The Cave 


Our self-constructed underground space – consisting of winery, cellar and tasting room - is fondly known as The Cave. With tasting room walls made from reclaimed wood siding from an old horse-barn and birch plywood panels throughout the winery, guests catch a glimpse of the same skill and artistry comprising our wines.

Reservations are limited by design, leaving plenty of room for conversation and learning. 

Calais Philosophy in the Vineyard

Because great wine begins in the vineyard, we cultivate strong relationships with Texas grape-growers to ensure that the highest quality fruit goes into our wines. Sourced from the best sites Texas offers, we take a hands-on approach to managing the fruit, including site-selection, variety choice, pruning and training methods, low yields, and determination of harvest dates. All of this equates to high standards leading to top-quality wines. We proudly make our wines from 100% Texas grapes.

Calais Philosophy in the Winery

Along with superior fruit, Calais uses native yeasts whenever possible to make wines with character and caliber. The fruit is handled with utmost care throughout winemaking and bottling.

Calais’ attention to detail continues with select and custom-crafted French oak barriques diligently attended to. Limited production makes this kind of care possible accross all wines. Next, wines are moved under nitrogen pressure or by gravity without ever being pumped. This kind of élevage – ‘bringing up/rearing’ – only makes sense above a certain quality level as in Calais’ fine wines. 

The Wines To Beat


Our production is limited and sold exclusively direct to consumer

  • At the Cave tasting room in Hye, TX
  • ​Through our allocation list for our limited releases