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Discover the Legacy of Texas’ Oldest Winery

Established in 1883, Val Verde Winery has crafted award-winning wines for over 141 years. Nestled in the heart of Texas, our family-owned estate is dedicated to tradition, quality, and the art of winemaking.

About Our Winery

Welcome to the oldest continuously running winery in Texas. At Val Verde Winery, we believe in family, tradition, and quality. Each of our award-winning wines is carefully hand-made in small quantities, using traditional methods passed down from generation to generation. We invite you to visit us at the winery and enjoy a tasting. Take your favorite wines home and allow us to bring our traditions and quality to your celebrations for years to come!

Oldest Texas Winery

Val Verde Winery was established in 1883 by Italian immigrant Frank Qualia, who brought with him the family tradition of winemaking. When he arrived in Del Rio, he found Lenoir grapes flourishing under the warm Southwest Texas sun and founded the winery. After his death in 1936, his youngest son, Louis Qualia, took over the vineyards, who in turn passed the winery to his youngest son, Thomas, in 1973.

Today, the winery is operated by fourth-generation vintner Michael Qualia, with the knowledge and experience that has been handed down for generations. He respects the efforts and expertise that preceded him and is dedicated to producing wines of excellent variety and quality. 

Many of his wines have gained the attention of serious wine connoisseurs, particularly his Don Luis Tawny Port, which has won medals from Texas to New York. Val Verde Winery is the oldest bonded winery in the state of Texas and was awarded the Land Heritage Award from the Department of Agriculture for single-family ownership of the vineyards for over 100 years.

Because of longevity and family pride, the Val Verde Winery is a landmark and an innovator in the growing Texas wine industry. Its survival is an inspiration to its future and the future of the industry.




"Go out on a limb, remember your roots, drink lots of water, and enjoy plenty of wine."

Advice from a grapevine.

Come Visit Us

Tastings available.

Tuesday to Saturday open 12 pm – 7 pm

Sunday open 1 pm – 5 pm


100 Qualia Drive,
Del Rio, Texas 78840

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