonewall, Texas, Arrowhead Creek Vineyards stands as a testament to passion, transformation, and the pursuit of quality. Founded by Joshua White, a former Air Force instructor pilot, and his family, this winery is more than a place to savor exceptional wines; it’s a convergence of personal evolution and shared connections.
The 14-acre estate itself was once home to local Native American tribes, evident by the incredible arrowheads found onsite. Legend says the early inhabitants found their way to this property because of its elevated location where the Pedernales River meets Three Mile Creek. These two waterways converge and provide ample resources to this day.
Joshua’s journey into the world of wine sprouted from a serendipitous encounter with a Bordeaux Blend that altered his perception of wine, sparking a newfound appreciation. Inspired by the transformative experience, the allure of winemaking beckoned, and it was the esteemed William Chris Vineyards that etched the path toward ownership in Joshua’s mind.
Transitioning from a cotton farm in west Texas to cultivating grapes was the pivotal shift that birthed Arrowhead Creek Vineyards. The riverside locale isn’t just a winery; it’s a haven boasting a distinctive vibe, where each structure housing the art of winemaking and wine appreciation boasts its own unique touch. It’s an invitation for oenophiles and explorers alike to indulge in the Texas Hill Country’s beauty while savoring exceptional wines.
What fuels Joshua and his family’s passion is the joy of sharing their craft. Sitting down with guests, relishing a glass of their own creation, and engaging with people from diverse corners of the world who share a mutual love for wine remains the heart of their endeavor. It’s this shared enthusiasm that propels them to continually refine and elevate their wines’ quality, pushing the boundaries of excellence. “ Easily the most fun and rewarding aspect for me, is sitting down with our guests while we enjoy a glass of wine that our team produced. Meeting new people every weekend from all over the world, and having a common interest in wine keeps you motivated to keep pushing the envelope for higher quality wine”, Joshua shared.
However, every dream comes with its challenges. For Arrowhead Creek Vineyards, the road ahead involves sculpting their identity in an ever-evolving industry. Balancing innovative ideas that set them apart with the limitations of resources poses its own set of hurdles. Yet, amidst these challenges, their core remains unwavering: prioritizing quality wine as the bedrock of their business and curating an unparalleled experience for every guest.
Arrowhead Vineyards isn’t merely about crafting wine; it’s a mosaic of stories, aspirations, and a shared love for the craft. It’s about creating an experience that transcends the tasting of wine, beckoning all who visit to become part of a vibrant, evolving community centered around a shared passion. In the heart of Texas Hill Country, Arrowhead Creek Vineyards stands as a testament to the power of transformation and the enduring pursuit of excellence in winemaking.
And, as of this writing, ACV holds some new and exciting accolades from the 2023 Houston Rodeo! Visit the tasting room or fill your cart on Sommly’s Wine Marketplace while supplies last to get your hands on some award winners!
1. 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon (Gold)
2. 2022 Sauvignon Blanc (Silver)
3. 2021 GSM (Silver)
4. 2021 Proprietary Red (Silver)