About Briar Creek Vineyards

Briar Creek Vineyards came into being because of a true delight in the romance of wine and the love of all things Texas. After medical school, Don and Donna Freeman moved from their roots in Texas to California for training at the US Naval Hospital near Napa Valley. They fell in love with the whole production of wine – from growing seasons to harvest, to processing and, of course, tasting the nuances of all the flavors in grapes. After training and building their family (four beautiful children) they returned to Texas in 1983, established a home and practice and have been the benefactors of God’s grace and blessings in the Lone Star State!

Still enamored with the romance of wine and the land in Texas, in 2006 they moved from “the city” to “country life.” Their home is built on 56 acres located southeast of Tyler on Briar Branch running through the property – thus Briar Creek Vineyards, where they also planted three acres of vitis vinifera. The challenges facing Texas farmers have made their family stronger and even more dedicated, thanks in no small part to the many blessings of God and nature.

Briar Creek Vineyards invites you to experience the Texas version of winemaking. We’re certain you’ll discover why we find this way of life so enchanting.

Join Us For A Tasting

Every Saturday
2 to 6PM

or call us at (903) 530-0286 to schedule your visit Sunday – Friday

To ensure a regular enjoyment of Briar Creek wines, please join our wine club!

Benefits include:

  • 15% discount on all wine at the winery
  • Free pouring for tastings at Briar Creek
  • Pick-up parties 3 times a year (themed lunches or dinners) notified by text, email or phone
  • Choose minimum of 3 bottles 3 times a year (may opt for 6 or 12 as well!)

Enjoy selections from our 8 labels:

  • Texas Two Step – fruity yet bold dry red; blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah grapes
  • Trio – versatile dry red table wine from 3 grapes, predominantly sangiovese grape
  • Syrahndipity – fruit-forward spicy dry red wine, predominantly Syrah grape
  • Chardonnay – dry, fruity unoaked
  • Sweet Briar Blanc – slightly sweetened muscat
  • Dry Rose – light and fruity from the Merlot grape
  • Sweet Briar Rose – slightly sweetened, light, from blended reds
  • Sweet Briar Red – slightly sweetened red
  • You choose or we choose! Contact will be made for credit card information.

Wine Club