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Heath Family Brands Announces Grand Opening of Invention Vineyards 


Fredericksburg, TX – September 22, 2023 – Today, Heath Family Brands announces  the grand opening of Invention Vineyards. Situated along the picturesque Highway 16 in  Fredericksburg, Texas, Invention Vineyards will hold a ribbon cutting and celebration on  Friday, September 22nd. 

In October 2022, Heath Family Brands made headlines with its strategic acquisition of  Invention Vineyards, formerly known as Slate Mill Wine Collective. A visionary project  with an investment exceeding $10 million, it encompassed a comprehensive overhaul of  the tasting room, the creation of member patios, and replanting and rejuvenation 17 acres of vineyards. Invention Vineyards also boasts a state-of-the-art, fully operational winery  on-site. 

Invention Vineyards crafts predominantly Texas blends, with a classic presentation of  old-world varietals. The vineyard on the property stands as one of the largest in the Texas  Hill Country. Guests are invited to partake in wine tastings and immersive tours of the  full production facility, available daily from 11:00 am to 5:30 pm. 

Brian Heath, the owner, shares his vision, stating, “Heath Family Brands sought to  pioneer the next wine journey along Highway 16. It is akin to the early days of Highway  290, an undiscovered gem brimming with potential.” 

Heath Family Brands is a name synonymous with quality, innovation, and excellence.  Consisting of Grape Creek Vineyards (the oldest winery on Highway 290), Heath  Sparkling Wines, Jenblossom Cellars, Heath Vineyards, and now Invention Vineyards,  the family-owned company boasts a rich legacy rooted in crafting exceptional wines with  over 150 90+ point scores. 

The family’s commitment to quality extends to the vineyards as well. Heath Family  Brands owns 60 acres of estate vineyards in Fredericksburg, including 25 acres at Grape  Creek and an expansive 35 acres at Invention Vineyards.  

The completion of Invention Vineyards’ renovations signifies Heath Family Brands’  continued dedication to delivering exceptional experiences to members and wine  enthusiasts alike. 



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