About

The soul of Flat Creek Estate is a story about maverick founders, visionary developers, Southern hospitality, best-in-class wines, and a future that is best told while walking vineyard rows and basking in the Texas sun. 

Roughly 45 minutes from Downtown Austin, you’ll find Flat Creek Estate. Our pristine 80-acre property features an elegant tasting room, our full-service restaurant – The Bistro at Flat Creek Estate, a covered pavilion, and a one-of-a-kind, 18-hole disc golf course. Combined with our beautiful vineyards and full working winery, you’ve got an all-day destination for couples, groups, and families.

Accolades

Our passion is creating one-of-a-kind experiences to pair with our world-class wines:

Our winery has earned more than 400 awards and accolades, including multiple Double Gold Medals at the San Francisco International Wine Competition.

Named one of Food & Wine’s top 50 Most Amazing Wine Experiences in America, stating “arguably Texas’s best wines [are] at this Hill Country estate.”

Condé Nast Traveler included us in their list of 4 Best Day Trips from Austin, calling us “a super Texan winery known for its Super Texan.”

Our Team

Led by Flat Creek Estate owner Eva Horton, we are transforming what has been described as the most beautiful 80 acres in all of Texas. Eva’s background in real estate and retail and her radiant personality have been the guiding influence of Flat Creek Estate’s transformation. With a focus on exceptional experiences and warm customer service, Eva’s leadership shines through each aspect of Flat Creek Estate.

Eva Horton

OWNER

Eva Horton, partner for Post Lake Capital Partners, is responsible for investment sales, private investors, and special asset servicing entities. She joined Newmark’s Atlanta office in 2008, and she currently serves as a managing director in Texas, as part of the firm’s capital markets group. In addition, Horton works closely with clients on new land development and mixed-use projects, as well as adaptive reuse opportunities.

Horton began her career in 1993, with J.E. Robert Companies/Goldman Sachs, JV, in Dallas, Texas, focusing on the liquidation of the RTC portfolio and the disposition of REO properties. In 1995, she was recruited to manage the commercial department of a lawyer’s title subsidiary company and directed the expansion of eight additional offices within two years. Her experience included working with retail and office developers and income-producing properties, such as retail, office, hotels, and special-use projects. Her unique method of working closely with the development process, entitlement details, and overall obstacles within a transaction created long-lasting relationships with local and national developers of all sizes.

Jean Hoefliger

Consulting Winemaker

Jean’s experience making wine around the world made him the perfect partner for Flat Creek Estate. Working with winemaker Bob Wonacott and the entire Flat Creek Estate winemaking team, Jean lends his expertise to farming practices, production procedures, and final blending. The goal of creating world-class wines from a world-class estate is what the team strives for on a daily basis.

Bob Wonacott

Winemaker

Bio coming soon.

Shawn Kristy

Executive Chef

Sometimes “accidents” lead to what’s truly meant to be. Such is the case with Flat Creek’s Chef Kristy. It started storming one night while he was backpacking in Hawaii – and Chef Kristy walked into the nearest restaurant. He quickly discovered the only person there was the cook. The two struck up a deep conversation, helping Chef Kristy to realize cooking offered the kind of lifestyle he wanted as well as an opportunity to showcase his creativity to others. After that, Chef Kristy worked his way from a server in a restaurant, up to chef – and now head chef here at Flat Creek. Our 3-course pairing meals are the product of his ingenuity and talent, and everything he makes is worthy of high praise.

Our Facilities

Two things are at the heart and soul of what we produce: amazing wine and incredible experiences. Both begin with our 80-acre estate of quintessential Texas Hill Country land.

The Grounds

On it, we have 17 acres of vines, with 9 varietals – each selected for our specific soil and microclimate. Our vineyards are meticulously maintained and custom farmed for the utmost quality. The attention to detail produces world-class fruit for our Estate Wines.

Our varietals include:

  • Sangiovese
  • Syrah
  • Montepulciano
  • Tempranillo
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Viognier
  • Blanc du Bois
  • Muscat Blanc
  • Tinta Madeira
  • Tinta Cao
  • Touriga Nacional

Sustainability

Whether it’s our North American Butterfly Association-certified butterfly garden, our miles of walking and hiking trails, or our commitment to sustainable estate operations, we’re committed to keeping our 80-acre estate in pristine condition.

Our Venues

In addition to rolling hills, lush with native trees and planted vines, our estate includes: an elegant tasting room, a full-service restaurant, a covered pavilion, and Vintner’s Quarters.

Disc Golf

Designed by the renowned John Houck, our one-of-a-kind, 18-hole disc golf course weaves its way through the rows of vineyards, over water features, and around our hospitality spaces.