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Red Caboose Winery and Vineyards: Discovering a Texas Iconoclast


by Andrew Chalk

At less than two hours drive from Dallas, Red Caboose Winery and Vineyards in Meridian, Texas is close to the big city. However, standing in the sixteen acres of vineyard, one could be miles from anywhere. Gary McKibben and his son Evan founded the winery in 2003 at this location because that is how they wanted it. Close to the city, but in the country (they were also concerned about Pierce’s Disease, and wanted to be north of Fredericksburg as a result). Evan handles the winemaking and Gary is a kind of cross between CEO and everything else.    Continue reading


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Red Caboose Wine Dinner At Bolsa Mercado

Gary,andrew,evanby Robyn Folmar

Red Caboose winery showcased their award-winning wines at a merry Bolsa Mercado 5-course dinner Thursday night. Winemakers Gary and Evan McKibben were on hand to talk about growing excellent grapes with old-world, natural techniques in the harsh Texas heat. Chefs Jeff Harris and Andrew Bell supplied great dishes, such as Roasted and Braised Cabrito to pair with these great local wines.      Continue reading

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Bolsa Celebrates Red Caboose Winery With Special Dinner

red cabooseby Steven Doyle

On Thursday, February 7th, Red Caboose Winery and Executive Chef Jeff Harris of Bolsa and Bolsa Mercado will team up for a wine dinner in honor of Red Caboose Winery’s recent honor, Top 10 Hot Brands of 2012 by Wine Business Monthly.

Based in Meridian, Texas, Red Caboose Winery starts with quality from the ground up, using certified grafted grapevines to “grow” their wine.  Red Caboose’s winery design philosophy is green.  With simplicity in mind, they created a winery that is energy efficient and sustainable.  Together with advanced geothermal cooling and photo-voltaic cells, they were able to achieve their energy goals.  The winery produces about 5,000 cases per year with plans to increase production in the coming years.    Continue reading

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