Ron Yates

Ron Yates

Ron Yates is a proud Texan, to put it simply. The owner of Spicewood Vineyards and Ron Yates Wines and former president of the Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association, Ron is a sixth-generation ranching Texan who has called various parts of this state home. After growing up in Kingsland, he attended the University of Texas in Austin and St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio. “I’m as prideful as can be,” he says. “That’s why after falling in love with Spanish wine in Spain, I didn’t want to go to California to grow grapes or make wine because I’m a Texan. I wanted to do it here and be proud of where I’m from.”