kiepersol estates

Enjoy Wine in the Piney Woods at Kiepersol Estates in Tyler

January 16, 2015 | By

South African native Pierre de Wet worked as a farmer and a handyman in California in the early 1980s before moving to Texas to take a job near Tyler. Texas grew on him, and in the late 1990s, Pierre and his daughters opened a winery with a bed-and-breakfast inn and restaurant, naming it for a family homestead back in South Africa. Today, their enterprising company also encompasses an RV park and a distillery that released its first vodka, rum, and bourbon in spring and summer 2014.

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