Fairhaven Customer Service Comment – July 2019

“Dear Fairhaven,
WOW!  I can’t believe you shipped the replacement vines so quickly! THANK YOU! Eric and I will place further orders with you in the near future. What service! The vines are already in the ground and we can’t wait until they are grown.
Now, I have another issue for you. Unbelievably, one of the Cabernet Sauvignon vines, which I claimed to you were dead, did survive since my last garden observation right before I emailed you! SORRY! This puts Eric and I in your due! I am sending a check in the amount of $10.05, (which as near as I can figure is the cost of the plant and shipping; since $20.10 was the cost for 2 Cab plants), to cover my mistake. Turns out not 8 plants died but only 7 of the 10. I am mailing the check today.  You were so kind and since the Cab plant did actually grow, (where had it been all this time???)please accept the check and my apology for claiming 8 instead of 7.
Eric is freshly ex-army/Afghanistan and currently in law school. He has taken Sommelier courses and last Fall we agreed to start a very simple grape garden at our/his parents address. I must tell you that he was thrilled when I told him that plants had arrived! He lives an hour away and came over last Sunday and we planted all of the plants. We were shocked to find that indeed one of the Cabernet had survived!
We were stunned at your quick shipment of plants and the high quality of the stock. WE WILL be ordering more from Fairhaven Vineyards.
I am very grateful.”
Kent Brauninger

Comment – Grapevine Shipping Quality- July 2019

“I just purchased 3 Pinot Gris vines from you and had them shipped in a box in the middle of a heat wave. All I can say is WOW .I was expecting wilted lettuce.I received 85% alive vines.A little water and kept them inside with indirect sunlight and they bounced to life !! I am so happy with these vines that i’ll be telling everyone I know to buy from you. I will also be making another order soon.Keep Up the good work and thank you again . Curtis Lowe”


Ronald L. Winters and colleagues, http://fairhavenvinenursery.com, at Fairhaven Vineyards in Hawkins, TX, for their tireless dedication to the Heritage genetic lines of post-Civil War American Hybrid grapes. “Nearly eight years of field testing and selection, has led us to the inner secrets of this incredible line of vines! While working with the 279 varieties of American hybrids, Fairhaven has identified, grown, and field tested, relentlessly, to sort out the most desirable varieties from this group of superb vines.” Ronald has provided me with Brilliant, Delicatessen, Lomanto, Mrs. Munson, Muench, Nitodal, and Wine King



Fairhaven continues the aggressive expansion program to include new growing space for 100,000 new vines! The houses are the New Atlas R-3 with a revolutionary arch design that greatly increase the strength of the design.

All of the new houses received the newest of the poly coverings, the Atlas designed, 5 year coverings that are UV stable and allow up to 90% light transmission.

This fall marks the beginning of production in the new propagation house with the planting of hybrid select rootings for spring 2017 production.

Moving Forward With Brilliant

Fairhaven Vine Nursery Expands Development of TVM’s Brilliant-

Over the last 24 months we have expanded the developmental work with Munson’s Brilliant. As part of this project we have stepped up the pace of propagation and integrated the Brilliant into our breeding program.

In the lab we have been working on understanding the vintification of this wonderful variety. Brilliant displays some amazing characteristics that include very good PD tolerance (With supporting imidicloprid program), superior juice chemistry profile, astounding drought and heat performance. Easily capable of cranking out 27 brix at a sustained 105 degree growing environment the Brilliant holds great potential for the production of soft, fruity, rose’ dessert wines.